Vandamm and Eve walk toward where Roger is seated in the lunchroom. Roger stands up.
“Good afternoon, Mister Kaplan,” says Vandamm.
“Not her!” says Roger. Eve walks away from the table.
“Did I misunderstood you about bringing her here?” asks Vandamm, as he and Roger sit down.
“We’ll get to that later,” says Roger. “I suppose you were surprised to get my call.”
“Not at all,” says Vandamm. “I knew the police would release you, Mister Kaplan. By the way, I want to compliment you on your colorful exit from the auction gallery.”
“Thank you,” says Roger.
“And now,” says Vandamm, “what little drama are we here for today? I really don’t for a moment believe that you’ve invited me to these gay surroundings to come to a business arrangement. “
Roger looks around. “Suppose I tell you I not only know the exact time you’re leaving the country tonight, but the latitude and longitude of your rendezvous, and your ultimate destination?”
“You wouldn’t care to carry my bags for me, would you?” asks Vandamm.
“Perhaps you’d be interested in the price, just the same?” says Roger.
“The price?” says Vandamm.
“For doing nothing,” says Roger.