It remains to be seen how things go from here. I'm kidding of course, as my overactive forebrain (hindbrain?) has 'seen' all of it, or insists it has anyway ... stoopid narrative consciousness always blabbing on about everything, even things that aren't going to happen.
Er, right. In this point it seems I need to figure out what going any farther (further?) would entail, assessing the costs and benefits, and deciding whether it's worthwhile. And then, likely enough, going for it anyway in some fashion .. what ever it is *sigh* Did I mention I'm not good at this / new at this / confused / scared ?
The rational cant of the voicing of these may be seen by some as an indication one way or the other, either as prejudice or that there seems to be no emotional involvement, but I do not believe this is particularly indicated, nor true.
The most recent other case in which I may have reached this stage before has, I think, been concluded peacefully with both parties declining warmly. Other, older, negotiations appear to be at glasnost or detante levels right now.