You have got to be joking, said Rachel.
What else are we gonna do, Rachel? There arent any repair shops around here. Well have to hoof it, said James. They had been together a little over six weeks, and he hadnt quite gotten the hang of saying her real name, but he figured it didnt matter because only her family called her that anyway. His eyes followed the road and the parallel power lines supported by leaning poles up to the point where the uneven terrain hid both from view. This is going to suck, he thought.
Cant we hitch a ride or something? Rachel suggested.
Look, its not that far to your place. Its not worth the risk just to keep from walking three miles or so. Anyway we need to get moving, James replied.
Well at least lets take some of the water with us, Rachel said.