“What Can The Sheriff Do?” Asked Terry

August 9, 2013 by Brittani888  
Published in Motherhood

"What can the Sheriff do?" asked Terry.

Just then, Izumi said something from the bedroom that no one could hear.

"I’ll go to her," volunteered Abby, leaving the three men to talk.

"What’s going on?" asked Izumi, as her daughter walked into the room.

When Abby told her what had happened at the supermarket, the mother sighed heavily.

"What’s Jake going to do?" she asked.

"I don’t know," replied Abby, shaking her head sadly.

“What can the Sheriff do?” asked Terry.

Just then, Izumi said something from the bedroom that no one could hear.

“I’ll go to her,” volunteered Abby, leaving the three men to talk.

“What’s going on?” asked Izumi, as her daughter walked into the room.

When Abby told her what had happened at the supermarket, the mother sighed heavily.

“What’s Jake going to do?” she asked.

“I don’t know,” replied Abby, shaking her head sadly.

“It’ll be all right, Abby,” comforted Jake, as he walked into the room. “What did you pick

up at the store?” he asked, with a smile that told her he was trying to be brave.

“Just some things for the camp out,” replied Abby, not much in the mood for small talk.

“Mom,” said Jake, going to the side of the bed so he could talk to Izumi, “Uncle Eric

won’t hurt Abby. He’s here because of me– not her.”

“Is he dangerous?” asked Izumi, frankly.

“No, he’s never hurt me physically,” replied Jake, shaking his head. “Uncle Eric may be a

lot of things, but I don’t believe he’s dangerous. It’s probably the only positive thing I can

say about him.”

“Then why is he here?” asked John, entering the room with Terry.

Jake looked at Abby.

“Because he wants to punish me,” he answered, knowingly.

“For what?” cried Abby.

“For killing his brother,” replied Jake, simply.

“He didn’t look angry at you back at the courthouse,” recalled Abby.

“That’s not Uncle Eric’s way,” explained Jake, with a pained face. “When I killed my

father, Uncle Eric told me I was still his favorite nephew. But, in the next breath, he

promised me that I would never find peace or happiness because of what I had done to

his brother. I expect that when he saw Abby, Uncle Eric was afraid that his prediction

wasn’t going to come true.” Jake looked wistfully at Abby and faintly smiled. “He was

right to be concerned. I’ve never been happier in my entire life, than I am right now.”

In spite of herself, Abby returned Jake’s smile

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