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The town is dark and quiet. She realizes Jarvis and Janice have been in Winter Hill for quite a while now. She thinks of herself being all alone in contrast to them being together a hundred miles away. She thinks to herself "They are the we of me." In the twelve years of her life before yesterday, she had been "an I person," a mere individual. All the other people she knew had a "we to claim." She doesn’t want to claim the "we" of herself, John Henry and Berenice because she thinks that group is the "last we in the world she wanted."
While Frankie stands there, a horn begins to play somewhere a blues tune. "It was like the telling of that long season of trouble." The horn stops mid-song and Frankie is stunned. It never resumes, making Frankie feel desperate like she needs to do something wild. She hits her head with her fist, but that doesn’t help relieve her tension. She tells John Henry her plans for leaving town. She says Berenice is a big fool for not believing her. John Henry finally asks her if she wants him to come home with her, eat supper, and then sleep outside in the teepee. She says she doesn’t.
She has a sudden revelation that she knows where she’s going. She will go to Winter Hill. She says she will go with the couple after the wedding wherever they go. She says she loves the two of them so much she will go anywhere with them. It feels like her heart has divided like two wings and the night is the most beautiful she’s ever seen. Now, when the old question came to her who she was and where she was going, she doesn’t feel hurt by it. She is a member of the wedding.