A Tale of the Whateley Academy Universe
The Angel And Cecil Barrows
E. E. Nalley
When I was just a baby
My Mama told me, "Son
Always be a good boy
Don't ever play with guns,"
But I shot a man in Reno
Just to watch him die...
Folsom Prison Blues, Johnny Cash
February 10th, 1938
Superior Court District Two, Los Angeles, California
“All rise! State of California Superior Court for the Second District is now in session! All those having business with this court, step forward and you shall be heard! The honorable John Stately is presiding.”
Cecil Barrows was bored.
He had just turned eighteen and to be sitting in a courtroom so young in life and facing the charges he was facing would have sobered many. But Cecil wasn't many. He was the scion of a wealthy family, his father a Studio Executive, his mother a 'retired' silent movie starlet and his entire life he had been pampered. He had always gotten his way, his choices and been shielded from the repercussions of those choices. When he got into trouble, Daddy made it all go away.