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Illustration: Michael De Lucchi
Illustration: Michael De Lucchi

‘I must admit, Jen, I never thought you’d go through with this.”Jennifer diverted her brown eyes away from her cellphone, the smile beneath her sun hat fading fast as Graeme’s words reached her as she was trekking up the hill behind him.

“You didn’t?” she asked, unsettled.

“To be honest,” he turned around and, despite the load tied to his back, was still as fresh as a cucumber, just as he was earlier that morning when they’d departed for the mountain.

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