CHAPTER FIVE HUNDRED and TWENTY-SEVEN
“Shall we go in?” Jacob asked.
“One more thing,” Jill said.
He raised his eyebrows.
“Are they paying their loan back?” Jill asked.
“They just started.” Jacob nodded. “This month.”
“How many more of these projects are we involved in?” Jill asked.
“Eight,” Jacob said. “They start paying when they are up and running.”
“Some loan,” Jill said.
“How much a month are they paying?” Jill asked.
Jacob told her.
“Percentage rate?” Jill asked.
He told her. She sucked in a breath in surprise.
“The fees are loaded in the beginning so most of their monthly goes to pay off their debt,” Jacob said.
“This is a part of that big mysterious debt?” Jill asked.
“It is,” Jacob said.
“Why is that funny?” Jacob asked.
“I just …” Jill shrugged. He shook his head that he had no idea what she was saying. “I have worried, a lot, about that debt.”
“Why?” Jacob asked. “I’ve told you that it would pay off. Didn’t I say that it was investments?”
“Yeah, but …” Jill said.
She looked at him, and he laughed. She gave him a relieved smile.
“At least you’re not offended,” Jill said.
“Because you think I’m an idiot?” Jacob asked.
Jill opened her mouth in mock indignation. He laughed.
“I just …” Jill said. “You know, you hear about bachelors and their ‘debts.’”
“Booze and broads?” Jacob asked with a saucy grin.
Jill laughed at herself. They started walking toward the room. Jill stopped short.
“Is that what Aden’s debt is, too?” Jill asked.
“He’s not involved in this project,” Jacob said. “Like I said, I bought the property a long time ago.”
“But this kind of thing,” Jill said.
“Sure. Blane, too,” Jacob said with a nod. “It’s a great way to tuck money away when you have it. You never know when you won’t have any money. These projects take a long time to start to pay off, but they usually pay off.”
Jill was more relieved than she wanted him to know. She simply smiled.
“I’m glad you’re okay with this,” Jacob said.
“Why?” Jill asked.
“This is a good time to get involved in another,” Jacob said. “Roll the money we make off this into another project.”
Jill looked at him for a moment.
“We can talk about it later,” Jacob said.
He winked at her, and, as always, her heart fluttered. Grinning, he nodded to the door.
He used a keycard to open the door. Jill was drawn into the room. A table was set with all of her favorite not temperature dependent foods. She grinned. The food could sit there until they were ready to eat. There was champagne in a bucket.
Then she noticed the view. She gasped and floated past the table to the view.
From this location, she could see the glistening water of the South Platte with the Rocky Mountains in the background. She wasn’t sure why but the amusement park and numerous condos and apartment buildings that line the South Platte weren’t seen in this view.
“The hotel is angled on the lot over the park so we see the mountains and not the rest of the mess,” Jacob said in answer to her question.
He slipped his hands around her waist. They stood watching the gorgeous view for a long moment.
“I have something for you,” Jacob said.
He dropped a knuckled sized blue rock in her hand.
“What is it?” Jill asked.
“Blue diamond,” Jacob said. “You know, from the mine?”
Denver Cereal continues tomorrow…
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