Ch.2: Lev and Kolya meet in the crosses after Lev almost loses his mind in the silence. Kolya offers Lev a piece of sausage after trying to make small talk with him.
Ch.8: after they retrieve darling lev gets asked by Kolya about his father which makes him upset. Sonya being unaware is curious and Kolya informs her. Then the surgeon comes in and makes jokes about eating darling for dinner.
Ch.9: after realizing that darling is a rooster and not a chicken. They decide to cook her into soup which they are all excited about since its been months since they've had real food.
Ch.9 once they've prepared "darling soup" they all feast and savor the taste slowly. Adding in the onions that the surgeon brought from the grocery store.
n ch.13: on their way to Mga, they realize the sun is starting to set and they must find shelter to avoid freezing to death. They stumble upon a farm house.
Ch.15: once they heard the tragic story of Zoya, Lev and Kolya decide to kill the Germans. However partisans show up and beat them to it. Here they meet Vika, who Lev seems interested in.