(A/N: I have no clue what court cases are like, I’m relying on soaps and the internet.)
My hands shook as I tried to put on my dress while Harry was putting on his suit. Today’s the day we go to court. I’m already petrified. Savannah is coming with us so she’s there if I need her. I hate that I have to do this, if I don’t say the right things, there’s a possibility that he could get out. I can’t have him around again. That is something I cannot deal with.
“We need to get going Kylie,” Harry said. Savannah is going to meet us in court.
“Okay,” I took a deep breath and picked up my bag. We went downstairs and left the house, getting into the car. That is something I have yet to master so Harry had to help me get in. When we got to court, Savannah came over and I had a quick session with her. We were briefed and then led into the court room. I’m up first.
“All rise,” The bailiff said. “Judge Harrison presiding. Please be seated.”
The judge spoke, explaining the case and asked if everyone was ready. I looked at Harry and he mouthed ‘stay strong’ to me. The jury had to swear that they would look at all evidence and come to a true verdict.
“Your Honor and ladies and gentlemen of the jury: the defendant has been charged with the attempted murder of Harry Styles and attempted murder and assault, both physical and sexual of Kylie Carter. The defendant was found in the same house as Carter who was in a very bad condition, causing her to be hospitalised for several days. The evidence I present will prove to you that the defendant is guilty as charged.” The district attorney said.
“Your Honor and ladies and gentlemen of the jury: under the law my client is presumed innocent until proven guilty. During this trial, you will hear no real evidence against my client. You will come to know the truth: that Rick was simply in the same house as his daughter on the day that she was found. Rick did not know that his daughter was being held there. Therefore my client is not guilty.” The public defender said and I knew right then that he’d got them wrapped around his finger.
“The prosecution may call its first witness,” The judge said and I knew that was me.
“The daughter of the defendant and the victim,” The bailiff took me to the witness stand. I’m not sure I can do this. I had to make my promise.
“Please state your first and last name,” the clerk asked.
“Please tell us what happened on the night of the 1st of January 2013,”
“My father wasn’t happy with me because I stayed out overnight on New Year’s Eve and when I got home he questioned me about it. I told him I’d stayed at a friend’s and he didn’t believe me. I got on with my day and went to work but while at work, my sister came in to tell me that he was fuming and going to hurt me when I got home. She told me to run, so I did. I didn’t have many places to go though, so I went to Harry’s house. I stayed there until I found out that Dad had my little brother and was refusing to let him go until I came. I left Harry’s and went home. I was willing to do anything to save my brother.”
“What happened when you got there?”
“When I got there, my sister was sitting at the top of the stairs and he had my brother in the kitchen. I went in there and he let Ben go. They left the house and then he turned on me. He said “now time for you to get what you deserve” and slapped me. He called me a slut, saying if my mother had been there I would never have done it,”
“Done what exactly, Miss Carter?”
“Stayed out and slept with Harry,” I clarified, looking down. I can’t believe that started it all. “He slapped me again and this time I held my arm up but he took it, twisting it and pulling me down. Then he touched my neck where I had lovebites and pressed really hard so I kicked him in self-defence and he told me I was going to regret that. He grabbed my other arm and punched me in the stomach multiple times, making me fall to the ground. He punched me over and over again until I blacked out. The next thing I remember he was gone and I was lying in Harry’s living room.”
“Do you deny this Mr Carter?”
“Yes, I don’t remember seeing her that night.” He said and I shook my head. He better not get away with this.
“How about we move onto more recently, perhaps in Germany? What happened there?”
“I was on tour with Harry and we were in our hotel room. I had been getting threatening calls from my father saying I should say goodbye to Harry because I wouldn’t be with him for very long. There was a knock on our hotel room door and Harry answered it. My dad was standing there with a gun in his hand. He shot Harry, making me scream and then dragged me out of the hotel room and out of the hotel through a service entrance. He shoved me in the boot of his car and drove back to England.”
The case continued for a couple of hours and my father denied everything.
“How do you plead?”
“Not guilty,” he said and I shook my head yet again. Court was adjourned for a while so that the jury could make their decision and I had to see Savannah and have another therapy session because if I don’t, I’ll never get over this day. Half an hour later and we were called back into the court.
“Jury, how do you find Mr Carter?” The judge asked and one of them stood up.
“We find Mr Carter guilty of three counts of attempted murder and guilty of sexual assault.” The guy said and I smiled. Thank god. I looked at Harry and he smiled too.
“There will be another case later this week for sentencing, court dismissed,” The judge said. It’s over, he’s getting locked up and I can go on with my life. I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else but Harry.
I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone but my saviour.
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