Zak Gist : [reading from Mr Fenwright's letter to the adoption agency] "To whom it may concern. My wife cannot have children. Which means I cannot have children, as my wife and I are one and the same. Jenny is a very modest woman, and would not write the words I am about to write. Dear child, wherever you are, or whoever you might be, no matter how lonely or damaged or difficult you might be, a wonderful mother is waiting for you. She has so much love to give, she is so generous and will be so loyal. She is waiting here for you. And as for me, even though we have never met, I tell you now I will love you forever. Give us the gift of your life, and I will be the best father I can be. I will never give up on you. We will never give up on you."
Tom Greening : [referring to Hannah] Would you really have given it all up for her?
Zak Gist : In a heartbeat.
Tom Greening : But they're so messy and changeable and contradictory. And they have missiles.
Tom Greening : Then why didn't you?
Zak Gist : Mr Mountjoy was very persuasive. I truly believe that if another of us falls, He'll leave them to their own devices. This old world will spin on without us.
Tom Greening : How do you think they'd cope?
Zak Gist : Educated guess? Pestilence, war, famine and death.
Tom Greening : We'd better not fail, then.