CHAPTER 12: Malicious Intent
12.3 Malicious Intent: Criminal Mischief
As Asia watched Giovanni leave the lunchroom she began to realize the consequences of what she had agreed to do. She was beginning to have seconds thoughts as she took a bite of her slice of pizza. There was a possibility that this plan could blow up in their faces. Asia did not even want to think about the trouble they could get into if they got caught. They could be expelled or worse for destroying a teacher’s property. But if Asia was right about Mr. Santos and they aren’t proactive they could be killed in order from him to get his hands on their powers. Asia decided that a little criminal mischief was the lesser of the two evils as she ate her last bite of pizza.
“I knew I wasn’t going to like it here.” She whispered as she grabbed her things and got up from the table.
The auto body shop was right next to the huge school courtyard that was full of students eating lunch and conversing. Giovanni quickly walked pass all of the students to the back door of the auto body shop. Then crept into the dark and empty room making sure that no one saw him. He softly shut the heavy door behind him and began to feel around. Having no luck with finding what he needed in the dark room Giovanni took his phone from his pocket and turned on its flashlight.
“There you are!” he exclaimed as he grabbed a rubber tube and a gas can from one of the shelves on the wall.
Asia left the lunchroom and headed out to the teacher’s parking lot. When she got there Giovanni was nowhere to be found. “Where is this kid?” Asia asked herself. Just as she pulled her phone out to call him he walked up behind her.
“Okay you ready to do this?” he asked.
“Yeah lets hurry before some one sees us.” Asia replied. “Did you get a candy bar to stick in the tank?” she asked.
“Man I knew I was forgetting something.” Giovanni said.
“Are you kidding me?” Asia asked annoyed. “You do know what we are about to do is illegal and could get us expelled and or arrested?” she asked.
“Hey this was your idea not mine.” Giovanni said.
“Yeah but thought you realized the consequences of what we are about to do.” She said. “we have to do this quickly so that we don’t get caught.’ She added frustrated.
“Look calm we are still good.” He said. “Here just go get a candy bar.” He told her as he reached into his pocket and handed her a five-dollar bill. “See that blue car, the last one on the third row.” Giovanni said as her point across the parking lot.
“Yeah I see it.” Asia replied.
“That’s Mr. Santos’ car and that’s where I will be syphoning out gas when you get back, now hurry.” He said.
Asia rolled her eyes at Giovanni and sighed. “Okay I will be right back.” She said. “Be careful and don’t get caught.” She added as she began to walk back towards the lunch room.