Conner knew more than he should for a first time hunter. Sam didn’t say so when the young man joined them, but after several hunts and seeing how involved Conner was becoming with his brother, Sam pulled him aside.
Conner stared at the road, then back towards the rest area, then finally he told Sam, “Hunting was something my father did before I was born. He pulled some strings, got me a normal life. The past always finds you, and normal isn’t something I can keep.”
It wasn’t the whole story, but it was enough for Sam to accept him.