The Haitian and his father arrive at The Crossroads.
|Location:||Near a jungle in Haiti|
|Purpose:||A supposed place of penance|
Located near a Haitian jungle, "the crossroads" is a place of penance.
The Haitian and his father take a "dark walk" or Petro to a mountain with skulls and images of death etched into its face. Guillame says this is a place where people come to make amends with what they've done wrong. Guillame thinks his son is the sin and, in a trance-like rage, lunges at the Haitian.
Guillame and his son struggle--Guillame lunges at the boy with an axe and throws him down the cliff. When Guillame gets control of himself, he shares a brief tender moment with his son, then throws himself off the side of the cliff to his death.
"That day, at the top of the world, where the realm of spirits and world of man met in blood and shadow."
- In Vodou traditions, "the crossroads" is where the earth and spirit worlds meet. Indeed, the Haitian says, "Here...the veil between light and shade is at its thinnest...simple as dying." (The Crossroads)
- The crossroads is the first graphic novel place to be revisited in a different graphic novel than the series in which it was originally introduced.
Guillame commits suicide at the cliff's edge.
- For other uses of crossroads, see crossroads (disambig).
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