“You’re mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.”
“Petra was with Kelly disabling the cameras and alarms,” Croft said trying to remain logical. “Judy was at central control slowing the vent’s fans and opening the hatch for my escape. Voltaire, neither of my friends could have the time to steal the painting before you or I got there.”
“Judy opened the hatch?” Voltaire asked. “I had to break open the doors with the welding device when I arrived just five minutes before I met you. At what time was she supposed to have opened the hatch?”
“Thirty-five minutes before I got there,” Croft said slowly. “She was the only one still in the building. Ben was thrown out. No one would have let him back in. Petra had to be in the van with Kelly to help her operate the black market equipment. Judy was in the building. She was originally supposed to meet me in the vault, but we decided it was too dangerous. We cut it, but she could have done it… Judy, was all that garbage about honor just talk?”
“Fine,” Judy said to Croft. “I took the first opportunity to back stab you. You’re selfish, cold, and have no honor. You don’t care about the people around you. After years of treating Petra and I like tools that you can use however you want, whenever you want, I gave you a taste of your own medicine.”
“I decided that climb was too dangerous,” Croft said. “I wanted to… Come on everyone leave her. We have to go.”
“What?” Judy said. “Don’t think you can prove me wrong. I know you; you would rather kill me than let me live.”
“You do not know me.” Croft said, weakly. “I don’t even know myself. I thought… The police are coming, you better run. Go on.”
“I know what you are!” Judy screamed and pulled a gun out of her jacket. Moving at an uncanny speed, Croft ripped the gun from Judy’s hands, disarming her with ease. She moved so fast that Ben did not see it happen. Driven by his innate desire to protect a life, Ben jumped forward and pushed Judy to the ground. Judy’s head hit the ground with a crack.
Disclaimer: This is an original story that is not based on any real people or events. It is a work of fiction that is purely for your entertainment.