Allison couldn't believe she was doing this. It was the end of the semester and she had just finished all of her finals for the fall semester of her final year of undergraduate work. On top of that stress, she had to figure out a way to break into a secure room in a bank in order to steal money to pay off her loans. If it wasn't for the fact that I borrowed from the mob, I wouldn't be doing this she thought as she mentally cursed herself. She sighed softly as she waited for the reader to go through the codes to open the vault, looking around as she felt the hair on the back of her neck rise. She saw a guard turn a corner and whimpered "Shit."
"Hey!" The guard said but it was the last word he could before Eliot hit him hard in the back of the head. He moved over to her, looking around. "Last one of the guards. How much longer?"
"Another second or two," she whispered to him and kissed his cheek. "Thank you."
"The sooner we get out of here, the better it'll be," he said quietly as he looked at her oddly. "So does this mean we're not broken up?"
"No, we're still broken up on the account of you being an ass," she replied in a whisper.
"How am I being an ass?" He countered.
"Because I asked you to stay and instead you're taking off and telling me I can't come with. That's how you're being an ass," she hissed.
"Do we really have to talk about this now?" He asked, mentally kicking himself for telling her she couldn't come. On the other hand, he was going off to Ireland and somehow the IRA and Allison didn't fit together.
"No," she replied as the lock clicked. "Done," she whispered as she opened the door and smiled. Just as predicted, there was more than enough money in there for what they needed. "Get as much as you can and we'll go," she said as she handed a bag to him.
"yeah," he said as he took the bag and started to do what she said. It wasn't as high tech or exciting as some of his other jobs, but he knew that wasn't what she wanted. "Alli," he said quietly.
"What?" She asked, nearly snapping at him.
"This is a lot more low tech than everything else you've done," he pointed out.
"And?" She asked.
"I'm just wondering why," he said.
"Because I want to get in and out and not have the mob plus the police on my tail," she pointed out quietly. "There were only two guards, one camera which we dodged, a short keypad hack, and lots of cash. It's exactly what I needed."
"Oh," he said quietly and just helped her get the money and get out. When they were back at the car, he smiled a bit at her. "So this is it?"
"Unless you want to change your mind," she said.
"Nope," he said as he took his part of the money. "Thanks though."
"Yeah," she said as she moved to get into her car.
He gently grabbed her arm and stopped her from going. "Alli," he said quietly. "Please reconsider."
"What? Going with you or having to wait for you?" She asked with a raised eyebrow.
"Waiting for me," he said quietly.
"Are you going to reconsider staying?" She asked of him.
"No," he admitted quietly.
"Then we're done," she said and softly kissed his lips. "We had a good thing, but you need to go and can't stay. I don't want to wait for you because I don't know if you're going to come back. Or if you're going to come back whole."
"I'm going to be physically fine," he pointed out.
"I'm not talking about physically fine," she said gently as she looks up at him. "I love you, Eliot. But I can't wait for you. Not when I want to get out of this and go to med school."
"Right," he whispered. "Good luck on that."
"Thank you," she said quietly as they shared one last kiss. He gently let her go as he watched her drive away. He quickly went to the mob boss that Allison owed, paying off her debt for her, along with all the interest that was due. It was the best going away present that he could give the woman he loved and would probably never see again.