Counting Backwards (5/5)
Epilogue - Ground Zero�
�Following the sun we left the old world.�
inscription on one of Columbus� carevels.
She gazes out the window and sighs slightly, feeling
restless, jumpy. "It's so different," she breathes.�
"I'm no nature whiz," Logan says dryly, "but I'd guess
it being summer this time has something to do with
"Don't be a smartass. In a few months, I'll be able to
take you down."�
He laughs loudly. "Somehow I doubt that. They're not
going to teach you to be the Terminator or anything."�
"I'm resourceful," she says with a smirk. "You'll see.
I'll figure something out." She glances out the window
again. "Where are we? Anywhere near Loftlin City?"�
"Past it. We're sticking closer to the border until
Vancouver. We can stop there a few days, then head up
the coast. You went further north with your
"Yeah, thankfully." She grins. "What's it like?"�
"What's what like?"�
"I've only been to Anchorage, Marie, for two days last
year. It's a huge fucking state."�
"If you don't know what it's like, why the hell did
you try to cross most of the continent to get there?"�
She shrugs and settles back into her seat. "I saw a
"A picture. A picture? What kind of picture can be
that fascinating?" He hands her a cigar. "Light that,
huh? And don't forget to share."�
She reaches out gratefully. "Kinai Peninsula. The
water is so clear when it's not frozen, you can see a
perfect reflection of the sky. I wanted to see that."
She closes her eyes and see the picture she memorized
years ago. "Can you even imagine anything so perfect
Logan brushes her hand as he takes the lit cigar. "I
think so," he says quietly. "Guess we'll see."�
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