Note to readers:
I made a mistake in the story.
It was actually Keagan who was killed during one of the first skirmishes with Sayed's forces. Keagan was Tikka's boyfriend.
Wyatt was Keagan's buddy and had been married until his wife dumped him due to Ann Arbor propaganda.
Tikka was the designated caretaker for both Keagan and Wyatt's farms.
My apologies for any inconveniences.