#128 Daring Escape (300 words)

Inspired by: Drifter’s Escape 

Ein Quin appeared at the courthouse in his guise as Ian Quinn to help out with a tried case this morning. He had been in correspondence with the defendant as their trial steamrolled its way through the justice system. 

“Mr. Quinn, I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for me,” Jorge said as Ian took a seat behind him in the courtroom. 

“It’s my pleasure, Jorge. What they’re doing to you 

 is unconscionable.” 

“I still don’t even understand what I’ve done.”

“No one does. It’s some draconian law that’s three hundred years old. It’s an election year, and the Colbert’s are trying to remind everyone who built this city and the types of residents it was built for. The judge’s brother is even running for mayor.”

“All rise for the honorable Judge Colbert.”

Everyone rose to their feet, and the trial proceeded. It was every bit the kangaroo court Ein feared. By the end of the day, the court was a powder keg. 

“Jorge Perez, you have been found guilty. Beacon is a decent law-abiding city. Do you really think you were going to get away with this? This city is full of fair, hardworking folk, and you thought you could take advantage of them for your own personal gain. I find it disgusting and sentence you to immediate deportation!”

The crowd cheered as the sentence was delivered. Jorge looked back to Ian for support. Ian looked apologetic, but then the power went out, and Jorge felt himself be pulled into the air by his collar. 

Jorge couldn’t see a thing but felt a mighty hand pulling him out onto the roof. The power returned, and Jorge was alone. Confusion spread throughout the courtroom as they searched for Jorge. 

Jorge seized his opportunity and skipped town that night. 

Published by einquin

Writing personal exploration flash fiction as well as building the foundations for a comic book universe.

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