Another NCIS story with Jethro and Margie Gibbs.
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All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
Overcoming our Past
Need to get away to think. It feels like everything is crowding in on me. What is this weight on me? It’s pressing me hard to the ground. Who’s crying? Where are they? Now I hear them but I can’t see them. I know those voices.
Voice 1 – “Why do they say that? He would never do anything like that. He catches the bad guys. That’s his job. Why do they believe that he would do that? It can’t be true!”
Voice 2 – “It will all work out honey. Don’t cry. We have to believe in him. He needs our support now.”
Voice 1 – “But why? He’s never done anything to hurt anyone. It’s not fair.”
Voice 3 – “What if people don’t believe him? Will he go to jail? I don’t want him to go to jail! He has to stay here at home with us!”
Voice 2 – “Come on you two. I know that you are sad and you have every right to feel that way. He’s sad too but he’s also strong. So we will be strong like he is.”
Voices 1 and 3 – “Yes we will be strong just like he is.”
Where did they go? I don’t hear them now. What is happening? Wait! I hear them again. Something has changed. They sound a lot different now. They sound more upset than they did before.
Voices 1 and 3 – “Don’t take my daddy! He didn’t do anything! You’re wrong! Don’t take my daddy! Please don’t take my daddy!”
Voice 2 – “I’m so sorry that this happened. We’ll get him back. We just have to be patient.”
Voice 1 – “No mommy. I don’t want patient! I want my daddy!”
Voice 3 – “Mommy! What are we going to do without daddy? I want daddy!”
Their cries ring in my ears. So do the crushing words that sealed my doom,
“We the jury find the defendant GUILTY OF MURDER in the 1st Degree in the death of Pedro Hernandez.”
I don’t have the heart to look at my family. They are crushed. That one moment so many years ago has now cost me another family. How will any of us every survive this?