Here's the sequel to my story White Knight. This is going to have Lamb/Veronica so if you don't like it then sorry. Hope you read it.
Veronica had been up since the last time Logan had practically forced her to take the sleeping pills. It had only worked once, and that was days ago. Actually she had been awake for about two and a half days straight now. She had tried to sleep but, it just didn't work. She woke up to her screams within thirty minutes. It wasn't worth it. So after her dad and Logan finally left her alone she snuck out. Sacks was a bit clueless sometimes. The hardest part was walking around. Her head was constantly aching, it didn't help that she hadn't quit moving in almost three days. Her ribs were now throbbing without relief. The pain medication didn't do all that much. But, she couldn't she just couldn't stop. Stopping would be accepting everything. It's just too much for her to handle. The memories of Mercer, and Beaver would just be too much. So on the third night, she just wanted to get out of her house. She threw a jacket over her pajamas and started to walk. She was so concentrated on just walking she didn't hear the car pull over.
" Jesus, Veronica. What the hell are you doing?"
" Hey's it's Sheriff Lamb. I haven't heard from you in a while. What's hanging?", Veronica replied in an airy tone.
" I've been out of town.", he said, "Seriously, What are you doing? You're limping. Get in the car, now."
"No, I won't. I'm fine-" Her protests were cut off when he effortlessly picked her up and gently deposited her in the passenger seat.
"I'm taking you home. Where's Sacks? He's supposed to be watching you.", he said angrily.
" No! You can't take be back." she said in a blind panic. " It's just too quiet. Memories are too much."
He looked over at her, and scanned her face. " When did you last sleep?"
She replied quietly, " Third night in a row, I've been up."
"Damn it, Veronica. You're going to put yourself in the hospital again." he said softly.
" I know, I know but, I don't want to. I wake up in thirty minutes hearing my own screams. It's just not something I want to go through with again.", she explained still sounding entirely too vulnerable to Lamb.
" You can go on patrol with me if you want?,", he offered.
" Love to.", she said.
Lamb walked back to his side and started to drive around. He turned his radio back on to a loud burst of static. They both winced and he shrugged apologetically. They sat in silence until Veronica broke the silence.
" I don't really know why I'm talking about this with you but, I just need to talk to someone. I'm scared to let Logan touch me. He tries and I flinch. My dad tried to hug me and I stepped backwards into a wall. He hasn't tried again. They're trying to be supportive but.."
" They won't judge or be mad at you for having problems." he said in an effort to be comforting.
"I'm frightened of Mercer. I haven't slept in three nights. I'm scared of my boyfriend and I'm discussing my problems with you and for some reason, this is the best I've felt since I got out of the hospital."
" Some times it just helps to let things out. Just talk until you can't anymore. Believe me it helps a lot."
" Alright then. Those nightmares, I think I scared Logan and my dad because I screamed so loudly. I know you woke me up out of one in the hospital. Most of them are the same, just variations of the same thing. It starts out with just Mercer and then Logan comes out." She stares out the window lost in this nightmare and the talking because automatic. " I beg him for help and he stands there, laughing at me. Once he even helped Mercer hold me down. Then Beaver comes over and it just goes downhill from there. I know it's crazy and Logan would never ever do that to me but, I can't stop it. I don't want to sleep but, my dad's going to force me soon."
The radio crackled. " Sheriff Lamb, there's a disturbance at the Pac-n-Sac requesting your assistance."
He made the decision as soon as he saw the look on Veronica's face. "Sorry family emergency, I've got to go home. Call Sacks. Take him temporarily off the Mars house. "
He turned it off before they had time to reply.
"You don't have to do this, I can go home."
" No way am I taking you home right now. We could go get coffee, wait no you're trying to rest, we could do something. Watch a movie. No that's too crowded right now. I could rent a movie for us off my TV. What do you say? Popcorn, movies, and ice cream." The pure relief evident on her face made Lamb smile widely.
" Ice cream! Of course, when have I ever said no to free ice cream? Never. " Veronica joked with her first real smile since her release from the release.
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