Meanwhile, Fast Horse approaches the war lodge on Bad Horse Butte with Owl Child and his gang. Fast Horse goes to the lodge alone to scout, and as he enters the structure, he sees a man frozen on the floor. He can tell from his clothing that the man is a Pikuni, and as he moves closer, Fast Horse sees a hand with no fingers. The wind blows but Fast Horse feels nothing.
Fast Horse feels nothing because he knows that this man is Yellow Kidney and he knows that he is ultimately responsible for his death. Fast Horse has tried to convince himself that Yellow Kidney alone is responsible for his own circumstances, but when he discovers Yellow Kidney’s body his response implies otherwise.