One day Miles literally runs into Lara and he apologizes. This is the first time they’ve spoken since the days after Alaska’s death, and Lara runs away without responding. Miles feels horrible about how he’s treated her, and he wants to make it better, but doesn’t feel like he has the emotional space left to do so. All he can think about is figuring out Alaska, and Lara cannot help him with that.
Miles has now fully come around to the idea of figuring out what happened to Alaska—so much so that he is able to think about little else. He wants to know the truth, whether or not it indicates that Alaska loved him.