Chapter 5 of Stealer
The man rushed over to Zeipher who was lying unmoving in the moonlight. He dropped his gun and picked up the beautiful girl, carefully picking up her bow which had been dropped. He took her to the hospital and stayed with her through the whole thing.
The crushing moment came when Zeipher opened her eyes and said to the man "keep my family alive". And then she was gone. A single tear ran down the old man's pale cheek then he turned and walked out of the room without looking back, vowing to complete Zeipher's last wish. And he did, her family lived with him for the rest of their lives. And the man hoped he had competed the task faithfully.