“I wonder if things will ever return to normal,” David said, staring into the crackling fire.
“It won’t man. Don’t think about stuff like that. How could it possibly go back to the way it was? Even if it did go back, things would still be different.” Jason replied, warming his hands and letting his gaze stray into the inky blackness that surrounded their fire, their dot of light in a world of darkness.
A rustle preceded the emergence of their companion, Sara, from the darkness.
“You’d better lose the homesickness. There’s something out there, and it’s heading this way.