That was just it. You never knew what lay ahead, the future was one thing that could never be broken, because it had not yet had the chance to be anything. One minute you’re walking through a dark woods, alone, and then the landscape shifts, and you see it. Something wondrous and unexpected, almost magical, that you never would have found had you not kept going. Like a new friend who feels like an old one, or a memory you’ll never forget. Maybe even  a carousel.
—  Saint Anything (Sarah Dessen)

     Louie and the others trudged into the compound and stopped before a shack, where they were told to stand at attention. They waited for some time, the wind frisking their clothes. 

      At last, a door thumped open. A man rushed out and snapped to a halt, screaming,“Keirei!

      It was the Bird.

      Louie’s legs folded, the snow reared up at him, and down he went.

- Chapter 27 “Falling Down”