A Rare Gem Part 6

Jed’s office was nothing short of spectacular, A grey leather couch on the right, many photos of Jed with celebrities, famous athletes and politicians, covered the vast walls of a room that could probably hold seventy people comfortably. Jed’s desk was black and shiny, He was seated in a blue leather office chair. Jed obviously likes leather Tony takes note off. Jed was dressed to impress. He was wearing a Armani three-piece suit, charcoal in color and his hair was slicked back. “Hello my friend,” Jed said in a honeyed voice. “Hello,” said Tony trying desperately to have his voice portray a friendly nature that he did not feel towards this man. “I’ve heard that you’re interested in acquiring my precious diamond. I gotta warn you that you must be willing to part with a majority of your resources if you want it. “I would expect nothing less.” Tony said willing to play the game. “Good, I trust that you brought your portfolio, so I can assess whether you possess the resources necessary to acquire the diamond.” Jed had a serious tone to his voice. “Here it is” Tony said. Bandi who himself was in the diamond game had transferred most of his money into Tony’s account which gave him upward around four hundred and fifty million in his possession. “I must say that is quite an impressive portfolio Mr Ross, It is the highest amount I have seen so far. Right now you’re looking good, but I do have a question for you. What draws you to this diamond?” Tony stammered for a second, then gained his composure. “Well sir, there have been rumors about the diamond possessing some supernatural gifts, that is what intrigues me sir. It is not for the money that I can gain by buying the diamond from you and selling it at an even higher price. I lost my wife and I heard it might be able to bring her back to life. I am willing to give you all my money just to try it and if it doesn’t work, I won’t care that I gave you all my money. Jed, shook his head in approval. “This story I like, you want the diamond for a pure purpose, I admire that. I cannot guarantee that I will give it to you, but you are in the running for it. I still have many more prospects to meet with, I will let you know my decision in two weeks, does my receptionist have your email address?” “Yes she does.” Tony said holding back the anger that he felt brewing inside of him. “Good, you will be hearing from me soon, it’s been a pleasure meeting you Mr Ross.” “Likewise,” Tony responded.

The two weeks have passed mind numbingly slow for Tony. He has poured himself into his cases that he has been working on. He tried to pass the time anyway that he could. Taking on extra work, going to the gym. Watching series on Netflix. He couldn’t wait much longer. He was checking his email on his phone every five seconds. Bandi and his men had decided to stick around and wait on the outcome. Just in case, Jed went another direction. Bandi was going to get that diamond for Tony come hell or high-water.

Tony’s phone alerted him that he had received another email. He looked it was from Jed’s office. His heart skipped a beat. He started to read it.

“Dear Mr Ross.

This email is to inform you that Jed has made up his mind and has decided to award the diamond to another client.

He also wishes for you to say hello to Bandi for him.

sincerely,

Kim Tate.”

His heart stopped, he knew this was a stupid idea and there was now no chance of getting that diamond. He read the email out loud to Bandi and his men. “Jed must have traced where you got your money. I am so sorry I did not think that through.” Bandi was heartbroken for Tony. “I do have my resources though I will get in contact with them right now and find out who he has given the diamond to maybe we can intercept the drop off…

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