“Do you need to rest?” I asked.
Alessandro paused midway up the stairs and pivoted to me, [Redacted] draped over his shoulders and back in classic fireman’s carry. “Why?”
Because you are carrying a two-hundred-pound man up a narrow winding stairway consisting of seventy-five steps? “I thought you might want to take a short break.”
“No time.” He turned and continued up the steps. “Enjoy the view.”
Sometimes he really was too much.