The Theft

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A couple robs a bank.

Submitted: May 09, 2015

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Submitted: May 09, 2015



The Theft

By Joseph Logsdon

It wasn’t a matter of if, it was a matter of when. One way or another, they would take the money. It was a risky mission, and if they made one mistake, they would both perish. Sean didn’t want the money, he only wanted her. He loved Silvia, so he decided to help her accomplish an impossible task. The problem was, could he really trust her? That question, along with a few others, made Sean very nervous.

After making violent love, Sean asked Silvia to marry him, and surprisingly, she agreed. They were very happy, but something was missing, something important. They were very poor, so why not rob a bank? With enough money, they would be happy forever.

“Oh, that felt good,” Silvia stated, rising from the bed.

“Where did you learn to do that?”

“Well, before I met you, I worked in a very seedy place,” she proclaimed.

“That’s all in the past, isn’t it?”

“Past, present, it doesn’t matter,” Silvia stated.

“What do you mean?”

“We’re together, that’s all that matters. We have all the time in the world, so why waste it?”

“You’re a very curious woman, you know that?”

“I can’t say the same for you,” Silvia stated.

“What do you mean?”

“You haven’t asked about the robbery, not once,” Silvia exclaimed.

“Well, what’s there to ask? Tomorrow, around noon, we’ll enter the bank. I’ll point the gun at the cashier, and once he’s out of the way, you’ll withdraw the money,” Sean stated.

“It sounds simple enough, I’ll give you that,” Silvia stated.

“Simplicity is overrated,” Sean stated.


“What can go wrong, usually will,” Sean sighed.

“What are you worried about?”

“I’m not worried, I’m just being realistic. No matter how much we plan, things might not work out, so don’t get your hopes up,” Sean stated.

“Oh, come now, there’s no need to be so negative. Think of it this way, we’ll soon be rich, and once we have what we want, we’ll kiss this fucking country goodbye. It’ll just be you and me, no one else,” Silvia stated.

“It’s just us, nothing else matters. We’re two of a kind, you and I,” Sean stated.

“Just so you know, I’m never going to leave your side. We’ll be together, for always and always,” Silvia stated.

“Do you really mean that?”

“Do you really have to ask?”

“No, I don’t,” Sean stated, kissing Silvia.

The following morning, they entered the bank. Approaching the front desk, Sean pulled his gun out of his pocket. Frightened and terrified, the cashier screamed as people ran from the building.

“What do you want?”

“Oh, don’t fuck around with me, you know damn well what I want. I suggest you play along, unless you want to receive a bullet in your chest,” Sean threatened.

“Don’t shoot, I beg you!”

“Now, if you’ll be so kind, empty the desk,” Sean commanded.

In order to save his own life, the cashier obeyed. Handing the money to Sean, the cashier quickly ran from the room, leaving his job behind. Turning away from the desk, Sean discovered a terrible truth. Silvia had abandoned him, just as he was beginning to trust her. Having no time to contemplate the betrayal, Sean left the building, determined to avoid the police. It didn’t take long, however, for them to arrest him. Before Sean could make it to his car, a squad of police cars surrounded him. The game was over, and he knew it.

“You have the right to remain silent,” the officer stated, handcuffing Sean.

“How did you get here so fast?”

“Your girlfriend called us,” the officer answered.

“Why would she do that?”

“Apparently, at the very last minute, she had a change of heart. She had feelings for you, no doubt, but she didn’t love you. Those are her words, not mine. Instead of telling you how she felt, she decided to implicate you in a crime. It doesn’t make any sense to me, but, then again, I’m not crazy, am I? We would arrest her as well, assuming we knew where she was,” the officer stated.

“That doesn’t sound like her, that doesn’t sound like her at all,” Sean gasped.

“We don’t always know who people truly are, do we?”

The End



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