"Where are we going?" she managed at last, stumbling after him.
By stumbling while walking on the line.
She clung to the metal railing as if her life depended on it, stumbling toward him, blocking his progress.
Katie touched the roots ensnaring the sleeping woman's ankle. The mess baffled her, as if the roots themselves had reached out to grab Deidre's ankles instead of her slipping and stumbling into them. The gnarly roots were twisted and thick, wrapped too tightly for her to pry them apart.