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Having gone through central booking, being fingerprinted, and tossed in a cell with all the other low life’s, I was finally called in front of the judge. I couldn’t wait to hear what the prosecutor would have to say about this crazy accusation. I had showed them my credentials, but since we were so covert, they looked at me like I was insane, and tossed me in jail, anyway.
I walked into the court room and stopped short. There she was, in a red dress, legs crossed and smiling in my direction. ~M! She had a wig on, but I knew it was her. She disguised herself as the prosecutor. Lord only knows what happened to the real one. I didn’t even want to think about it, knowing what had happened to Walt. I had no choice but to go with a public defender since I had no means of hiring another. Come to think of it, I didn’t even get my one phone call!! What an amazing set up. What a mastermind. After weeks of trying to put ~M away, she turned the tables on me. Seems my days as a free woman were numbered.
She presented her case to the judge, who kept a watchful eye on her legs. I couldn’t help thinking he wasn’t even paying attention to what she was saying. I didn’t stand a chance of getting the charges dropped. I needed a miracle, and fast. I shifted in my chair, and that drew the judge’s attention, if only for a brief moment. But long enough for someone to enter the back of the court room without being noticed. I noticed. It was Sarah C. I hadn’t seen her in years, only heard she had been in on the case earlier, with Walt. I waited, impatiently, to see what she was going to do.
By now, the judge was practically drooling all over himself. Seriously? My life was on the line here, hellloooo!!! Suddenly. Something whizzed by my head. And another. I ducked, not wanting to know what it was, only to avoid being killed, if it was a bullet. Then I saw. I had to laugh, but stifled myself. One by one, paper airplanes were flying about the court room. Now I remembered. Sarah C was notorious for distractions. Whenever someone needed one, they called her. Pretty soon, paper was flying all over the place. Some were even decorated. I think Sarah C has too much time on her hands.
This caused quite the commotion, people swatting at these planes, some getting nailed in the head. I imagine she had weighted the noses with something to make them fly better. Then I saw her from the corner of my eye, motion to me to run. She was giving me the chance to escape while everyone else was distracted! I made my way to the back of the court and high-tailed it out the doors. No one saw me leave, not even ~M, who seemed to be more worried about herself than anything else. The judge was hiding behind the bench. It was comical, like a Keystone Cops adventure.
Once I made it safely to the parking lot, Walt was there to pick me up. Seems he called in Sarah C to “bail” me out. We were even. We saved each other from the clutches of ~M. Now it was time to finally put her away for good.
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July Writing Prompt – She wore a red dress – Day 29/31
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