He can't even tell his sister their cousin died, without confessing what they were doing on that island in the first place.
Being a bad guy isn't always easy.
Ugh, l don't want to feel bad for this guy, since he is such an ass most of the time, but l can understand the hard position he has gotten himself into.
The worst people I've known in real life were rather pathetic. You could write tragedies about them. It doesn't make them sympathetic, and sometimes their misery is of their own doing, but happy people don't usually feel the need to be jerks.
Can't keep them emotions bottled up forever!
But bottled emotions can ferment into a delicious whine!
*kills self for pun*