Even with the moisture mask and hydration suit, I was still parched.
I swallowed a thick glob of saliva and said, “I gotta have another sip.”
Ajax stopped and turned. He pulled his mask off.
“I could use a drink myself.”
The area around his eyes was sunburnt. My skin stung as I removed my own mask.
“You’re burned as shit,” Ajas said before taking a gulp of his water.
“You don’t look much better,” I said.
Thirst quenched, we re-donned our masks and resumed walking. It wasn’t long before we needed to drink again. I couldn’t believe the heat.