She had known about ‘The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ before Towel Day. She’d made it a point to read the book and watch the movie when she figured out that it was Grey’s favorite. It was funny, to say the least, and the lines still stuck in her mind even if she hadn’t seen or read it for a while. She took the offered half-sandwich. “Just that simple,” was her confirmation. “And I didn’t even need to build the ultimate computer to figure it out. Obviously that means I’m terribly brilliant.” It was easy to just settle into conversation with Grey. They just...clicked. It wasn’t hard to talk to him most times, though just like anyone else they had their awkward moments. Like any conversation ever having to do with boys. Those she remembered rather well. Quite an ordeal.
Mouse was fine just watching him as he looked out at the fields. He was probably thinking about the work that had to be done. But as she tried to keep herself from staring, she was just thinking about him. It was like that a lot. It seemed that training herself to be fine with her unrequited love wasn’t working out as well as planned. Trying to keep from looking at him too much, she took a bite of her sandwich and glanced away, looking up at the leaves of the tree and the rays of sunshine filtering through. It made her smile some. She just couldn’t help it.
Grey’s words drew her attention back, and she looked back over at him. “Yeah...it is.” Life wasn’t easy all the time, but it could still be good. She rather thought that her own life was more than enough proof of that. And even more, the ups and downs of living in Sundance. Now that the Jackals were gone, things were settling back into the way that they were likely always meant to be...getting back on the right track. “Sometimes it takes a day like this to make you remember that.” No thinking about her cancer. Just sitting in the shade with the person that she cared about the most. Just that was enough to convince her that life was good.