The winner of the last contest, @SLWatson, is currently swept up with irl stuff but told me the new challenge theme so I'll do the thread this time. This challenge's theme is: Friends and Foils: There are some great friendships in various Trek canons and Expanded Universes. Write a new story or share an older story about a time when one friend acted as a foil to another; could be in a good way -- stopping them doing something they'd regret! -- or in a not-as-good way -- accidentally or purposefully sabotaging a promotion, date, whatever else. Most importantly, have fun! Write as many or few words as you like. The deadline is March 27, at about midnight CET, but if there's a need for a bit more time you can say so in this thread.