I was still waiting an answer, my tears still streaming down both of my cheeks. The time seemed to pass slower, the atmosphere heavy on me.
"The actions that you described fit self-defense. Therefore your father didn't break any law." The blond judge said slowly.
"Thank you, Your Honor." A smile spread on my face, the tears faded and I could feel myself blushing because of the embarrassment that was everyone in the court seeing me cry.
"You may step down, Mister Blatz. Next case!" She looked at me for a moment as she said it, but not for too long.
I left the room with the detectives. They'd take me to their precinct in order to answer a few more questions and make sure the tape I gave them was authentic.
"I'll plea out." I said turning to the bony tall one.
"What made you change your mind?" He asked a smile growing on his face.
"The state will kill me if I don't?" I said with a question implied.
"Good point. And good choice as well." The Afro-American said.
"I'd choose life over death a thousand times over. Life is full of possibilities, death is so… terminal." I said realizing it was true.
Most of the ride was silent, until I asked the question I didn't want to hear the answer, but at the same time was needed to hear so. "How many of them plead out?"
"Almost all of them. Only Blatz and Taylor didn't, but Blatz said that after the judge heard him he would, and Taylor didn't see the tape Blatz gave us yet." Her voice was soft, calm, and held the smile on her face.
I couldn't help but smile too, there was a high possibility that all of them would plea out and I wouldn't need to testify again. "That's great."
"Yeah it is." Although the answer her smile disappeared from her face, leaving in its place a frown. "What's bothering you so much?"
"Nothing." I lied in a whisper while I shook my head form one side to another softly.
"Liar. Tell me, what is it?" She insisted in a stubborn tone.
"It's just too much to take in…" I said feeling the tears coming, but I wouldn't let them fall, not in front of someone at least.
"You don't have to go through all of this alone, Olivia. You know that we're all here for you, don't you?" By this time we had stopped in front of my building and she had turned her face to me.
"I think so." I wasn't sure I knew that, not even now that she had told me so. She seemed to want to say something more, but I leaved the car before she could.
I walked in the building that I had lived in for many years; my head filled with random thoughts, some good some bad. And then I realized: It was over. Blatz had probably already pleaded out, and even if Taylor hadn't the evidence against him was strong enough for me not to testify, it was over.
Well, it's been awhile since I posted the last chapter, and I'm sorry it took me so long. But I finally did and it is the last chapter, I know it is bloody short, but I couldn't make it any bigger because of my lack of creativity. I hope who read the story enjoyed it and will, with my thanks, review. Thank you for reading my story and thank you who reviewed, and who didn't couldn't have done it without you.