As she rotated the diamond in her fingers, she thought ‘bout how the average fool would sell this for petty money. But she knew where its true value hid.
She took a deep breath & thought to herself, It’s a cold shower, a bandage rip: a second’s misery is worth the infinite reward.
After 1 mo’ second o’ hesitation, she forced her hand forward, gritting her teeth as she felt the perfectly sharp edges tear into her eye.
Her partner jerked to attention, & then reached toward her.
¡Lucy! ¡What are you doing?.
¡Let go!, Lucy croaked ‘tween sucked-in breaths. She coughed out some o’ the blood that fell on her lips from her eye.
You have no idea what this diamond can see….