An amused eyebrow shot up to Mouse’s reference of ‘The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy’. Laughing, he grabbed a sandwich out from the pack and opening it up, he handed half to Mouse. “Oh really? Just that simple... well good to know we can be safe with just that knowledge.” It always amused Grey that one of his favourite movies as a young child had become such a relevant thing in Sundance. He had hardly remembered the movie when ‘Towel Day’ was launched officially in Sundance, let alone had he realized that it had actually been a book first. Now event the youngest of the young in the city could recite it line for line.
Leaning back against the old tree he looked out over the half planted fields. It would still be a couple of days until they finished planting these fields, but then at least they would have an easy week or two before the first cut of hay was ready to come off.
Taking a drink of water out of the canteen, he sighed, “Life is good, you know that? I sometimes forget it... but it really is. Even with everything.” Sure there were a million things around the farm that needed attending, and people that had left that Grey dearly missed, but there was no denying that since the fall of the Jackals life had been easier. A constant worry had just disappeared. He wondered sometimes if he wasn’t being a bit naive to believe that things would be better, but on days like today he let himself believe it would be. The Mountain Lions, and the Jackals had been the bane of his existence and now that they were just gone he felt relieved.