CHURCH - SANCTUARY
Callison gasped in shock as two police officers quickly came up beside her
and pulled her from her pew in order to put handcuffs on her. "What's
"Ma'am, I'm really sorry to have to do this today," Jim
replied firmly, "but I have to do my job. I'm afraid that you're
under arrest for the murder of Annabelle
"But, I...I..." She shook her head vigorously as
she looked around in panic as if to find someone who could help her.
it's going to be okay," Reginald
muttered as he quickly stepped beside her. "We'll take care of this.
Don't you worry. We'll make sure that this is all over quickly."
"Charles!" Francis cried out as the police began to
lead her from the sanctuary. "Charles, help me!"
what do you idiots think you're doing?" Charles
Callison snapped angrily as he grabbed Jim by the collar. "How
can you think that my wife could have anything to do with this?"
Callison, I can understand how you're feeling," Jim replied calmly.
"I wish I could tell you more about our investigation, but I really can't
say anything right now."
"Well, if you think I'm just going to stand here while you
cart my wife off to some filthy jail cell, you've got another thing
coming!" Charles growled as he grabbed his hat out of the pew and stormed
up the isle behind Francis and the police. "I'm getting to the bottom
of this! Douglas, I need you."
"I'm right behind you, Charles," Douglas Davis replied
as he got up, kissed his wife Lorraine
quickly on the cheek, and took off behind him.
sighed as she clung to his arm. "That's what all of this was
about? This is why you wouldn't say anything in your defense?"
"Darling, I can't talk about this now," he muttered
and took her into his arms. "I...have to go with them to the police
station." He paused and looked down lovingly into her eyes.
"I'm...I'm sorry. Our wedding is...is ruined."
"It's okay," she smiled weakly as she tried to fight
her tears. "This...this is more important. Go. Your
family needs you."
"I promise you that this is only a postponement," he
nodded with conviction. "Our wedding isn't cancelled. It's just
postponed until this mess is over."
"I...I know," she sighed and looked away.
are you coming with us?" Trevor
Callison spoke up as he stood behind them. "I'm going with Maggie
to the station."
"I'm...coming," he muttered in response and then
quickly, yet tenderly, kissed Jillian. "I'm really sorry."
"I...know," she sighed before pulling away so that he
could leave with his family. Standing alone at the alter, she looked
around the room at all of their guests who were either starting to gossip
amongst themselves or where slowly starting to leave.
Stokes spoke up softly and reached out to lightly touch her daughter on the
shoulder. "I...don't know what to say. This is only a temporary
set back. You and Reginald will get married. I have faith in
"I...know," Jillian sniffled and turned away to hide
her emotions. Suddenly, unable to contain her breaking heart any longer,
she pulled away and ran from the room. Her beautiful day had been ruined
and now she was terribly frightened that it was all just a bad omen of even
worse things to come.