Finger on the Trigger

Trouble With The Truth


A few weeks ago I became more aware of every move Shane made when he was trying to teach Beth how to shoot and I've noticed every move he's made since then. I was a little jealous but I could tell that Beth was uneasy and wasn't going to give in to his advances. He was doin' it just to piss me off and it was workin'. He made it a point to try to get my attention whenever Rick was around, like he wanted a reason to fight.

Beth and I had gotten close and I felt protective of her, after all, she had lost her mother and her sister payed her little attention. The attention she was getting, was unwanted. She was scared, I had to talk to her.

"Beth, is everything alright?" I asked as I walked into her room.

"Yes ma'am, everything's fine. I just miss my mama is all."

"I know you do sweetie. Mind if I talk to you about somethin'?", she just nodded, "I've seen what's goin' on with Shane, I know you're a good girl and I don't want you to get hurt. I care too much about you, Beth."

"I've asked him to stop and leave me alone but he wont," she said.

"Is that why you're in here?", I asked. She just nodded her head.

"Don't worry, Bethie, I'll make sure he leaves you alone," I said as I hugged her.

"Thank you," she replied.

I'd been searching for Shane most of the day and when I finally found him, he just smirked at me. I gestured for him to follow me to a cluster of trees away from the group so we could talk.

"You need to leave Beth alone," I said to him roughly, "she's just a kid and you're scarin' her!"

"Leave 'er alone? What if I don't want to?", he said almost jokingly.

"You will if you still love me," I whispered as I pulled him into a kiss. I knew what was needed to keep him away from her and I was more than happy to oblige.


We were gettin' ready to make a run into town for supplies and because Hershel had suggested that we try to find some pre-natal vitamins for Lori.

After we finished makin' plans, I went outside to find her and see if she needed anything else.

"You lookin' for Lori?", asked Andrea.

"Yeah. You know where she is?"

"Last I seen her was a couple hours ago, she was headed over there to those trees."


As I got closer I could hear Lori moaning and then I heard Shane.

"I'll be damned. They must think that I'm stupid!", I said to myself when I saw them.

I shook my head, I was stupid to believe she wouldn't do anything with him. She had assured me that it was over and that he meant nothing to her.

"Earth to Rick!", Maggie yelled to get my attention, "you comin' with us or not? Daryl's gettin' antsy and Glenn's already in the car."

"Yeah," I said, "I'm comin'."

The whole way into town I kept thinkin' 'bout Lori and Shane. I still can't believe I caught 'em.

"What's on your mind, Rick?", Maggie asked.

"Nothin' just hopin' everything goes okay and we don't run into to many walkers."

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