CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Word Count: 176
Have you ever betrayed someone's confidence? Has anyone ever betrayed you? Write a ficlet on the theme of betrayal.
Raped and murdered by an unforgiving monster.
Innocence torn away from her simple, subtle body.
Her body was cold now; the man stroked away an errant lock of hair behind and unhearing ear as he looked at her. Even with all the power he had, all the intelligence and protection, he could do nothing, not now at least. She lay there before him, not living and expecting of love, not on a soft and comfortable bed, but on a cold metal surface, lonely.
Ecklie lifted the sheet back over the body and pushed the draw that held it back into the wall before shutting the door. In coming days she would be collected, there would be a funeral, and a eulogy. He would be the quietly grieving husband, the lover who had had his love taken away from him too soon. He would not cry, he was a strong man, not a weakling dependent on feeling feelings to resolve a matter. He had betrayed her and the crimes against her would not go unpunished.