The Van Helsing Impetus – Excerpt No. 298

“Seems reasonable,” Clara said.

Joseph grumbled, beating himself over losing an opportunity to extort more money from her. Clara smiled and reached out for Evelyn’s card.

“Cash only,” Joseph said.

“Oh,” Clara replied. “I don’t have that much on me.”

He gave her the once over and said, “Well, I suppose we could come to an arrangement…”

Great, I happened across the dirty old man’s version of a drugstore cowboy…

Mon cher,” Clara said. “While tempting, I know your heart is not up to the task.”

“Oh,” Joseph said, in a muted tone.

“Is there a cash—” Clara said.

“You can transfer the funds…” Joseph said in defeat. “The price goes up twenty per cent.”

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