In the place of fears, we have the ten of cups, reversed, heralding loss of friendship and betrayal, but how deep did this betrayal go, and what did it entail? Often, this card speaks of family relationships. In the home environment, we have the Empress, the "mother" in the Tarot, and as she is upright, she is favorably disposed toward Colton. This is followed by the Knight of Swords, reversed, which is a card of violence. I also think that this Knight represents someone in Colton's acquaintance, with whom Colton did not see eye to eye. This would be a young man, with brown or darkish hair, and blue or hazel eyes. This is also the indicator in this reading that Colton met with foul play, rather than running away from home. The last card on the staff is Judgment, reversed. This card speaks to a fear of things "never changing", and sometimes, a fear of death.
Closer analysis of this reading leads me to wonder if there was a fight over a girl that went further than it was intended to go, or if all the witnesses or potential witnesses have been questioned properly. I do not believe that Colton ran away from home.