The Bizarre Adventure of Stephen and Marina

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Stephen Frost and Marina Harvent are a pair of clueless and eccentric partner-in-crime lovers who dress up in costumes and commit strange robberies. One day the duo set out to fulllfill their dream, to to become the best thieves in the history of thieves.

Submitted: July 20, 2016

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Stephen Frost and Marina Harvent are a pair of clueless and eccentric partner-in-crime lovers who dress up in costumes and commit strange robberies, such as stealing watches to be known as the thieves who stole time, and even the entrance door of a museum so people could not enter the museum anymore. Stephen and Marina are both very charismatic and effervescent, and “sprinkle happiness” upon anyone and everyone that they meet without realizing it. They easily make friends with all sorts of people, and They also possess indomitable will due to their headstrong personalities.
 
The year is 1931, and Stephen and Marina are in California trying to mine for gold. “What is the most valuable thing in this world Marina? Gold, and who has all of the gold in the world? Earth, so if we are the first to steal gold from Earth we will go done in history as the best thieves in the history of thieves!” said Stephen full of enthusiasm. “You really think so Stephen?” asked Marina. “I know so. You see my dear; Earth has all of the gold, so that is why we spent the past couple of months digging this mine.” said Stephen. “But most of the other gold miners pan for gold in the river. Why don’t we try that?” said Marina. “Last time we tried that the gold miners chased us off their territory, but let’s put that behind us. Marina, are you ready to make history!” shouted Stephen. Marina winked, smiled, and gave Stephen the thumps up.
 
Six months had past and luck hasn’t favored the duo. “Hey Stephen, think we should try doing something else. Earth seems to of done a good job hiding it’s gold.” said Marina. “But we’re so close to making history my dear. The gold is close, I can feel it.” protested Stephen. “How about we rob a train instead.” suggested Marina. “A train robbery is where you take a train to your destination, make your move, and take the train back, right?” asked Stephen. “Yep!” said Marina with cheer. “So first we take the train to our destination right? Yeah, then we do the robbery, and then we get back on the train and leave right?” asked Stephen. “That’s the way they’ve been done for years.” replied Marina with enthusiasm. “Alright, then just like before, the only way to steal is to steal from the Mafia!” said Stephen and Marina at the same time. “As long as we are together I could be a king or a queen! I could even be a joker! Let’s not waste anytime Marina, today we head for the city!” said Stephen as he pulled Marina out of the mine.
 
The duo finally arrived in New York after a month. When they got there, Stephen and Marina went to a shop that sold costumes. “Alright Marina, we need to act as if we’re ordinary people shopping at an ordinary shop.” said Stephen. “Got it! I’m gonna be as ordinary as ordinary can be.” replied Marina. After spending a couple of hours browsing around, the duo found a couple of hats, masks, and costumes to buy. “Hey, you never seen our faces, you got it pal.” said Stephen to the store clerk. “Yeah, and if you remember our faces we will come back for you.” said Marina. “Yeah, and if come back we’ll…” Stephen stops and leans towards Marina. “What is something extremely terrible that we could do to him Marina?” whispered Stephen to Marina. “Um… we could poke his face.” whispered Marina. “Alright then, if you don’t forget our faces we’ll come back here and poke you in the face.” said Stephen trying to sound threating. “That’s right, we’ll poke your face so bad that you will no longer be able to use a poker face whenever you go gambling.” said Marina, also trying to sound threating. The store clerk looked up from his newspaper, and stared Stephen dead in the eye. The two held eye contact for about 30 seconds before Stephen started to panic. "Have a good day." said Stephen as he grabbed Marina and the bags, and quickly left the store. "Surprised those two ain't in the looney house." said the store clerk as he went back to his newspaper. "Marina did you see the look in that man's eyes?!" said Stephen. "I did, they looked very intimating." replied Marina. “It was almost as if he was staring into my soul. Quickly Marina, we have to get out of here." said Stephen.
 
"Alright Marina, if we steal from a big mafia family we'll get a lot of attention, and not the good kind of attention. Therefore we’ll have to steal from one of the smaller families, so our choices are the Colombo family, the Ricci family, and the Moretti family." said Stephen. "Hmm... how about we steal from all three." suggested Marina. "That's a brilliant idea Marina, but whoever will we start with?" asked Stephen. "How about the  Colombos?" asked Marina. "Alrighty then my dear, it's settled and I think I have the perfect plan." said Stephen.
 
"Finished putting those bags in the car yet?” Asked the Colombo’s made man. “Almost, I still got two bags left.” replied the other made man. “Hurry it up will ya, the don ain’t gonna be happy if he doesn’t have the extortion money for tonight’s poker game.” said the made man. “Yeah, yeah, I’m working on… what the…” said the other made man before he was cut off. “Batter up!” said Stephen as he hit the made man who loaded the bags into the car on the head with a baseball bat. “Home run!” shouted Marina as she hit the other made man on the head with a baseball bat. The duo grabbed the bags and made a run for it, all while dressed as Yankee players. The two made men quickly got up and chased after the duo. “Hey Stephen, do you think those two are coming to get us?” asked Marina. “No Marina, their running with us not after us. They want us succeed.” answered Stephen. “Say Stephen, does it look like the two of them are getting closer?” asked Marina. “Indeed it does Marina, and that only means one thing. We’ve got to throw the money in the air.” said Stephen. “Okeydokey” said Marina as the two of them threw money in the air. Everyone on the street stopped what they were doing. Men, women, young, and old. They all imminently dove on the ground and jumped in the air to get all the money that they could, and even the made men joined in as well, trying to save as much money as they could. “Merry Christmas!” shouted  Stephen as the two ran off. “But Stephen it isn’t December.” said Marina. “You never know, Marina life is all about perspective. To you it might not be December, but to that old guy wearing the jacket over there, it might be December to him.” explained Stephen. “Oh, I get it, so the sinking of the Titanic was a good thing for all the lobsters in the ship's kitchen.” said Marina. “Exactly my dear.” replied Stephen as the two ran off.
 
“Well that’s a shame. Marina there is nothing but liquor left in the bag we have.” said Stephen a little disappointed. “You mean we gave all the money to those people on the streets?” asked Marina. “It looks that way my dear, but don’t worry. We still have the Moretti and the Ricci families left, and I say we hit up the Moretti next. I hear their boss has a mansion not too far here.” said Stephen. “Ok then, should we go at midnight?” asked Marina. “Of course, but after we celebrate our first victory by helping ourselves to a bottle.” answered Stephen.
 
“Hey Marina.” said Stephen. “What Stephen.” replied Marina. “That girl in there, she’s crying.” said Stephen. “Crying?” asked Marina. “Yeah she’s looking at a picture and crying” answered Stephen. “It must be her lover.” said Marina. “I bet they were lovey-dovey, or perhaps they have been forced apart.” said Stephen. “It must’ve been a bitter-sweet farewell.” said Marina. The girl heard the duo talking, and walked out onto the balcony to see who it was, and found Stephen and Marina playing with a hourglass. “Or maybe its death that stands between them.” said Stephen. “Umm…”  said the girl, but she was imminently cutoff by the duo. “Shh!” said Stephen and Marina at the same time. After realizing what just happened the duo quickly jumped up on their feet. “How did you know?” asked Stephen. “How could you tell?” asked Marina. “I could hear you.” answered the girl. “What should we do Marina?” whispered Stephen. “She looks pretty tough.” replied Marina. “You know what we are? Brutal thugs!” said Stephen trying to sound threating. “Yeah, brutal thugs.” said Marina. The girl started to laugh. “She’s laughing, does that mean she’s happy?” asked Stephen. “She was just crying a second ago.” answered Marina. “She is acting rather strange.” replied Stephen. “You two are just funny!” said the girl as she broke down in laughter. “Looks like we have no choice.” said Stephen. “Tell us everything about your lover!” shouted Stephen. “We’re good listeners!” said Marina with enthusiasm. “And advisors!” added Stephen. “We do not lie. We always tell truth!” said Stephen and Marina at the same time.
 
“Your brother!” said Stephen and Marina with shock at the same time. “Yes, you see my brother Leonard used to always be a very kind person, but lately he’s been acting rather violent and, hardly ever comes home anymore.” said the girl. “The violent type huh.” said Marina. “A juvenile delinquent.” said Stephen. “Why?” asked Stephen. “Well, I think it’s because of our money.” said the girl with a little bit of sadness. “Money is a good thing right?” asked Stephen. “I thought it was.” answered Marina. “No it really isn’t. When you a have a lot of money most people want something other than your friendship. What they say and what they feel are not the same. I ended up seeing a lot of bad things. That’s probably why my brother…” The girl stopped. “That’s quite a pickle. What should she do?” asked Stephen. “Maybe she should stop being so rich.” Suggested Marina. “Then she wouldn’t have to see bad things anymore!” replied Stephen. “It’s so simple.” said Marina. “Alright then, excuse us for a moment.” said Stephen as he and Marina walked into the house. The duo then came back with bags filled with expensive looking stuff. “We’re taking all the unhappiness out of your home. Leaving just a peaceful family behind.” said Marina. “Ciao.” said Stephen and Marina before they began to climb down the balcony. “Wait.” said the girl. “Oh, we didn’t get your name.” said Stephen. “It’s Annie. Annie Moretti.” said the girl, who is the thirteen year old daughter of the don of the Moretti family. “Miss Annie, I’m sure you’ll be happy!” said Stephen and Marina. “Well goodbye.” said Annie. “Bye” Said Stephen and Marina as they began to climb down from the balcony. As they walked away Annie started to laugh. Without realizing it the duo had managed to bring true happiness into Annie’s life.
 
“You mean to tell me that the two of you got robbed by Babe Ruth and some strange broad?!” asked the don of the Colombo family who was a little angry. “I swear it on my life boss.” said the made man. “And they took off with the bag that had the elixir in it.” said the other made man. “If the world finds out about that elixir then…” the don was cut off before he could finish. “If I may interrupt father. If who I think did this actually did this then we got nothing to worrying about. Those two aren’t the brightest of Edison’s light bulbs, and they won’t realize the effect.” said Luck Colombo, the youngest of three Colombo brothers. “Still I can’t take the risk. If they drank it killing them won’t do any good. Luck, I want you to bring these two back to me.” said the don. “As you wish father.” said  Luck as he walked out the casino.
 
The duo final arrived at the restaurant that the Ricci family used for their hideout. “Table for two please.” said Stephen. “Right this way.” said the hostess. “Hope you enjoy.” said the hostess before she walked off. “Alright Marina here’s the plan. They have to have an office that has all of their money around here somewhere, so we are going to act as if we are going to go to the bathroom, and when no one is looking we search for that office.” said Stephen. “Got it.” replied Marina. The duo sets off for the restrooms. “I’d like to speak to the manger.” said Luck to the hostess, showing her something that proved he was a member of the Colombo family. “Certainly, right this way.” said the hostess as she led Luck to the basement.
 
“Stephen look at these holes in the floor. It looks like there’s a room under there.” said Marina. “That must be the office that we’re looking for. Now we must look for a way down.” said Stephen. “Now to welcome you to the family we will fire a shot with the ceremonial pistol.” The don of the Ricci family said to a new recruit. The don raised the pistol into the air and shoots, but before they could celebrate something happened. “Help! My husband was just shot!” shouted a woman. The men in basement quickly ran upstairs. “Stephen hold on. Try to stay away from the light.” said Marina. “Marina, it’s been a fun ride, but now I guess it’s time I joined mother.” said Stephen. “Somebody call an ambulance!” shouted the don. Something strange began to happen. Stephen’s wound began to heal itself. “Stephen! Your wound disappeared without a trace! I don’t understand any of it, but it’s absolutely incredible! What’s next? Doves?” asked Marina full of amusement. “I don’t know what just happen, but I do not want to do it again. It feels really uncomfortable.” said Stephen. “What was that?!” said one of the Ricci’s made men. “Look, there are powers in this world you clearly don’t understand.” said Luck as he walked in.
 
“Long ago a group people made a deal with the Devil. That deal made them immortal, but they could only go by the names they were given from birth. If any of them used a false name they would be erased from existence. The Devil only gave one of them the recipe to the elixir he gave them, and that man is my father.” explained Luck. “So, you mean that all of you Gandors are immortal?” asked the don. “My father, two brothers, and I are the only ones who are immortal. There are others like us out there, but the world is a big place. Not only can’t we age, we also can’t be killed, and as I thought. Those two drank some of it.” said Luck. “You mean that wasn’t Liquor that we drank?” asked Isaac. “No, since you know our little secret my father wants me to bring you to him. He'll most likely tie a cement block to your feet and throw you into the Hudson, were both of you will continuously drown for all of eternity, but unlike him I know a wise man from a fool. You two will most likely forget that you’re immortal, so I’ll tell him the two of you got on a train and left the city. As for you Ricci, our families have a good relationship. I trust you’ll keep this secret?” said Luck. “Of course.” said the don. “Good, now I bid all of you farewell.” said Luck as he walked off.
 
“So what were the two of you doing snooping around back here anyway?” asked the don. “Oh, um… we were just taking in in the scenery.” said Stephen. “Fair enough. We were just about to begin a celebration downstairs. Would the two of you like to join us?” asked the don. “Sure.” answered Marina. “I don’t see any harm in it.” replied Stephen. “Then it will be great to have the two of you as our guests.” said the don as all of them began to walk downstairs.
 
The year is now 2001, and the duo has spent the past couple of months stealing cellphones. “This makes a whole lot children we’ve saved Marina.” said Stephen. “From those dangerous small microwaves.” replied Marina. “Yeah and according to the British sun or nature, whichever it was, conversation is completely disappearing from families because of small microwaves. Children just play video games, husbands are cheating on their wives, and mothers are going off to work.” said Stephen. “The family is breaking down.” said Marina. “Yeah, and we’re going to do our best to put a stop to it.” said Stephen. “That’s right. Fight the Power!” shouted Marina. “You know Marina.” said Stephen. “What’s up cat daddy?” asked Marina. “I’ve got this feeling like we never even aged. Am I right?” asked Stephen as he looked closely at Marina. Marina then looked closely at Stephen and then the two started screaming. “Marina!” shouted Stephen. “Stephen!” shouted Marina. “I don’t know why on Earth this has happened to us, but does this mean that we are constantly being born a new?!” asked Stephen. “Refreshed, like every day is our birthday.” said Marina. “Little momma we got to celebrate! Let’s call everyone over and have a party!” said Stephen. “Incredible Stephen. Happy birthday!” shouted Marina. “Even after all of these years, looks like those two haven’t let society change who the truly are. It’s nice to see something original for a change.” said Luck to himself as he walked off. 
 


 
 


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