My current story is a kind of romance/drama with a high 'splatter factor'. Near the end of one arc a character finds his boyfriend ran off with another man. Now I've set him up as a quiet, shy character who spends most of the fight scenes knocked on his arse. Anyway, what happens is A or B. A is he grabs a farmyard shotgun, saws the barrels down and kill his partner. The other option is he goes off and gets into multiple fights culminating in him bashing a strangers head in with a brick (yeah it's quite a brutal and gorey story at points). So what I'm wondering is which reaction would have more... impact I suppose. Like which would be better for forming a storyline around (subjective question I know but I'm stuck here)?.