How DOES a father tell?…

The only one shedding tears here is Anne Marie, and not for the loss of her “one and only” but for the loss of her innocence and trust.  Clearly the Senator is relieved by the fact that Johnny is at the bottom of a ravine, impaled on tine number 8 of the Bull Elk’s rack…

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Ann Marie has been crying the same single tear now for days… is it a tattoo? Like someone in the ‘hood that has either killed or lost someone in a street fight?

But really, the question the senator asks has to be the deepest thought ever to be uttered in the Trail-verse.  Indeed.  How does and father tell his daughter? Or a Mother tell her son???