Title: Goodbye, My Love
Music: "Carry You Home", James Blunt
Sam was the first to get there, right followed by the others. The place was empty, except by Beth, still sitting on the chair, bleeding.
"Beth!", Sam yelled, running towards her. She was barely alive. "It's okay; I'm here", he said softly, undoing the straps and laying her onto the floor carefully.
Mick, Gina and Prophet got into the room and Gina soon stepped back, trying not to cry. Prophet knelt by her side and hold her hand, while Sam tear a piece of his shirt off and pressed against her wound. Even trying to stay strong, Beth let out a low groan of pain, confirming what anyone wanted to believe.
Strong as you were…
"Come on, boss… Hang on there, ok?", Prophet said. "The ambulance's on the way".
"I… I don't think I'm gonna make it", Beth said with a shaky voice.
"Don't say that. You're a strong woman, Beth", Sam pressed her wound a little harder.
She groan quietly. "Just promise me you'll take care of them".
Gina came closer. "Beth, please…"
"Would you do us a favor, Gina? Just kiss Mick someday".
She couldn't help but smile. "Only if you be there to see it".
"Come on, Beth… You can't leave us!", Mick said, moving forward.
"Where the hell's that ambulance?", Gina screamed, starting to cry.
Beth closed her eyes gently. Sam panicked. "Beth… Come on, baby; stay with me!"
Tender you go…
Everybody looked at Sam; even Beth opened her eyes. She couldn't be more astonished.
"That's right… I love you, Beth. Please, don't leave me", Sam hold her hand.
"I love you too. I just couldn't take that to the grave, could I?", she smiled softly.
"I'm so sorry".
"Don't be", she squeezed his hand lightly.
"I can't"; her voice barely came out.
I'm watching you breathing for the last time.
Sam carefully pulled her closer to his body and hold her tight, in an unsuccessful attempt of keeping her alive. Looking at her, he tried hard to avoid the tears, but he couldn't; when a single tear dropped down his cheek, she quickly washed it away. She smiled softly and he just stared at her. Nothing he could say or do would change what was about to happen. And she knew that too. Beth gently closed her eyes and Sam felt his heart start to separate.
And someone's little girl was taken from the world tonight… Under the Stars and the Stripes.
Silence. Prophet, not being able to take his eyes off of Sam and Beth, crawled back until his back touch the wall. Gina's mouth dropped open; she still couldn't believe. Mick was ready to punch the wall, when Gina left the room; reluctantly, he went after her. Prophet got up and slowly left, with a thousand things running through his mind. Sam stayed still until the ambulance arrive. He kissed her forehead and touched her face for the last time. Then, what he feared most: he watched her go.
A song for your heart; but when it is quiet, I know what it means and I'll carry you home.