ER/Luka Kovac 035 Enraged
Title: In an Instant
Characters: Luka Kovac, Abby Lockhart
Word Count: 326
Summary: Luka loses control.
I wish I could say that I remembered everything that had happened that night, but I don't. We were walking on the Lakefront, Abby and I, talking about nothing, laughing, and then, I felt this blow to the back of my head and I fell. I must have lost consciousness, Abby says I did, I just know I was on the ground and a man was attacking Abby.
I don't know that I even thought about any risk to myself at that point, all I saw was Abby in danger and the potential that she might be killed. I guess I lost it, not guess, I know I lost it. I couldn't think about anything but stopping him, at any cost. I pulled him off of her and we started to fight and then.
How do I describe what was going through my head? I don't know why, but in that instant I remember thinking of how I hadn't been able to save my family, and I knew I had to do whatever it took to save Abby. I got so angry at him, how dare he put her life at risk...and when I slammed his head into the pavement, the sound.
I couldn't stop myself, over and over, his blood was everywhere, but as long as he was alive she was in danger. I could hear her telling me to stop but I couldn't, not while he could still hurt her. Then it was over, the rage gone as suddenly as it had taken over me.
Someone had called an ambulance, maybe it was Abby, his condition wasn't good, I had shattered his skull, but Abby was safe. I was in shock by then, I know I wasn't thinking straight, I guess I never had been, but, to know he was dying and that I was the one who was responsible.
How many more lives will be lost to my hands?