Today of all days! Catherine thought, bitterly.
Her breath came and went in wheezes halfway up the steep slope. Hot tears fighting for release stung her eyes. The phone call had been brief. As soon as she’d heard what happened she knew she would go. The fallen climber could not know what this day meant to her.
Pushing the memories of Brock’s broken body aside, she moved forward through the crowd. The unconscious man moaned.
“Let’s do this,” she said. Handing Reggie her medical bag, Catherine gave the stranger what no one could…
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