Short Story: Brilliant Plan

It was a brilliant plan. Mickey was the kind of guy who would do anything for the thrill and adrenaline. So, when Larry came to him with his plan, he knew right away that he had to be in on it. The only real issue was being able to find the right guys to get the job done.

Mickey was a firm believer that any problem could be solved by having a good cup of a tea and a little time to think. As he pondered over who could be trusted on this specific job, he sipped his PG Tips out of his mug that proudly stated that he was the world’s greatest boss. He turned his chair towards the big window in his office that looks out over the whole factory. Although he pretends he has forgotten, he will never forget the fact that he started out on the line before cheating and backstabbing his way to the top. You would think this great accomplishment would be enough to satisfy him, but nothing was ever enough for Mickey.

Larry wasn’t as accomplished as his pal Mickey. He had only made it to a supervisor on the line which suited him well because it meant that he had a sense of power over other people. He had always been a second in command kind of guy, and that was alright with him, but the fact that he had his own group of people to torment excited him. It was the reason he got out of bed some mornings.

When Mickey finally decided who could be trusted enough for this brilliant plan, he assembled the crew together in his office. He closed the blinds and turned down the lighting a little. He was a sucker for setting the mood. They all sat around the conference table ready to hear the details. Larry laid out everything and began to divvy out jobs to the men. Mickey may have been the leader of the operation, but Larry was definitely the ideas guy. He wouldn’t dare step in when Larry was on a roll.

They all knew what to do and left the office as if they had only gone there for work-related things. Larry stayed behind for a minute to question whether or not those men could be trusted with such an endeavor. Mickey assured him that he had thought it through carefully and these were the best men to do the job. And besides, if the plan failed, neither Mickey or Larry would be there to take the fall. But if the plan succeeded, they would be extremely rich. This put Larry’s mind at ease.

That night the men gathered behind the local bank dressed in all black to blend in with the shadows. Larry’s cousin had left the back door open and gone home hours ago. All the men had to do was go inside quietly and make their way to the vault. They were already armed with the combination. In a matter of a couple hours, they had already filled the van more than halfway.

Everything was going according to plan. It was going so well that they didn’t notice that a few bags had gone missing from the van. None of them saw it coming when the police arrived just as they were loading the last batch of money into the tiny crevices that were left in the van. While they were being taken to jail, the police began to put all of the money back. Well, so they thought. It sure was a brilliant plan.

 

via Daily Prompt: Brilliant

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