Oh god, is Ted STILL asleep? What the heck, man? I'm just a narrator, the story's not about ME, I can't just keep covering for him like this. Why doesn't he...oh, wait...waaaiiiit.... Oh that sneaky son of a bitch. It appears Ted woke up a little while ago, he just didn't open his eyes. I guess that's what happens when you're surrounded by an aura of calm. In his mind, Ted silently takes stock of the situation. What provisions did they have? What did they still need? What should the next step be? As if in answer to this last question, the voice returns over the waves. Leave this beach. Once again, Ted has his doubts about listening to the demands of a disembodied voice. But then again, this time it's delivering threats. It probably wouldn't be too wise to test his (its?) patience. Ted hears an angelic voice urging him. "Do wake up, Ted, it is time to move." Ah. So she wasn't a dream. "Eet might be dangerous, at least bring me eenstead of Dummkopf." Dummkopf? This is a new voice, one Ted hasn't heard before. He opens his eyes to see a new survivor. He recognizes her from the plane, but he didn't see her at all the day before. Who is this woman? Where did she come from? And, holy jesus, just how much of a person's body could POSSIBLY be scar tissue? And who, exactly, is she calling Dummkopf? Dieser Trottel muß Manieren lernen. Ted stands up to introduce himself. "I AM TED." "Хотите быть группа?" Ted turns to find Jim, our glorious leader, standing meekly by, struggling to speak in a language they could all understand. Ted silently curses himself--he knows four languages, why couldn't Russian be one of them? "Stitch?" says Jim at last. Ted understands immediately. Jim, not knowing English that well, has decided to refer to this new group member by a nickname lovingly given due to her many scars, after being unable to get her name. He has instructed Ted to stay with her today--new day, new buddy. Perhaps Jim saw how much it hurt Ted to be so close to Maria. How considerate! How noble! Ted creates an alliance with Nastalya in honor of the buddy system. Ted nods in acknowledgement of his orders. But, on further thought, he thinks it may be best if all four of them stick together. The buddy system is paramount, obviously, but there is also strength in numbers, and four is better than two. Plus, some of the others might not immediately recognize the greatness of Jim's communication skills and may not understand him as well. Jim seems to agree, as he hasn't wandered off with Maria yet. Ted accepts the alliance with Jim. Dang, this is starting to get just like the Goonies. It's too early to try to look Maria in the eyes to make an alliance with her. Ted doesn't like to handle emotions of that intensity until late morning, at least.