"Hi ma..." I said softly stairing down at my feet. I tried to look at her but couldn't bring myself to look her in the eyes.
Mellisa just covered her mouth as a tear streamed down her cheeck. Finally she cleared her throat and spoke. "How...did you know I was here?"
I sighed and thought, how could I tell her it was my fault? How could I tell her that I ruined her life. "You're uh... friend told me." I choked out, still stairing at the floor.
"Oh..." she said softly.
I rubbed some sweat off of my forehead and looked up at her, she looked tired and miserable. "Are you ok?" She just shook her head. I sighed again and tried to get comfortable in the small chair they had me sitting in. "Listen I..."
"Don't do it Chris." She interrupted.
I swallowed hard. "Do what?"
"Don't try and make me feel better...it's
not going to work." She wiped another tear from her eye. "I just don't see how this could have happened."
I sighed again, my eyes returning to the floor. How could I have done this to her, and how can I tell her that it was my fault. Finally I just shrugged, not looking up but hearing her sob softly. "I'm sorry..."
"They are saying the court date is in a couple of days, you'll come right?"
I nodded. "Of course."
"My lawyer said I have to have Anthony testify..."
I looked at her. "What...why?"
"Its a long story, and to be honest I don't really understand it either, I dont know how this could have happened. They are saying that they have witnesses against me and that I'm some sort of drug dealer." She wiped a tear from her cheek.
"Well don't worry... you're...