False alarm—Ky slips the compact into Cassia's pocket before they leave on their next hike. Wait, just kidding—it's not the compact—it's another small gold object, with a spinning arrow and the labels N, E, S, W. What could this strange object be? Cassia opts to keep it a day or two to find out.
Cassia and Ky get to the top first again, and the Officer leaves to deal with an injury. Cassia notices Ky making vaguely familiar-looking curves and lines with his finger in the dirt—he's writing by hand, which nobody knows how to do anymore.
Ky tells Cassia he's giving her one of his secrets, since he knows one of hers. Cassia asks him to teach her, and he agrees.