Very valid question you pose, Death Kron. You might not get as many responses as this thread deserves, as it's an issue that many probably don't
wish to ponder.
For me, if my darlin' and I were bugging out or worse yet, hitting the bush fast and hard because we were being hunted, I'm afraid I'd have to say
that if she were suddenly killed, my only motivation to stay alive at that point would be sheer, raw, violent and utter retribution.
The two of us have talked about stuff like this in the past. One thing we came to terms with a long time ago -- more than 15 years ago -- is that
neither of us want to travel without the other. If there is a major hurricane heading here, we would NEVER choose to evacuate to the U.S. or
anywhere else. We've chosen to make our stand here, together, come what may. Noplace sensible to run to anyway.
So. If it's a natural disaster and one of us is killed, that means we moved too late, and the other would likely stay alive at least long enough to
settle our affairs, and per a previous pact, take some time to grieve, that is to not knee-jerk into joining the other. We don't have kids, so our
attachments are primarily to each other.
If it were an unnatural disaster, the only thing either survivor would be able to focus on would be old-fashioned vengence. My Bride is not without
skills either. I wouldn't want to mess with her.
We both realize that vengence solves nothing. Still, it would be the only light I'd be
able to see through that constricted, red, wet tunnel.
Good food for thought. I think this kind of thinking is necessary, albeit somewhat uncomfortable. It falls (for me) under the heading of planning
for the unknown BEFORE the event is upon you; it doesn't imply that you will always follow your plan, but as we've both seen from our written
hurricane response plan, it's easier to deviate from a plan out of necessity of a changing situation, than it is to come up with a plan at the last
moment. The ol' hurricane response plan keeps us from forgetting vital items also, like notifying the two people in our communications tree, should
we choose to go to the cave.