The day everyone leaves, Alaska and Miles spend time in the soccer field, reading a Kurt Vonnegut book and sharing some wine Alaska buried in the soccer field. Miles is so tempted to tell Alaska that he loves her.
But before he can blurt out the words, Alaska states that the labyrinth (see Chapter 2) is not life or death, it's suffering and pain.
And Alaska muses that suffering is something the religions they've studied in Hyde's class have in common. In fact, how do we get even out of the labyrinth of suffering?
Meanwhile, Miles (ever the adolescent boy) tries to kiss Alaska, but she stops him and tells him not to ruin it.