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Authors note: sorry guys why there so much space between paragraphs its cuz i write the story on word and i just cut and paste and it come out like this grrr dont like it. anyways here is the story
Criss calmed down, took a deep breath, and finally said, "What do you remember from the bank?" Liliana's face was clueless at first. She turned her head the other way to think for a moment. Then the memories came rushing back to her mind like bullets into her head.Liliana remembered when the man in the black outfit grabbed her and put the gun to her head. She could feel the cold metal against her skin, and the man's hand holding her arm behind her back really tight.
Then the man suddenly had a change of heart. He let go of Liliana and told her to run away as fast as she could. He fell on his knees and put his hands behind his head without even being told to do so, as a sign that he had given up. Liliana kept running until she heard the explosion and that was about everything she could remember.
Liliana turned her head toward Criss and told him what little she had remembered. Criss kept driving, as if he hadn't heard anything.
Liliana tried to calm down, and asked Criss, "Criss" but she was abruptly interrupted by him, "I robbed that bank, alright! Is that what you wanted to hear?" Liliana was in shock. Not only was she barely realizing that Criss was actually a bank robber, but now she would probably be incriminated as well for having "escaped" with Criss in the van, even though it was him who put her there.
Liliana was pissed off. She began to breathe really fast. She was trying to control herself, but her patience had reached its limit, until she finally exploded on Criss. "What the hell were you thinking? Why did you lie to me! What the hell do I have to do with this! Tell me! Tell me!" she screamed at him directly into his ear.
He began to feel uncomfortable, but still, he didn't say anything, and just kept on driving. Liliana felt frustrated and started screaming again, "Stop the van! Stop it right now!" and she grabbed the wheel which made Criss lose control of the van.
The van was zigzagging along the roadway. Criss stepped on the brakes and stopped the van before they had completely gone out of the road.
Criss and Liliana were both shocked. Liliana's eyes and mouth were wide open. Criss was breathing fast and his heart was about to jump out of his chest.
Liliana was speechless. Criss gulped, and as he was panting, he said, "The money is not for me, ok! Well, not all of it!" Liliana's eyes were full of despise. "Yeah, right," she said, and tried to open the door of the van. Criss grabbed her arm and said, "No, please! Don't leave! Let me explain everything!"
Liliana looked into his eyes. Those weren't the eyes of a criminal, or the eyes of someone who wanted to hurt people. But he had admitted it was true, and there was no way he could retract.
But the way he was looking at her touched her heart and she let go of the door handle. He let go of her arm and looked down at his lap. Liliana just stared at him for a moment, until he said, "It all started when I was younger, I was about 12 years-old when it happened. My little brother, Jonathan and I always played together, but one day he got sick and had to stay in bed all the time. I had always liked magic, and I always practiced so I could perform for him, I thought that would cheer him up and help him get better."
After hearing this story, Liliana wasn't mad at Criss anymore. She said, "Criss, that's really sad. May I ask what was wrong with him?" A tear sneaked out of one if his eyes, as he was trying to pull himself together. He said, "The doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. They kept giving him antibiotics, until one day, I came back from school, and I wanted to show him a new trick
I'd learned. But when I opened the door, I saw my parents crying. I rushed to Jonathan's room, and as I was about to open the door, the doctor came out of his room, and told me, 'It's ok. Go play somewhere. Maybe you want to show me one of your tricks later?'" Criss's eyes became full with tears and he started screaming, "No! No! Let me see him! Let me see him!" Criss began to cry uncontrollably and he rested his head against the doctor's lap. The doctor put his arms around Criss and tried to console him.
Liliana put her hand on his shoulder and said, "That's terrible." Criss kept sobbing. "Liliana didn't know how to say what she had in her head without sounding like she was indifferent to his horrible story, but she just had to ask him. She then said to him, "Criss, I know that was horrible, but I still don't understand how that has to do with what just happened." "Wait," he interrupted, "there's more."
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He continued with his story. "I grew up with that memory stuck in my mind. I felt like I have failed to protect my little brother. I felt so useless. I changed. I was never the same Criss I used to be before."
Liliana said, "But you couldn't have done anything. Stop blaming yourself for that!" Criss said, "I know, and that's what pissed me off. I couldn't help my little brother who was in pain."
Criss then added, "At first, I felt like giving up my dream of becoming a professional illusionist. I thought I wouldn't be able to bare the memory of my brother's face as he watched me perform from his bed, trying to smile at me. I thought my dream was hopeless, and that it wouldn't do any good to anyone. I thought about it day and night. At times, I felt like I was betraying myself too for not becoming what I wanted to be. So, in the middle of that battle of thoughts, at the age of eighteen, I took whatever money I had saved and came to France, looking for a change. I looked for a way to follow my dream here, but the doors kept closing on me. Until one day I was walking by the street with no direction, thinking about a million things, when I found myself a hospital for little children. I walked in. One of the nuns stopped me, and asked if I had come to visit one of the children. I said, ‘No.’ The nun asked me why I was there. I told her the same story I’m telling you right now, and she told me about the children that they treated. Some had cancer, and others had leukemia. There were others with physical disabilities. In other words, each child was a different story. That's when I realized what my goal in life was. I wanted to help those children in pain. I wanted to live the life that my brother couldn't live. And so I found a plan to achieve that by using my abilities as an illusionist."
"What do you mean? I wouldn’t call robbing a bank a magic show." said Liliana sarcastically. "It is," he responded, "the way in which I steal the money is an illusion itself." Liliana seemed confused again. Criss continued, "Do you have any idea of how this all was carried out?"
Liliana took a moment to think about it, but couldn't find a logical explanation for it. There were only these loose pieces of a jigsaw puzzle in her brain that she just couldn't put together.
On top of that, she had fainted due to the explosion, to which she didn't have an explanation either. Criss interrupted her thinking, and said, "Lemme tell you how it happened."
When Criss and Liliana split up back at the storage, Criss had gone to get the van. His uniform was supposed to be that of a truck driver, simply delivering money to bank. When Criss got to the bank, he was carrying a packet of papers on one hand, a big black bag on the other one. Both items served special purposes.
The papers functioned as a "sandwich disguise," as Criss liked to call it, in which the papers were the "bread" and the middle part was a hidden gun.
The bag had two purposes. The first one was to deceive the employees at the bank by making them think that he had money in there to deliver, but in reality he had a pack of explosives to detonate the big safe. Then, after exploding them, he would use them same bag to carry the money out of the bank.
"But, if you were wearing the blue uniform, who was the other man" asked Liliana. Criss gave her an evil smile and giggled. "What? What did I say?" asked Liliana. "Do you really think this was all random? Did you think this was all done just in the spur of the moment? No my dear. This had been meticulously planned from weeks ago, and you just happened to get a role in this act.”
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The other man was in fact, the real truck driver. Criss had kidnapped him days before the crime and had threatened him with killing him and his family if he didn't cooperate. Criss made him believe that he had men in every corner watching his every move, so the man always followed his instructions. Criss made him get the keys to open the doors that lead to the safe room. Of course, the safe couldn't be opened with just a simple key, but Criss already had the solution for that: explosives. The last order that the man received from Criss was to act as the real thief in the most obvious way to turn the attention towards him. That way, no one would get in Criss's way to go get the money. The man received orders directly from Criss through a small microphone hidden under his clothes. But that wasn't the only thing that Criss had hidden there, he had also covered the man in bombs, so if he tried to disobey him, that would be the last thing he did. What the man didn't know was that no matter what he did, his dead was already part of the plan. By making his explode, Criss would be able to escape from the bank through the smoke, and the only witness that knew his whole plan would be gone from this world. Liliana had only helped Criss gain more time by involuntarily acting as a hostage. But when the man exploded, Criss didn't have any plans of leaving her there. She was not only a witness too, but he had a special connection with her.
Liliana was shaking from the horrible words that were coming out of Criss's mouth. "But why did you have to kill all those innocent people?! Why?!" Criss put his hand on Liliana's mouth to shut her up. Liliana's fear froze her to her bones. "Sometimes we have to make sacrifices to get what we want!" he yelled. Liliana pushed his hand away and shouted, "You're sick! I'm leaving!" but Criss grabbed her again. This time, Liliana didn't give in that easily like last time. She began to kick and move her arms around. Criss finally pulled her towards him and kissed her on the lips. Liliana tried to push him away, but slowly she began to give in again, until she just let herself get carried away by his enchanting lips.
She loved him and at the same time she hated him. When he finally let go of her, she rested her head against his chest and began to cry. Criss said, "That hospital I was telling you about, it was about to get shut down, because the nuns didn't have enough funds to keep treating the children. I knew I had to do something about. I couldn't just let all those kids die like my brother did. This money is not for me. It's not so I can buy a nice car o a big house, no. This money is to help the hospital. Can't you see it? In this world nothing is balanced. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. All I'm doing is trying to give a little balance to the situation here." Liliana raised her head to look at him, and said, "Criss…" she paused, as she didn't know what to say. Criss replied, "It's OK. I can't blame you for judging me like that. I just wanted to explain my reasons to you. It was never my intention to get you in trouble. I even made you wear that dress with the hat so people wouldn't recognize you. And that's why I took you out of the bank while you were unconscious. But none of that matters now, because all I am is a bank robber, and I should have told you from the beginning, but I didn't, and it's my fault. It's ok if you hate me. You can go now. That was all I wanted to say." Criss turned around and looked out the window so Liliana wouldn't notice that his eyes were getting watery. Liliana looked down for a moment, thinking of something to say, but her mind was a mess. She impulsively turned to the door and put her hand on the handle. And just as she was about to open the door, she turned around and put her arm on his shoulder. Criss let out a "Huh?" out of surprise.
Criss turned and look at her. She smiled tenderly at him, and said, "I understand you. And I forgive you."
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Ch 9 - Balance
Criss kept driving, while Liliana took a short nap. Then Liliana began to slowly open her eyes. “Good morning sunshine! Or should I say, ‘Good night?’” he said with a mocking tone. Liliana rubbed her eyes and then said, “I’m hungry.” Criss said, “Oh really? Well, it’s OK; I had to buy gas anyway.” Criss drove some more until they reached a gas station. Luckily, there was a small restaurant next to it. “You can go ahead. Order something while I put gas in the van,” he said. Criss gave her some money and she walked towards the restaurant. Criss then put the hose in the car’s nozzle as he reflected on all the things both Liliana had he had gone through today. But his thoughts came to a violent halt as he heard a gunshot. He immediately turned around. The noise had doubtlessly come from inside the restaurant. He ran as fast as he could and entered the place. Liliana was standing there, facing the counter. Everyone had their eyes on her. Criss ran to her, and asked, “What happened, I thought I heard a –,” He couldn’t finished his sentence after what he had seen. Liliana was pointing a gun at the cashier. Criss put his hand over Liliana’s right arm, and calmly he said, “OK, calm down, Liliana. Now, put the gun down, please.” Liliana’s arms were as stiff as metal bars. The sound of dragging chairs made Criss turn around. A couple of men had gotten up from their tables, and were now walking towards Criss and Liliana. One of them was holding a knife while the other one had grabbed a chair and was carrying it over his head. An “Oh-oh” escaped Criss’s mouth. He put his own hands around Liliana’s, which were still holding the gun as tight as if they were glued to the gun, and made her point at the man with the chair. He gave pushed her index finger, therefore pulling the trigger. People screamed, and the chair blew into many pieces falling on the man’s head. Liliana got scared, and her body let go of some of its stiffness. Criss grabbed her hand and took off running with her, saying, “C’mon, let’s go!” as they escaped out of the restaurant. Criss got on the van and turned it on, while Liliana only opened the door but froze as she saw the men coming towards them. This time there were more than just a couple. Criss yelled, “C’mon, get in!” but she wouldn’t. Then she pointed the gun at the men, and Criss screamed, “What are you doing! Let’s get out of here!” Liliana’s hands were shaking. The men were getting closer and closer, until she suddenly pointed to the ground, where all the oil from the hose had splattered. She shot. The collision between the bullet and the floor ignited the oil. The flames began to travel along the gas and towards the gas station pump. Criss shouted, “Hurry up and get in the car! This place it’s gonna explode!” Liliana snapped out of it and jumped into the car. Criss stepped on the accelerator at full speed. The wheels screeched as they tried to escape. The men stopped right next to the gas pump, and stood there, watching as the van got lost in the distance. Then one of them sniffed something and said, “Hey guys, you smell something?” One of the men replied, “yeah, you're right, it's like something's burning.” The men all turned to their rights, and so how the flames were beginning to consumer the gas pump. The men screamed their lungs out, and then there was a deafening sound, which made Liliana curl in her seat and cover her ears. They kept driving for a while at a high speed, and when they thought things couldn’t get any worse, they heard a police car siren from behind. Criss checked the mirror, and saw the cop car signaling him to to stop. Criss exclaimed, “!+%%!” and pulled over on the side of the road. The police car stopped behind them, and the officer got off his car and walked towards Criss’s window. Liliana whispered, “What are you doing? Let’s get away!” Criss shushed her and said, “What! Are you crazy? We would get caught more easily that way. We gotta pretend like nothing’s wrong!” Criss suddenly stopped talking to Liliana and looked out the window, where the police officer was standing. The cop said, "is everything alright?”Criss said nervously, “Oui, oui!”4 Liliana leaned over so she could see the cop more clearly. She smiled at him very innocently and said, “Eveything is ok, don't worry!”5 The cop bent down to get a closer look at Liliana, and said, “Hey, you look familiar! Arent you that girl that came out on T.V who had an arrest warrant for attempted murder?”Liliana’s pupils dilated. The officer stepped away from the van and said, “I'm going to have to ask both of you to come out of the car”. Criss immediately obeyed and proceded to step out of the van. He was about to open the door when he was surprised to see Liliana’s hand holding the gun right in front of his face. The officer hadn’t seen the gun yet, but had noticed that Criss was taking too long to come out of the van. He came closer again and bent down. When he saw Liliana pointing the gun at him his eyes opened widely and immediately tried to get his gun out. But before he could do so, Liliana pulled the trigger, leaving the cop lying on the floor. Criss yelled, “What the **!* are you doing!?” Liliana said, “Well, we were gonna get caught; I just had to do something about it.” Criss looked at her, surprised, and said, “Yeah, but,-,” Liliana interrupted him by saying, “You wanna help those kids, right?” Criss nodded affirmatively.“Well then,” Liliana said, “get us out of here.” Criss closed the door, turned the van back on, and began to drive. They remained quiet for about five minutes, until something suddenly struck Criss. “Wait, what ever happened at that restaurant? I sent you to order something and a couple of minutes after I hear a gunshot. And when did you even took my gun from me?!” he exclaimed in an upset voice. Liliana look somewhat ashamed. Then she began to talk. “Well you see…”
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Liliana had walked into the restaurant. Everything seemed normal. There were only people eating, and the waiters walking by, typical of any restaurant, until she got to the counter to make her order. She turned to look at the T.V. that was there. It was set on the news. The host was talking about a huge crime in Paris. Liliana began to fear that they could be referring to the robbery of the bank. But to her surprise, it was something different, but equally bad. The French news reporter began to say, “We’re here at this apartment building, where it is presumed that the famous movie star, Johnny Depp has been found unconscious. Apparently, he was hit on the back on the head with a flower vase. The police hasn't been able to find where the anonymous tip came from. We've been reported that Johnny Depp was taken to a hospital. The doctors said fell in a comma and remains in a critical state at the moment. The police suspect this to be a crime of passion, based on some photographs that were found inside the apartment. Rumors tell of the actor having a relationship with two women at the same time, thus causing one of them to take revenge on him. We'll try to find more information as this case develops. Here are a couple of photographs of the women. She has a slender body, blond hair. The other woman has a small complexion, black long hair down to her shoulders, and light skin. If you have seen any of these two women, please contact your local police station.
When the news reporter finished talking, Liliana noticed that everyone was looking at her. She realized that she was in big trouble. The manager kept looking back and forth at Liliana’s face and then to the T.V. screen where they were still showing the photograph. Liliana held still, waiting to see what happened. The manager slowly walked toward the telephone, and then…
“You shot the damn telephone?! You’re insane!” shouted Criss. “Well, what did you want me to do? He was gonna call the cops on us; is that what you wanted?” Liliana asked ironically. Criss replied, “No, they were going to call the police on you, not me. I’m not the one who almost killed a man with a flower vase.” Liliana stunned. She couldn’t believe what she was hearing. She said, “Well, I’m not the one who blew up and entire bank and killed dozens of people.” Criss’s expression became somber. He didn’t talk back and remained silent for a moment. Then he said, “I have a cause, you know.” Liliana responded, “Yes, I know. But my case was an accident. I didn’t mean for that !@%+*#@ to end up at the hospital.” Both of them seemed to calm down. Then Criss said, “So, I take it that he’s your so –called ex-boyfriend?” Liliana nodded and said, “Aha.” Criss paused, and then he said, “So… why did you try to kill him?” Liliana went off on Criss. “I told you, I didn’t want to kill him! Get it?!” Criss, holding his laughter deep inside, said, “Alright, alright, I get it. I was just joking. Besides, now we have another thing in common: we’re both running from the police.” Liliana whined, “But I don’t wanna be running away for the rest of my life!” Criss looked at her and smiled, but didn’t say anything. “What? What’s so funny about that?!” Liliana uttered. Criss mockingly said, “You already in this mess before you even knew it, and there’s not way out of it, honey.” Liliana crossed her arms and looked irritated. Then Criss asked, “So, why did you guys break up then?” Liliana looked out the window and muttered, “I don’t want to talk about it.” Criss responded, “Oh, c’mon! I told you my sad story, now’s your turn.” Liliana took a deep breath, and said, “Alright then, if you insist. Johnny-.” “Johnny Depp, right?” he interrupted. “Yes,” she stated, annoyed, “he was my boyfriend, and-.” Criss interrupted her again, “Who would have thought it, an alleged bank robber and a super star’s ex-girlfriend in the same car. The world sure is small.” Liliana lost her temper and said, “Is everything a $!$++!+ joke to you?” Criss kept smiling mockingly and said, “You know, now that you’re a fugitive as well, the last thing you should do is lose your cool, you know. You gotta keep a cold mind, and most of all, you should make good use of your sense of humor, because if you keep up with that anger you’re bound to make a mistake that could get us both in jail.” Liliana hated to admit it, but he was damn right. She decided to veer the conversation, “Where are we going anyway?” Criss seemed happy to hear that question. “This time we’re going to my place.” He said confidently. “Oh, so you do have a place after all,” said Liliana in a burlesque tone. Criss nodded. “And may I ask where is it?” she said. “Oh, don’t worry, it’s not too far from where we are now, and I’m pretty sure you’ll like it,” he said very pleased. “Oh, really?” she asked doubtfully. “Oh, yeah,” he replied, as he looked right into the darkness of the road ahead.
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CH. 10- Confrontation
night arrived and a light rain began to fall, which lowered Criss’s visibility
of the road. Once again, their short fuses became a problem.
“So,” Liliana said, to break the ice after a
long period of silence and boredom, "I assume that you've been doing this
for a long time."
turned and asked, "Do what?"
you know, rob banks and stuff."
that didn't seem to be your first time doing that. You seemed very professional
why you don't hear about me on the news; they don't even know it's me, unlike
you who leaves all the evidence there for the cops to see!"
are you talking about?!" Liliana replied in disagreement.
you send a guy to the hospital, and you leave pictures and belongings there.
Now they got your face all over the news. And then, you take out a gun in a
restaurant full of people, as if you were admitting that you were the one from
on T.V. That was totally careless and unnecessary. Then you kill that cop, and
with my gun! Now they're going to have a bullet to examine which can lead them
too other clues."
it's not like I haven't learned anything. I set the gas station on fire
precisely so there wouldn't be any traces or witnesses."
scolded her, “But you can't be sure of that! How do you know that some of the
people survived the explosion, and that they're now getting closer on us? I
make sure that no one gets even a small glance at my face."
that's also why I shot that cop; I was trying to get rid of a witness-"
was stopped by Criss who started yelling, "Are you trying to add more years
to our sentence? Why do you want to pile our record with even more unnecessary
crimes? This is not a game, you know. This is serious, and you should be
thankful that I managed to get you safely out of your own mess."
remained quiet and just looked out the window. Criss kept driving with a mad
look on his face, until he was able to cool down, and said, "OK, you know
what? I'm sorry. I shouldn't have yelled at you. It's just that this is a
serious situation and-" this time Liliana interrupted him.
didn't know what to say. He looked at her with eyes of shame, while she kept
staring out the window. It was going to be a long night.
rain got heavier, and there seemed to be no end for the long and dark road that
asked, "How much longer?"
should be arriving there soon," he answered.
said the same thing hours ago, and you're still driving."
kept driving some more until Criss began to slow down. He made a right turn and
entered another small and desolated road. Until they arrived to what seemed
from the outside to be a big old house. It wasn't exactly a mansion, but the
building was of huge proportions. Criss parked the van in front of the front
gate of the house.
"Wait here," he told Liliana.
"He went out in the rain, and rang the
voice answered from the speaker and said, "Who is it?"
"It's Criss," he replied.
a buzzing sound was heard and the gate was open. He signaled Liliana to come
out of the car. They entered through the gate. The front yard was gigantic.
There was a huge fountain in the center with sculptures of angels. There were
some swings too. Liliana couldn't explore further with her eyes because of the
rain. They finally got to the door. Criss knocked and the door. They waited for
a few seconds until the door opened, and a nun greeted them.
come in before you catch a cold."
nun led them to a small living room, where she offered them a cup of coffee.
"If it's not too much of a problem,"
"Oh, no, it's not a problem at all. I'll
be back in a moment," the nun gladly said.
advantage of the opportunity, Liliana asked Criss, "Hey, where are
it obvious?" he said.
this the hospital that you told me about?"
nun came back with a huge smile on her face, and holding a tray with the coffee
and some sugar.
"Sorry to keep you waiting, here's
nun's hands started shaking, as she stared into the hallway that was behind the
couch where Criss was sitting on. The nun dropped the tray, and the cups broke,
splattering coffee all over the floor. Criss got up quickly and turned around.
did the same. A woman with blond hair and a slender body stood there in the
hallway, holding a rifle. Without taking his eyes off the woman, Criss ordered
the nun to run away. The nun left quickly.
the woman said, "So, it seems that you got yourself a new man."
was frozen, while Criss couldn't understand what was going on.
he asked Liliana, "Do you know this woman?" But Liliana couldn't
talk. Then the woman said, "C'mon Liliana, why don't you tell your little
boyfriend here what you did. Tell him how you took my man away from me!"
thunderstorm had started outside.
said, "Liliana, who is this woman? What is she doing here?"
"It seems that she's too shocked to
talk," the woman said. "I'll tell you who I am. I am Johnny Depp's
fiancée, and this +@@@# sent the love of my life into a world of pain, from
which I don't know if he'll be coming back!"
was calm, too calm. He's confidence struck the woman as he said, “So, you must
be the one that gave the anonymous tip to the police, am I right?"
"Wow, you really are smart, my dear,
" she said sarcastically.
"Well, then, what do you want from
us?!" he shouted.
"I want the money the money you stole
from that bank."
"That's right, I know everything about
it. I know you're the one who stole that money and killed all those
why don't you turn me in? Wouldn't that be much easier?"
"Oh no," she said, "that would
kill all the fun! Besides, I don't want just the money."
"Then? What do you want?" he
The woman pointed her rifle at Liliana.
"I want her life as well!"
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just as she was about to pull from the trigger, a shot hit the ceiling above
her, letting small rocks and dust to fall on her. Criss and Liliana turned to
their rights. The kind nun that they had met before was now holding a shotgun
in her hands and had an expression of anger on her face. Her hands were not
shaking at all. The woman ran away and Criss followed her. When he had come out
of the front gate, a shot almost hit him, but he was able to dodge it. The
woman was already on her motorcycle, holding the black bag with the money. He
exclaimed, "!@%#!" as she got away, laughing at him.
came out after that, looking for Criss.
"Criss, what happened!? Are you OK?"
"Yes I'm fine."
"She took the money! Criss, I'm so-"
"It's OK, don't worry about it."
"I said, it's OK, really. Look, I'll show
took Liliana to the back of the van and opened the doors. He said, "You
said ironically, "Yes, I can see that the money is not there!"
got inside the van, and pushed a couple of boxes among the mess he had in
there. He began to search for something.
"What are you looking for?"
"Wait…I almost…got it" he said, as
he struggled to find what he was looking for, until he finally seemed to pull
something out of there. Liliana was amazed. It was the black bag!
"But,-but how?!" she stuttered.
winked at her and said, "The bag was here all the time."
"But then, what did she take with
"A black bag," he said.
"Yes, I know that! But, what's
woman was riding her bike as fast as she could, fearing that Criss and Liliana
would follow her. When she realized that she was safe, she stopped abruptly in
the middle of the lonely road, and took a peek inside the bag, as to
congratulate herself for her great deed. Her nerves got tense, and her liver
was about to explode. She threw the bag on the floor with all her strength.
Blank pieces of paper wrapped in rubber bands came out flying out of the bag.
mysterious man wearing a hat and a large grey coat appeared from the darkness.
"It looks like our friend, Criss, was
smarter than we thought. He really has lived up to his reputation."
woman just heard him. She was still mad.
"Well, no need to worry;" he said
confidently, "We'll play a little more with him. And then we'll see who's
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sunlight began to pour through the window and onto Liliana’s face. She grumbled
and her eyes began to slowly open. She found herself lying on the couch. She
looked around but she was the only one there. Until Criss’s deep voice struck
her from the side,
“Good morning sunshine.”
a little sleepy, she muttered,
“Well, the nun’s made breakfast, so you better
come eat something fast cuz we gotta leave.”
“Where are we going?” she replied, surprised.
“We only came to drop off the money for the
nuns, and besides, that crazy chick might still be around, so we gotta keep on
the move. C’mon, get up.”
rose from the couch and followed Criss into the kitchen. The nun greeted them,
“Good morning, my children. Please have
nun had served each of them a bowl of oat meal.
“Excuse us. We don’t have much here,”
said the nun shamefully.
“Oh, it’s ok! The oat meal tastes really good!
Thank you very much,” Liliana cheerfully replied.
nun smiled pleasantly at her. Criss was already done eating, and said, “If you
keep talking it’s gonna get late. Finish that so we can leave. Liliana looked
at him in disagreement, and then looked at the nun again and discreetly smiled
the mysterious man and Vanessa remained in their car, waiting for Criss and
Liliana to pass by so they could make their move on them. Then man suddenly
received orders from above.
“How’s the mission going?” asked the voice
through the headset earphone.
“Good, sir. We’re waiting for them to come out
of the manor.”
“Keep an eye on that woman. Her feelings can
become a problem.”
“Don’t worry, sir, I got everything under
“I hope so. Now, get to work-oh, and if that
woman tries to hinder the mission on any way, please dispose of her
man hang up with his boss. Vanessa then asked,
“What did he tell you?”
“Nothing, he was just making sure we were
doing our job properly. That’s all.”
“You better not be lying to me. If you’re
hiding something, you better tell me right now.”
“Listen, I’m the one who gives the orders here,
not you. And you should be grateful that because of us you can take your stupid
revenge on Liliana.”
growled at him and opened the door of the car.
“And just where do you think you’re going?”
“I’m gonna do things my way,” she replied as
she shut the door roughly, and walked away.
“+%%%,” he said to himself, “Now what am I
supposed to do?”
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