I Blame Chad For This
Chad’s story line not mine. I am just putting my spin on it.
Chad never thought he would wish he was on the other side of the goal. Why did he ever tell Edward that lie?
He just wanted Edward to lose interest in Cheyene long enough for her to recover from her addiction. It was a lie that Edward should not have even believed. He said that Cheyene had a crush on Brian. And Edward believed it.
The same Edward he was trying to hide from now.
Edward became uninterested in Cheyene and did not speak with her or Brian. Cheyene was heart broken to learn that Edward did not love her anymore. Brian comforted her as best he could. But Chad felt his guilt trying to kill him.
His guilt would have been more merciful than Edward if he ever found him.
Ruth figured out what was going on. She did her best to gently tell her. But Cheyene took it poorly. She did not kill Chad but killed herself in her grief.
If she had killed him he would not be clinging to the shadows with his heart beating loudly in his ears.
The friends mourned. Edward came to her funeral to watch his heart put six feet under the sod. But he noticed that Brian was not doing the same.
He must have seen Chad’s guilt too.
How long would he now have to stay in hiding from Edward’s murderous gun? Should he save him the trouble by giving in to the guilt by taking his own life?