Children of the Mind - 'The Road Goes On Without Him Now' Summary & Analysis

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'The Road Goes On Without Him Now' Summary

Back on Lusitania, it is the day of Ender's funeral. Peter does not attend. Instead, he keeps himself aloof from anyone who might trigger Ender's memories, in part because he has anxiety about any obligations he might have to Novinha. Given that he is in part Ender, he wonders whether he has any ties in terms of their marriage vows. At any rate, he and Val decide that it is better for Peter to remain apart from Novinha. However, Val also assures him that she and Novinha watched the real Ender die and that Peter is free to live his life as Ender's son, without obligation to Novinha or guilt about his role in the destruction of the buggers.

Plikt contemplates the speech she will give while speaking Ender's death and Val realizes that the...

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