Untitled: Chapter 9CHAPTER 9: In my first week without my mother I spent a few nights with a particularly sane Traveller clan. There was one Traveller with whom I couldn't seem to warm up to and I didn't know why, but I just never felt comfortable around him. He looked different than every other Traveller I'd ever come across. Most Travellers appear a little sloppy looking, some look simple minded like my father, most are very good looking although you usually can't tell because of all the grime they're covered in. This one was too clean, too brainwashed like the rest of the world.
I told their leader about my fears, which ended up being investigated to an extent, and it turned out that the strange man wasn't a Traveller at all, but a spy set on the innocent people by the Superiors.
The Superiors have a fairly dense fear of the Travellers, but occasionally they infiltrate even those they fear most. The clan I'd been with killed the spy, but two other spies were still in existence in other clans. Neither
Welcome to HellI sat there, listening to the overwhelming silence as we waited for the jury to come back from their intermission. I could feel the tension of each and every person seated behind me. Even my sister was allowed to come this time, this was a true rarity since she was so young when it all happened.Welcome to Hell3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
After what seemed like a lifetime, the jury was brought back in. They seemed to inch toward their seats and slowly prepared the papers to be read regarding the sentence.
Finally, we heard the timid voice of Jaron Brandau, one of my closest childhood friends, "We the Jury have found the Defendant to be " The juror's voice cracked. He paused and cleared his throat as if to say he didn't agree with the decision, almost as if he were trying to stall the end. All I could hear was the pounding of my heart as I waited to hear the results of this trial, my trial.
It had all happened so quickly. One moment I was having the time of my life and the next I was being taken to jail for murdering