08-27-2011, 02:27 AM
CH. 29 Better that we break
The day of the trial finally arrived. Liliana woke up and got herself ready. She made her way down to the Hotel lobby and order a taxi and headed to the court. As the Taxi drove through the city, Liliana looked out the window with the most saddest eyes, she felt like she was going to a funeral. The taxi pulled over and told Liliana that they had arrived. Liliana was a bit shocked to know that they had arrived so darn early. Liliana paid the taxi driver, took a big breath and opened the door of the cab. She started to walk towards the entrance, and noticed a man standing there.
"Ahh good morning Ms. Ponce" Detective Palmer said.
Liliana gave him a sarcastic look and made her way inside. When she got inside she saw the Chief talking to Holly. Holly spotted Liliana and immediately told the Chief of her presence. The Chief turned around and made his way to where Liliana was.
" You came" the chief said to Liliana as he got closer to her.
"I said I was going to wasn't I" Liliana said in not so pleasant tone.
"You know what to do, and one more thing, if you back on us and don't do what your suppose to do, we'll make sure someone kills Criss inside his jail cell. " the chief exclaimed as he grabbed Liliana by her arm and made their way inside the courtroom.
"You wouldn't dare" Liliana exclaimed fearfully.
"Dare me!" the chief told her. Liliana couldn't believe it.
As the judge entered the room, Liliana began to feel nervous, her breathing began to get heavier. The chief who was sitting beside her noticed her and whispered, "Get a grip of yourself" Liliana froze and tried to relax.
" Bring out the defendant" the judge order.
Suddenly the door opened, and Criss came out with a orange suit, he had a scrubby face. He didn't looked scared but rather...relaxed. As the trial went on, Criss' luck wasn't getting any better, all the evidence the police had gathered, proof that he was the one who committed all those bank robberies. Suddenly it was time.
"Bring out our first witness" the judge order. As Liliana came out Criss eyes widen out of surprised, he couldn't believe that Liliana was going to testify.
A police officer made his way towards Liliana and told her to raise her right hand.
"You solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth" the police said.
" I Do" Liliana said and sat down. Liliana was looking all around the courtroom until she met with Criss' eyes. She quickly looked away and lowered her sight.
"Tell us your name" a lawyer said.
"My name is Liliana Ponce De Leon" she said.
"And how do you fit to this puzzle Ms. Ponce?" the lawyer asked.
Liliana hesitated a little and then said, " ......He....Kidnapped me" Criss rose from his sit, and screamed, "WHAT???" the judge order him to sit down and shut up. Criss couldn't believe what he was hearing.
"Did he harmed you?" the lawyer asked.
"No, but he made me be a part of his act in one the robberies"
"Ahh, so you are telling us, that Mr. Angel indeed, is a criminal"
Liliana's eyes began to get watery and began to breath hard, she looked at the chief who gave her an evil look that reminded her of what will happen to Criss if she didn't do her part.
"Ms. Ponce I asked you a question" the lawyer said, "Is he or not the person who committed all the bank robberies in the past two years?" the lawyer shouted.
"YES!...YES! HE IS!..." Liliana said as tears roll down her face.
"I rest my case" the lawyer said making his way to his seat.