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""My stomach was aching, the quaking world in the bottom of it, and it wasn't long before I could feel myself splitting apart" (Reynolds 229)."
Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds

This quote is important because Will is in the elevator with his father and he thinks that his father is now trustworthy. Then while they are hugging each other, his father pulls Will's gun out of his belt and holds it to his head. This leaves Will feeling betrayed and terrified. He realizes that at any moment, his father could kill him and he is so hurt because he thought his father was finally worthy of his trust and love.