One Way or Another
We were safe for the time being, but it was no time to let our guard down. Levi peeked through the bushes, trying his best not to make a sound. He looked both ways down the street. All we could see was the crossing guard, Mrs. Hankins, letting children pass.
“All good,” he whispered. “Come on. We can’t be tardy.”
“What if they are hiding, waiting to jump us?” I replied. “They’ve been stalking us for a while.”
Levi looked back at me with seriousness in his eyes. “We will be ok, I promise. A hero can’t strive without having enemies.”
I exhaled and rolled down the sidewalk to where our middle school was. The air was crispy, leaves dancing with the wind.
“I still can’t believe that Mom didn’t punish us more harshly,” Levi said as he kicked up some leaves.
“Right? Do you think she was right about the karma thing?” I asked with curious eyes.
“Mmm… Yeah,” he responded. “Negative actions usually end with consequences. What about you?”
“I just hope they both get what they deserve, one way or another…”
18 years later…
“Long time no see,” Aaron Sims said as he walked in the room with handcuffs on. “Thanks for seeing me.”
It was my second year of being at Wesley and Franklin Law Firm. I have been busting my butt to build up my chances to become a partner. The more challenging a case was, the more respect I received. I might have been a little crazy with taking on this certain case though.
“Your sister is quite convincing,” I said.
Aaron smiled and sat down. His dark tattoos balanced out the nauseously brightness of his orange jumpsuit.
“Aw come on,” he said. “I’m sure you wanted to show me up, Ms. Fancy Lawyer.”
I got my notebook and his criminal file out of my pink Kate Spade satchel.
“I’m sure you are better at gloating,” I responded. “Tell me about the ten girls you are accused of raping and killing.”