Jack opened his mouth to speak, but no words came out. With Yukiko not really being in the mood to answer anything, he was left out in the dark information-wise. He hated
being left out in the dark. Especially in a place like this, where every bit of information could be integral to their survival.
Jack stood up from his crouching position, ignoring the fact that his legs felt like they were on fire. If he had been able to think of anything else to say to Yukiko, he would have. But he didn't.
Instead, Jenna took the initiative, coming over to help Yukiko up and asking Jack about the map.
"Oh, yeah, right," Jack replied. He pulled out the map, which had been haphazardly smashed into his pocket some time in the middle of their little chase. It was fairly crumpled now, but that really wasn't of any concern to him. It was still readable anyways.
He didn't have much of a specific idea where
they were (god, the woods were HUGE), so he had to do a bit of guesswork. Still, there was one noticeable option.
"Looks like there's a town not too far from here. Would probably have some stuff in it."
No one argued that point, so Jack simply stuffed the map back into his pocket and estimated the direction they would have to go in. His estimation mainly consisted of "we came from that way, so it's probably the opposite way". He just had to hope he was right.
For the first time since he had woken up, Jack took the lead as the group left the clearing. Hey, at least they had some
idea what they were doing now.
((Jack McDonald continued in Crowds