Erica looked at Kim and Karen and wished she could do more. They were both crying. They were both in pain. You have successfully let them both down, Erica thought to herself. Look at the situation you have gotten them into.
Erica stood and attempted to walk over to Karen. The danger in the room stopped her. Erica threw her hands in the air, to show she wasn’t armed or a threat. Who would be afraid of you, Erica thought again.
She walked slowly this time, keeping her hands in the air. When she made it to Karen’s side, she pulled her into her arms and held her close.
“I don’t know how I got you into this? I’m so sorry. I…I…” Erica began to ramble but Karen stopped her.
The second the strange man came bursting through the door behind Kim, Karen recognized him. She just knew her life was about to end when she saw the shotgun. Instead, he turned it to Kim and put a big whole right through her left side.
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