Scene on Three | 9

But the first man who walked in under low gray skies seemed less dangerous than stunned. He was dirty, of indeterminate age, dressed in layers of clothes, and he hadn’t shaved in a long time. He appeared on the road with a gun in his hand, but he stopped and let the gun fall to the pavement when Tyrone shouted for him to drop it. He raised his hands over his head and stared at the people gathering around him. Everyone had questions. He seemed to struggle for speech. His lips moved silently, and he had to clear this throat several times before he could speak. Clark realized that he hadn’t spoken in some time.

“I was in the hotel,” he said finally. “I followed your footprints in the snow.” There were tears on his face.

“Okay,” someone said, “but why are you crying?”

“I’d thought I was the only one,” he said.


Novel ini (review) bikin saya ngerasa ada di dalam film Hollywood bertema Apocalypse macam Armageddon, 2012, etc. Di mana di film itu saya termasuk yang selamat dari bencana hebat yang meluluhlantakkan isi dunia. Sepanjang baca, saya hampir-hampir sangat mengerti kesangsian karakter-karakter di dalamnya, “is this for real?” tapi tetap harus berjalan dan menyelamatkan diri.

Sedangkan scene yang saya kutip di atas, entah, terasa begitu visual. I sense the great fear tapi juga kelegaan luar biasa bahwa dia tidak sendiri. Hell is the absence of the people you long for, still we can survive that kind of hell when we are not alone.


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