After he shares a tense moment with Casca, the Hawks all swarm to Guts, overjoyed that he's returned. Their reunion is cut short by Casca, who orders the Hawks to move their camp now that Silat and his men know where it is.
After finding a new campground, the Hawks explain to Guts that Griffith snuck into Charlotte's room, had sex with her, and has been tortured over the past year for it. They also mention how, after leading them out of the trap set by Midland, Casca was made the de facto leader of the Hawks, and conclude with the information that Griffith's location has been discovered, and that they plan to rescue him.
Guts comments that despite the severe lacking in the Hawks' numbers, the atmosphere still feels familiar. Guts hadn't heard of their demise due to his seclusion while training in the mountains. When asked by Judeau, Guts replies that he has not yet found his dream, but was able to determine that he's at his happiest while fighting.
Guts is brought up to speed even more on their predicament. According to Judeau, the injuries Casca suffered against the Midland cavalry sent her into a coma, during which she called out to both Griffith and Guts.
Later, after Casca finishes with her duties in the camp, she finds Guts and asks him to follow her to a secluded area, before a waterfall.