Absolutely not!” Thomas declared. “Daphne, you must bring back those sheep tonight!”
Daphne was standing in the doorway of his office. She stepped in, pushed a few balloons off a chair, and sat down. “Thomas, please! Here is a check for fifty thousand dollars!”
“I can’t accept that. Nat would haunt the place.”
“But it means so much to me and to my career! And the club needs the money! Nat owes me this much!”
“Daphne, the answer is no! Those sheep have been here for years, this is their home. It’s what Wendy and Nat wanted for them. If the club goes out of business, the movie company can have them. But for now their home is here!”
“Fifty thousand dollars, Thomas!”
“That money is not going to make or break the club. Now I want you to bring home those sheep. They are to be here in time for the party, which starts at seven o’clock!”
Daphne stormed out, hot tears welling in her eyes. She nearly knocked Blaise off his feet in the hallway. “Excuse me,” she mumbled and hurried off.
“Blaise,” Thomas called.
“Yes, sir,” Blaise said, appearing in the doorway.
“I got a call from our crazy neighbors complaining that Maldwin gave you the key to the park. I’m sorry, but it’s not allowed.”
Blaise smiled cheerfully. “I promise you it will never happen again.”