Miranda stood facing the storm clouds, glancing over her shoulder at Tony and the other guys while they idled with their hands in their pockets and camping gear growing dusty in the wind.
The prairie grasses flattened and rippled as Miranda turned east again, the setting sun warming her back and drawing rainbows from the rain far beyond her. With a laugh, she began to hum the double rainbow song as she ripped a hole in the gap between the inner and outer red arches.
Tony’s warm hand settled onto her shoulder when she finished. The blackness beyond the portal twinkled with stars and wind now carried a hint of snow.
“Between them seemed the best place.” Miranda leaned into Tony’s reassurance as she spoke.
Squeezing once before letting his hand drop, Tony nodded. “An omen. Now, inside before we’re found.” He beckoned to their companions and lifted his pack. “Onward before the light moves.”
Shivering now that Tony had left her side, Miranda lifted a hand to stop them. “Am I to follow?”
“Why- Why wouldn’t you?” Tony’s honest surprise relieved Miranda to the point that when he added, “As long as you don’t get that stupid song stuck in my head,” she was able to laugh.
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