This is a scene after Lucita goes through a sequence after her cousin, Carmen, is killed in front of her.
To build background, the night of the death, Carmen wanted to go out to buy yet another pack of cigarettes and asked Lucita for money. Lucita always refused to give Carmen money for that, but since her Tía (aunt) was out working, Carmen was pushing Lucita for it since Tía wasn't around. But she finally gets ticked off to give in and give Carmen what she begged for.
When Carmen goes, government soldiers start coming, drunk. After Carmen purchases her precious cigarettes, one of the soldiers tries to taunt her to give them to him, but she refuses, afraid.
Neighbors run away from the soldiers quietly and Lucita sees them running the same path Carmen went to. She asks them what happened and they tell her about Carmen being assaulted by the soldiers. She runs over there in panic
Meanwhile, Robby Jenkins is with his buddies and they stumbled upon the sight behind dense bushes. When Carmen keeps refusing, the soldier grabs onto her and threatens to kill her. Robby, inexperienced at being a soldier, is eager to have justice, but the others tell him not to because they were outnumbered anyway.
Right before the soldier pulls the trigger, Lucita lunges at him in time, making him break loose of Carmen and she staggers away, but he pushes Lucita away and shoots Carmen before she could ever get away. She is instantly killed.
Lucita is severely traumatized at the sight and has a gun pointed at her by the soldier. Right then, Robby isn't risking another life taken away and he lunges at the soldier. He and his comrades shoot at a few of the participating soldiers. Unfortunately, the soldier responsible for the death flees with some men.
The last thing Robby sees is Lucita violently crying over her cousin's dead body.
As days pass after Carmen's funeral, Lucita feels deep depression and more loneliness since Carmen was all she had close to her. She even feels severe guilt because it was her who gave Carmen the money for cigarettes when she often refused to do it. She feels the death is her fault. After some hard thinking, she decides she really wants to leave her country once and for all.
Imagine this with this song by Two Steps From Hell[link]
Lucita and Sergeant (the black German shepherd there) belong to me.
Vanessa "Jazz" Jazmine