"It's not fair that we have to keep paying for them forever. We were children," Marietta said. "How were we supposed to know what to do?"
Greg had asked himself that plenty of times in the past five years, and never found a satisfactory answer. "I don't know. But it's over now. We can't let that ruin our lives forever, can we?"
And right there, you have put your finger on one of the most disturbing aspects of canon for me. Your take on Marietta is both plausible and poignant, and so much more nuanced than the 'anyone who isn't for us is against us' mindset of the original. I loved your 'redeemed devil' Greg and his sensible outlook on life. Of course he'd see what was important and not merely the surface after his own experiences.