Sterling nodded as the man spoke. He wasn’t used to people really opening up to him so freely but Zingari always did, especially when Sterling needed it.
"I’m glad. You turned out great from what I can see. You’re always looking out for me and you never make me feel like I’m losing my mind. I can’t tell you what that means to me. You’ve saved my life more than once and in more than one way."
"I’ve made the promise, on the graves of too many people, that I would do what I can to help others as I can. A penance, for my failures and many sins." He took another bite, and chewed it slowly. "Saving one life, may not make up for all the ones I’ve taken, or will take, but it makes a difference. I’ve saved you, and you’re there for your sister, some day she’ll be there for someone else, and they’ll be there for someone else. I may never atone for all the things I’ve done or will do, but if I can cause a ripple that carries forward a bit of good in the world then, I don’t lose so much sleep."