May Linh and Lily were now reunited in May Linh’s place, up in the mountains of this southeastern Asian country. And they were waiting for Maggie. The kid, who went to pick her up at the airport, would be back for dinner, around 9 pm. May Linh and Lily had time during the day to walk around town, see the neighbors, visit the school, and meet with the architect, the pupils. They were happy to go home early and work together in the garden for a while. It was too cold to be nude but they worked side by side, like old times, each lost in her own thoughts.