iluvroadrunner6: ([leverage] sophie/parker)
Emily ([personal profile] iluvroadrunner6) wrote in [community profile] fandomweekly2017-05-08 01:00 pm

[#040] Sticky Fingers (Leverage)

Theme Prompt: #040 – Quick and Dirty
Title: Sticky Fingers
Fandom: Leverage
Rating/Warnings: PG
Bonus: Yes.
Word Count: 340
Summary: Sometimes, you need an elaborate heist, some kind of complicated grift, in order to get what you need. And sometimes, you just need something quick, dirty and blissfully uncomplicated. It’s no surprise to anyone that Parker tends to prefer the latter.



Sometimes, you need an elaborate heist, some kind of complicated grift, in order to get what you need. And sometimes, you just need something quick, dirty and blissfully uncomplicated. It’s no surprise to anyone that Parker tends to prefer the latter.

“Forty two seconds.” The rest of the team turns on her for a moment in surprise, and she rolls her eyes a bit because they should know what she’s referring to be now. “Ten seconds to get to the vault room door, ten to pick the lock, twelve to crack the safe and grab the item, and ten seconds to get back out again. In, out, forty two seconds.”

Nate studies her carefully for a moment, before tipping his head to the side. “We don’t want it to happen to soon. The mark will probably double check the vault to make sure he still has it before the investors arrive. So you will have a very small window to get in there without getting caught by the mark who will likely be nearby. Still think you can do it in forty two seconds?”

Parker scoffs, before looking at Nate like he just happened to say something crazy. Sophie smirks a bit before pointing out. “You do realize she tends to go unseen more often than not.”

“I know,” Nate frowns, weighing the options as he turns back to the plans. “I just want to make sure she knows what’s on the line.”

“Don’t worry, Nate.” Parker may seem like she doesn’t understand things a lot of the time, but all of the members of the team know at this point that she cares a lot more than she manages to let on. “I get it.”

Nate glances over his shoulder and nods. “Alright. Let’s get it done.”

***

By the end of the job, the statue in question is sitting on top of Nate’s desk, ready to be pawned so that the money could be sent to the victims in question.

And Parker did it in thirty eight seconds.


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