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The roof of Unalachatigo Dorm, very early Wednesday morning
After the mess with Trigon. After getting back, and telling 'Dite, and Momoko and going to the funeral, and texting Roy... Dinah was wiped out. But didn't dare sleep.

So she'd gone climbing. All over the campus for a while, before ending up back on top of her own dorm.

There was a soft footstep behind her. A shoe crunching on gravel.

Dinah whirled, fast, then froze, blinking. "Kyle?" She wiped at her face. "What are you doing up here?"

"Visiting my girlfriend?"

Kyle winced at her expression. "Unless you'd rather be alone?"

"No," Dinah sniffed, swallowing. "It's... I'm glad to see you. Just surprised you found me." She bit her lip. "A hug would be good too."

He strode forward to wrap his arms around her. "Gabby told me where you were," he said softly.

Dinah clung onto him, sagging against his chest, and she mumbled, "She tell you why?"

He shook his head. "I didn't even know that now was a bad time."

"I climb stuff to feel better." She pulled back to look at him, still hanging on. "A friend died. I just got back from her f-funeral in Maryland."

"I'm sorry," he whispered.

"I'm sorry."

Dinah nodded, then just buried her face in his chest. After days of checking in on other people, it was nice to not have to worry about someone. And just be held. "Thanks."

"Sure." He suspected that there wasn't anything he can say that will help.

Dinah hung onto him a bit, then sighed. "Can we just sit, here? For a while? It's not that cold." She shivered. "They had a blizzard in Fandom when I got there."

"Sure." Kyle let go of her to sit down, stretching his legs out across the roof.

Dinah curled up next to him and kept hugging him. Relief. Just a relief. She stared up at the stars a while, a couple tears leaking out.

"I just miss her," she finally said. "There's all this ... guilt, because we didn't stop it, and people are sick about it, but mostly I'm just sad."

Kyle settled his arm around her shoulders and pulled her in close. "What could you have done about it?"

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