Amber Ambitious

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Vintage Publishing
Amber King is manipulative and vain...

Submitted: October 10, 2018

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Aaron Hall and Amber King have what many would label as a toxic relationship.

Aaron is possessive and controlling whereas Amber is manipulative and vain.

But somehow and against all odds, these two made it work.

There was one thing, however, they had in common—greed was the fixation they thrive on.

Even though Aaron was the mastermind behind every plan, Amber called the shots.

It was Amber King’s idea to rob the bank where Aaron used to work in.

And as a former employee, Aaron had the advantage of knowledge.

Aaron Hall was aware of the bank’s daily routine. He knew everyone’s schedule and habits.

He concluded that the best time to strike would be as soon as the bank opened its doors; very early in the morning.

“We can pull this off”, Aaron assures Amber as his hands tightly cradle hers.

“I know we will”, she nods with her eyes fixed on his.

“I love you, Amber, you’re my ride or die”.

“Yes, I am”, she smiles.

“Together until the end, baby”, Aaron says as he grips his rifle and fixes his mask.

“Let’s do this!” Amber adjusts her wig; her brown hair neatly tucked inside.

“This is a stick up!” Aaron shouts to a stunned crowd.

Frightened—the people did as they were told. Customers quickly dropped to the floor and most looked away.

“Everyone stay down, don’t be a hero and this would all be over quickly!” Amber waved her rifle around.

Aaron smiles at her—in delight and admiration. This is the woman he loves, the only person he can count on ‘til the very end.

The pair came out with close to a million dollars. They felt confident enough to walk out of the place in no hurry at all.

They got in the car they had left parked a block away from the bank and Aaron drove away.

They laughed and boasted, as Amber held the duffle bags of money.

Aaron and Amber camped out in a crummy and cheap motel. Aaron counted the money as Amber laid on the bed playing around with her loaded rifle.

“We go it, baby, we’ll be outta here first thing in the morning”, Aaron says approaching Amber.

He leans over to her and grabs her hair.

“Until the end!” He whispers to her.

“To the very end, baby”, she replies and the pair kiss passionately.

Sometime past midnight, Aaron awakes to the sound of sirens and bright blue and red lights coming in through the sheer curtains.

“Come out with your hands up!” He hears someone command through a loudspeaker.

Aaron looks around—panting. “Amber!” he shouts. There was no response.

The room was semi dark, he browsed around, and notices Amber wasn’t in the room and neither was the money.

“Open the door and put your hands up!” He hears a knock on the door and it startles him.

“Amber!” he calls once again, still in denial that she, perhaps took off with the money.

“Freeze!” an officer barged in through the door and pointed his gun at a desperate Aaron.

Aaron gripped his rifle but quickly dropped to the floor and surrendered. The officers cautiously walked to him and handcuffed him.

A corner away, Amber is watching all of this as it unravels. Her hair neatly tucked inside her blonde wig as her hands remain on the steering wheel.

The duffel bags of money securely in the trunk of her inconspicuous Pontiac, she was ready.

“Until the end, baby”, she hears Aaron’s voice in her head.

“This is the end, baby”, she murmurs before taking off.


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