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RED: Welcome To Fayetteville By Wesley Bryant Characters: 3017

Updated: 2017-12-31 17:04


"Listen to me, it's going to be okay, Natalie, " Robert's hands were shaking around Natalie's face. He was trying the best he could to keep his cool for his step-daughter, but Jasper's death was wrecking his nerves, too.

"How was-- I was just--" Natalie couldn't get anything out. Her eyes were wide, and she was too shocked to let tears roll. She couldn't blink, she couldn't breathe, and she felt like everything was freezing around her. Time didn't feel like it was moving... and she wished she could have gone backward.

Deputy Evans grabbed Robert's shoulder; his gray t-shirt had a few of his tears hiding in the fabric. He turned and looked at her, hoping she would know what to say. Sadly, she had done this before.

"Honey, I'm terribly sorry... and there is nothing I can say or do to fill that hole. I can't make anything better, but it's going to be okay. I'd like to ask you a few ques

l down as she reached for her mom's shaking hand.

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Clink. Clink. Clink. Clink. The metal bars clicked as they passed each other. They rang in place as they created the opening in the holding cell.

Sheriff Mullins emerged from the shadow in the opening. The moonlight from the small window was casting an eerie dark shadow on the right side of his face. "Let's go, son, " he didn't look up... "be careful out there."

Derrick grabbed the bench he was sitting on to prop himself up. He rose up into the moonlight as he made his way out of the holding cell and back out to Fayetteville.

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