District Court— In spite of a diverse line of questioning on your behalf and countless objections by the opposing counsel, the judge has allowed whatever wild antics your heart desires, so long as you are going somewhere with it.

The trial that you are a part of have seen its share of lulls and fast-breaks, most notably when you put that deaf mute on the witness stand and accused him of hearsay.

The jury did not find that very amusing, no matter how many times you said to them, “Get it? Get it??”

But that was nothing compared to what you’re trying to pull off now in Judge Hopkins’s courtroom. And so far, he seems to be okay with it. His brows are raised curiously, but you know you’re walking a fine line between winning the biggest case of your life and being arrested for contempt. Shoot, if you can make this work, then there is no question you’ll make partner at the firm.

Oh, man, is that Jennings, the senior partner at the firm in the back row, watching you work the case?

The opposing counsel, oh, how they have grown tired of your ceaseless shenanigans and bold, unorthodox style of presenting evidence.

But it’s not like this was planned. No, no, no. In fact, this idea came to you at the very last minute, right when the opposing counsel finished their line of questioning and smugly sat back down, awaiting your response, knowing they had just buried your case. And as you shuffled through your papers, desperately searching for an answer, a second before the judge smacked his gavel, you found it. It’s a long shot, but damn it, you had to try. The opposing counsel, they’re as clueless as your client, but you haven’t the time to explain to your client the brilliant maneuver you’ve got up your sleeve. It’s just going to have to play out as is, so long as the judge gives you a wide enough berth to accomplish it.

Because this is how all courtrooms work.

And the judge is willing to hear you out, but dammit, you had better be going somewhere with this. The question is, are you? Are you going somewhere with this?


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