Later that evening, while Dean and his stepfather were filling their faces with apple pie and ice cream and feeling sorry for themselves about their lack of progress in finding Byrne, a young man strolled up to them with a smile on his face.
He saw the kind faces of those whom he loved.
Piles of gear were stacked about while partners called out to those below, fed line and encouragement, while others watched, a number with anxious looks on their reddened faces as they looked downward.
Their faces inches apart, Jenn looked up into Darian's eyes.
The morning had been fine, but it was growing warm and sultry when at last we turned our faces homeward.