The father wakes up from his sleep and kindly touches his sleeping son beside him in the dark cold morning.
A bearded man who went in the forest to do his business encounters the father and his boy. The boy is grabbed by the bearded man, to be eaten but the father reacts quicker and kills the man.
They open the hatch to a basement that leads them to a room full of people cut in half, and starved. The father and his boy run away from the house as fast as possible before the cannibals come back.
The father digs up dirt and finds passage down to an untouched bunker. He gives his son peaches and looks around the aisles of food, and supplies.
The father and son walk on the road south when they encounter an old man named "Ely" and have dinner with him for the night but leave him next morning.
The boy is left alone after his father dies and meets a stranger who offers care to him. The man says he carries the fire so the boy trusts him after a series of questions. The boy has a new family now.