As said earlier Gerard believes that there are more to this world, than what meets the eye As a reader we get the impression that he believes in faith, as it says in the text, when he thinks of his meeting with Laurel after eight years apart. “ Gerard wonders if he has done the right thing. Perhaps he should have walked on”. He does not know if he is doing the right thing, because he is afraid of hurting Laurel again, as it says in the text.” You were kind to me too” Was I?” Gerard says:” I don’t feel as if I was” You were” she says, “despite everything”.
But after hearing Laurel saying the last sentence it appears to Gerard, that faith has turned around and given him a second chance. Despite Gerard gets another chance with Laurel and better will come his way. His mood still appears depressed and grey. We see the way his mood is by reading how he describes things. For instance in the start of the short story, when Gerard is walking home from work.” At the end of each block the sidewalk disappears under a pool of grey ice”. Or when he describes seeing Issy after her death.” Los Angeles was seventy-five degrees and dry. The air condition in his rental car smelled like candy”. The only time he describes something good, is when he runs into Laurel or is together with his daughter Lucy. When Gerard finally is able to turn the tables and make up for his mistakes, he is scared. The contrast in