“We should rob a liquor store.” Nathan said, one of those days, out of the blue.
And you thought he was joking, after all you’re only 16.
But Nathan insisted and insisted until you listened to all his plans. He told you about the perfect liquor store he knew, about her old aunt’s car that he could borrow, about the gun he stole from his father drawer.
And you thought he was out of his mind.
But Nathan insisted and insisted until you listened to all his dreams. Lying in his clammy basement, smoking pot and listening to Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde album, he talked passionately about justice and love and youth and how, somehow, it all could only be achieved by robbing that liquor store. He wouldn’t stop talking and you, maybe because of all the pot you had smoked, not only was convinced that it all made sense but also found it all beautiful.
And you thought he might be right.
And before you could think twice, Nathan got you and some friends inside his aunt’s old Chevrolet, and drove a whole hour to the perfect liquor store in Marshalltown. By midnight you were hiding in a dark alley, panting, with an adrenaline smile hanging in your face.
You and your friends had just escaped the liquor store after filling Nathan’s bag with more money than you ever saw in your life. Now all you have to do is regroup, leave that unfamiliar town and go back home.
Everything sounded too easy to be true.
You and your friends are convinced by Nathan that your life would be less rough if you rob a liquor store. And, luckily, you did it quite well. But just when you thought the hardest part was over you realize that going back to your town won’t be as simple as you had expected.
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