"In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Chicago, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories."
Why believe in love? What is the point of finding somebody to spend your life with? Or until death tears us apart? I'll leave it to the movies and fairytales that my niece, Natalie, watches on TV. What's the point of falling in love, if maybe the person you love gets raped and murdered? I mean seriously, love doesn't save the person you fell in love with. Another thing you could end up looking for - some excuse to get rid of your lover; you could even try the impossible - including murder. Then what is the point of falling in love in the first place? This is why I don't believe in love anymore.
Okay, back to the point you ask; why I don't believe in love? Well, I use to believe in it, but not now; and I'll tell you why. When I was in my final year of College, doing my law degree in Criminal Justice, to become a lawyer just like my dad, my girlfriend Namine was killed. Namine and I had been together for two years, when the worst you can think have happened. It was on our two year anniversary, Namine had a class until nine, she texted telling me that she was out of class thirty minutes early and that she was going to meet me at the library so we could walk together to our apartment on campus. When I got out of class, I went straight to the library to find her, but she wasn't there. I try calling her, texting her, but no answer, so I decided to go to our apartment, thinking that maybe one of her friends had walked her there, but when I arrived she wasn't there either. I was frantic, but had no choice but to wait; when it was almost twelve am, and she still wasn't back at the apartment, I called the police.
They searched everywhere around the campus; they even asked her professors if they saw her lately, but everyone of them said the same thing, that they hadn't seen her since she had left class, earlier that day. I called my parents and her parents to tell them of the situation, and after a couple of hours they all arrived, and so did the cops with the devastating news.
"Mr. Cullen, I'm Detective Leonhart and this is my partner Detective Strife," she said pointing to the women standing next to her.
I shook both of their hands. "Please, call me Edward. These are my parents, Carlisle and Esme Cullen and Roxas and Misty Lockhart, Namine's parents," I said motioning to them. "Do you have any news about Namine?"
Det. Leonhart took a deep breath and shook her head. "I'm afraid we don't have good news regarding Miss Lockhart," murmured Det. Leonhart. "I'm so sorry to have to tell you all this, but we found Miss Lockhart's body, in a dark alley, a couple of blocks away from here."
Misty let out a sob and hid her face on her husband chest. "Please tell us that my daughter is okay," pleaded Roxas, with tears on his eyes.
"I'm sorry Mr. Lockhart, but your daughter was beaten to death," said Det. Strife.
I collapsed on the floor; my parents were at my side in seconds. "No, that is impossible," I whispered. I could barely find my voice to ask any questions, but I needed answers.
"Oh God, my baby," sobbed Misty. "Roxas, our baby is dead."
"Shh, my darling," said Roxas, as he comforted his wife. My father clears his throat. "Who found her?" he asked, since nobody could talk.
"Officer Newton was patrolling when he heard something suspicious. When he arrived at the scene to investigate, he found Miss Lockhart all beaten up and naked," said Det. Leonhart looking at us. "Apparently, the perp punched her in the head, which is when she most likely lost conscious; before he beat her up and then rape her."
That night my world came crumbling down.
A couple of weeks later they found the bastard who did it. He was sentenced to twenty five years without a chance of parole. After, I couldn't think, eat; fuck I just wanted to kill myself because I wasn't able to protect her. I never dated anybody else; I became so focused on school; graduating top of my class, but still I wasn't happy. I missed Namine so much. After a few months, I decided to join the Police Academy; since I couldn't save her, maybe I could save somebody else.
So, here I am today. My name is Edward Cullen and I'm a Senior Detective for the Chicago Police Department's, Special Victims Unit. Born and raised here in Chicago, my father, Carlisle Cullen, is one of the most talented lawyers in the city and my mother, Esme Cullen, is one of the biggest landscape photographers in the world. I've been on the force for six years, but I've been in the SVU for four years. My partner is my best friend and brother-in-law, Jasper Whitlock. He has been married to my younger sister Alice for almost five years, and nine months after they got married, my niece, Natalie Whitlock, was born. She is the cutest little girl; my world revolves around her, since I don't have anybody else in my life, apart from my family.
You see, I deal with different cases every day; like the one we closed a week ago - The Hunter's case. Xavier Hunter, a wealthy, powerful business man was murdered, along with his secretary Elsie Sanders, who was also murdered and then raped. How did they end up murdered, you ask? Well, you see his wife of twelve years, Roxana Hunter, had them both murdered, once she found out about their affair and that her ex-husband was not giving her anything once they were divorced.
During our investigation, we found out that Mrs. Hunter had filed for divorce quite some time ago; when she found out about the affair, she wanted the marriage terminated. During one of the hearings, she found out that her husband was taking her off his will and that she wasn't going to receive any kind of money when the divorce was finally over. That is when she started planning to get rid of her husband and the secretary. Mrs. Hunter first hired a Private Investigator to follow them. The PI discovered that Elsie was pregnant, when he saw her walking into the OB-GYN clinic. When he informed Mrs. Hunter, she went ballistic and went to Mr. Hunter's to confront him about the information that she got form her PI. Apparently, she screamed at him and made a scene.
After a couple of weeks later, we were called to Mr. Hunter's house, when the housekeeper found the bodies in Mr. Hunter's bedroom. Mrs. Hunter was brought in for questioning; after several hours, she crack, and told us everything.
Today's Tuesday, I arrived at the station early, since I had to turn in some paper work and send it to our DA, Angela Weber. I made myself a cup of coffee and sat down on my desk and started working on the file.
When I looked up I saw Jasper. "Morning Jasper" I greeted him. "How are you this morning?"
He shrugged. "I'm good and yourself?" he asked as he took his jacket off and hung it on the back off his chair.
"I'm okay," I said.
"What are you doing?" he asked sitting on his desk.
"I'm just finishing the paper work for the Hunter's case to send it to Angela," I said picking up some papers from my desk. "Does Ali have everything set up from Natalie's birthday party this Saturday?"
Jasper smile and nodded. "Yep, Alice decided to make it a Disney Princess party, since Natalie has been obsessed with them lately," he said smiling. "Ali is going to dress her up as Princess Belle, she design the costume herself."
I chuckle lightly. "I can't believe that baby girl is turning five," I said. "Is Rosalie coming to the party?" Rosie was Jasper's twin sister; she was total opposite of him. Jasper was quiet and reserved, Rosie always spoke her mind.
Jasper nodded his head. "Yes, she is," he said. "I spoke to her on Saturday, and told her about the party. She told me that she was bringing her boyfriend and his sister."
I looked at Jasper in shock. "Wow that sounds serious," I said in disbelief. Since Rosie never had a serious relationship that lasted that long for us to meet him and now she was bringing him and his sister.
Jasper chuckled. "Trust me, it caught me by surprise when she told me that," he said. "I thought I'd never see the day that Rosie was going to settle down."
I nodded in agreement and continue to do my paper work.
"Cullen." I looked up and I saw Capt. Slaunwhite with a woman, beside her. "I need your help."
I stood up from my chair and helped the Captain. "Cullen please put Miss Swan in room one and stay with her until she calms down," said the Captain.
I nodded in response, and when I touch the young woman, I felt like I needed to protect her. I knew that I had to protect her, it was my job after all, but it was something more. She was beautiful. She had thick long dark brown hair, and her body was slender. I lead this beauty, I mean Miss Swan, to room one, where she took a seat. I wondered what color her eyes were, but she had her face buried in her hands and started shaking lightly; I knew she was crying. For a moment all I wanted to do was to comfort her, but I couldn't.
"Miss Swan, can I get you something?" I whispered. "Would you like so coffee or water?"
"Bella," she mumbled without taking her hands of her face.
"Excuse me, Miss Swan," I whispered. "Who is Bella?"
"My name is Bella, well Isabella" she said. "But please call me Bella."
She looked up at me; she had the most beautiful chocolate brown eyes I had ever seen, but her face was swollen. Had she been beaten? I could feel my anger building up. Who could have done that to this sweet innocent creature? I wanted to kill the motherfucker who did it - rip him to pieces. I made myself take a deep breath. I had to focus, to calm down, because Bella needed me. This was my chance for redemption.
Hey guys this is my new story, I hope that you like it. It's a combination from my two favorite things Twilight (of course) and Law & Order: SVU (which is where the intro of the story comes from ;)) During this chapter you can see a few names that are related to very special people to me, these lovely ladies know who they are. I want to thank my new beta, the lovely Midnight Cougar. Thank you for helping me on this and correct my horror grammar problems. Until next time…
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