"Will,  I used to come here in my Oxford and sit on this exact same bench  whenever I wanted to be alone, just me and Pan. What I thought was if  you - maybe just once a year - if we could come here at the same time,  just for an hour or something, then we could pretend we were close again  - because we would be close, if you sat here and I sat just here in my  world -"
"Yes," he said, "as long as I live I’ll come back. Wherever I am in the world I’ll come back here -"
"On Midsummer’s Day," she said, "At midday. As long as I live. As long as I live…

Lyra and Will’s bench at the Oxford Botanical Gardens.

"Will, I used to come here in my Oxford and sit on this exact same bench whenever I wanted to be alone, just me and Pan. What I thought was if you - maybe just once a year - if we could come here at the same time, just for an hour or something, then we could pretend we were close again - because we would be close, if you sat here and I sat just here in my world -"

"Yes," he said, "as long as I live I’ll come back. Wherever I am in the world I’ll come back here -"

"On Midsummer’s Day," she said, "At midday. As long as I live. As long as I live…

Lyra and Will’s bench at the Oxford Botanical Gardens.

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