Birch: Welcome back to the surface, Mrs. Persil!
Annie: It’s all I ever wanted, Mr. Persil! It’s over, it’s finally over!
Annie (thinking): Well, I guess I might have a nightmare or two . . . but I’ll have Birch to wake up with. And the worst part is over. Which means things can only get better from here.
The other side of the mountains . . .
Imri: Oh, darling . . . Guess who just got a really great deal on a mine?