Desmond was sitting by the parachutist's unconscious body, his legs drawn up to his chest as Kali handed him a bottle of water. He quickly downed half the contents of the bottle, his hands shaking as he did so. Whatever he had seen in his latest vision, it must have been bad. Cautiously, Kali reached out to place her hand on his tanned arm, causing him to flinch.

"You said we made a mistake coming here. What did you mean?" Kali questioned.

"I...I can't..." Desmond stuttered, as he scrunched his eyes shut.

"Was it about me?" Charlie asked, earning a sharp shake of Desmond's head.

"Me?" Kali inquired, watching how Desmond went still.

"What did you see?" Kali insisted, as he ran a hand down his face.

"You don't want to know. Trust me" He muttered, tensely.

"Desmond-" Kali began, when the parachutist's eyes suddenly shot open, a loud gasp leaving her lips.

Kali was by her side in an instant, as the older woman's eyes darted around, trying to push herself up, but screeching in pain as blood began to drip down from the wound to her chest. Kali pushed her back down to the forest floor, knowing she needed to give herself time to heal.

"Hey, it's okay. You're alright. You've been hurt, you need to stay still" Kali told her.

"Where am I?!" The woman cried.

"Well, we don't exactly...know" Kali admitted, causing the woman to frown.

"You're on an Island. Are you here to rescue us? Are there more of you? Can you make your phone work?" Hurley blurted out, as Kali gave him a look.

"Who are you?" The parachutist questioned, reaching down to clutch her chest.

"Hugo Reyes. I crashed here on Oceanic Flight 815. A bunch of us survived. Is that why you're here? Were you looking for us?" Hurley pushed.

"815? Flight 815? The one from Sydney?...No, that's not possible..." She trailed off, a disturbed expression on her face.

"Yeah, I know. It wasn't easy, but we found food, and a hatch-" Hurley started, but the woman quickly cut him off.

"No, Flight 815 they...they found the plane. There were no survivors. They were all dead" She announced, as the group shared a concerned look.

"...I'm pretty sure we'd know if we were dead, mate" Kali huffed, after a few moments of tense silence.

"You sure about that?" Charlie murmured.

"What's your name?" Kali asked, dismissing Charlie's remark.

"Naomi. Naomi Dorrit" The woman answered.

"How did you get here?" Kali went on.

"I'm part of a search-and-recovery team" Naomi exclaimed, as Kali opened her mouth to question her further, but Hurley cut her off.

"Did they find the whole plane or just...you know, some of it?" Hurley insisted, in a nervous tone.

"No. They found the entire plane off the coast of Bali. In an ocean trench four miles deep. They sent down cameras in these little robots to survey the wreck. The bodies were all there" Naomi explained.

"Sounds like a rip-off of the Titanic" Kali mumbled, making Sawyer snort.

"I know one scene we can recreate later" He smirked, as she nudged him in the stomach.

"Hold up, why have you watched Titanic?" Kali frowned.

"Kate Winslet" Sawyer shrugged.

"...She is pretty hot-" Kali agreed, as Desmond let out a loud cough.

"Could we get back to the part where you might all be dead?" Desmond exclaimed.

"So if you weren't looking for us, then who were you looking for?" Charlie inquired.

"Him" Naomi confessed, gesturing to a shocked Desmond.

"My company was hired by a woman named Penelope Widmore. I don't know why, I never met her. She gave us a set of coordinates. We'd be conducting a differential GPS grid search ever since" Naomi went on, as Desmond looked like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders.

"She...she's still looking for me" He smiled.

"We were given coordinates in the middle of the bloody ocean. We thought it was a fool's errand. 'Til three days ago. I was flying back for the freighter we have off the coast when all of a sudden the clouds cleared and I saw land. The instruments started spinning, I realized I was going down, so...I grabbed my chute and I bailed" Naomi explained, as Kali's eyes narrowed.

All of a sudden, she was throwing a wad of gauze towards the woman's face, who caught it instantly, her reflexes impressive considering she was so injured. Kali quirked an eyebrow at the woman, her suspicions beginning to grow.

"What did you say your job was?" Kali asked.

"I'm just a mercenary" Naomi shrugged, dismissively.

"You've got some pretty good reflexes for 'just a mercenary'" Kali pointed out, crossing her arms.

"What does that mean?" Naomi huffed.

"It means I don't trust you" Kali retorted, as Naomi's lips turned into a sly smirk.

"Remind me not to rescue you, mate" Naomi muttered, as Kali ushered the group to follow her out of hearing distance from the stranger, on the other side of the clearing.

"She seems pretty legit to me" Charlie stated.

"If something seems too good to be true, it's because it usually is" Kali suggested, as Sawyer nodded in agreement.

"If she can get us off this island, then I don't care" Charlie insisted, as Kali raised her arms out in exasperation.

"Charlie, we don't even know who really sent her!" Kali pointed out.

"Well, you would say that, wouldn't you?" Desmond murmured, under his breath.

"What?" Kali scoffed.

"You're not exactly racing to get off this island, are you, Kali?" Desmond pushed, watching her go still.

"...The hell does that mean?" Sawyer frowned.

"Nothing" Kali murmured.

"얘들아 (yaedeul-a)" Jin exclaimed, in a panicked tone, but was quickly cut off by Desmond.

"Nothing? Really?" Desmond pushed, his eyes boring into Kali's.

"Why are you pissed at me all of a sudden?" Kali frowned, as Desmond shook his head.

"Because this is what you do! You're ignoring what's really important and it's going to get you..." Desmond trailed off, running a hand over his face.

"그는 여기있다! (geuneun yeogiissda!)" Jin cried, patting Kali's arm, who shrugged him off.

"Not now, Jin. Going to get me what?" Kali insisted, as Desmond clenched his jaw.

"You're right. Maybe we shouldn't believe this woman" Desmond announced, confusing the entire group.

"What?! But she's with Penny! She's your way back to her!" Charlie pointed out.

"I'm not the only person that matters on this island!" Desmond snapped, as Kali opened her mouth to question him, when Jin suddenly cut her off.

"Gun!" Jin shouted, as they all whipped around to face him.

Kali's eyes widened when she looked past him towards Naomi, her heart stopping for a second when she saw a familiar figure looming over her. She stayed frozen to the spot, only her lips seeming able to move.

"Ken?" She gaped, as her brother's eyes flickered over to her.

His blue eyes darkened a moment later, as he clenched his jaw, a strange expression on his face. Kali took a step forward, ready to question him when a loud bang had her footsteps faltering. Not just any sound...a gunshot, she realised. Her hands flew to her mouth as she looked down to see blood pouring out of Naomi's chest, and a gun in her brother's steady hand. Naomi choked as the red substance began to coat her lips, a pleading sound leaving them.

"Don't-" Kali screeched, when Ken moved his arm up, and another gunshot rang out through the jungle.

Hurley let out a strangled scream from behind her, as they watched Naomi go still, a bullet wound now clear on her forehead. Kali was shaking when her brother turned to her, his gun kept close to his side, a grimace on his lips.

He had killed their only chance of leaving the island.

"...I had to, Kal. I had no choice" He announced, as she looked at him in disbelief.

"You just murdered a defenceless woman, how can you fucking say that?!" Kali argued, as Sawyer suddenly grabbed her arm, pulling her behind him.

It took her a few seconds to realise his reasoning, but it soon became clear when he flinched as Ken took a step forward. He was scared they would be next. Kali had rarely ever seen him afraid, but from the way he was still clutching onto her arm, she could tell in that moment he was terrified of what could happen.

"I'm not gonna' hurt anyone, okay?" Ken exclaimed, as he unloaded his gun, the bullets dropping onto his palm.

"It's a bit late for that, don't you think?" Sawyer spat out.

"You bastard, you've killed us all" Charlie muttered, with a glare.

"Actually, I just saved you all. You're welcome" Ken retorted, taking a step back, looking like he was about to retreat.

"Why did you do this? You're the one who bloody told me to find that woman!" Desmond blurted out, as they all turned to look at him in confusion.

"Didn't know where she was going to crash, did I? But you did...all I had to do was follow your trail..." Ken explained, as Desmond shook his head.

"You used me" Desmond snapped.

"I've been doing it all my life, brother" Ken shrugged, watching as Desmond's hands balled into fists.

"I'm sorry, but what the fuck is going on here? You two know each other?" Kali pushed.

"I thought I understood you...but I guess I was wrong" Desmond muttered, with a look of disgust.

"She wasn't who you think she was, alright? It's-" Ken cut himself off as he descended into a violent coughing fit.

He twisted around, coughing into his hand, eyes widening when he saw specks of blood now coating his palm. Taking a breath, he wiped at his lips and turned back around, noticing the way Kali's eyes had narrowed.

"...It's happening to you too, isn't it? Nose bleeds, numbness..." Kali trailed off, causing her brother to tense.

"It won't matter soon" Ken told her, taking a few steps back, confusing her further.

"Don't follow me" He warned, before stumbling out of the clearing and disappearing into the jungle.

"Should we like...go after him?" Hurley inquired.

"What's the point? He's already done enough damage" Kali sighed, her gaze laying on Naomi's dead body.

"So, that's it? We just lost our ticket off this island?" Sawyer stated, as Kali pursed her lips, grabbing something from her backpack.

"Not quite" Kali smirked, pulling out the satellite phone that her brother didn't seem to be aware of.


They had buried Naomi's body a few hours later, guilt washing over them all as they covered her in the dirt. Could they have done anything to save her? Kali wasn't sure if it was her being bias, but she felt her brother must have a good reason for killing Naomi. But if that was the case, she wasn't sure if they should try to fix the woman's satellite phone. On top of everything else, on the trek back to camp, it became clear that Desmond was avoiding her. More than that, he kept glancing at her with a strange look in his eyes. Whatever he had seen, it must have been playing in his head over and over again. They arrived back at camp two days later, after the sun had already set and most of the camp was asleep. The group went their separate ways, almost in a daze. Sawyer and Kali settled down to get a few hours of sleep but all they did was toss and turn.

"Can't sleep?" Sawyer murmured, eyes flickering down to Kali whose head was lying on his bare chest.

"It just feels like everything we do...it always ends up meaning nothing" Kali pointed out, as he wrapped his arm around her waist.

"Hey, we're gonna' get off this island. Start a new life. A better one" Sawyer insisted, as she bit her lip.

"I think we should tell Sayid. About the satellite phone. He'll know how to fix it" Kali pointed out, a few moments later.

"What about the others?" Sawyer inquired, as Kali shook her head.

"Not yet. We don't want to get people's hopes up" Kali suggested, as Sawyer let out a yawn.

"Alright. I gotta' pee" Sawyer exclaimed, pushing himself into a sitting position and reaching for his gun.

"I'll come with" Kali told him, grabbing her shoes, as Sawyer quirked an eyebrow.

"Can't stand to be away from me, huh?" Sawyer teased, leaning forward to press a soft kiss to her lips.

"What can I say, you're just irresistible..." Kali trailed off, nipping at his bottom lip with her teeth.

"...And you've got no bullets in that gun. Someone's got to watch your back" Kali explained, as Sawyer's lips twitched into a smile, as he pulled a shirt over his head.

"What?" She questioned, noticing the look on his face.

"Just still getting used to having someone I can count on, is all" Sawyer shrugged, as he reached out to help pull her up, making her grin.

As they made their way out of the tent, they found Hurley and Jin were still up, attempting to have a conversation despite their language barrier. Sawyer nodded over to them as they approached, as Kali pulled the satellite phone out of her hoodie, handing it Hurley who quickly hid it in his pack.

"I was thinking we should tell Sayid about this" Kali suggested, making Hurley's forehead wrinkle.

"Wait, we're not gonna' tell the rest of the camp?" He pushed.

"You want Juliet finding out about this? We keep it quiet. For now at least-" Kali began, when a voice suddenly cut her off.

"What're you all doing up?" Jack announced, as they whipped around to face him.

"...Taking a leak" Sawyer replied, after a few moments.

"All four of you?" Jack frowned, quirking an eyebrow.

"Yep" Kali shrugged, as Jack's eyes narrowed.

"Really?" He asked, crossing his arms.

"You want to watch, Doc?" Sawyer smirked, making Kali snort.

With a shake of his head, Jack raised his arms up in mock defence and began to walk away, glancing at them again as he did so. They all let out a sigh of relief once he was in the distance, as Kali nudged Sawyer, thinking it was best if they weren't seen together for a little bit.

They made their way a few metres from camp, as Sawyer handed Kali his gun, walking towards some bushes as he unzipped his fly. The last thing they were expecting was to see Locke creeping out of the jungle, an irritatingly smug expression on his face. He soon began to spout a story about how he had kidnapped Ben, something which neither of them really believed.

"And you came all the way back here to tell us this because...?" Sawyer trailed off, as Kali kept the gun aimed at him.

"Because this is the same man who beat you both, humiliated you...killed you even" Locke explained, watching as Kali clenched her jaw.

"And I want you to kill him" Locke finished, as Kali let out a huff.

"You've got to be kidding me" She muttered, with a shake of her head.

"You want him dead, you kill him" Sawyer retorted.

"I'm not a murderer" Locke stated, simply.

"Neither am I!" Sawyer exclaimed.

"Except for the man you killed in Sydney. They got files on us, James. All of us" Locke told them, as Kali watched Sawyer go still, guilt flashing over his face for a split second, before he masked it.

"Yeah well, their file's got their facts wrong" He snapped.

"Then I made a mistake coming to you...please don't tell anyone that I was here" Locke mumbled, before turning around to walk away.

"Hey, stop!" Sawyer called after him, as he shared a look with Kali.

"Don't even think about it" Kali warned, as she could see Sawyer itching to follow the older man.

"What if he does have Ben? After everything he did to us, you know he deserves to die" Sawyer insisted.

"But you don't deserve to kill him, James! That's not you" Kali pointed out.

"We can't just let him get away" Sawyer retorted, before rushing off to follow Locke's trail.

"Well, this is gonna' end well" Kali muttered to herself, as she reluctantly followed close behind him.


"So, what else is in the files?" Sawyer inquired, as they continued their trek through the jungle.

"Not much. That your parents died when you were very young. But it doesn't say why your father shot your mother or why he turned the gun on himself...that must have been hard for you" Locke announced, as Sawyer's feet faltered, a devastated expression on his face.

His parents' deaths still clearly weighed on his heart, and Locke must have known that. Kali bit down the anger she felt boiling inside of her, as Sawyer forced himself to start walking again, glaring at Locke's back.

"What else?" Sawyer questioned.

"High school transcripts. Uh, criminal record. All the con jobs you were arrested for. I guess that's why you use an alias, huh? Why did you choose the name Sawyer—" Locke began, but Sawyer quickly cut him off, hitting him over the head with his gun.

As Locke fell to the ground, Sawyer shoved him onto his back, grabbing the hunting knife attached to his waist and holding it to his neck. Kali tensed as she saw the murderous look in his eyes, not sure what to do.

"How stupid do you think I am, huh?! I've already been conned by Ben once. Think I'm just gonna' follow you through the jungle!" Sawyer exclaimed, bringing the blade closer to his neck.

"James, please, you have to, you have to trust me" Locke insisted.

"Why the hell should we? You're out for yourself, Locke. You always have been" Kali pointed out, coming to loom over the pair.

"Why did you come back to get us?" Sawyer questioned.

"I had to" Locke replied.

"Why me?! Why won't you do it yourself?" Sawyer pushed, growing angrier by the second.

"James, please!" Locke all but sobbed.

"Don't call me James! Why won't you do it yourself?" Sawyer growled, nicking his neck with the sharp blade.

"Because I can't! I can't! I can't do it! That's why I came back for you" Locke cried, as tears began to well in his eyes.

Sawyer slowly pulled the knife away from the older man's neck, pushing himself to his feet, as Kali came to stand beside him. Did that mean Locke had tried to kill Ben? Why was he so convinced they would be able to do what he couldn't?

"I'll go to wherever you got him, but then we're bringing him back to our camp. I ain't killing nobody, you understand me?" Sawyer muttered, as Locke pushed himself onto his knees.

"You'll change your mind. When you hear what he has to say. You'll change your mind" Locke told them.

"You're wrong. You don't know who we are...so stop fucking acting like it" Kali spat out, grabbing Sawyer's hand and pulling him towards the direction they had been heading.

"...What if he's right?" Sawyer sighed, after a few seconds.

"Hey, don't let him get into your head" Kali insisted, squeezing his hand.

"I'm a killer. I killed someone who didn't deserve it...I just keep making the same mistakes over and over—" Sawyer started, but she was quick to cut him off.

"You are not that person anymore. None of us are who we were off this island, okay?" Kali pushed.

"I hope you're right" He murmured, holding her hand a little tighter.

"I'm your girlfriend, remember...that means I'm always right" She pointed out, earning a small smile from him.


It was getting late by the time they finally reached their destination, a large ship that had somehow been wrecked in the middle of the jungle. It had clearly been there for some time if the vines and roots that grew around the vessel were anything to go off. Kali and Sawyer stayed close to each other as they entered the ship, still expecting an ambush at any point. Locke told them about how he thought it was a slave ship, skeletons littered around the inside making Kali grimace. The air was tense with something she couldn't put her finger on. A sharp cry from inside the brig had both their heads snapping up, as Locke opened the door, which had been locked from the outside.

"We're not killing him" Sawyer insisted, as Locke gave him a smug look.

"Whatever you say, James" He replied, ushering them inside.

Sawyer walked through the doorway, quickly spotting a man tied to a pillar, a hood over his head. He let out a muffled shout when he heard someone approaching, likely gagged under the hood. Kali quirked an eyebrow at Locke, who was still hovering in the doorway.

"After you" She exclaimed, watching his jaw clench.

"Ladies first" He retorted, making her huff.

Just as she opened her mouth to reply, he suddenly grabbed a chunk of wood on top a nearby barrel and struck her in the head, causing her to fall forward into the brig. Sawyer caught her before she could stumble to the floor, but it gave Locke the opportunity to slam the door shut behind them.

"Son of a bitch" She muttered, holding onto Sawyer to keep her upright.

"What the hell are you doing?! Open the damn door!" Sawyer yelled, slamming his free hand on the wood, his other still wrapped around Kali.

When he got no reply from the other side, he turned his attention to Kali, eyes widening when he saw a line of blood running down her forehead. He was quick to wipe it away with the back of his hand, moving to then cup her cheek, the concern written all over his features.

"You okay?" He asked, as she slowly nodded.

"Yeah, just need to sit down for a second" She replied, as he helped lower her onto a nearby barrel.

The hooded man continued screaming, thrashing against his bonds, and distracting Sawyer from his priority at that moment. He called over for the man to shut up, but he wouldn't listen, his screaming growing louder.

"I said shut up!" Sawyer insisted, ripping the hood from his head.

A stranger stared back at him, his hair white, eyes full of confusion. He certainly wasn't Ben, so why had Locke kidnapped him?

"Who the hell are you?" Sawyer questioned.


Kali had a rag pressed to her head wound as she watched Sawyer threaten to shoot John through the door, but the man called his bluff, realising they were no bullets in the weapon. Sometimes Locke was too smart for his own good. Their attention quickly fell onto their fellow prisoner. Kali avoided looking in the man's eyes, feeling uneasy whenever she did so.

"Guess I didn't raise no dummies" The man chuckled.

"The hell's that mean?" Sawyer inquired.

"It means that bald-headed bastard outside the door is my son" He explained, as Kali's eyes nearly popped out of her head.

"Come again?" Sawyer gaped.

"My son. As in I'm his father. You do speak English?" He mocked, much to Kali's annoyance.

"And you're the one tied up, I wouldn't forget that if I were you" Kali pointed out.

"How did you get here, to the Island?" Sawyer pushed, clearly hoping to find some magical answer that could get them all back home.

"Island? OK. I'm driving down I-10 through Tallahassee when bam, somebody slams into the back of my car. I go right into the divider at 70 miles an hour. The next thing I know, the paramedics are strapping me to a gurney, stuffing me into the back of an ambulance, and one of them actually smiles at me as he pops the IV in my arm. And then, nothing. Just, black. And the next thing I know I wake up in a dark room tied up, gag in my mouth, and when the door opens, I'm looking up at the same man I threw out a window, John Locke. My dead son" He told them, as Kali's mouth went slack.

"You...you pushed him out of a window?" Kali questioned, in disbelief.

"He survived didn't he? Might have lost his legs, but hey, no big loss really" The man shrugged, as Kali looked at him with disgust.

"Jesus, and I thought I had a shitty dad" She muttered.

"They found the plane on the bottom of the ocean. Flight 815. One minute I'm in a car wreck, and the next minute I'm in a pirate ship in the middle of the jungle. It's a bit hot for heaven, don't you think?" The man grinned, almost manically.

"You think we're in hell?" Sawyer scoffed.

"If this isn't hell, then where are we?" The man went on, as they realised they couldn't answer that either.

"Why did you throw Locke out a window?" Sawyer inquired, after a few moments.

"He was becoming a nuisance. I conned him into giving me one of his kidneys. He never got over it" He explained, as Kali shook her head, ruefully.

"You tried to kill your son because he was, what? Getting in your way?" She gaped, as the man shrugged again.

"I never said I was going to win any father of the year awards" He dismissed.

"No wonder you think we're in hell" Kali huffed, noticing how Sawyer had suddenly gone very still.

"You conned him?" Sawyer frowned.

"Yes sir, conned" The man replied, as Sawyer clenched his jaw.

"What's your name?" Sawyer asked, as Kali slowly realised why he had become so tense.

It couldn't be.

"A conman goes by many names, friend. I've been Alan Seward, Anthony Cooper, Ted MacLaren, Tom Sawyer, Louis Jackson, Paul—" Sawyer cut him off quickly, his eyes narrowed.

"Tom Sawyer" Sawyer exclaimed, anger brewing in his voice.

"I was young and Huck Finn was taken. And the ladies loved that one. Made me charming" He told them, as Kali stood up, inching closer to Sawyer.

"Well, how about that...Sawyer's my name, too" He snapped, as Kali turned to the locked door, knowing all hell was about to break loose.

"Let us out of here, Locke! Right now!" She insisted, slamming her fist against the door.

"You ever been to Jasper, Alabama?" Sawyer questioned, in a low tone.

"Why? Don't tell me I'm your daddy..." He trailed off, with a sick grin.

"No. You killed my daddy" Sawyer told him, as the grin on the older man's face instantly faltered.

Kali watched as Sawyer slowly pulled the letter out of his pocket. The one to Mr Sawyer. The one he had kept with him every day for as long as he could remember. He handed it to Locke's father, the man's shackles rattling as he took a closer look.

"Read it" Sawyer exclaimed, his face contorted in pain.

"Dear Mr Sawyer...what is this?" Locke's father frowned.

"Just read it" Sawyer insisted, as Kali came to stand by his side, reaching out wrap her hand around his.

"You don't know who I am, but I know who you are. And I know what you done. You had sex with my mother, and then you stole my dad's money all away, so he got angry and he killed my mother, and then he killed himself...blah blah blah blah" Locke's father finished, causing Sawyer to grit his teeth.

"So what? Is this supposed to be you, you wrote this letter? Hey, wait a second. Did you take my name because you were on some kind of revenge kick?" The man grinned, as Kali wanted to do nothing more than hit him in his smug face.

"Keep reading" Sawyer ordered.

"Easy, easy, don't get all worked up. Look, I ran that con two dozen times. If your mother was one of the—" Locke's father was cut off by Sawyer, tears welling in his eyes.

"Mary. Her name was Mary" Sawyer replied, his voice thick with emotion.

"Mary from Jasper, Alabama. Yeah, I remember her. She practically begged me to take her thirty-eight thousand dollars and to rescue her from her sorry little life. In fact, she begged for a lot of things—" Locke's father was cut off once again, as Kali lunged forward, grabbing the man's hair and slamming his head into the pillar.

"Watch your fucking mouth" Kali seethed, shoving his head against the pillar one last time before pulling back.

"You finish the letter" Sawyer warned him.

"Look, I only took her money. It ain't my fault your dad overreacted. If he pulled the old murder suicide, then I'm sure he's down here somewhere. Er, maybe you could take this up with him" Locke's father suggested, as Sawyer practically shook with anger.

"Finish it!" Sawyer yelled, even making Kali jump, having never heard him so angry before.

Before either of them could stop him, Locke's father had started to tear the letter up, every rip causing Sawyer's fury to grow. His hands were balled so tightly into fists that his fingernails had cut into his palm, as Kali had a similar reaction. The man didn't deserve to live. Sawyer's eyes flickered over to hers for a split second, just as a tear rolled down his cheek, as if asking for permission. She gave a subtle nod, and then Sawyer was lunging forward, using the chains around Locke's father to wrap around his neck.

"You want to go to hell? You want to go to hell?!" Sawyer screamed, as he began to strangle the other man.

Kali forced herself to watch as the man who caused his parents death slowly died himself, his eyes bulging, hands trying to grab at his attacker. Sawyer let out a cry as he tugged at the chains harder and harder until Locke's father suddenly went still, and fell forward. Sawyer let his dead body drop to the ground, his breath coming out in short pants. Tears now covered his cheeks, agony etched over his features. The door began to creak open and Locke walked through, giving Sawyer a sad nod, who then fell to his knees. He let out a stuttery breath, dropping his head to the floor.

"Thank you" Locke exclaimed, as Kali all but snarled at him.

Suddenly, she was lunging forward, striking him in the face, causing him to stumble back a step. His hand went to his lip, wiping away a drop of blood where she had split the skin. He had the sense to look afraid as she grabbed his chin, rage burning behind her eyes.

"You're a coward. Weak. No matter what you do, that's never gonna' change. I want you to remember that" Kali spat out.

"I had to…" Locke trailed off, as Kali had to stop herself from hitting him again.

"I swear to God, if you ever do anything to hurt him again, I will kill you without a second thought. Do you understand me?" Kali snapped, as Locke averted his eyes to the ground, before nodding.

"Get out of here" Kali muttered, shoving him away.

She then turned back towards Sawyer who was still sobbing on the floor, and wrapped her arms around him, bringing his body close to hers. He laid his head on her chest, gripping onto her arm, still shaking.

"It's okay. It's over. It's all over, James" Kali soothed, pressing a kiss to his hairline.