“All rise. The court of Family Law is now in session. Honorable Judge Vanessa Hart presiding.”
Vanessa took her place on the bench. “Bailiff, call the first case please.”
“Case number 68064. Johnson vs. Johnson. All parties please step forward.”
Vanessa watched as a 16 year old boy walked forward, followed by a middle aged man. The boy’s arms were tattooed and his head was shaved. What spoke to Vanessa were his eyes. They were vacant, as if there were no living creature behind them. She turned to look at the man behind the boy. Her heart skipped a beat and she audibly gasp as she recognized him.