It was the regular everyday job. I went to the main branch of the bank I worked at. Everyday was the same. Most people coming in doing what they came for. Others complaining at the service. And then some coming in being completely out of the ordinary, trying to get pitty. But today, I wasn’t expecting what would come next.
It was mid morning, not too busy, but still a good amount of people who come to a bank at the time of the day. I was helping a very kind woman, who looked about the same age as me, mid twenties. “Thank you so much helping me,” she said.
“Oh, no problem. You’ve been great,” I said. Then all of a sudden I heard what sounded like a gunshot. Some people screamed. I tried to see what was going on, but there were too many people crowding my area.
“Everyone get on the ground!” someone yelled. Oh great, just what I needed, a bank robbery. Everyone got to the ground fast after hearing him yell. He sounded very serious. And as usual, he was wearing all black and a black ski mask. As I crouched down behind the only wall structure between me and the robber, I hoped and prayed nothing bad would happen to anyone. “Get up!” the same man said. His voice was very close to me. “Get up, god damnit!” It was me he was talking to… I slowly got up as I started to sweat from the nervousness. There were two of them, both dressed in the all black. I think at that moment, my eyes could have pooped out. “Put all of the money in the bag!” he yelled. As anyone would be, I was so nervous to make a move. They were holding guns, so who wouldn’t? “Do it right now, or I’ll blow your brains out!” I wasn’t going to be a hero and not do it. And so I opened my drawer and started to stuff all of the bills into their pillow case. I did it as slowly as possible, without them thinking I was trying to make time. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a little infrared camera moving back and forth. At that time, I could hear the police sirens. Someone must have pressed the emergency button. “What? God Damnit! Who called the police?” the man said.
The other man took his gun out, pointed it up in the air and shot it. Of course there were more screams and yells. “If someone doesn’t tell us, I swear, I’ll shoot every single one of you.”
And then we hear over the loudspeaker system, “Put the gun down.” Everyone, including the two robbers looked all around to see if we could someone. Someone must of hacked into it from outside. “This is Aaron McLoundly. Please put your guns down and walk out of the bank slowly.”
The one who shot his gun went towards the window and said, “Shit, they’ve got the whole county here.”
“What are we supposed to do now David?!”
“Hey! What did I say about using names?” David said.
“For Christ’s sake, who gives a shit about names? You said that this was going to be an easy one. In and out. You didn’t say anything about cops.”
David yelled out of frustration. He paced fastly back and forth, looking around. The whole time, I was looking at him. We made eye contact and he suddenly stopped. His eyes were piercing into my soul. I’ve never really prayed much, but at that moment, I was praying so much, that I would never have to ever again. “I’ve got an idea,” he said devilish.” He came towards me and said, “Get over here. Now!” I did as he said.
“Whoa, what are you doing?” the other robber said.”
“Mind your own business,” David said.”
The other man grabbed a hold of my arm. “David, we are not going to do this to her.”
“Who says so?”
“I do. This isn’t what we came for. We are not going to put on some kind of show for everyone.”
David took out his gun and pointed it at the other man. You know Brad, I had hopes for you. I really did.”
“Look, put that down,” Brad said nervously. “I’m sure there’s another way we can work this out.” Brad started to get closer to David. I was still in between them. They both started to try and pull at me and then I heard another gun fire. The two men stopped fighting over me. After a few seconds of them calming down, I realized that bullet that was fired, was in me. I had been shot in my gut area. I put my hand to the wound and looked down. I was bleeding tremendously. That was when I started to feel the pain.
“David! How could you do this?” Brad exclaimed.
“I-I-I didn’t realized I pulled the trigger.” I couldn’t stand from the pain anymore, my body automatically fell down. Brad laid me on my back.
“You’re going to be alright, miss,” He said. Then everything went silent. I could barely see everything clearly. It felt like I had taken some sort of drowsy medicine. Each time I blinked, everything became more white. I took one glimpse of everything and closed my eyes for the last time.