Desperate people will do desperate things. To clarify, I did not mean to imply any commentary on those living in poverty, or addicted to drugs, or what have you. I used the word horrible because that is how Steven views him. If Steven can not be convinced that the man is gone - is dead -(since it is clear that a part of him still adheres to "the old rules," and is looking for him behind locked doors, etc.) then, for Steven's own sense of safety and well being, I would try and establish a new Alpha in Steven's mind. And, as always, thanks Mama.