Don't Talk to Strangers
Characters: Barrett, Marlene
Word Count: 100
Author's Notes: This is set after the gang's stint at that lovely desert prison. I noticed that Barrett kinda became distant from Marlene, which is what inspired this.
He couldn't look at his reflection in the mirror after what had happened in the desert. His long time friend... He was really gone this time. Even worst, he knew he'd never be able to look at Marlene the same. She was never his daughter to begin with, but in the time he had taken care of her, Barrett had psyched himself out to believe that she was, in a way.
"Daddy?" She said, tugging at his arm.
Tears in his eyes as he looked away from her innocent eyes. "Daddy told you not to talk to strangers. Run along."