Thank you for your dedication of reading all of those stories! I'm glad you enjoyed them and got so much out of them.
As for Preston.... If he were killed off, there would be far less drama for M&S, and that would be boring! Seriously, I hesitate to consider killing off any of the townies. Season 6 did enough of that when the series was still on.
I appreciate your posting here to let me know what you think.