|Innocent until proven guilty
Author: Iggys-pyro-tribute-in-the-dark PM
Iggy: A 16 year old blind boy accused of rape and nothing in court is going right for him. Ella: The 16 year old daughter of Iggy's lawyer. Together they must clear Iggy's name, but its hard for Iggy is keeping a deathly secretRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Crime - Iggy & Ella - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,736 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 03-27-12 - Published: 10-02-11 - id: 7432133
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I remember the day I was arrested like it was yesterday. Well except for the fact it happened earlier this morning.
I had been at school when it happened. I mean come on people; you could have waited until school was over! It had been a typical Monday morning.
As always I sat alone in a lonely corner of the school, eating an apple. My heart skipped a beat as I heard it.
The heavy steps of the erasers as they came my way. The erasers were a gang of kids who had nothing better to do then terrorize other kids. I was their favourite subject; it amused them to pick on me, just because I'm blind.
"Hey Piggy" the leader Sam laughed as he kicked my foot.
"It's Iggy you doorknob" I said casually.
"You sure? I thought it was defiantly Piggy" he said. "Defiantly Piggy" one of his minions echoed.
"Whatever" I said getting up. "Hey where do you think you're going blindy?" Sam snapped. "To find some intelligent life forms other then myself" I said and heard Sam growl. Before I knew it I was flat on my face. Once again I had been tripped.
Over this year I had broken my nose three times from being tripped by these jerks.
"Real intelligent you are" Sam laughed and the rest of his mindless clones followed.
I got up and brushed myself off, hoping I had gotten it all.
My blood boiled with anger and my sightless eyes stung with unshaded tears of hurt. I had to take this every day. And everyday nothing was done to stop it or help me.
I clenched my fists, took a deep breath...and walked away.
It was almost impossible for me to walk away from this, I was a fighter, I didn't just walk away. But I had learnt from past experiences that trying to fight about 20 muscular guys that can see, on my own, is not very smart. I still have the scars.
As always they followed me, running into me, pushing me into things, tripping me and calling me names. And as always, I just took it.
Then one of them pushed me hard and I braced myself to hit a wall, but I continued to stumble backwards until I fell.
I stood up and brushed myself off, they must have pushed me into an empty classroom.
All of a sudden I heard screams, they had pushed me into the girl's bathrooms. I blushed and quickly felt my way out, my hands were shaking from embarrassment.
I tried to ignore the familiar comments that were thrown at me "Sicko" "Freak" "Pervert" were some of the nicer ones.
I got out only to face the boys pissing themselves laughing.
That's when I heard the sirens.
Like everyone I was surprised to hear them so close to school, even more surprised when they pulled up here.
I heard the voice of the principal talking to some deep-voiced men who I assumed were the police. It was dead silent as the police made their way down the hall. No one spoke, no one moved. They moved closer my way and I didn't think anything of it.
All of a sudden they stopped in front of me. "Iggy Griffiths?" A man asked. "Yeah?" I asked, trying to keep my cool. I hadn't done anything wrong lately, so maybe there was an accident.
"Your under arrest for the rape of Miss Tess Nil. Anything you do or say will be used against you in court. You have the right to remain silent and ask for a lawyer" The man told me as he cuffed my hands behind me.
He continued to tell me my rights but I wasn't listening, my head was spinning.
Rape? Tess was an old ex-girlfriend. She had used me to boost her popularity so I had broken up with her. I hadn't talked to her in months.
I wanted to scream I hadn't done it and run, but I'm smarter than that. Everything seemed to go in slow motion as I was pushed down the hall by the police with my hands firmly cuffed behind me.
I could hear everyone whispering and it all was along the same lines. "I always knew he was a freak." "Out of everyone who could have done it, he would have been my first choice." "I always knew he was a pervert."
The policemen pushed me into the car and took off, sirens blazing.
So here I was in a small room with nothing but a door and a small bed. Oh and I'm assuming a few hidden cameras. I had been here for hours and no one had told me what was going on yet.
My head snapped up as I heard the door finally open.
"Do I have to?" I asked.
"Do you really want me to answer that?" My mum asked with her eyebrows raised at me.
"Yes" I said stubbornly.
"Then yes, you do have to" she said and I sighed.
"Is it at least someone my age, 16?" I asked. She nodded.
My mum was a lawyer. She worked with kids my age a lot and it was up to me to 'keep an eye' on them while they were on bail and all that.
Mum says the kids just need a friend and someone to talk to.
Last time it had been an 18 year old girl who was a complete psycho bitch.
I only agreed to this because I wanted to be a lawyer.
I got into the car and we drove to the police cells where they were keeping the client.
"Hey Bill" I smiled at the front desk guy. "Afternoon Ella. Good luck with this on. A bit 'different' if you ask me" he said and I waved goodbye.
We came to the cell. Mum started talking things over with some guy. "You can go in if you want" Joey, a guard here, told me. I nodded and opened the door.