Love You With All My Heart
"I'm so sorry, Rick. Beth...she...she didn't make it."
I woke up in a panic, clawing at the sheets and covered in sweat. I couldn't breath.
I was tryin' to pull myself up off the bed when I was pushed back down.
"No, son. You need to rest," Hershel calmly spoke.
"No, I need to...," my mouth was dry and there was a lump in my throat.
"Beth," I whispered hoarsely.
She didn't make it. Beth didn't make. She's gone. Dead, just like Lori.
"You were shot, Rick. You're not leavin' this cell," Hershel spoke again.
I pulled myself up and groaned when the pain shot through my entire body and my head started spinnin' again.
Hershel tried to make me lay back down but I was determined to get up.
"Daryl, Tyreese!" Hershel called out.
Both of them came into the cell just as I got to my feet
"C'mon man, ya gotta stay in 'ere," Daryl said.
He and Tyreese each grabbed one of my arms and tried to pull me back down onto the bed.
"Beth," I whispered.
"No, you're stayin' in here," Tyreese spoke.
I pushed past them and stumbled into the cell block and over to Beth's cell. It was empty.
I leaned against the bars and closed my eyes. "Fuck!"
I stumbled into the common room, she wasn't there.
"Rick," Hershel called me, "you need to rest."
Daryl and Tyreese were close by, watchin' me.
I made my way outside but I didn't see her.
"Beth!" I called out.
"Rick?" I heard her callin' my name.
I turned around to see her standin' by a table in the courtyard.
"Rick, what are you doin up?"
I rushed to her, almost fallin'.
I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her into a kiss.
"I love you, Beth."
Her eyes grew wide and she smiled, "I love you, too."
"You're still pregnant," I sighed in relief.
"Of course I am. I told you he would wait until his daddy was with us."
I put my forehead on hers and closed my eyes.
"Rick, seriously, what are you doin' up? You should be restin'."
"I...I thought I lost you," I whispered.
"But you didn't and you won't," she smiled.
"Marry me?" I said without thinkin'.
I heard everyone around us gasp and start mumbling. I had forgotten they were there.
She pressed her lips to mine, "Yes!"
"Oh my God!" We heard someone next to us say.
We looked over to see Maggie and Carol cryin' and Carl and Hershel both had huge smiles.
"Now will you go back to bed? You really do need to rest," Beth said pleadingly.
I took her hand, "So do you."
When Rick made it back to his cell, he was in so much pain that daddy had to give him some of the medicine they were saving for me.
Maggie and Carol helped me to mine. They were both smilin'.
"What?" I asked.
"Rick really does love you, Bethie," Carol said.
I smiled, "I know he does."
"He asked you to marry him!" Maggie cried.
I raised my eyebrow. "And I'm the one that's emotional," I said a little sarcastically.
"Hey, my little sister is havin' a baby and gettin' married, I'm allowed to be emotional."
We both laughed.
"Get some rest, sweetie."
When they left, I went to Rick's cell.
"Hey baby," he groaned and scooted over.
I laid down next to him with my head on his chest.
"Will you sing somethin' for me?" He asked.
"Yeah, what'd you wanna hear?"
I thought for a minute before deciding on a song.
"I can feel you watchin', I can feel your eyes on me I can hear you whisper and I just get so weak But I'm a little bit scared, it's been a long time Since I let my guard down and let someone inside You don't need to wonder 'cause tonight you'll get it all
When the night closes in, I'm gonna pull you so close Hold you so tight, gonna let it all go And you can do what you want, you can take me right here 'Cause I knew from the start I was gonna love you with all my heart
You take my hand now and I'm ready to begin Though it makes me crazy when your fingers touch my skin And I know what you want and you know what I need There's no reason to pretend that we don't know what this means
'Cause when the night closes in, gonna pull you so close Hold you so tight, gonna let it all go And you can do what you want, you can take me right here 'Cause I knew from the start I was gonna love you with all my heart
I'm gonna rock you, baby and take away your maybe And you could rest here in these open arms, yeah
'Cause when the night closes in, gonna pull you so close Gonna hold you so tight, gonna let it all go And you can do what you want, you can take me right here 'Cause I knew from the start I was gonnalove you with all my heart Ooh baby, I was gonna love you with all my heart Ooh yeah, I was gonna love you with all my heart
I can feel you watchin', I can feel your eyes on me"
"That was perfect, baby," he said when I finished.
I looked up at him and smiled, "it's how I feel about you."
He smiled and kissed me, "I love you."
"I love you, too, Rick."
We laid there in a comfortable silence for a few minutes.
"What'd you mean, you thought you lost me?"
"Nothin', baby. Just a bad dream."
"Everythin's gonna be fine, Rick."
He sighed, "why were you outside?"
"Carol had me walkin' around. She said it might help speed things up a little."
He put his hand on my stomach and it didn't take long until we were both asleep.