You’re trying to find out what Mick looked like when he had hair, and Leonard is willing to help…for a price…
“That’ll be thirty dollars…”
“That’s what I said, Doll Face.”
“But you didn’t mention anything about that last time!!”
“Oh, I’m sorry,” Leonard cast you a leery smile as he waved the back of the ever-so-mysterious photograph in your face. “Did I say that this was for free?”
A heated flush burned your cheeks.
While you have had many dealings with the kleptomaniac in the past - most of which resulted in his favor - he’d never charged you this much before.
Probably ‘cause he knows he can get away with it, you thought bitterly.
Leonard was the only one who knew of your crush on his partner and he exploited you as often as he could to keep it secret. Half the time, you hated him for it (for obvious reasons).
But, the other half…
You were happy.
He gave you someone to talk to without criticism and offered insightful opinions and memories that many couldn’t provide.
Although that still doesn’t change the fact that he’s an ass…
Pouting, you crossed your arms and stared at Leonard, hard. Of course, your actions didn’t phase him; but, for old time’s sake, he played along.
“Fine,” he drawled, throwing his hands up in pretend surrender, “Because you’re a special customer, I’ll give you a discount…”
You narrowed your eyes.
“What kind of discount?” You asked him.
“A generous one,” Leonard replied in a deceptively charming voice. “I’ll give you the picture for free…if you do me a little favor.”