Photo credit, J.S. Brand
“Swindled.” By Pamela Schloesser Canepa, (c) 2018
“I’m telling you, he’s got the ring!” Kaitlynn’s face grew more flushed as she spoke.
“So that’s why you’ve plunged in after him! Wait, the $500,000 ring from the Count?”
“Yes! Why else would I be standing here soaked?”
“I hope Vende can’t see you. He expects you to go back to the yacht, you know.”
Kaitlynn bristled. “I have no intention. I’d just hate to lose the product of all my hard work.”
“Yeah, your schmoozing,” Henry laughed, trying to hide his jealousy. Not only had she been more successful this time, she’d practically given herself to this “Count.” It seemed both of them may be going a little too far these days.
“Come ‘ere, you bugger!” Kaitlynn went in further, just as the bird flew off. “Argg! He’s probably got the thing down his digestive tract now! That arse!”
“Kaitlynn,” Henry breathed deeply. “I think we should reconsider our goals.”
Wading back, Kaitlynn sighed, partly in agreement, and partly out of frustration. “Yeah. Okay.”
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