Sean drove the Honda—clutch shift release—to the Walmart and bought a gun.
Earlier, he’d called his mother at work and told her he loved her. She’d been baffled by the call but returned the sentiment. What can a mother say?
Before that, Sean had sneaked the Honda’s keys from his older brother’s pocket—release.
That morning, Sean’s girlfriend had broken up with him—shift release.
The beginning: A teenager’s brain is not fully developed. A teenager in love—clutch—has many plans and, often, the means to execute them.
Most endings have within them the beginning of another story.