28. Her end
She shoved me so hard I hit the wall and fell to the ground. What the hell? We were doing great. Almost instantly I heard a gun go off. I knew right away what she had done.
"AMELIA!! NO!!"I yelled for her, but it was too late. She came crashing to the ground. Before she hit the ground, I lunged to catch her. I sat on the ground cradling her in my arms. I looked up to where Bruno was standing. He was aiming the gun at me now. "Don't even try you son of a bitch." I looked over to where Amelia's gun had hit the floor and picked it up. I aimed the gun at Bruno, and fired. Bruno fell to the ground. I heard nothing but the sound of his body smashing against the ground. I threw the gun across the diner and looked down to Amelia who was still laying limp in my arms.
"Amelia, I love you."
She smiled a weak smile as a single tear fell down her face.
"I love you too."
We sat there just smiling at each other until Amelia laughed weakly.
"So...we got that son of a bitch didn't we?"
"You bet your ass we did."
Amelia smiled weakly.
"I love you so much."
That did it. I started crying. As the tears streamed down my face, I could barely force out the one single word.
With that I saw a sparkle in her eyes that I had never seen before. Her body then went completely limp and she closed her eyes forever. I rocked her back and forth, crying like a baby. Dino walked over to where we were sitting and laid down beside her. He began to whine, and I knew he knew what had happened. Amelia sacrificed herself to save me, and I knew for sure that her death would not be in vain. I would hunt down Bruno's whole family, and any other drug cartel and take them down. There is no way in hell Amelia's death would go unavenged. Not while I'm still alive. And not while the hawk still flies.