You are going to want to read "The Stairs" to understand this exactly what is going on in this story.

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He had a hold of her arm. She snapped back to reality and kept her hold on the banister. He pulled a little harder and Reba was too exhausted to hold on. Once he got her off the banister she lost her balance and slipped but Kevin didn't stop for her to get back up, he just continued to drag her across the floor. Once he made it to the chair he threw her hand down, and Reba just laid there not wanting to move.

"I have showed you NOTHING but love! I would have NEVER hurt YOU like that! But we all know it's YOU that has to have all the attention!!" he scolded her. Reba just laid there and waited. She wanted to run but she couldn't find it in her to get up off the floor. She wished she had moved when she felt something hit her side, and then her arm. She turned her head to look and see what he was doing, and she saw the remote in his hand. "Paybacks a BITCH!!" he yelled at her. Reba saw the remote come down on her and she put her hands over her head, to make sure he didn't really hurt her.

"Kevin, please…" she got out. Reba found it in her to kick him, and that sent him off balance. He took a step back and ran into the coffee table, and then he fell backwards. Reba crawled to her feet and ran for the door. She then realized it was locked, and she had to undo it. She fumbled with the lock, her vision becoming blurred by tears. By the time she had finally unlocked the door Kevin was right behind her.

Reba awoke and sat up, fighting to get air into her lungs. She swallowed hard and looked to see Brock lying next to her, asleep. This is the first time in a long time that she had had a nightmare about Kevin.

Once she was able to steadily breathe again, she laid back down, and took Brock's arm to put around her, and when she finally started to fall back asleep she was startled by the baby crying. They had her in their room until they were sure she would sleep through the night.

She sat back up and Brock woke up too. "I got her," he said a little annoyed.

"No, it's fine, go back to bed," Reba told him. By her tone he could tell that she was already awake. He turned over to look at the clock that read '3:40 a.m.'.

"What are you doing up at this hour?!" he asked.

"I had a bad dream," she said, reaching down to pick the baby.

Brock scooted himself up so he was leaning against pillows. "About?"

"It's nothing," Reba tried to blow it off. She left the room to go grab a bottle, and when she came back Brock was no less curious then he was before.

"You can tell me anything you know that right?"

Reba sat back down in bed, with little baby Kory in her arms, "Yeah, I know."

"Well you seem kind of shaken up. What was so bad about your dream that you are up at almost 4:00 a.m.?" He pressed.

"I just had another dream about Kevin, that's all. It's nothing." She spoke as if it wasn't a big deal, trying to change the subject almost. She whispered, noticing the baby was falling asleep.

"I thought those stopped."

"Yeah, well, I don't' know!" she didn't want to think about it right now. "And I'm not in the mood to talk about this. Drop the freakin' subject!" she said laying the sleeping baby back down.

"Whoa! What was that?" Brock had his hands up defensively.

Reba set her head in one of her hands as she sat back down. "I don't know. I'm sorry."

"How long has this been going on?" Brock wondered.

"This is the first time in a long time. It always just stops. I never see the end."

"Alright, well let's go back to bed. We can talk about this more tomorrow."

"Can we just drop it? I really don't want to make a big deal out of this," she begged.

"Mhmm, yeah, that's fine," he said trying to get comfy again to fall back asleep. He felt Reba move closer to him, so he wrapped his arm tightly around her. She loved the safe feeling she felt when she was with him. He had always been the one there to save her when she was in trouble.

As she lay there, she couldn't stop thinking about the possibility of Kevin coming back. The thought frightened her, but she knew that Brock would be there for her like he always was…but would Brock be enough this time?