He felt awkward, standing there holding someone's rifle, unsure if Zeke was a danger to them or to himself. He glanced at Anna. When he looked back at Zeke, he saw that Zeke too was staring at her. There were tears in his eyes.
"How is she?" were the words Zeke tried to say, but they came out as a meaningless, guttural sound which burned his throat. He tried again, pointing at Anna
Old Ma Cody tried to answer him, but her tears returned and she hid her face in her hands. Zeke looked at Clint and wailed loudly.