“Excuse us for a moment!” Robin said. Jay looked annoyed, but he didn’t say anything to undermine him until the client had left. “Don’t say it Jay, I saw that you were about to say it.”
“I don’t do thievery on its own. I could care less if the man owned The Resignation of God, I don’t do famous artwork recovery.”
To be honest, there were quite a few things that Jay wasn’t up to. That was Robin’s job, to get him up to it. “But it’s important to him.”
Jay leaned back in his chair. “Of course. He spent a lot of money on it.”
Robin clasped his hands in front of him. “Why it’s important doesn’t matter. Come on now, boss. We don’t have anything else to do right now.”
“Something will show up. Something more our speed.”
With a smile, Robin shook his head. “You mean your speed? This is plenty my speed!”
“Anything can be your speed, Robin. You decide moment to moment what you’d rather do and what you’d rather not do.”
Robin agreed with this, as there was nothing wrong with it. However… “I do have standards!”
“We could go to the Plush tonight, if we were free.”
Bribing him with a good meal.
Robin swallowed. Then he shook his head. “How dare you! You’ve become so- so lazy! You used to help anyone!”
Jay rolled his eyes. “Untrue. But don’t forget, we didn’t used to get as many people willing to hire us. We couldn’t afford to be selective. What if a missing person case arrives?”
“You could have an addendum onto the contract saying that other cases, more pressing, will take precedence if they show up. If he agrees to that, why not?” Jay didn’t say anything, but Robin could tell he had worn him down. “Let’s bring him back in and talk about it!” Robin walked over to the door.
Jay sighed. “How do you always get your way?”
“You say that, but what about the cake last week?”