Chapter 21CHAPTER 21:
"Juilliard. Juilliard, wake up!"
I came to with Pip and Pandora looking down on me. Trying to sit up proved a failure as Pip gently pushed me back down.
"Juilliard, you'd best stay down for a while longer."
"When we blew up the wall, the burst was a bit stronger than we expected and you were hit by a rock. You weren't badly injured, but you blacked out for some time. Are you sore anywhere?"
I touched my ribs and winced as a sharp pain spread from the spot I touched. "Just my ribs. They're a little painful."
"They're just bruised," Pandora replied. "We already checked for broken bones and the likes."
"It's pretty sore… Do you know how long it'll be like this?"
"There's no telling. Bruised ribs can take any amount of time to heal. You should be better in a week or so, though."
"Mmm… Does anyone know if Mige is alright?"
Pandora and Pip exchanged a slight glance and their lack of immediate response gave me the answer I needed. It was obvious Mige hadn't
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