(The jurors come in still in single file. Charlie sits and watches, Ms. Harrison sits and watches, the judge sits and watches, the audience sits and watches.)
(Days had been dedicated to this trial and hundreds of hours.)
(A life was on the line here.)
(What would be the final decision?)
(Ms. Harrison glances at the judge with a smug look, the judge swallowing nervously. She adjusts herself with a smile and Charlie notices. He is curious as to what all these silent transactions mean.)
(Nevertheless, the big moment has come.)
(Juror Four hands his verdict to the bailiff whom hands it to the judge. He reads it over, his palms sweaty and his throat soar.)
Judge (He folds the paper and hands it back to the bailiff): Will the defendant please rise? (Greene does so) On the count of public transsexuality in the first degree how do you find the defendant?
(Four glances at Ms. Harrison. She nods.)
(Charlie's eyes widen and the jurors are infuriated.)
(As the judge is issuing Greene to be taken to prison the jurors begin to scream: )
Three: We never agreed to this!
Six: Not guilty!
Two: This wasn't what we decided!
Charlie: No... (They begin to handcuff him. He tries to avoid the cuffs) Please no! They-they'll kill me in there-no! No please don't! (They grab him) No!
(Ms. Harrison smiles, the judge winces, and juror Four grins.)
(Nothing can be done now.)
(The jurors cannot vouch for a vote of not guilty, for none of their conversation was ever recorded or written down, thus everything they discussed is an oblivion.)
(The case is destroyed.)
(Charlie was raped and murdered in prison.)
(Russel Murrain sits on his porch at 10 in the evening, snorting the coke that he had been denied of for so long. He enjoys it. He hasn't had such a thrill in a long time.)
(As he leans back in his chair a rustle amongst the bushes is heard.)
Russel (He cocks his gun and points it toward the disturbance): Who's out there? (Silence) Who's out there? Answer me!
(There is another rustle and a dark figure appears, covered in a cloak. They stand there.)
Russel: What the hell is this? (He stands and mutters) I'm gonna enjoy killin' something...
(But before Russel can even approach them the figure shoots him in the leg, Russel falling to the ground. The figure then drags Russel into a van that two others drove over, pushing him inside and driving off into the distance.)
Another crime, another courtcase.
see you then.
First CourtCase: [link]