Kay shivered through the snow, unable to warm up despite the effort of trailblazing. A large mound appeared out of the blizzard. On the leeside she found Casey and Thor. They were huddled together and unmoving. They didn’t respond to her wave or her shouting. When she tapped Thor on the shoulder he tipped over, but otherwise didn’t react.
“Shit,” she said out loud. It was less in response to her companions’ demise and more the realization that her plan to wait out the storm was as useless as she feared it might be.
Abandoning the bodies, she trudged on.