Daft Donald held Matt firmly. He then slung him over a horse and exchanged greetings with Members of El Patron's army. Tam Lin said they were going to dump him by the eejit pens and this comment made Matt angry.
Matt described the oasis as very beautiful. Matt and Tam Lin discuss the bombing in which he killed twenty children. At first Matt was mad at him for the bombing, but he forgave him quickly because he had changed as a person.
Tam Lin explains to Matt why Daft Donald cannot talk. Tam also explains that Celia is safe and was not actually turned into an eejit. This made Matt light up with joy.
Tam Lin explains that Matt was going to journey to Aztlan and he is not going with him. He explains that he has packed him a bag for his journey. He mentions that Celia is one of the reasons that he is a better person.
Tam explains that he will never see Matt again because he faces moral consequences for his actions in the past. He explains that nobody in Aztlan knows he is a clone. He gives Matt money to spend on his trip.
Tam Lin explains one last time that he cannot stay with Matt. Tam says that Esperanza is wonderful to have on your side. Matt was barely able to not shine the flashlight on Tam Lin as he left.