When Alex was old enough, she helped me hose down the ash pits. And I'd warn her, like my dad warned me, of the heat lurking inside, ready to smolder to life, like a visit from a ghost. These are her revolutions now, on Snowpiercer, one thousand and thirty-four cars long.
Alex: He warned me about this. He said that you hold back, it's your main move. He said that there's two different types of people in this world. There's dreamers, and there's schemers. And the dreamers can build the world up but the schemers slither their way through. Mel: What do you think? Alex: I think he says a lot when he's high.