“You do whatever you can to get to Chuck . If he doesn’t show by five , find a safe place . Find more like you, Fred, and get out.”
“Would you leave me behind?”
“You’re not telling the truth. I can hear it in your voice . We’re both going to get to Chuck. You have to think of the positive, of the light, or the dark takes over.”
You have to prepare for the worst, Arlys thought, the incomprehensible worst or you could die in the dark.
–Year One (Chronicles of The One) by Nora Roberts