Year 2, week 10: TheDeal

‘So here’s the deal BabyBarista.  I’ll pass on my juiciest cases to you and that pompous old QC of yours [well, he obviously had the inside track there]…’

ScandalMonger looked over his ridiculous sunglasses as we sat there in some swanky restaurant in Soho and then continued,

‘…in return for which you will provide me with the benefit of that conniving, scheming little mind of yours.’

To start with I had no idea what he was talking about.  Until that is, he went on to explain that he has been representing RoundTheBlock for the past few months and when she told him the story of the tape, it didn’t take his researchers long to identify me as the culprit.  Well, I wasn’t going to admit to that one and anyway, there was absolutely no proof.

‘BabyBarista.  I would have expected no less than such a response.  But please, I have only just started.’

He then went on to recount how a certain Mr TopFirst had approached him with a story about a devious little barrister who was full of schemes to knife his other pupils.  The irony was that ScandalMonger was more impressed by the beauty of the schemes which TopFirst was recounting than making a quick buck on a very minor story.  So having told TopFirst where to sling his shiny new wig, he had made a decision to look further into a certain Mr BabyBarista in due course.  So, when RoundTheBlock came along with her story, he immediately made the decision to hire.

Which is the choice I am faced with this today.  Hmm.  Difficult one, huh?

December 4, 2007 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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3 Responses

  1. Uncivil Serpent - December 5, 2007

    Paranoia is merely reality fine-tuned.
    TopFirst is after blood (specifically yours), RoundtheBlock is soon to be rubbished as a witness (thanks to you), and their buddy is offering you a job… to professionally engage in conspiracy, all just before proceedings with RedTop.
    Go for it. What’s the worst that could happen?

  2. Baroness Suzie QC - December 6, 2007

    Aren’t you worried that ScandalMonger is infact Top First’s friend? Don’t you remember how he threatened to get you back and you MAY just be feeding into Top First’s hand.
    Also, everytime I discuss BabyB with barristers, someone claims to have some sort of connection to you…
    xxxx

  3. Sarah - December 7, 2007

    Well at least lawyers are impressed with double dealings – not sure what that says about the profession.
    I love the story – but just hoping it is fictional!!