Chapter 1: The Sierra Connors Capers

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  No Houses

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CHAPTER ONE

“Golden Girl”

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The hot humid air had the smell of moist Kentucky bluegrass, as a military jeep assigned to the 34th Military Police Detachment pulled up to the first checkpoint outside the fortress-like structure. A checkpoint officer of the United States Mint Police inspected the military I.D. of the Jeep’s driver.

He hesitated, then waved the driver on. The officer quickly called ahead to the other checkpoints to let the jeep clear the gates.

Arriving at the main office the driver of that jeep, a Lieutenant dressed in full military fatigues and helmet from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat team, swiftly entered the building. Inside, the surrounding granite walls were designed to keep all the rooms cool and dry for protection against the threat of the outside humidity. The driver, with a black briefcase in tow, steadily approached the main desk where a Military Police Sergeant was stationed.

"Do you have the ten member list?" the Lieutenant firmly asked.

The Sergeant saluted, "Yes. It’s right here, but I have to say Lieutenant, uh, Lieutenant?"

"It’s Lt. Gaul," the Lieutenant responded, as the Sergeant nodded in respectful reply.

"Well Lt. Gaul, it’s always been against orders to release this list with the individual names and numbers combined."

"Orders can change, Sergeant," the Lieutenant abruptly replied, "besides if you have a problem, you can call the Pentagon and ask for General Andrew Motors. This is a high priority security test and, by the way, be sure to tell the General your name so he can know who is delaying his commands!"

"Uh, no Lieutenant, that won't be necessary," the Sergeant nervously replied, as he handed over the list.

"Now is there a private office I can go to in order to call the General and report how cooperative you have been?" the Lieutenant austerely asked.

"Y..Yes," the Sergeant stammered, "right through there, to your right."

The Sergeant quickly pressed a button on the console in front of him. Immediately, a large steel security door hummed open. The Lieutenant entered the room and as the door automatically closed, she took off her helmet to let down her long, blonde hair. As she breathed a heavy sigh of relief, twenty-one year old Sierra Connors, professional thief, burglar, and con artist, knew she was halfway there.

For Sierra had just successfully entered the Fort Knox Bullion Containment Center and now had all ten combinations to open the vaults that held over 4,600 tons of gold bullion worth over 173 billion dollars. However, Sierra was looking for a special vault. One that contained a few specimens of the Sacagawea dollar coins and some American Gold Eagle coins well worth over $7 million.

Sierra opened her briefcase and took out a floor plan and looked it over. She took off her Army uniform, revealing a black leather bodysuit underneath, then walked over to an air conditioning vent and pried it open with a small screwdriver she had attached to a belt strapped tightly around her thin waist. With case in tow, she slipped up and over the rim and slid down the vent.

This deep inside the containment rooms, there were no laser light alarms to trip you up. Security cameras were turned away from the vents to the main entrances, so Sierra easily dropped down and cautiously walked over and opened the vault using the ten complete combinations. As she swung the vault door open and started to fill up her case with the gold coins, a hidden alarm unexpectedly bathed her surroundings in a shrill shriek.

Immediately she spun around, as a 22 ton blast proof door, which allowed access to the containment rooms, slowly opened. Eight soldiers, with guns drawn, instantaneously entered along with the Sergeant from the front desk.

"That's her!" he accusingly exclaimed, "I thought something was funny about all of this. I checked with the Pentagon. There ain’t any scheduled security test today, they never heard of you or of anyone named General Andrew Motors!"

"And you just figured that out, Gomer Pyle?" Sierra sarcastically replied, as she slowly raised her hands in surrender.

As the soldiers escorted her away, Sierra hoped they would confine her in a room with another air conditioning vent. She amusingly figured that was her best chance to escape the unfortunate situation she now found herself in.

To be Continued: Next Chap. 2 "The Deal"

 

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Submitted: March 29, 2014

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Mara Davar

I like this Sierra!! Cocky and confident and what gall she's got to actually break into Fort Knox!! LOL!! I love this already so please KMU!!

Sat, March 29th, 2014 7:50pm

peacemaker06

My only disappointment was that the chapter finished to soon. I was just getting into it lol haha general motors! Nice. I really dont think the infamous Sierra Connors came in this ill equipped. I feel there is more to this con than meets the eye. I have known to be wrong on occasion though and this is fort knox we are talking about after all. Maybe Sierra just bit off more than she can chew. I love all the real life info you put into your stories too. I bet there really is ten combinations to the safe. Your writing skills and story telling are flawless btw.

Tue, April 1st, 2014 10:08am

peacemaker06

This is terribly exciting and I cant wait for more! Dino ")

Tue, April 1st, 2014 10:10am

NoelleBos

I like it! It's a good start and i'm keen to read more! I love the cheek! x

Tue, April 22nd, 2014 5:18am

Sarahh365

I love Sierra so much, her familiar cocky and confident self appearing was DEFINITELY a great first chapter. I loved the way you wrote this, it was awesome. Reading on!

Wed, May 7th, 2014 12:03am

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