The Road Project By Connor Owen and Riley Robinson Period One
Survival drives men to abhorrent evil through the sacrifices it forces one to make, and only the innocence of a child can overcome the transformation.
"He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke."
“I should have been more careful, he said.The boy didn't answer.You have to talk to me.Okay.You wanted to know what the bad guys looked like. Now you know. It may happen again. My job is to take care of you. I was appointed to do that by God. I will kill anyone who touches you. Do you understand?Yes.He sat there cowled in the blanket. After a while he looked up. Are we still the good guys? he said.Yes. We're still the good guys.And we always will be.Yes. We always will be.”
"What would you do if I died? If you died I would want to die too. So you could be with me? Yes. So I could be with you. Okay."
"Then they set out along the blacktop in the gunmetal light, shuffling through the ash, each the other's world entire."
"Listen to me, he said, when your dreams are of some world that never was or some world that never will be, and you're happy again, then you'll have given up. Do you understand? And you can't give up, I won't let you."