Excerpt of The Hike (formatted for web viewing.)
(from near the end)
DAD: Stop. Moose! Hush.
KELLY: It wasn’t here.
KELLY: It was at Prairie Creek!
DAD: That’s right. We never made it to—
KELLY: Why did you have to—?
DAD: What? Protect you? (Stunned.) Because you’re my, my, my life. My everything after your mom died.
KELLY: But it never saw me. You were such an easy target.
DAD: I suppose he thought I’d make a good mate.
(Laughs. Eventually, KELLY begins laughing too. Then, as she continues laughing, DAD falls quiet. Eventually, KELLY notices that he is quiet, and recumbent.)
KELLY: (Tenderly.) I wanted you with me. I wanted you here to take this hike with me. (Beat.) We waited too long.