I assume he's laughing because a) he's having fun, and/or b) this doesn't actually solve anything, as none of the conditions are met (Jasper has to be shattered or bubbled, iirc, and this is neither).
Was it specified that it has to be a gem bubble? Because if she is entirely surrounded by water and can't move, technically she is "bubbled".
For reference purposes of the contract:
In the previous comic Tom amended the deal to whoever won Weers Publishing would leave the table alone and never bother them again. Bella only agreed after that.
Huh... nice catch. I hadn't thought of that.
Fire Flyer (Guest)
B, definitely; double-checked the contract, and it specifically insists "shattered or bubbled". A... eh, maybe. He seems like the kind of guy who might appreciate a well-done deception.
I’d like to think Tom’s laugh is a kind of “well done” sigh of respect, but I highly doubt it.
Honestly I'd bet on the laughter being Tom's version of "I'll get you next time Gadget."
And Jasper is seeing 45.f8=bQ?? 1/2-1/2.
Tom's laugh is brought to you by 'Psycho Smirk Laughs', a subsidiary of 'Manic LaughCo....best joke I had, see you next week on monday as we wind down!