the foreigners teased, causing them to burst out laughing, temporarily distracted from the exhaustion. it has always been such wonder to her how one laugh is able to lighten up the atmosphere. the path was so slippery that they were forced to slow at various point. gripping each other's hand tightly just to keep both pair of feet firmly planted above the ground after every wobbly step taken. it reminded her of the past venture they shared, into one memorably threatening dark cave. they hadn't been as close nor intimate as they are now, making the memory so mischievously sweet. things has never been the same for them ever since, a turning point that absolutely had her melted within his palm, a day that changed their life forever.