To this day I can still remember the feeling of the warmth leaving her body. I was only minutes too late to do anything.
Mia was one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met and I was lucky to have known her. The very thought that someone could just take her life like that… I was angry too.
But like she always told me, a lawyer is someone who always smiles, no matter how hard it gets. I couldn’t smile, really, but I didn’t have time to grieve either. Defending Maya kept me focused and prevented me from falling apart. I had to persevere, for both their sakes.