1. Rockrats have gnawed the path away leaving only scraps of wood where the giant timbers had been.
2. New starts happen every moment of every day and he could start over, put aside this life and begin again… but he doesn’t.
3. “If no one listens to you, why do you keep doing this?”
“Because they could start and as soon as I stop even that paltry hope is gone.”
4. It’s easier to lead dogs than men. There’s no cultural taboos to fight, no traditions to argue with, she is Alpha and that’s all they need.
5. Emails pour in like vultures after each loss, a constant reminder minute by minute of what could be –will be– in the coming days.