after leaving the church ''maria saving Matt'' Matt takes here back the secret passage were maria tells Matt about her opinion of heaven. the passage way takes them into a tunnel. a tunnel El patron must of used to store loved possessions. soon they head toward an exit which brings them out side. where there they get caught by Emilia and her husband Steven.
Betrayed p #1
angry out of spite following Emilia and Steven where guards to take Matt and maria away. maria begs Emilia, but Emilia claims she has done it to herself.
Betrayed p #2
As the guards take Matt away he surpized to find out that they brought him to El Patron and Celia who were sitting quite at a table waiting for him. matt tries to hold back tears that come across his eyes as he hears the plan El Patron had for him. sounding like he wants matt to thank him for the life he gave him.
the shadow of death
so enough Matt finds out as Celia explained how she poisoned Matt, so now El patrons idea to use Matts heart wont work because his heart is poisoned. El Patron feels so betrayed he has a stoke, he drops to the floor and dies instantly. a couple of guards come rushing in the room and carries him out. once they pronounced El Patron dead Tam-Lin, along with other guards come to take Matt away. Matt can not believed the person he sees as Tam-Lin. Tam-Lin hits Matt over the head knocking him out.
when Matt awakes he in the trunk of a truck, he plans his escaped. once the truck stops he sees Tam-Lin and kicks him Tam-Lin graved him lifting him up enough to see they were near the oasis. Tam-Lin explains in order to help him he had to make them believe he was on their side. he has a bag packed with money, water, and other items he might need on the journey he tells him find maria than her mother.
Matt starts hiking up the mountain, being very careful remembering to only reach higher to grave the next rock when his legs are secured on the last rock. when Matt gets tired whats to give up he sees the shadow. He calls the shadow of deaths, and realizes it life or death. The shadow gives him hope for whats on the other end of the mountain. the shadow was a buzzard.