Fandom: The Young Riders.
Characters: Ike McSwain
Word Count: 184
Summary: Time seems to drag by when you’re waiting.
Tick. Tock. Slowly, I breathe in, breathe out. I sit and stare out the window, through the bars at the busy street. I am so sure I’m doing the right thing. I must do it. Its like Teaspoon said self respect goes all the way to the bone. Doing the right thing will help me keep my self respect; help me preserve my pride, my dignity as well.
Tick. Tock. I listen to the clock as it counts the seconds. Waiting, watching, praying as time slowly drifts past me.
Each tick sounds as loud as a gunshot, every breath burns. I’m torn by fear. I need to do what’s right, but I stand to lose my best friend if I do. I might as well pull the trigger. If I don’t do what I know he’d want me to do could I live with myself? I know what Buck would say to me, I must follow my heart…but my heart doesn’t know the way to go right now.
Tick. Tock. Slowly, the hours pass me by but I still have hours left to go.