We all love our children and want the best for them...
...Some kids and teenagers feel the need to steal, through shoplifting or burglary. Usually this strange wish can be suppressed by the mind, but some people can not restrain themselves.
The parents of Vera were not poor, but they called themselves "practical".
Vera's first memory was of a birthday present given to her by her mother. A plastic teddy-bear. It was ugly and scary, hard and had a disgusting smell, but her mother smiled and told her father: "Look, what a practical toy! She can chew it, or drop it in a puddle! No matter! It will still be good!"
All the following toys were the same. Very, very practical. So, Vera started to steal nice toys from other kids. Her parents caught her, and her father gave her such a belting that the girl could not sit for almost a week.
It did not change Vera's mind. She was just more careful. She never brought stolen toys home anymore, Vera hid them and played when she had time.
Her hobby became her job when she met Adam. They had been dating about two year; Vera was just fifteen, but her boyfriend got a fake ID for her, and the girl left her home, she was ready to do anything for Adam.
Adam did not limit their "work" to burglaries. Vera loved him very much, and never refused, when he asked her to deliver "stuff" for his clients, and usually she was doing that without any problems. Miniature, Vera was not ugly, yet so plain that even for the police it was a difficult task to remember her face.
But this day their luck ran out.
While the police chased her Vera had dumped the bags with the powder. Then the policemen arrested her, and searched her carefully, they found nothing, and had to let her go.
Mad, Vera went back to her boyfriend, and she did not notice she had been shadowed.
Vera was humiliated; she was trembling after such stress, and she needed support, but Adam started shouting at her. He got angry that she had failed the "operation", and they lost a lot of money. He talked to her the same way as her parents had and that made Vera insane.
When she took his gun Adam did not turn a hair. He knew how Vera loved him.
It was an automatic pistol, and Vera kept firing until the police burst into the apartment and shot her down.
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. . . We all love our children and want the best for them...