Thanks To You!
‘Oh my god Charles, it was attempted murder.’ I heard the officer behind say.
‘Fuck…’ he mumbled under his breath ‘Alex Gaskarth, you’re under arrest for attempted murder.’ Charles had repeated. ‘The DNA results are back and yours is on your gun.’
I closed my eyes shut as the police officer walked into the room, pulling my arms behind my back as he placed them into handcuffs. I heard mum sobbing in the background and I couldn’t look at her. As she muttered under her breath, repeating the word no, I just felt one tear fall down my face.
‘Look after Melody for me’ I said as I was walked out the front of the house. Police officers were surrounded the area and a couple news reporters were trying to document the event. As I was guided to the car, the police were telling me my rights.
Once I was in the police car, the officers got in and turned the flashing lights on before driving away. I stared out the window and watched all the people flash before my eyes. I think I was in shock, numb to the bone. How was I meant to react though? It’s definite that I am going to jail, for how long, I don’t know.
When we got to the police station, I was removed from the car before I was walked in. When I entered the cell, they took the cuffs of me before closing the door and locking it. I took a big deep breath in as I sat down on the hard bed and as I placed my hands to my head, I made the biggest sounding sigh ever.
‘Alex.’ I heard Jack say. I looked up and smiled softly to him. He smiled back as I walked over to the barred wall.
‘Jack. Thanks for coming down. Did mum call you?’ I asked.
‘Actually, it was live on TV.’ He replied. I rolled my eyes and closed them as I placed my head against the bars in defeat.
‘look, it’s okay. I’ve informed everyone that I am your lawyer so now I know that your court date is tomorrow so we need to talk about what our case is going to be about.’ Jack stated.
‘What, here?’ I questioned, looking up to him.
‘No, in an interview room. I’ll get someone to let you out.’ Jack said before he walked away.
I watched as he talked to one of the officers, who looked over to me before standing up and walking to the door. He unlocked it and let me walk out. I followed Jack to a room where he opened the door for me and walked in after me, closing the door behind him.
‘Okay, take a seat Alex.’ He said, very professionally.
I sat down at the table, the side which faced the door. Jack sat down across from me and pulled out some papers and pens from his briefcase before he looked to me.
‘Okay, just forget we are friends for a moment and answer these questions for me, please.’ He said as he looked to me. I nodded my head in acceptance.
‘When you walked into the house, what was Vic doing?’
‘He was sitting on the couch, waiting for you to walk in.’
‘Could you see the weapon anywhere on his body?’ He questioned.
‘Not until he pulled it out from behind his back.’ I replied.
‘So, you didn’t see it?’
‘What did Vic say to you?’
‘Before he pulled out the gun, he asked where you were and why I was in his presence. He told me that he didn’t care that you had called the cops and he told me that you had to pay then he slammed the gun onto the table saying things need to end and he told me to move. I told him we could talk about this but he just replied with we’ve done enough talking.’
‘Then he picked up the gun?’
‘and what happened after that?’
‘Vic picked up the gun and I jumped for him, where the gun was stuck between us. I tried to get him to drop it by punching him but he ended up clocking the gun before he pulled the trigger. I thought I was a dead man in all honesty. When I moved to see that I wasn’t bleeding, I looked down to see Vic bleeding from his stomach.’
‘Why is your DNA on the gun then?’ Jack asked.
‘I moved the gun away from him in case he went to shoot me.’
‘Did you do anything else?’
‘I tried to stop the bleeding. And while I was doing that, Vic said to me that if he can’t have him, I can’t either. Implying that I was going to go to jail.’
‘Okay, thank you Alex. I think we have a good, truthful story here but as your lawyer, I will try my absolute best to get you out of this but if it doesn’t work, I will get you the least amount of time in jail.’ Jack said.
‘You mean that my story isn’t good enough?’ I asked.
‘You have to look at it from a different perspective Alex, it doesn’t look good. It was made to look like you shot him, and that’s exactly what has happened.’
‘Please, I believe in you so much, do your best.’ I pleaded with him.
‘I promise I will.’ Jack said.
We finished up before I was walked back into the cell as Jack stood on the opposite side.
‘I'll meet you at the court room tomorrow. We'll fight this case and try to win.’ Jack assured me.
‘Thank you for everything you are doing for me.’ I replied. I placed my hands through the bars, offering my hand to Jack.
He took it, shaking it before I was shouted at by one of the officers. My hand retracted back through the bars very quickly. Jack smiled to me before he turned around and walked out of my sights. I walked to the bed and lied down.
As I stared at the ceiling, I couldn’t think about anything else but Melody. What was going to happen to her? Mum will happily look after her but I just don’t want them to think that I am a bad person. I must come to terms that I’m not going to get out of this as a free man. Nothing looks good, from any perspective.
I closed my eyes, deciding that I need to get some sleep, if I could before tomorrow.
I'm sorry for such a long gap and such a short update. I just finished my exams.
Hope someone is at least still reading this and would like me to continue..
I'm having some thoughts about continuing this.. like is it worth it?