Jondy nodded, then set to work picking her bike out. She was being deliberately choosy, perhaps not the best idea when the guard dog could potentially wake up or a security guard could make his rounds. But she didn't want to leave and not be happy with the bike that she chose.
Finally, she spotted one that she really liked. "Ooh, what about this one?" she said, moving over to it and gesturing for Max to come and take a look at the beautiful red motorcycle she had her eye on.
"Yamaha YZF-R1. Nice choice, these babies have a solid rep," Running her hand over the shining red body of the bike
, Max pulled a penlight from her pocket and crouched down to inspect the condition of the engine, making sure to check the fuel line and the brakes.
"Apart from the left side mirror, which is easy fixed, looks to be in pretty sweet condition - well taken care of," she said after a moment, "I bet her previous owner loved her a lot. Oh well, their loss is your gain. Let's go find the keys..."
Jondy grinned, running her hand over it briefly before nodding at Max. She looked around briefly, then nodded to the building nearby. "Where do we sneak in?"
"Last time, I got in through a window," Keeping to the shadows, Max edged toward the building, careful to step lightly on the gravel.
Peering into the building through the window, Max saw the night watchman, sitting back with his feet up, watching an infomercial on the TV.
Crouching down again, Max turned to her sister, leaning forward to whisper, "Looks like we're gonna need a distraction..."
Jondy crouched, balancing her weight with one hand in front of her and nodded, looking to the window and leaning forward to listen to her. "What did you have in mind?"
"Something to get him outta the office and away from the bikes. A few loud noises here and there oughta do it..." Max glanced around, then nodded toward a short length of steel pipe, "Think you can handle that while I go in after the keys?"
Jondy grinned wickedly, then reached over to grab a nearby stick. "Got it covered. Go work your magic, girl."
"On it, shouldn't take me more than 10. I'll meet you back by your bike, when I'm done, 'k?" She reached out, touching Jondy's arm briefly, "And be careful, he's packin'"
Straightening up, Max peered around the edge of the window frame again, ready to move as soon as the night watchman went out.
Jondy nodded, waiting until Max was in position to move before she moved to the cars, making sure she was hidden by some of the bigger ones before she started breaking windows with the stick.
"Goddamn kids," The nightwatchman muttered to himself, unhurriedly rising from his seat, "Guess I should go deal with them before Kujo rips 'em to shreds..."
upholstering his gun, he opened the door and went out into the lot, gravel crunching under his feet.
Sliding the window up, Max slipped into the office. Noticing the key rack was numbered, she started looking around, finding a ledger moments later.
Looking up the bike, Max grabbed its key from hook 17, then, smirking to herself, crouched by the safe, and put her ear to the door so she could hear the lock tumblers clicking into place as she worked the combination.
Opening the safe, her grin widened as she pulled out a few bundles of cash, slipping them into the inside pockets of her vest.
Hearing a series of gunshots, she gave a start. Shutting the safe door, she quickly climbed back out the back window, hoping Jondy was okay.
Max didn't have to worry, the gunshots were just to scare off whoever had been breaking the windows. Before the watchman had come out, she had tossed away the stick and hidden underneath a particularly big truck. The watchman had yelled out warnings, then called out for his dog, before muttering something about missing the best part of whatever he'd been watching.
She made sure he had gone back inside before slipping out of her hiding place and heading back to where the bikes were, posing by the bike that was soon to be hers. She grinned at Max when she saw her approach. "Got my keys?"
"Sure do," Max smiled at her sister, relief showing in her eyes. She held up the keys, offering them to Jondy, "C'mon little sister, let's blaze."
Jondy grinned, holding her hands out and catching the keys when Max tossed them to her. She ran her hand over the machine, smiling, before looking back up at her sister.
"You got your lock picks?"
"Mmhmmm," Max led the way to the side gate, taking a circuitous route to avoid the night watchman's building.
Crouching, Max went to work on the padlock, the lock popping open seconds later. Sliding the bolt, Max opened the chainlink gate so Jondy could wheel her new bike out of the lot.
Shutting and bolting the gate again behind them, Max snapped the padlock back into place before heading to her own bike and climbing on.
Gunning her engine, Max grinned at her sister, "So let's see how your new toy runs..."
Jondy had climbed on and put her keys in the ignition by the time Max turned around and grinned at her. She grinned back and turned the key, a thrill running through her as the engine roared to life.
She rode it a bit til she was even with Max. "Feels pretty good so far."