AIW -- EndlesslyAIW -- Endlessly by Highwind-Sniper
As far back as he could remember, this was just… normal. Friendly faces, warmth and comfort, rising hope, all followed by the inevitable moment of crushing defeat; then the cycle would begin all over again. Despite meeting so many people in his life, he was alone for most of it. The system just didn't work, and it was harsh. If you they liked you, they kept you around, and if not... well, what was the point of it all? To allow yourself to be 'taken care of' for a few short weeks, maybe a month or two at most... Then you’re in a new school, a new “family”....
He wasn't sure when his caseworker had changed his mind. Maybe it was after the house fire, or after one of the kids went missing, but suddenly he was being transferred out of one system and into a new one. One with "stability". This way he could stay in the same school, be surrounded by the same caretakers, make real friends...to an extent.
Honestly, Ren hadn't even thought there were any orphanages left. '
RFYL -- ImbroglioRFYL -- Imbroglio by Highwind-Sniper
Realistically, the country could be crossed in two days if the two of them focused and concentrated and the world was still in one piece. However, between needing to scavenge and hunt for food, the need to kill T-I, the fact they both needed actual sleep, and that siphoning gas just to keep moving... it took double that time to just clear the state. Naturally, they had taken their time; Hanji hadn't wanted to leave her birth state so easily and Levi seemed to mumble that the further from New York the better, but he still seemed to linger as he changed their course of direction several times.
It was hard not to notice that the y were heading South really quickly rather than West. Hanji decided to not question it as Levi drove them further and further away from the church and all that had been behind that. History was practically wiped clean at this point... Levi had stopped asking the brunette why she had been so shaken, and in return she didn't let it get to her. Even when they locked