Mercy Not Sacrifice by Dan Parks - Chapter 13
Johnnie returns home to his trailer and sinks into a depressed state. Seeking a way out he hurts himself and is haunted again by the memory of Lore. Running away from it all he decides to go to back to the only place where he feels at home — the road.
On the way to San Francisco in the middle of Kansas he finds a new friend at just the right time.