In If_the_Witness_Lied, Reed Fountain is the children's father. He is a fun loving individual and very good at his job. When his wife dies he attempts to do it all himself, but is overwhelmed. When Cheryl shows up to help, he puts her on salary to act as a nanny to the children. When she lets her feelings for him be known, he refuses to let her live in the house any more. She kills him by removing the parking brake and running him over with his own Jeep.