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Sebastien picked up a glass, poured some ice tea, downed it and had a little more.
Certainly, it was better than the swift guzzle from the faucet he had at the cabin - a whole day of chasing around dried you out.
"Oh, forgive me - I sort of drifted off there. And, maybe, I wanted to see if our guide was a competent outdoorsman herself."
He flashed her a disarming smile, knowing he was at fault, and shrugging.
To make up for it, Sebastien helped bring in the platters, and took over the duty of adding the occasional log to the fire.
With a sandwich in hand, he settled near the fire, said grace in his head, and explained:
"I am Sebastien; I'm pastor of a small parish, just over the mountains in Kentucky, and run a workshop on the side. Or, if you ask my wife, it's the other way around. I'm here to change surroundings, clear my head, think simple for a time - just to the next bend of the trail, no further."
He nodded to the others,
"And questions, Kelsey? Care to give us a few spoilers on the grand adventure ahead? A hint at things to come?"
A sincere smile gave away that he enjoyed the warm welcome Kelsey gave them - and a woman retaining a hint of youthful freshness was always a pleasant sight.