The jury didn’t reach a unanimous decision and the judge indicated that he would accept a majority verdict. Sitting with her head bowed, Paula heard the words “Not Guilty”.
She raised her eyes only to find, for the umpteenth time, her gaze became snarled up with the accused. She blushed. Gareth was a wonderful word-spinner, simmering with Gemini charm.
When Paula was first called up for jury service, she had been dismayed. How could she, a tender-hearted Pisces, balance her natural compassion with her duty. How would she feel if someone lost their liberty partly on her say-so?
She hurried out. Gareth was waiting. “Can I buy you a drink? You’ve such a kind face, I was sure you’d do right by me.” He smiled.
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