(If you’re just now tuning in, this is another installment that is part of an ongoing series. You can start at the beginning- youloveben.com/choose-your-own-adventure)
A rabbit shows up, watching you pass as you leave behind the deserted wreckage of Luning.
You stop for a moment just as he takes a dive into the downed trees nearby. Like so many of the inhabitants of the desert, this rabbit apparently wants no interaction with visitors.
There’s a long asphalt ribbon laid out just ahead- looks like a decent (if lengthy) road leading out into the desert valley.