This week's challenge is
--- All stories must be 100 words long. Double drabbles are also permitted.
--- Please place your story behind a cut; the comm's flist will love you.
--- If requested, you must use the challenge word or phrase in your story; feel free to interpret that creatively.
--- Please use the challenge tag "negotiation 588" plus any character tags.
--- The best way to tag, either when adding or editing your post, is to click on the 'select' icon immediately to the right of the 'tag' box, and then click on all the tags you want to use.
--- If there isn't a tag for the character or situation you're writing, or there's any other problems, let me know and I will wrangle them.