FFfAW: Thick as thieves

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‘What the bloody hell is that?’ said Stevie.

‘Dunno,’ said Mike, staring down at the gemstone. The size of a hen’s egg, it seemed to snatch light from the air and shoot it out in sharp indigo rays. ‘Amethyst maybe? That’s the purple ones, innit?’

Stevie massaged his temples, wishing he could rub out Mike along with the pain. ‘You nicked it and you don’t know what it is?’

A bewildered expression battered Mike’s face. ‘But we’re fieves – we nick fings.’

‘We steal TVs and fridges not … this.’

Stevie stared at it for a moment, at how the light glittered across the surface, at how it seemed to wink just at him …

‘Don’t worry, Mikey boy,’ said Stevie, closing his hand around the stone, slipping it into his pocket. ‘I’ll take care of it.’

Mike shrugged, staring down at his mobile phone just…

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