My Dear Ellen,
I hope you'll understand when I say that this situation overwhelms me. I know I was wrong to lie to Chrisy, and you were right to correct her, but the pain is unbearable. I almost understand what made Chelsea react the way she did.
I don't thing I can stay her anymore, with the past and the present mocking my life, my ambition, my failiure. I don't think I can ever face Dad or Chrisy or even Chelsea again, so I'm leaving. I'm going to America.
I'll send letters and money as soon as I find a place to stay.
Love from your brother,