Prisoners Of War Chapter 7

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"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 not, I'm sure everything will work out fine." I said swallowing hard. I could see a guard on the other side come in and walk up behind her, I knew if I was going to tell her it would have to be now.She just shook her head, avoiding my stare just as much as I avoided her. "Time to go now..." The guard said, helping her up. She just sighed and nodded, gave me one final glance and touched the glass. I struggled with all my might to say something, anything, but my voice wouldn't work, nothing came out.I watched her get lead away and eventually someone came and led me out as well. I took back my keys and a water bottle I had brought with me and walked out without saying a word.*** *** ***"So what happened?" Mike asked me as he refilled the pipe. I said nothing, but just staired off into space. "Well?" He looked at me and offered a weak smile and handed me the pipe.I took it and began to smoke, but something was different, the way I did it just seemed mechanical. Before smoking was almost as exciting as the actual effect of the drug, but now I just wanted to be high, I wanted this pain to go away."She looked awful." I finally said. Mike stayed quiet and probably didn't know if I was talking to him or myself, even I didn't know, but I continued stairing off into space, and took another pull from the pipe. "Just awful." I said while exhaling, and handed it back.The high kicked in just as it did yesterday, but I wasn't...

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