• “I have some items of clothing I need to clean. Which I’m going to go do. Down at the stream. By myself.”

      “Didn’t everything you own get soaked when you took a dive into the river earlier?”

      “Getting something wet doesn’t make it clean. You don’t do laundry by dipping it in water and hoping for the best.”

      “You don’t?”

      Kyra grabbed her pack and set off down the hill.

      “You need some help?” He called after her. “I’m really good at dipping things in water and hoping for the best.”

      “I’ll be just fine, thank you.”

      Fred shrugged and put another twig on the fire.”

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