In the present day, Gardo says that he’s sorry about tricking Olivia. Rat wanted to confide in Olivia, but Gardo refused, and for that he’s sorry. Gardo was terrified for Raphael when they took him; Gardo thought Raphael would break, but he didn’t. After that, Gardo knew they’d have to leave Behala and he thought it safer to keep things between them. Gardo is terribly sorry for how things ended for Olivia.
Gardo’s remorse reveals that the boys feel a great deal of guilt for their actions, hinting once again at the strong sense of community in Behala, which the boys violated when they tricked Olivia.