I took a cab home and got the box of money out, putting it on the kitchen table. Then I pulled out the time capsule kit and opened it up. I was kind of surprised that it came with an instruction booklet. Yeah, that’s right. Not a page of instructions. A booklet. I mean, you put the stuff in the box, you bury it, you wait a while, and then you dig it back up. Do you really need instructions for that?
I threw the booklet over my shoulder, heard the rapid fluttering of pages followed by the soft thud of it hitting the ground. I started transferring the money into the time capsule. I had just finished cramming the last stack of bills in when there was a knock at the door.
I froze, listened for a moment. Another knock. Slowly, I put the time capsule into my satchel, then curled my fingers around the gun. I decided toWAIT TO SEE IF THEY’D LEAVE