Dave Jensen and Lee Strunk have an odd relationship in the chapter’s Enemies as well as Friends. After they had gotten in to a fistfight Dave seemed to be nervous to face Lee.
“Like fighting two different wars he said. No safe ground: enemies everywhere.” (63)
He was not able to trust anyone because of what he had gotten in to with Lee. To finally make things right with Lee he decided to break his own nose to show that they were even.
After this Dave and Lee began to trust each other. So much so that they made a pact, if one of them should ever get injured badly enough they would take them out of there misery.
Lee and Dave might not have been the best of friends but they had tremendous trust and respect for one another despite how there friendship began.