The men begin to remove the young woman's body.
Quatie has a glazed stare for a moment. She shivers almost violently from the cold and cannot stop. Quatie moves back to her place next to Moon.
The others look at her with hollow exhausted eyes.
John peers in and sees Quatie, she is shivering and coughing.
John takes his coat off. He drapes it around Quatie and embraces Her.
John, I'm afraid. I feel cold
John holds her tighter.
It'll be all right. Just hang
John cries silently as he holds Quatie close. Babies cry in the background.
EXT. MOUNTAIN TOP CLEARING - MORNING
The sun comes up. The rain has stopped. John wakes up still holding Quatie. People are milling around, campfires are going, and the wet wood makes heavy smoke.
Time to get going, Quatie. Come
John turns her face and looks. Her eyes are closed. John
puts his face close to hers to check Quatie’s breathing. He is in shock. John openly cries. He hold her tight.
The people begin to notice John and look at him. John picks up Quatie. He carries her past his people to the gravesite. They look sad and regretful as John passes.