"I'll do anything to save you," She whispered to her baby boy, as she laid him in the crib. "I know he's coming."
The baby just yawned in his sleep, and wrinkled his little noise.
"I love you so much." She whispered.
"Hush little baby, don't say a word," She laid her hand on his head, smoothing his hair across his forehead as she sung to him.
As she stared down at her baby, she felt tears sting her eyes. She tried to blink them away, but they just fell down her face, one by one, harder then the last.
"My precious little one." As her baby lay in his crib sleeping, she fell to the ground, enveloped in her own tears. Gut wrenching sob, after gut wrenching sob shook her body. She pulled her knees to her body, and buried her face into her lap.
"Step aside," The evil man commanded, and the girl just shook her head. "Step aside." He ordered. The girl, in fear, shook her head no.
"I won't let you hurt him!" The young mom exclaimed, but the man didn't care.
"Fine." He muttered darkly, and then, the woman was killed.
Killed to save her son, killed to protect what mattered most, killed so that she could protect her little one, the little one she loved so much.