He could be on the lam, which would point to his guilt. Or he could be sitting in prison and eager to tell his side of the story – or proclaim his innocence. Neither seems satisfactory.
Or Paul could be silent.
He could be in prison or a hospital and refuse to talk to Janelle, but the reader would know his thoughts.
Or he could be seriously injured and unable to talk. He could be in a coma. He could dream and the reader would have to tease out reality from drug-induced fantasy. From that, the reader would have to determine Paul’s guilt or innocence.
Perhaps Paul won’t communicate at all. We’ll learn about him from what his friends and family tell us (and don’t tell us). We’ll draw conclusions. But we might never know for sure if Paul committed the terrorist acts of which he is accused.
What do you think I should do with Paul?