Here's a songfic to the song "Face Down" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. It's about Selena [Murtagh and Eragon's mum. So the POV is Murtagh's.

Hey girl you know you drive me crazy

One walk puts the rhythm in my head

Still I'll never understand why you hang around

I see what's going down

Cover up with makeup in the mirror,

Tell yourself "It's never going to happen again"

You cry alone and then he swears he loves you

A four-year-old Murtagh stared up at his mother who was putting thick power over her arms and face and neck. Murtagh didn't understand why Selena stayed with Morzan. After all, look at what he did to Murtagh a year ago. He sliced his back open, nearly killing him!

Murtagh knew that Morzan continuously claimed to deeply love his mother, but couldn't seem to believe it. Every time Selena got a new injury, she would just shake it off and say, "He's just had a little bit too much to drink, that's all." And the next morning Morzan would swear his love to her. What Selena didn't know was that Murtagh could hear her crying in the middle of the night.

Do you feel like a man

When you push her around?

Do you feel better now

As she falls to the ground?

Well I'll tell you my friend,

One day this world's going to end

And your lies crumble down

A new life she has found

Murtagh grimaced as his father walked into the room. He simply looked up into his eyes with a look that said "What did she do? Why do you do that to her?"

He remembered the night before how Morzan had hit Selena so hard that she fell and nearly landed on Murtagh, who was curled up in a little ball in the corner. Murtagh had a feeling that Selena was starting to realize that Morzan didn't really love her.

A pebble in the water makes a ripple effect

Every action in this world will bear a consequence

If you wait around forever you will surely drown,

I see what's going down

I see the way you go and say you're right again,

Say you're right again

Heed my lecture

Murtagh thought of how one day… one day, Morzan would die and he hoped it would be painful. He wanted to tell Morzan that everything he did to his family would drive them away, not that he cared.

He hated seeing Selena being physically and verbally abused. He couldn't believe how Morzan kept telling Selena that he was right, therefore everything she was wrong.

Do you feel like a man

When you push her around?

Do you feel better now

As she falls to the ground?

Well I'll tell you my friend,

One day this world's going to end

And your lies crumble down

A new life she has found

Face down in the dirt she said "This doesn't hurt"

She said "I finally had enough"

One day she will tell you that she has had enough

It's coming around again...

Murtagh clutched his mother's leg. Morzan was ranting and was obviously drunk again. When Selena tried to talk to him, he shoved her away, causing her to lose her balance and fall.

Selena just stood up again and straightened her back. Murtagh grabbed his mother's hand as she did so and buried his face in her robes. One day… one day… Morzan would find out what it's like to be left alone.

Do you feel like a man

When you push her around?

Do you feel better now

As she falls to the ground?

Well I'll tell you my friend,

One day this world's going to end

And your lies crumble down

A new life she has found

That night, Murtagh didn't know that Selena had fled from Morzan's castle. When he woke early in the morning, before the sun had fully risen, Murtagh awoke from a nightmare. He went to find his mother, but found her bed empty. He somehow knew that she had left as he stared out her window and breathed deeply as the early morning breeze blew through. He was a little mad that she didn't bring him with her, but had a feeling that she would come back…

Face down in the dirt she said "This doesn't hurt"

She said "I finally had enough"…

How was it???? Tell me please!