Packer met Brett when he was young, wild, and reckless. Things were rough at first, but Packer knew that he had potential, so she stuck with him. It turned into a long and, though volatile at times, wonderful relationship overall. Packer saw Brett through his drug addiction. Brett took Packer everywhere she had always wanted to go.
After many years, Brett thought that maybe he didn't want to be in a relationship anymore. He couldn't decide. Packer didn't know from one year to the next whether he would stay or go. After several years of this, he announced that he was leaving. Maybe Packer pushed him toward this decision, so tired was she of his wavering. What happened in the privacy of their relationship can't be known or understood by the rest of us, but the result was that Brett left, telling everyone that it was of his own accord. He would miss her, but he had to go.
Packer was, of course, devastated. Eventually, she moved on with a new guy named Aaron. He wasn't nearly so dazzling as Brett had been, but he was reliable. Aaron she could count on to stick around.
But then Brett reappeared. "I wasn't ready to leave! I miss you! Take me back!" he cried.
Packer considered this. She did miss Brett. She wanted to take him back, but there was Aaron. Dear, sweet Aaron to whom she had pledged her commitment. If she cast him aside to take Brett back, how long would Brett stay? A year later, she could have lost them both. So Packer refused Brett.
Spurned, Brett moved to New York and took up with somebody new. It was strange for Packer to see Brett with someone else, but she had moved on and supposed that he should do the same. Brett's new relationship didn't last though and his anger toward Packer burned ever more brightly. If she wouldn't take him back, then he would show her. He'd date her sister, Minne. The sister Packer had always hated.
Minne had an equal hatred of Brett, but the sisters were rivals and she knew that it would drive Packer crazy to see her with Brett. She wanted all of the good things that her sister had gotten from Brett.
"You did this to yourself," Brett would tell Packer. "You made me leave."
Yes, she had a lot of good memories with Brett. He would always represent some of the best years of her life. But he was gone. He'd left. She was with Aaron now and she'd find a way to be hopeful about their future together. After all, there were good things happening in their relationship.
All they needed was an offensive line and a decent running game and it would be a match made in heaven.