For my story, a member of a violent gang wants out, once the gang takes things too far in their crimes, at least too far, for his morals. So he wants out and avoids the gang. He also tries to build a case against the gang for the police and the gang suspects this, while they are trying to anticipate his next moves. I am thinking they would call him and tell him that if he wants out, he has to do one last nasty deed for them. They give him a blood out, where is he does one last nasty deed and they then have collateral on him, if that's how the blood out concept works, or so I read. Or maybe they just use that as a ruse to get the gang member to meet them. There is also the MC, who the gang wants out of the way, and they figure they can get the gang member to kill the MC for him as the nasty deed for him to get out. Or maybe they are just calling the gang member and using this as a ruse to get the gang member to come meet them, so they can deal with him and the MC in one swoop. Now, the gang member who wants out, can go two ways. He can either turn good and decide to help save the MC, or he can suck it up and accept the one last nasty deed, and attempt to kill the MC and fail. There is already a character in my story who turns good, and there is already a character who turns bad. So I figure if I were to have this gang member turn good or bad, it will come off as repetition, because their is already two characters who do each. So I thought this could happen in the story: The gang member happens to be surveying the gang trying to get evidence on them to build a case to turn them in. As he is surveying them, and is close by, he gets a call from the leader. The leader tells him that the gang is going after the MC and wants him to kill him as his last deed. The gang member then decides to run to get to the MC before they do. He intercepts the gang, running to where the MC is, with his gun drawn. The MC hears him coming, along with the rest of the gang arriving, shortly behind him. The MC sees him with the drawn gun come around the corner. The MC panics, shoots him to death, and escapes. However, I was thinking maybe I should write it so that the reader does not know what the gang member's intentions were. Was he going to try to warn the MC and help him escape? Was he going to put his morals aside and kill him to get out? I thought it might be better to make the gang members intentions unsolved, and mysteriously ambiguous, to avoid possible repetition. But I would like to write it in a way, in which the reader understands that the ambiguity is intentional, and they are not asking "what the heck is going on with this character, I don't understand". What do you think? Should I write it in that way? If so, how do you write it, so that it comes off as intentional, rather than poorly unexplained, to the reader?