Bronn almost laughed when the other man slid the manila envelope across the table, his face completely serious. It was weirdly uncreased, despite having been crumpled up inside Jaime’s jacket for so long, as if the man had hardly bent on his way over. He took the envelope, weighing it in his hands as he listened to the other man explain his task. Considering the recent news, his new job didn’t come to much of a surprise; there really wasn’t much else the Prime Minister could have wanted him for at this time. The warning about violence was a bit disappointing, however; all talk and no play was never all that fun. But intimidation was better than nothing, even if he was better at pairing a fist with it.
“And if my fist accidentally happens to hit the target’s eye at some point?” Bronn asked, already knowing the answer. “How would your boss feel about that?”
He grinned at the other man, before chugging the rest of his beer and holding up the envelope in a question, as if to ask if he could open it here in the bar, before opening the slit and pulling out a nondescript blue file and a small check. He whistled lowly at the sum written out on the small sheet of paper, any thoughts of harming his target immediately fleeing his mind. If this was only the first lot…
“When do you want it done by?” he said, looking up at Jaime and nodding in confirmation. He was sold.
A low chuckle escaped Jaime at the freelancer’s question, shaking his head slightly. “You might find something a lot more dangerous than a fist coming into contact with your head.” He replied smoothly, as if they were discussing something as simple as the weather.
He simply nodded in reply at the unspoken question in the way Bronn held the file up. It was strange, how something that appeared so nondescript and harmless could cause problems for so many people. The way the man whistled impressed at the ammount written on the check made Jaime smirk. He had him, hook, line and sinker.
“Today or tomorrow, no later.” He knew it wasn’t much time - hell, it sounded impossible - to plan something so quickly but it was all the time they had. Robert needed those men to be on his side by the time the vote was brought up again and it was easier to kindle fear than love. “I know it’s soon but like I said, that cheque’s just a taste of what you’ll get.”