A Big Adventure, a Family Seperated

"Blood Red Road" by Moira Young

How it all happened

“Blood Red Road” takes place in several cities and in each city, a problem is brewing. It all started in Silverlake, it was a normal day for Saba, Emmi, Lugh, and Pa. Saba and Lugh were skipping stones in what was left of the lake, suddenly a huge dust storm comes out of nowhere. When the storm cleared out, five men came out from the dust and ask for the boy who was born mid-winters eve, which is Lugh. Once they found out it was him, they took him and tied him up to a horse. Saba ran for Pa so they could attack the Tontons (the people that took Lugh), one of the Tontons took out a gun and shot Pa, then rode off with Lugh. Saba ran after the horses as fast she could promising Lugh that she will get him back no matter what. Emmi, Saba’s little sisters, came running out of the storm cellar crying because she saw her dad die and her brother got kidnapped. Saba and Emmi have to travel through Hopetown, Darktrees, The Black Mountains to get to Freedom Field where they have brought Lugh to. There were so many challenges along the way that kept Saba and Emmi from reaching Freedom Fields faster. Once they finally got to Freedom Fields, Saba, Jack, Free Hawks, and Emmi came up with a plan to get Lugh back. Saba would go to the sacrifice ceremony to get close to Lugh and pretend to be a Tonton. She attacked one Tonton and took their clothes, then she followed the rest to where Lugh was. The king demanded to start the ceremony so Saba went up to “burn” Lugh. Saba cut off all the rope that had Lugh tied up then Lugh and Saba went to the stables while Jack created a diversion so that they could get away. Saba, Lugh, and Jack all met where they were suppose to after they rescued Lugh.

The Message Behind It All

I found that the author’s message was to never give up. Saba never gave up on getting Lugh back, even if it was the biggest challenge of her life. She went through dust storms, floods, and even fought giant worms to get to Lugh, if that is not giving up then I don’t know what it is. The song “Never Gonna Give You Up” is about a man who is never going to give up the women he loves, no matter what it costs or takes. Also, it says in the song ‘Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you’ these lyrics apply to how Saba felt about getting Lugh back.

Never Gonna Give You Up

Oooh

We're no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
You wouldn't get this from any other guy

I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching, but
You're too shy to say it
Inside, we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it

And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don't tell me you're too blind to see

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

(Ooh, give you up)
(Ooh, give you up)
Never gonna give, never gonna give
(Give you up)
Never gonna give, never gonna give
(Give you up)

We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching, but
You're too shy to say it
Inside, we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it

I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you