A Tough Negotiation

What we have here is a tough negotiation.  What’s unclear, though, is does Buella want Billy because she wants good for him, or just because Kimberlin wants him?  And does Kimberlin simply want Billy because Buella wants him?  Billy may be nothing more than a pawn in this game of chess.  I’m certain Billy would yell “Yay! Pawn!” at this point.