Blood is thicker than water . Family will sick by us through thick and thin . Rory examplifies that quality throughout the novel . He never once thinks of abandoning his Granda when the going gets tough . They lose their home because Granda leaves the chip pan on the stove . Rory does not blame his granda over the accident . He knows that Granda is suffering from memory loss .
When Rory sees that Granda is dying on the inside at Rachnadar , he plans the escape . Moreover , he does not want to be separated from his grandfather . Granda suggests to Rory to run when the police block the entrance to the caravan park . However , Rory insists on staying by his granda's side . Rory is the epitome of what the younger generation should do for the older generation .