I'm going to work on the ending for The Pretender again. I re-wrote that one several times, but the ending still seems weak.
This installment is meant to show that our protagonist has a vicious streak and can sometimes barely keep his rage in check.
This and the first post were the first two situations that came to me when I first started thinking about this story.
I gotta say, trying to give hints about the backstory without giving too much away all at once is freakin' hard.