Richest Duck in the World

“And a bonnie new year to you as well!”

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Age: None of your gold durned business (unless you pay up)
Species: What do you think I am? A turkey? Och. It's in me name: "McDuck"!
Gender: Drake. What's all this about there being more than three? Durned millennials and their durned labels
Marital Status: Bachelor forever and proud of it!
Occupation: Business tycoon, world adventurer, treasure hunter, anything profitable. And Uncle too, I suppose, if that counts as an occupation.
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"Aye? What do you want? Can't you see I'm busy crosschecking my nautical logs for my next adventure?! Och. I suppose you Could come along, too. But I won't tolerate any freeloaders or slowpokes! You'll earn your airfare and bring your own victuals. What are you still standing there gawking for? I don't have time for interviews. Alright fine. Come closer and I'll show ye something. A little closer. There. Now close yer eyes..." -click- "Hehehe. That trapdoor trick never grows old." 

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    • Gladstone Gander
      Gladstone Gander

      Aha! Well as Scrooge may have been ruffled Gladstone was absolutely delighted as he was primly placing the pin on his lapel the instant they were out in the open air.

      “Thanks! And interesting is kind of what I do Unc! Although it’s generally a different flavor of interesting than you’re normally cooking up, you old scoundrel you.” A hand landed on the duck’s shoulder and gave him playful little jostle, making the tipped hat topple over Scrooge’s eyes. “I’d be happy to help you haggle at any other stops you’d like to make.”

      Haggle in this case meaning ‘spend your money’ if their last stop was any indication.

      “How goes the whole richest duck in the world gig anyway? Got any grand voyages lined up? Ancient treasures you’ve been pining for as you hunch over your coffers all day? How many times has that dime of yours been the target of sticky fingers in the last two weeks?” He chuckled to himself, in particularly high spirits. It was nice to spend time with family. “Those crooks do love that thing don’t they?”

      • Richest Duck in the World
        Richest Duck in the World

        “Och. You did not get a call because you weren’t home. Besides, house calls are cheaper.”
        As in suddenly showing up on your door type of house call.
        “But if you really want this wee ornament, I’ll get it for you. Consider it your birthday, Christmas, Get Well, and Congratulations present for the next five years. You’re lucky I brought cash today.”

        And lucky I’m not snatching that necklace and certificate from you and saying you can borrow against the value of it. I must be getting soft.

        Within minutes the pin was boxed and presented to Gladstone with only a hint of resentment. Changpu was happy because he had gotten paid by his employer instead of losing some of his salary or his store. Scrooge was ruffled but he trusted Gladstone’s luck enough to wager it worth the gamble. That little trinket might bring them a fortune or adventure, or at the very least, come in handy somehow.

        “Well now, that was a more interesting stop than I expected.” Scrooge knocked his hat into a jaunty angle with his cane once they were outside the shop.

        • Gladstone Gander
          Gladstone Gander

          MOI? MI? YO? MICH? MNIE? меня? ME?

          "Uhhh-" he slid the necklace back in his pocket. "-seems I'm a little light on what you might consider-" he made some air quotes"- 'traditional currency' namely... Money, at present. Though I do seem to recall that a certain multiplujillionaire neglected to give a call around the holidays. Whaddya say my dear old, very old, Uncle Softheart McFamilyMan, could you spare your favorite nephew a few bucks for a little belated Christmas gift?"

          He batted his eyelashes for good measure. Aren't I adorable?

          ((OOC: Totally fine! ))

          • Richest Duck in the World
            Richest Duck in the World

            “What-?” Changpu turned to ogle the necklace so fast, he probably got whiplash. Thanks, Gladstone. I’ll add that to your bill.
            “How did you-? Of...Of course it is not the genuine diamond necklace. Such a piece of exquisite value would be in a museum, not in a humble sidestreet pawn shop such as my own.” The Chow Chow bowed slightly. “Of course. If you wish to trade it in, I will be glad to make it worth your while.”
            So humble. The whole store itself cost less than half that necklace. Heck, the whole city block could probably be purchased with the cash that sparkler could command at a high roller auction. Changpu already had dollar signs in his eyes.

            Scrooge sniffed haughtily. “Hmph. Hold onto your necklace, Nephew. I can smell real gold from miles away and the gold backing on this wee trinket is barely worth the nugget it holds.” He gestured to the pin.

            Changpu’s lips wrinkled back in a slight scowl. “Fine. Three hundred is the lowest I will go.”

            “Two hundred.”

            “Two ninety.”

            “Two hundred and one dollar.”

            “Two eight eighty.”

            “Two hundred and two dollars.”

            “Rrr. Sir, you cut my feet out from under me.” Changpu held his hand over his heart and bowed his head, looking like he’d been given a death sentence. “Two seventy five is bottom dollar. Any less and I will take a loss.”

            “You’ll lose your danged shop if you lowball me. I know your eye for details, Changpu. I know you would not have spent one penny more on this than it is worth. If you’re really telling me you spent two hundred and seventy five dollars on a pin worth no more than two hundred flat, then you’re losing your touch. I’ll find a better manager-“

            “No wait. You are absolutely correct, Mr. McDuck. I paid far less than it is worth and put a hundred dollar markup on it.”

            Scrooge grinned. “Now that’s the Changpu I know. Gladstone, you’re the one who wanted this doohickey. How does one hundred seventy five fit your wallet today?”

            ((OOC: I finally got my muse for Scrooge back. Yay! XD Sorry for the wait.))

            • Gladstone Gander
              Gladstone Gander

              ((OOC: you are the true MVP allow me to Gladstone my way out of any research of my own.))

              Haggling. Haggling. He'd used it a few times but mostly people just gave him things. Anything, walk into a place, "here you go sir have this onyx lampshade and French lace tea cozy" sure thanks.

              As Scrooge inspected the gem Gladstone looked around once more and noticed a diamond encrusted necklace in the display case just below where the black velvet swath of fabric had been laid out for Scrooge's investigation.

              He tilted his head and leaned in to get a closer look at it. It had a hefty price tag, even higher than this mythical juju pin of the proprietor's. He snapped at the store owner, rude much.

              “Hey. This necklace, says it’s the one that was worn by Ginger Rovers in Top Hat. This is fake.” He pointed to the necklace. Before any further indignity could be slung at the pawn broker Gladstone produced a nearly identical necklace from his own pocket, but his was infinitely shiner.. and it had a certificate of authenticity. What.

              “It just so happens that the real one was in a private collection and the owner just happened to like my face and gave it to me. You got the costume one they used on her double. Trade you for the-“ he motioned vaguely to the items under Scrooge’s scrutiny. “-sleepy time pin or whatever.”

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