Wow, I never thought I would be here. At a court hearing, me actually being the defendant. I guess I should've seen this coming, I always had a temper especially when it came to my sister, Nicole. She's all the family I have, even when our mother was alive, I was her mother. I've became the adult of the house once my mom past away. It was hard on us especially my sister. Now it’s just my sister and I, and I cant leave her now. I’m here because I was protecting her and I will do it again. While I walk inside the Court room, I look back at all that happened. Just last week, Nicole and I was talking all night about how wild a party was and how we can’t wait to leave the city. Now, this week something was so different about her. The day all hell broke loose in our world. She walked into the house while I was cooking some food; she didn't even say hello and she always did, at least hug me. After I was done with cooking, I creeped up to her room hoping she’ll be talking to her friends about what’s wrong. But all I heard was the shower running, I wanted to give her privacy but something didn't feel right. I have to see whats wrong, I opened the door to her bathroom. Nic was curled up, naked on the shower floor crying. When I examined her, Ive seen bruises on her back and arms; marks on her thighs. Right then and there, I knew what exactly happened. The devil was talking to me and I was listening to everything he said, I wanted the boy to die tonight. Nicole looked up at me with tears rolling down her cheeks, she saw my face; the anger I had was noticeable. “Natalie, NO! Please don’t.”, she said. I told her to hurry up and put some clothes on, we were going to that boy’s house. While leaving the house, Nicole kept tugging on me to not go to his house. She knew how crazy and hot headed I was, and she knew it wouldn't end well for me. I didn't care.
“Get in the damn car! NOW!” I told her. She walked to the car and opened the door. She started t breathe heavy.
“Oh my god!” she said while her voice cracked. She finally got into the car and I drove fast to the boy’s house, only 25 minutes away. Nicole kept praying while we drove, but I couldn't think of what Jesus would do at this point, I wanted to see blood. Once we got there, Nic started to cry knowing what I was grabbing for in the glove department. “NOOO!” Nic started to whine as I opened the door. “Stay here! You here me! don't get out the car, I’ll be back.” I told her. Not knowing if thats the truth, I had to do what I had to do for her. I will never let a man or anyone harm her. I banged on the door with the gun in my hand tight. When the door opened it was him, I kicked in the gut quick before he could react. Before he can grab me, the gun was already pointed to his head. He breathes heavy, in fear I'm guessing, I wanted him to suffer how he made my sister suffer in bed with him. “So you think you could take her away with any issues you bastard.” I said as I looked down him. He pleaded with me, to not kill him. So pathetic, how dare he? I thought about it at the heat of the moment, if I kill him, I will definitely go to jail and she’ll be by herself. I can’t do that to her. As I was in my thought, my sister was behind me. A few feet away, she pleaded as well. I turned to her, but when I did the boy got up and tried to take the gun. We fought over with it, both our hands on the gun. All of a sudden, the triggered was pulled. We froze, blood started to drip from Nic’s shirt. She fell from the impact. “NOOO!” I screamed, I ran to her with the gun in my hand. Before I could even think, I shout him. He wasn't getting away with this, my sister wont die in vain. I put my hand on the wound, to our pressure and keep blood flowing. All of a sudden, police came and took her to the hospital but arrested me. I screamed and fought back as I wanted to be with my sister, I pleaded and begged if I could go with her. I needed to see if she was alive and well. But now it’s been four days now, she's alive but I won’t be with her. I was guilty and the judge sentenced me for twelve years, it pains me knowing I won’t be able to see my sister. But I don't regret what I did, he deserved it and she's safe.
Chapter 6: Pride