I keep making drafts so here is something that is, at least, finished--though no story.
"MARCUS GIVE ME A PENNY!"
"I NEED A PENN--"
I grabbed the alloy circle and jogged over to the downward-looking Peter. "Penny for your thoughts?" I said, smiling and trying to see his eyes. He looked up and my breath caught in the instant when he was looking at me, then his eyes averted to the coin, still wide from shock.
Hesitantly, he reached out for it. "Ye... yeah, sure, I guess."