Imaginary One #1

how much money can you make by selling your idea

datatime: 2022-10-04 21:04:19 Author:eWkEVqrP

"That's the whole point, Kalvin. We aren't going anywhere. I'm going back to the hotel. You're going back to Djinger."

I had botched the job with J. R., but I resolved that this one I was going to do right.

He floated up to eye level with me, frowning as he cocked his head to one side.

"Oh, that," Kalvin waved his hand deprecatingly."That's just the standard line of banter we feed to the customers. It keeps them from expecting too much of a Djin.You'd be amazed at some of the things folks expect us to do. If we can keep their expectations low, then they're easier to impress when we strut our stuff."

"I dunno," he said. "That wasn't much of a spell."

"I dunno," he said. "That wasn't much of a spell."

"Right," I nodded, wondering what he was leading up to.

"No?" the Djin echoed. "So where are we going instead?"

"Well it worked. I'm impressed. If you hadn't done your thing back there in the alley, my goose would have been cooked before J.R. hit the scene."

"Even with backing I'd want to start small and build.Figuring that...yeah. I think about five thousand in gold would start things off right."

He floated up to eye level with me, frowning as he cocked his head to one side.

"Check me on this, Skeeve," he said finally, "I've been helpful to you so far, right?"

"That's the whole point, Kalvin. We aren't going anywhere. I'm going back to the hotel. You're going back to Djinger."

"Yeah. Sure. Well, you know where to find me when you make up your mind."

"Check me on this, Skeeve," he said finally, "I've been helpful to you so far, right?"

"Yeah. Sure. Well, you know where to find me when you make up your mind."

"And I've been pretty good company, haven't I? I mean, I do tend to run off at the mouth a bit, but overall you haven't seemed to mind having me around."

"So why are you trying to get rid of me?"

"You never promised much," I insisted. "As a matter of fact, you went to great lengths to impress me with how little you could do."

"Sure. Back in the alley. You used a spell to sober me up before I had to fight those goons. To my thinking, that fulfills your contract."

"Oh, that," Kalvin waved his hand deprecatingly."That's just the standard line of banter we feed to the customers. It keeps them from expecting too much of a Djin.You'd be amazed at some of the things folks expect us to do. If we can keep their expectations low, then they're easier to impress when we strut our stuff."

"Maybe, but by my count it still squares things between us. You promised one round of minor help, and delivered it at a key moment. That's all your contract called for...and more."

"Even with backing I'd want to start small and build.Figuring that...yeah. I think about five thousand in gold would start things off right."

I had botched the job with J. R., but I resolved that this one I was going to do right.

I had botched the job with J. R., but I resolved that this one I was going to do right.

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