“It is difficult to remain a bystander in any situation of conflict” After listening to Walt’s will and being given the Gran Torino, Thao decides to go home and pack his bags before heading north with Walt’s best friend Daisy, to an unknown destination somewhere in Canada for an unknown amount of time. As Thao began packing his things Sue stormed into the room very confused as to why Thao was packing “Thao! Why are you packing, and where are you going?” said Sue. “On a little road trip with Daisy,” replied Thao.
“No I forbid you!” shouted Mai Thao’s mother from upstairs as she came rushing down to stop him from leaving. “Why? Why can’t I go?” slightly raising his voice, questioning his mother’s answer. Thao was in no mood to argue. “I’m taking my Gran Torino and I’m taking Daisy and we are heading north. I have plenty of money enough to keep me going for quite a while. Don’t ask me where I’m going, just accept that I’m going.” Breathing heavily, Thao stood in front of a stunned Sue and Mai. They were completely taken aback, where had this anger come from, they had rarely seen this from Thao over the years. “Come on Daisy, let’s go,” and with that Thao walked out the door, slamming it behind him. Sue and Mai quickly ran outside to try and stop Thao but all they saw was the Gran Torino pull out of the drive way and drive off. Thao, slightly annoyed, drove, not knowing where he was going was part of the fun, he thought. “Where should we go Daisy? Where have you always wanted to go?” Thao asked not expecting an answer “Raawoof roof,” Daisy stuck her head out the window and barked. “Straight ahead then, as you wish,” replied Thao
They drove for several hours along Lake Michigan until they had to pull over at a gas station for a bite to eat and a toilet break. As Thao walked to the toilet round the back of the gas station he noticed a very nice Cadillac pull up and out stepped a young girl not much older than himself. She was beautiful in Thao’s eyes but...
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