They moved out into the meadow and the helicopter Nigel had waiting. It would fly them back to the base camp and to a hospital so the men could be checked out. His men would head home for time off before they caught another case.
Taking June aside he said, “Finally, I can ask.” She quirked her head in question, “It was important that I remain professional while working on this case, but now I can speak up. I want to see you again, June, get to know you, see where this goes. I’m hoping you’re game.”
“I’d love that. You commanded yourself admirably, Nigel, I wasn’t sure whether you were interested or not. It wasn’t the right time, but I was and am intrigued by you. I want an opportunity to get to know you better.”
Before she could change her mind, she moved in and wrapped her arms around him, regardless of who might be watching, and kissed him passionately.
“Well, I’d say our interest is mutual,” Nigel smiled warmly.
“I was thinking earlier, that some good came out of this after all.”
As they walked arm in arm toward the helicopter, Nigel thought, ‘case solved’.