In short, this book portrays a boy's decision to accomplish his goal. Whether it requires bloodshed or simply making people disappear, all depends on how much closer he gets to acquiring this goal; however, he is not a psychopath. The boy's goal is essentially trying to figure it out what his goal is. He was given a request by his mother to protect the children, Mizuzu and Edward, but even if it was his beloved mother, he still feels conflicted about protecting the two. Will he choose the path his mother gave, or will he look to what is beyond the surface?