Fear gripped their body and nearly overcame Reginald. “Bones, stop it,” he hissed when it threatened to take him too. “Stop it now,” he ordered. “You listen to me. I’m here to help you and I will. You need to be careful, I get that now. I do. I swear, I’ll protect you from what’s inside, okay? I see it now, I do.”
“You see it?” The anguish that Reginald saw what was inside him, brought the giant man to his knees with shame. “Don’t look, Reginald. I’m sorry. I’m not good like you. You’re good, Reggie. I need you.”
“You got me.” Reginald held an arm around his shoulder, tight. “We can do this, me and you. That’s why I’m here, remember?”
“I don’t need a life,” Bones croaked. “I’m okay with nothing.” The pleading in his tone to not make him live, suffocated Reginald with the urge to free him.
“Alright Bones. We’ll leave it. We’ll leave it alone.”