"Wish I bloody understood all this!" muttered Rick.
Tracey punched him gently on the arm. "If you don't understand, just accept," she explained.
"Okay then. I'm happy to die. I accept it," Rick felt calm though he wasn't entirely certain whether he was joking or not. "But I honestly just wish we'd get on with, er, with whatever we're supposed to be getting on with."
Tracey kissed him.
"I love you, you fool!" she said.
Rick put his arm around her.
Harry watched them all and wondered at the sense of peace and tranquillity that seemed to pervade them all.