So hmmm... Who is William? Lexi is on a Greyhound bus bound for her sister's house in California. William is also travelling via Greyhound, and they have struck up a conversation. On in which it's revealed that she used to cut herself because he saw her scars. And then William says he's basically on a tour of sacred places... places that were sacred before even Native Americans. He's on his way to The Bear Mound in Iowa. He invites her to come with him, but she declines, citing her need to get to California. But when the bus fortuitously has mechanical problems, there's enough time for them to go and be back before she has to leave again. And something magical happens. Short, a bit steamy, and an interesting story.