Question that might get asked on this one: Did Ruth's dad just leave him?
Nope. I just felt like inserting a splash page here, of Ruth standing on the sidewalk. I thought on adding some text to this page, like "Part II" or a second title page, but eh.. nothing has happened to warrant that kind of "intro" page to any separated parts in the arc. But then this is honestly a second part, a second chapter if you will. More will definitely be revealed in the next update..
Going to give fair warning now, this is going to be a really, really boring arc..