“It’s big. The earliest print number two of one twenty two. I really think we need this one.” I point the third down the hall out. Emphatically, I wave to the others. “Best money. Right here!”
Ronnie waves me off. He has an Eagle print in sights. Audubon prints highly collectable. It’s a guarantee price, but lots of numbers out there.
“Ronnie, check the number. Early or late print. Ronnie, Ronnie!” I’m taking louder than I should. The others hush me with hisses.
“We can only take four. We agree, all of us! Partners, man. Don’t go artsy. We know better, man. …” Ronnie trails off his words.
I pass my phone down. The caption “Panther in Pink” nets $55,000 at Sotheby’s. He twists his head back at me. “Grab it! I really hate bringing you along sometimes.”
The four black cloaked figures run out of the gallery. Alarms ring out into the night.
Written as part of a challenge called Literary Lion, http://ismithwords.com