The gate closed behind them. It was too late, she knew it. How did they get here? Why did it have to end this way?
"Jamie, it's okay. They won't find us here."
She wanted to believe him. She tried to believe him. She couldn't. They corner they hid in was dark, damp, dirty. She didn't have to wait long.
As the latch opened on the outside gate, Sean starting shaking. He can't handle this, Jamie thought.
"We're going to die, aren't we?" he asked.
Jamie considered lying, but what would be the point? She put her arms around him and tucked her chin over his shoulder. She had to stand on her toes to do so. He'd grown so much over the past year..
"Yes. We are."
"I want mom and dad," Sean whispered. Tears stung her eyes Jamie's eyes and she held on tighter. Light began to appear as the gate behind them opened.
"Ricky! Ricky, they're in here!" Sean started to pull away from his sister, but Jamie wouldn't let him. If this was the end, they were going to spend it close, together. She heard Ricky walk up behind her. She refused to turn around. Sean's grip tightened, as he could see the man over her shoulder.
"I love you, sis."
"You too, kid." Jamie said. "You too."
Jamie didn't even hear the gun as Ricky fired.