It was my fault, of course. One in a long list of fuck ups. Sometimes it seems like when I make a mistake, anybody else making the same mistake would have a bad day or a bad fight or at worst a sudden state of unemployment, but when Pete Wisdom makes one wrong decision the universe conspires to turn that into doom.
I've been told not to blame myself, of course, can't take the blame for every bit of senseless violence that's happened in my life, you couldn't have known, the usual rot. And yeah, that's right, I couldn't have known, but not being omniscient isn't an excuse, it's just a pain in the ass. Fact is, I should've been there. I wasn't. That makes it my fault.
Next time some ancient Egyptian artifacts cross the border, I want those things checked for curses before they start walking around.