Daniel digs his knees into the dirt, sluicing along his belly through the slick mud. His hair catches on a barb, but he keeps going, straining towards the goal line. He hears Jack's soft voice in his mind, "Finish the obstacle course in time and I'll make it worth your while."
Daniel had plenty of ideas for how this would be worth his while. One idea involved a blindfold and candles. Another idea involved Jack's fireplace and a gallon of chocolate-chunk ice cream.
But Daniel knew what he really wanted: a shower and a nap. Jack was optional, but preferred.