Jakes Dilemma ( Part 7)
Jake was sitting on the greasy swivel chair with a look of utter confusion on his face.
Squashed nose looked at the other two.
“Shall we tell him? Bring him up to speed, put him out of his misery, look at him poor old sod hasn’t got a fucking clue!”
Karate Kid stood up and walked over to squashed nose.
“Yep I think it’s time poor old Jake knew the full S.P.”
Quiet Man nodded.
Squashed nose took a deep breath and began.
“ You see it’s like this Jake, the three of us, well, we’re a business, a firm, a company if you like and just like any company we have customers, they ask for something and we supply it, good old supply and demand. Our company is a very well established one, people from all over the world come to us for certain things because they know that we can deliver, never let anyone down in all the time we’ve been set up, have we lads?”
The other two shook their heads.
“We’re in the REMOVAL business Jake, people want certain things removed and we remove them, but the thing that sets us apart from any other REMOVAL company is what we remove. We remove PEOPLE Jake; it’s a very skilled job Jake and a highly paid one as well”
Jake was beginning to feel a bit uncomfortable, he could see where this was going!
Squashed nose continued.
“So, a few weeks back, we, our COMPANY, gets a call from Russia. It seems that this person in Russia wants to employ our services. They need someone REMOVED, seems that someone in the Russian authorities is being a bit, how shall we put it, overzealous with their reform procedures, this person wants to take away my clients livelihood and of course my client doesn’t want that to happen, so he employs us, his COMPANY, to remove this person. With me so far Jake”
Jake nodded then remembered to say the words.
“Yes, with you so far”
“Good boy, now this person who we have to REMOVE, is buying a big old Victorian House, right here in East London, one of the big four storey houses opposite Victoria Park, very nice, very posh. Now because he has bundles of cash he decides to have all his fitting made in gold and silver, can you believe that Jake, fucking gold and silver!”
Jake shifted uncomfortably in his chair.
“He must be very rich”
“Oh he is Jake, but not as rich as our client who wants him REMOVED. But we, the COMPANY have a problem, this person is a very cautious man, he is a very difficult man to pin down, he is always surrounded by lots of security, always changing his plans at the last minute, so we, the COMPANY have to be very clever, we have to know where he is going to be at a certain time and date so that we can REMOVE him, understand Jake”
“Yes, that’s why I’m involved, so that I could tell you where and at what time he’s going to be at the warehouse”
“You really are good at this Jake. You see, we have someone watching him closely and we found out that he wanted these special fittings, so we decided to find out who makes this sort of thing, whose the best at it, cos this man only uses the best and of course it’s J.D. Miller and Sons just up the road from his new swanky house. We also know that this person wouldn’t allow someone to make these beautiful things without checking them out personally first. So we decide to ASK someone from J.D. Miller to help us find out more about it, that person was you Jake, you’ve been absolutely fantastic so far. We now know that he’s going to be at your warehouse on Saturday night, what time Saturday Jake?”
“Half past ten”
“You see Jake, you even know the time as well, brilliant work. Now we know all this we can start the REMOVAL process, understand?”
Jake answered slowly almost not believing he was saying the words.
“So Saturday night at the warehouse you’re not going to steal the gold and silver you’re going to kill the Russian?”
“Oh no Jake, not us. You’re going to kill the Russian!”