The Inevitable- The Story of Leopold Magnum

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Leopold Magnum strikes again, this time with a dastardly plan that involves a hijacked suitcase.

Chapter 5 (v.1) - Jump On The Hydra's Back

Submitted: May 14, 2009

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It wasn't very long before another opportunity to gain information came, for the next day, Leopold Magnum struck again.

His destination this time was a small bank in Riverside. He had as sneaky a plan as he usually did as he made his way casually into the bank. He was dressed in a large pinstripe suit and was carrying a suitcase. He was promptly stopped upon entering the building by a large security guard.

"Sir..." the guard said, "I'm sorry to inform you, but suitcases are not allowed past this point. We can't be too cautious with that Magnum fellow around."

"Yes," Magnumagreed, mustering up a fake Brooklyn accent, "That is understandable..." He then handed the suitcase to the guard and walked up to the counter.

There were no people at the bank that day, and Magnum knew that meant there wouldn't be as much money. However, he didn't care. He enjoyed the thrill of the hunt, and the excitement of putting his foolproof plans into action.

"How may I help you Sir?" the bank teller asked.

He smiled and replied "Yes, I would like to deposit some money into my account. I just received a raise today at work."

"And how much will you be depositing?" saidthe teller.

"About $200..." Magnum responded, handing the clerk a small envelope.

"$200? That's an awful lot of money for one day, even with a raise..."

"It was paid in advance." Magnum declared. He figured by now any thoughts of him being the bank robber were dropped from the teller's mind.

"And what is the name of your account?" the lady continued.

Magnum was expecting this, and had opened an account the previous day. "Nathaniel Darrow."

"Alright, Mr. Darrow..." the clerk said, typing into her computer, "Thank you for your business."

"You're mighty welcome." Magnum replied courteously. He then walked back to the guard.

"Alright," the guard declared, handing the suitcase back to Magnum, "Here's your suitcase back. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused."

"No, it was no problem at all..." Magnum said cunningly, "I just have one question... I noticed that you never once opened my suitcase... Wouldn't it be better for the bank's security if you checked all confiscated baggage for weaponry?"

"Well, I believe so..." the guard said.

"For if you handed the suitcase back, and it happened to be Magnum..." he started smiling, "Couldn't he just reach into the unchecked case and pull out his gun?"

"What are you getting at?" the guard asked, stepping backwards, in fear that this man would pull something.

"Nothing," Magnum answered, "I just figured... Shouldn't you check people's suitcases?"

"Sir, if you continue talking like that, then I will have to contact authorities..."

"What for? I am merely a customer who has an idea on how to increase productivity..." Magnum chuckled, "If you want to see for yourself... You could just check my suitcase..."

At this point, Magnum held the suitcase out to the large guard.

The guard took the case and reluctantly opened it's lid.

Suddenly, there was a large explosion of steam from the case, and the guard dropped it onto the floor. The sound of gunshots echoed throughout the room, and the guard coughed loudly in the mist. "Damn it! The suitcase is rigged with a smokebo..."

The poor guard didn't get to finish his sentence before a loud shot hit him square in the chest. Despite the fog, Magnum was still able to make out the vague shadows throughout the room, and started shooting.

Once the smoke had cleared, Magnum was the only one left in the room. He walked over to the counter, opened the register, took all the money he could carry, and walked back to the door, picking his suitcase up on the way out.


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