‘Sure… I’m as vain as the next guy. Hope you spelt my name right,’ Dean teased. Maria opened to the most recent entry, and cleared her throat. ‘Tonight I met a really interesting old guy in the dining car. Well, he wasn’t really THAT old, but he was older, anyway.’ Maria looked over at Dean. ‘I didn’t mean that you were REALLY, like ELDERLY. I meant older than my regular friends. I mean, I have older friends, too…. help!’ They laughed at her embarrassment. Dean motioned for her to go ahead. He would pass on asking her to act this one out. ‘It seems to be getting warmer in here… do you mind if I…?’ and she coyly began unbuttoning her blouse. ‘Just one button ought to do it!’ Dean urgently suggested. She complied. The single open button revealed just enough more of her curves that in combination with her soft eyes and hair, she was even more alluring. It occurred to Dean that maybe she had some blemish somewhere – she couldn’t have gotten any sexier than this with her clothes all the. You will find it in her love and unquestioning support.The spirit woman also told me that Pablito has shared all his secrets with you, Anna. It heartens me to know of the trust he has given you. His secret of being a time walker and of the two caves must be maintained for your family’s safety but there are two others who must be told. You have already shown great trust in Yolanda and Tom. It is time now to finish what you’ve started and trust them completely. While the spirit woman and I will protect you the best we can, there are powerful forces struggling against you. Yolanda and Tom need to know with certainty that you are a time walker, Pablito, for you will be asking many things of them in the future. Likewise, if we fail and you and Anna should fall, then Yolanda and Tom will need to know the secrets of the two caves to continue to carry out the vision for the Estancia and the people on it.Anna, just as the spirit woman is Pablito’s protector, so I am yours. Know that I am with.