By: Karen B.

Summary: E/O 100 word drabble. Word: Shoulder. Episode related: Heart

Happy Birthday 88Ivories ::: Who requested angst.

Disclaimer: By no means, the owner!

Hot silver entered Madison's chest, stopping her heart.

Wide, brown eyes, which could no longer see, stared at him as she started to fall.

Sam dropped his gun, took one rushed step, catching her in both arms and following her limp body to the carpet.

He'd done what he had to do, and she understood. She'd told him not to grieve, but grieve was all he could do.

"Sorry. I'm sorry," Sam whispered, not holding back his tears.

"It had to be done." A strong hand came to his shoulder.

Sam shook his head in agreement.

"You saved her, Sammy."