Richie just lay there on the ground. Higgs had left the scene. Better for him, that bastard. But her son was unconscious on the floor. What monster would do such a thing? She knew the guilt would come later. It was brewing inside of her for a few days now. Now, it would explode. She should have protected them better.
"Oh god, Richie," she said as she knelt down besides her son. It took her a moment before she noticed the cuts, the blood and the tar. "Rhys..." she said with a shaking voice. Katherine couldn't believe what she saw.