"You know, sometimes I prayed for her that she may live. Even though I know she saw me I prayed she would pull through. I didn't want her to die, didn't want her to. But she had to, you see? Just that one last death and everything would be ok again. After everything, one last death wasn't too much, was it?"
Sheriff Cole watched her intently. He didn't know what, but something was happening inside that head.
"Ma - " Zeke began.
"Sshh child. Ma is in charge here, you're safe now. You don't need to worry about anything any more."