| Quote #4
The more she ran, the more determined I was to follow. (9.12.176)
Lena herself is a symbol of freedom to Ethan. He wants to follow her right out of Gatlin and never look back.
| Quote #5
"I've never had the same house, or the same room for more than a few years, and sometimes I feel like the little pieces of me on this chain are all I have." (9.24.45)
Lena has been passed around a lot by her family. While Ethan longs to move, Lena is just searching for a place to call home. In the meantime, though, she carries her home with her around her neck.
| Quote #6
History was a bitch sometimes. You couldn't change where you were from. But still, you didn't have to stay there. You didn't have to stay stuck in the past. (10.13.3)
We've all been stuck in the past, right? But here, it seems like Lena and Ethan are stuck by the past.