It was yet another day for Logan, selling trinkets, weapons, and armor to those who came to his caravan's shop. North Urth was a very good place to trade all manner of wares, especially with all the traffic that comes and goes from here. After a rough day of bartering, he had retired to a bustling tavern called the Raging Boar for a drink. "Raging boar? Hah, must be quite a story behind that name." he said to himself. He typically tried to avoid particularly thriving or particularly desolate taverns; the former because they were too noisy and open to brawls, and the latter because when you take a drink in those kinds you end up chained to a bed with the bartender trying to extort money from you. Fun times.
Regardless, he had gone this particular day to the Raging Boar because he had a certain client that wanted to meet him here. Typically when a request like that was made they wanted some kind of contraband or otherwise dangerous object. Logan didn't mind fulfilling these requests on occasion, after all, money was good for these kinds of projects, just as long as the client didn't drag him into any gang wars or some wizard seeking a powerful artifact to take over the world or something. After some searching, he found the client.
"Ah, Logan, so glad you came!" said the client, a sharp dresser of a Neo said to him.
"And I'm glad to meetcha." he responded "Now then, what was it that you wanted." he asked, his voice lowering a bit.
"Oh, nothing much, just a MX-77 Accelerator."
"Huh...those are quite illegal and very expensive to procure. Mind if I ask why you want one?"
"Simple, you see, tomorrow there's a marathon going on, it'll give me quite the cash prize if I can win."
"I see, you do realize the...complications that tend to arise from that device yes?"
"Yeah yeah, but I'll only use it for one race. I'll pay you @5000 for it."
Now started the bartering phase. It was always Logan's favorite part of the deal, making as much money as possible while still keeping the customer happy. He knew that it generally took @6000 to actually get it and @500 more to make sure it isn't bugged or defective or whatnot. Logan soon made a counter offer.
"Hah! You'll need to do better than that partner, how's about @8000?"
"Err, okay, how about @6500?"
"Nah, I can't go much lower than @7500 buddy."
"WHAT? I only make @8000 if I win the race. You gotta get me a better deal."
"Sorry, but @7500 is as low as I can go."
The Neo, getting rather annoyed by this point, pulled out a laser and said "Look pal, I tried to be reasonable with you, but now I want that part for free, you understand?"
"Oh I understand, but you aren't getting it for free." Logan said. Immediately the Neo took a shot, but his aim was terrible and in no time Logan had pinned him to the ground. "Now then, you willing to give up or do I have to get messy?"
A few seconds passed without a reply, then the Neo, rather shaken by the ordeal said "Okay...@7500 it is...but I ain't paying a cent of it until you get it to me!"
"No worries on that front mate." Logan said, releasing his grip on the Neo. He then went to another corner, and tried to be as inconspicous as possible. Most of the patrons ignored what must have been a common occurrence with only a few paying much attention at all.