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Update: Due to the slow responses, I'll keep this contest open until the end of Sept. 1, my release day.
“Next, I have Tim Cooper. Do I have a hundred?” Tim was a linebacker and looked especially uncomfortable in his jacket and tie. He was an extremely large man with some fat over the muscles that made him a good defensive player. He was tall and wide with brown hair that fell limply on his forehead, covering his eyes. It wasn’t a huge surprise the bidding wasn’t fast or furious.
“A hundred. One of you lovely ladies has a hundred dollars for this fine gentleman.” Laura looked around at her friends as well as the others in the auditorium. Many were whispering or giggling. Tim’s ruddy cheeks grew even redder and blotches appeared on his neck. “Seventy-five?” The auctioneer asked.
Laura couldn’t stand watching Tim showed like a piece of livestock. Other girls would bid on Bobby. She needed to rescue Tim. The auction had been fun, a lark, but Laura wasn’t so sure it was fun anymore.
“Three hundred,” she said, standing up. The money was going to a good cause and the complimentary dinner provided was at least seventy-five dollars on its own. Plus, she was sure the inflated bid would save the night from being a complete disaster.
“Laura? What are you doing?” Jocelyn asked from beside her. She had asked Laura for a loan to bid on someone. Laura passed two of her five hundreds to her.
“The right thing,” Laura answered, hanging her bag on her shoulder. Laura passed the remaining three bills to the auctioneer and moved to the edge of the stage, holding her hand out for Tim.