Finger on the Trigger

Gonna Be Okay


Rick-

"No Beth!", I yelled as she aimed the gun. That was one thing she didn't need on her conscience. If Shane was gonna die, it would be on me, no one else, especially not Beth. After what I saw, she didn't need that too.

She pulled the trigger anyway, the bullet struck Shane in the shoulder and he fell. When he got back up he headed for Beth and she dropped the gun.

I took the chance to grab an iron tool and smashed it into his head. He fell again, bleeding and motionless but still breathing. I had to catch my breath.

"What the fuck happened here?", Daryl asked runnin' in, the others were a few steps behind him, they must've heard the gunshot.

"Shane...he...Beth...," was all I could say between breaths. Beth didn't try to answer, she just started cryin' again.

"Is he dead?", Carl asked peeking his head into the room.

"No, go back to the house Carl."

"Bethie, what happened?", asked Hershel.

She looked up at him and ran out of the room, cryin' harder than she was before.

"What happened?", he asked again.

I shook my head in response. I had to talk to Beth first and make sure she was okay.


Beth-

I was so embarrassed when daddy asked me what happened. How could I tell him? How could I tell any of them what happened?

I laid on my bed cryin' and prayin' to God it was all a bad dream when Rick came in, he didn't bother knockin' or anything.

"I'm sorry," he said, "I should've kept a better eye on him. What he did to you was wrong and I'm sorry for that."

I sat up, still cryin' and said, "You shouldn't be sorry. He did it, not you."

"Everyone wants to know what happened. I was gonna tell 'em but I couldn't without talkin' to you first."

"Please don't tell them.", I said as my tears began to fall harder.

"Beth, has he tried to do anything before?"

All I could do was cry and shake my head yes.

"What did he do?"

"The same thing he did today."

"Why didn't you tell anyone?"

"Because I didn't want to cause anymore trouble for anyone and I was scared of him. Please don't tell anyone, I don't want them to know."

He came over and pulled me up off the bed and wrapped me in a hug. "I'm sorry" was all he kept sayin'.


Lori-

Whatever happened in the barn wasn't bein' said. Rick had asked Glenn to keep an eye on everyone to make sure nobody bothered Beth and he had asked Daryl to help him with Shane. None of us had a clue what happened or what was about to happen.

We had all formed our own opinions about it when Beth finally came down stairs. Maggie and Hershel both rushed to hug her but nobody said anything for a while. Finally, Maggie asked her what had happened with Shane but she didn't answer. Instead she asked where Rick was.

"He and Daryl went to deal with Shane," Glenn told her, "they'll be back in a little while."

She nodded her head okay and went back upstairs before anyone could say anything else to her.


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