TITLE: Lofty Minds
GENRE: Young Adult
I skulked down the sidewalk, next to my twin brother Alex. I made the streetlight ahead of us on the left go off. Across from it, on the right side, Alex snuffed that streetlight out. I turned the next light out on my side. It was midnight and sure most people would be in bed, but why take a chance of someone seeing us? I felt guilty about taking money that wasn’t mine. But we didn’t see any other way for a couple of newly orphaned fourteen year olds to finance our … escape. So I pushed the guilt away.
We stopped across the street from the plain brown brick building. Our destination.
“You ready?” Alex’s voice echoed in my mind. “Crap, someone left the light on in the lobby.”
“That happened two nights ago, too. I’ll turn it off when we get inside. You know where to keep watch, right?”
“Yes, Zax. Just hurry and grab the money.”
Since Alex would have gotten claustrophobic, I had to get the money from the vault by myself. He panicked easy the last couple of years since … the accident. But his anxiety had gotten even worse these last few days. He would have to keep a level head to get through this.
“Let’s go.” We walked across the street. I found the lock on the glass doors with my mind and unlocked it as we approached.
“The security system and cameras aren’t on,” Alex said.
“Hmm...” I felt uneasy.