ben x sammy


“You’re going to come later, Cassie?”
“You bet I am.”
I promised. Whatever happened. No. Matter. What.
That was all he needed to hear. He pushed the teddy bear into my chest. “For when you’re scared. But don’t leave him.”

“Of course you’re going to see me again, Nugget. I promise.”
“Don’t promise, don’t promise, don’t promise! Don’t promise anything ever, ever, ever!” His little face screwed up with rage.
“Some things you don’t have to promise. You just do.”
I reach into my pocket and pull out Sissy’s locket. Undo the clasp. I haven’t done that since I fixed it at Tent City. Circle broken. I draw it around his neck and hook the ends together. Circle complete.
“No matter what happens out there, I’ll come back for you,” I promise him.


favorite southland eps: 2.05 what makes sammy run?
veteran cops know better than to take work home with them. detective sammy bryant had to learn this again the hard way.

'You got to stop, man. You know what I'm talking about. You got to stop. Counseling hookers, beating up pimps. You think you're the first cop who's ever become emotionally attached to a victim or the only guy that's ever taken matters into his own hands and crossed the line? I've been in your shoes, and I know where it leads. Now please take my advice and stop. Tried to help her. You did your best. All right?'

anon asked ↦ ben/sammy | Just have fun, unplug. Or better yet, stay here with me. Hang out. We could play Monopoly. We could talk about each other’s feelings. Come on, man. God damn it, you won’t even fucking look at me! I didn’t just end up on patrol, man. I came back because I thought I could help younger officers. Now I feel like I failed you. Okay? I watched my partner get killed not five feet from me, all right? You think that I didn’t see red? I saw it for months. I went that close to the edge and I almost jumped. I get it. Let me help you work your way through it. I feel like I let you down.’


Sam realizing Andy told Nick everything… was heartbreaking. His face at the end was so deflated. You just KNOW he is thinking he is too late. He missed his chance. Because he *thinks* Andy and Nick are serious and maybe Andy loves him… Oh Sam, that is the FARTHEST thing from the truth. Andy can’t even admit she’s dating Nick. Please Sam, get it together and fight for your girl.