This is my first attempt at writinga story,so be kind with comments and pointing out typos and errors please.
I have 5 chapters written so far and working on more,I will post them one at a time
ON the RUN
Joe Thornton grew up not far from Detroit, he was a not spectacular student but capable, he was more interesting in partying and drinking to get more than OK grades. But when he left school his father who always wanted him to be a doctor like him, got him into a Pharmacy technician course at the university. He started off well even seemed to have an aptitude for it, but the temptations of being away from home, and no restrictions put on him grew too strong and soon he was skipping classes, failing to complete assignments, and getting wasted on booze pot and whatever else he could get my hands on.
He started doing a little dealing to fund his lifestyle, which soon became a lot of dealing, but he got greedy and drew the attention of the cops,then the fatal night when a 17 yr kid he had supplied with some speed ran his car off the side of a mountain and died. And he turned out to be the son of a local councilman.
Well the judge handed him down a 6 year term ,and not easy time. Prison was hard the first few months he thought he would either get killed or kill himself, but then he met Jeremy, Jeremy was an old timer doing life and everyone either respected or feared him. Joe was in the gym playing some hoops, and Jeremy was with his boys lifting weights when he suddenly collapsed to the floor .His crew panicked and were calling for a guard. Joe recognized the signs of a heart attack and ran over and gave CPR and long story short he saved his life or so Jeremy kept telling him after.
When Jeremy returned from the hospital, he took Joe under his wing and taught him many things over the next few years, bypassing alarms, opening safes, changing identities, a full criminal university course.
When he was released he was a 28 year old ex con,so work was hard to find and his parole officer rode him hard, but it was in his office he met Amber
She glared at him as he stared at her, trying to guess her age, she was barely much over 4 feet even in her platform heels, her dark lank hair hanging down straight. A black leather jacket over a white tee, and jeans, if it was not for her breasts she could have been 12 or younger.
“Sorry ,so what are you in for?, stealing the principals car?” Joe said trying humour
“Very funny smart guy,…I am on bail awaiting trial, they said I did some break-ins,and my stupid boyfriend didn’t tell me there was an alarm system the jerk was nowhere when the cops busted me, I am so done with him “she scowled
“As soon as I can get enough cash I am blowing this town, I don’t plan on going to jail”
“Well I can see how breaking in to places would be your forte” Joe said
She looked daggers at him “What do you mean by that??”
“Hey, don’t get mad, its just you are small so getting in places a hulk like me could never fit”
Joe smiled at her as while he was in good shape, at 5’10” and 160lb I was no hulk, but compared to her he was.
“I’m Joe by the way……….” he said
“Amber” she replied
Just then Joe was called into the parole officers office where he was ran over the coals for this that and everything, and the parole officer as much as told him he was going to see Joe back inside as the councilman’s friends had a long memory.
Joe left the office and walked past Amber in silence and went down the building stairs realizing he was screwed, he had to run, go where they won’t find him.
On the street he started thinking about running, Amber and what an opportunity she presented.
He turned back and bought a coffee and sat and watched the office building doorway till he saw her come out
He approached her, and she looked at him suspiciously
“Amber, do you want to go get a drink? I have a proposition for you”
She gave him a dirty look and said “ I aint no hooker go try on the street corner!!”
“No I have an idea that could get us both out of the line of fire of the court and the cops, just give me 5 minutes somewhere less public, there is a bar down the street I know”
She looked at him skeptically “well ok,but make it the diner opposite ,bars I get asked for ID, and it pisses me off”
“Well I can understand why, both why they ID you, and why it must annoy you”
In the diner he told her his plan, that they both needed to escape and that together they would make a good team, he explained that he knew alarms systems, and the biggest weakness they had was that they were designed to keep people out, if you were inside disabling them was easy. That Joe would teach her. She would get in some way, either through vents or small windows. Even go in during day and hide till night, then disable the alarm and let him in, then he could open safes, or just rob the place,
Joe had the contacts to fence stuff ,get new identities, so they would never get caught, he had some money ,enough to get them out of town, and tide them over till they were ready to go to work.
Over the next 30 minutes they discussed what to do, where to go, and eventually she agreed