"Hah." The tigerish man said, laughing briefly. Ms. Harte looked back at him, and then rolled her eyes as the tiger-demon shook his head and grinned. "The left hand and the right hand, they have no idea what each other is doing, is it not so?"
"So." Heather said, turning her attention outwards. "If J. T. is on our side -- sorta -- is the deal still on?"
"It should be." Karloff said, his momentary mirth quieting down. "I'll call him later and check with Chesapeake."
"You see, Mr. Underwood," The big, tigerish man said, relaxing back into his seat. He was still a great, big, dangerous lump of menace, but at least at the moment the tiger had sheathed its claws. "Chesapeake and Scratch are doing the dance of deals just now. Chesapeake has something in his possession which he wants to sell to a certain very terrifying person in Canterbury who shall remain nameless. Scratch's Machine make for good intermediaries, if we can get through this deal without someone betraying someone else."
"But the deal has to go through." The tigerish man said, putting his hand on Underwood's shoulder.
It was not a comforting gesture
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. "And so, I think Mr. White can wait a few days for his report before you go shutting things down. And you can help us with the deal itself. Doesn't that sound nice, Heather?"
Ms. Harte just grinned. (1)
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