Amber Ambitious

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Vintage Publishing

Amber King is manipulative and vain...

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.


Submitted: October 10, 2018

© Copyright 2020 jaylisbeth. All rights reserved.

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Adam L.

I'm shook, Lis. Powerful stuff. Always have enjoyed your short stories, sweetheart. Nice work.

Wed, October 10th, 2018 3:31pm

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Thank you, my dear friend

Wed, October 10th, 2018 12:55pm

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Keke Serene

Wooow! Amazing writing and so well done! I am shocked haha! XD

Wed, October 10th, 2018 4:48pm

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I am elated to hear you say so, Star :)

Wed, October 10th, 2018 12:55pm

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Jeff Bezaire

Nicely done, my friend! I love the subtle hints you drop throughout the story. I was anxiously wondering how she was going to get rid of him. When she was playing with her gun in the motel, I thought that was it. You did an awesome job playing out her betrayal! Never trust a snake.
A great read!

Wed, October 10th, 2018 6:06pm

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Thank you so much, Jeff :)

Wed, October 10th, 2018 12:54pm

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Mike S.

A fine 'Thelma and Louiser,' J. B!

Wed, October 10th, 2018 6:55pm

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Ha! Thanks, Mike :)

Wed, October 10th, 2018 12:54pm

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Sue Harris

Great writing, JB. You reeled me in nicely, I thought I had it all worked out, pictured him lying prostrate with a bullet to the head. Fabulous! Well done.

Wed, October 10th, 2018 7:44pm

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Why, thank you, Sue! :)

Wed, October 10th, 2018 12:53pm

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moa rider

No honor among thieves there Jay! Calling the cops was better than using that rifle. Usianguke

Wed, October 10th, 2018 7:46pm

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Why, thank you, Moa, I agree! :)

Wed, October 10th, 2018 12:53pm

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Joe Stuart

They say that love conquers all. As you have pointed out in your story, jay, sometimes it's greed that conquers love - if there ever was any love between these two. Good story. ~ Joe

Wed, October 10th, 2018 8:13pm

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I am pleased by your words, Joe. Thank you so much!

Wed, October 10th, 2018 1:37pm

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hullabaloo22

Wow. A flash with a real kick of deception. Good job with this, jaylisbeth!

Wed, October 10th, 2018 9:38pm

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Thank you very much, Hully :)

Fri, October 12th, 2018 6:16pm

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Melancholic Wisdom

This was wonderfully written, and with quite the twist ending. I liked how you dropped subtle hints throughout the piece, you write wonderful short stories. Great work!

Thu, October 11th, 2018 4:29am

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Awww, well, thank you, MW. That means a lot to me, trust me it does, I always feel like I am lacking when it comes to story-writing.

Fri, October 12th, 2018 6:13pm

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Joy Shaw

Nice work here.

Thu, October 11th, 2018 1:09pm

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Thank you, Joy

Fri, October 12th, 2018 6:12pm

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TheSinningCrow

I think what caught on with me about Amber doing the betrayal act when Aaron was counting the money alone. With Amber more interested in the rifle, and Aaron counting the money, it saves her alot of time so she can plan her escape, because she doesn't have to worry about counting the money. It's not just all over the place, and she doesn't have to pick up each dollar and put them in the bag. It's cunning and a brilliant execution. I think she was more Interested in checking the rifle, counting the bullets, making sure the safety isn't on etc just in case her plan went sideways. I love how she always had in her head what "until the end, baby" really meant. A little classic crime caper Lisbeth. You did great writings on this. And you thought I wasn't going to leave a comment :)

Sat, October 13th, 2018 10:10pm

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Thank you so much, my friend! I appreciate it so much

Mon, October 15th, 2018 5:21am

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Amy F. Turner

High and tight writing! Truly enjoyable. Wonderful job!

Wed, October 24th, 2018 2:12pm

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Thank you so much, dearest Amy!

Thu, October 25th, 2018 5:37am

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Grace 96-M

I was completely blown away i thought Aaron would kill her but hey i was wrong! This is amazing! Great job Lis!

Wed, November 14th, 2018 5:47pm

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Thank you so very much :)

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:40am

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Angela Villaverde

Que perraaaaaaaa! Woooow, lol. I guess that’s what he gets for being possessive and controlling! ????

Sun, November 25th, 2018 5:14pm

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Ayeeee! lmao

Wed, November 28th, 2018 6:09am

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johngumbs

Nicely written, but only you can do that. I didn't expect Amber to betray him!

Sun, January 6th, 2019 6:20pm

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Thank you so much, John!

Mon, January 7th, 2019 6:16am

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Criss Sole

I am so used to reading your poems, a short story was a nice change. I feel bad for Aaron... not only was he betrayed, but he got arrested.
Great story Jay!

Wed, February 27th, 2019 4:38pm

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Thank you, Criss! I have a few more short stories on the site, hope you enjoy :)

Tue, March 5th, 2019 6:01am

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RomanBoukreev

I think that Amber hated Aaron, his dishonesty, his selfishness, and so on. Then, she decided to fool him.

Wed, February 27th, 2019 6:37pm

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Thank you so much for your comment!

Tue, March 5th, 2019 5:54am

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REFRACTOR

The story is toooooo good. The arresting part is very interesting. I'm new in this writing business so if you have time please read mine too and let me know what you think. Thank you for such a wonderful story.

Mon, March 4th, 2019 5:29pm

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Thank you, friend! :) I value your comment

Tue, March 5th, 2019 5:49am

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