I knew your mother, did you know that? I knew here real good.
Amir and Hassan run into a solider on the streets of Afghanistan, the solider is very rude and comments about Amirs mom which brings him down.
Amir talks to Baba of what he has learned in school and if its true or not. Baba then goes into a serious discussion of religion and what to believe, while Amir sits there barely listening, thinking about whats going on in his life.
Both boys head to their favorite bowl shaped hill in the town, to read stories and get lost from the real world.
Amir and Hassan are out hanging together when they are confronted by Assef and his goons. Assef tells them what he believes in and what should happen to Islam to make it "the way it should". Hassan then sticks up for Amir with a slingshot to back Assef off.
Just a few days before the big kite tournament in Kabul, both boys hangout inside on the snowy day, sitting under the table and play panjpar. They would have an electric heater under there with them to keep cozy. Around the table they pull mattresses and sheets also to keep warm.
After the tournament, Hassan is totally beaten physically and mentally. Amir also knew what had happened, but played it off like he didn't, as Hassan brings back the blue kite, not looking the same as ever before. Something had truly destroyed him.