Laura looked out over what was left of the Town of Grantham. Smoldering buildings. Bodies scattered across the street. She realized that this was the reality. This was the natural state. There would be no rescue. Not by Virgil nor anyone else. She felt an urge to lay down with the dead and be at peace. Then she looked back to her children, asleep in each other's arms, huddled against the wall of Saloon #3. She resolved to go in search of hope even if she no longer believed in it.
Yes! My favourite characters are still alive! Yay!
That chapter reminded me of the only time I stayed up late and read past the assigned pages for homework in high school. It was the novel The Princess Bride and I just knew Wesley couldn’t be dead, so I read on. I’m glad to see the stories of two of my favorite characters in this book haven’t ended yet.
This chapter has several moments that will have to be quickly flashed across the screen during the movie trailer.