The Wind Knot a good catch
Sometimes, you just want to be left alone.
Sometimes, you don't need help or comfort, and you certainly don't need company. You want to think, solo, without another body nearby. Or you want to sulk, and it's hard to sulk with a group.
Everybody clear out. You want to be left alone.
In the novel The Wind Knot by John Galligan, Ned "Dog" Oglivie thought he was unaccompanied on his trip back to New England for his son's birthday.
And then he found the corpse.