Excerpt from an interview with Nate Dykeman, a friend of Eric and Dylan’s.
CHARLES GIBSON Tell me about the moment you went out together to get a cigarette.
NATHAN DYKEMAN Yes, it was after dinner, and we stepped out. He wanted to have a cigarette, and wanted me to come with him. And we just, you know, talked about future plans, how this would all be wrapping up pretty shortly. He’d be going to the University of Arizona and I’d be moving here to Florida to go to school for Microsoft. And, you know, we talked about reunion plans and what we hoped each other would have accomplished by the time reunion rolled around, and …
CHARLES GIBSON He was talking about the future.
NATHAN DYKEMAN Yes, I mean, which—I mean, that’s the scary part, is he was talking about the future. And I honestly believe in my heart that he intended to be here right now.