She smirked humorlessly. "Why? You wouldn't appreciate it if I did, now would you? You don't want my gratitude anymore than I wanted to be a part of this exchange. The exchange was apparently unavoidable, but the gratitude is not. And what would you know about propriety in the first place? What little you do know should have told you that threatening to dispose of something when someone asks to see it is hardly proper."
She was taking this father than she needed to, but she was angry. Everything she had bottled up in hopes of sparing her beloved picture was coming out now that it was safely in her possession.
"If you'd like genuine gratitude, perhaps next time you should act in a manner befitting such a thing."