The glow from cities ablaze many miles away turns the sky bright orange for another night.

They’ll come to regret setting fire to office blocks. Not because of the buildings. Because of what’s in them – everyday consumables turned into luxury items. They’re catapulting themselves back to the Dark Ages.

Unlike them, we spent a decade preparing. Found the plot in the mountains, built cabins, dug a well, installed a power system, planted edible flora. We brought tools, books, food.

We’ll become a beacon of knowledge and enlightenment. But first, we’ve to wait for the barbarians to die down to manageable numbers.