Guns, a necessary evil

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Clarke helped Bellamy sit down and looked over to see if there were any wounds but luckily the wounds only came last time and she sighed seating in front of him. “How did you know?” he asked her and she looked at him. “I didn’t. When the hallucination stopped, it was in time for me to see him leaving and then when I checked, I noticed he ended up taking the rifle you were using and well I just followed him and you know the rest.” She lied and he nodded believing her. “What did you see?” he asked.
“My Dad and my cell on the Ark. You?” she didn’t lie, it was what she saw the last time, she just didn’t specify. “Jaha. My mom.” He said to her and she nodded, it was different this time for him. “Well it is safe to say that we have gone nuts.” She joked and he laughed and so did she for a while before she turned serious. “Jaha won’t kill you or imprison you, not if you give him Shumway.” She said and he shook his head. “It won’t be enough, Clarke.” He said to her and she sighed. “Hey, haven’t I given you enough reason to trust me already?” she said to him and he nodded.
“Exactly. So do it, trust me. I’ve known Jaha my whole life, I know how to play him and I will get you a pardon.” She said firmly and he stared at her. “Does Wells know?” he asked her. “What? That you shot his Dad? Yeah, I told him but I also explained why you did it and I guess he understood. We all have done things to protect our family, he doesn’t hate you by the way and he would help you if you ever think you need it, he told me so himself.” She said to him and he scoffed. “He did?” he asked not believing her and she nodded.

“Yes, he did. Wells is a forgiving guy, he doesn’t really hate anyone. He gets angry like he did with you but he never hated you and even if he did, which he doesn’t, I am still his best friend, if I asked, he would help you but let’s leave him as a second option, for now trust me and you will be okay. Now, can you help me with the guns? I can’t carry them all by myself.” She said and they started working cleaning them. “Hey Clarke, can I ask you a question?” he said as they continued working and she looked up at him.

“Sure, go right ahead.” She said and he looked at her. “Why did you try to help me and Octavia that night of the party? You didn’t even know us.” He asked her and she shrugged, she couldn’t tell him the whole truth but she could tell him a few things. “Well, I didn’t know your sister or that she was a second child, though we had bumped into each other a few times and I saw you with Kane more times than not,” She said and he nodded before she continued, “Anyway, Octavia seemed like a nice person, a little naïve but I didn’t think she was dangerous and when Shumway who I know is a dickhead started harassing you guys, I just figured I could help.” She finished shrugging.

“Thank you.” He said to her and she looked at him. “Even if it didn’t help you or her that much?” She asked and he nodded at her. “Even if it didn’t help, you still tried, that’s more than anyone else would have done in your position. And you tried not only with Octavia, but you’re still trying to help me be better as well and I am thankful for that and for you saving my life just now.” He said to her and she smiled at him.

“You’re welcome. You’re a good person, Bellamy. You just need to stop making bad decisions. If you do that, you’ll be fine. And if you need me to remind you of the asshole you are acting as every once in a while, well, I will gladly do it until you don’t need me to do it anymore. But remember, I am not here to pat your head when you screw up. You screw up and you pay for it, that is how life is, here on the ground as well so keep that in mind and think more with your head and less with your heart some times. It might help you.” She said and he nodded.

They stayed quiet after that, finishing cleaning it up and tying as many rifles and getting as much ammo as they could which was pretty much the same amount as last time before they set on their way back to their camp. Clarke keeping an eye out, just in case Dax decided to be stupid and try to attack them as well but with a bullet in his arm and without a weapon with him besides his knife, she doubted he would come back and she was glad that he helped her get that part of her mission covered.

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