Chapter 37: Passed DownMature

Rosie went and sat down again, covering her face with her hands. She could feel her tears trickling down her face and she hated herself for it. She thought she could handle it. But they never train you enough. Not for that moment when you see the recently deceased. Especially when they died like that.

"Don't worry."

It was Aaron. He put an arm around her, pulling her into an embrace.

"Leave me alone."

"Let me help."

"Then go in there and keep an eye on each and every one of them. Make sure they are doing their job properly because I want to have everything at my fingertips so I can solve this thing. Once I've caught whoever did this, I'll be fine."

"Rosie. You can't push yourself like this. Someone is going to get hurt."

She lowered her hands to look at him, but she saw something else that was much more interesting. It was that man, that civilian she had seen earlier on. But this time, he was holding onto a woman, no a girl. She couldn't have been much older than the victims.

Pushing back Aaron's arms of support, she drew her weapon and aimed it straight at his head, walking forward with tears in her eyes and some new-found strength coming from within.

Of course, to Aaron, what she was doing looked rather odd. She was pointing her weapon at nobody. She was just standing there, saying something that he couldn't quite hear. He just hoped she wouldn't use her taser.

But Rosie could see Clive and his grip on Lollie loosened instantly. He knew what electricity could do if concentrated enough.

"This isn't over, Lil."

With that, he disappeared.

Lollie knew that he was still around and had a weapon against him. If only she could find a way of using it.

Rosie was just confused. This time, instead of being sick, she just collapsed.

The End

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