Date: 13 Jun 2014 20:58 Title: Chapter 3
Didn't see that coming at all. This just keeps getting darker and twistier. What's gonna happen when the two Marens meet? Will they meet, or is the Borg King now aware of this plan to annihilate his 'race.' Will he keep Prime Maren from executing her plan? And poor JQ - having to see them both be assimilated while he remains helplessly in the background. Something tells me this will get a lot worse before (or if) it gets better...
Date: 11 Jun 2014 08:46 Title: Chapter 3
First...that was an absolutely terrifying vision of Unimatrix Zero.
Second...Maren (granted, Mirror Version, but whatever) fully assimilated...*shudder*. But, she's met Icheb now. Hooray? Ish? Ok, maybe not...
Third...crap. You're going to assimilate the second one. I can't imagine how badly this is tearing JQ apart.
Date: 08 Jun 2014 18:52 Title: Chapter 3
PS this line:
"Maren, maybe in your universe I'm a quantum theorist who won a ton of prizes. But this John Quigley has absolutely no fucking clue what you're talking about."
Hee, hee. Loved it. Poor JQ
Author's Response: Yay, so glad you liked this line, I had so much fun writing it!! :)
Date: 08 Jun 2014 18:49 Title: Chapter 3
Eh? UGh. Curveball. What?
I mean. Like. Well. Hmm. So that means ... ok ... yeah ... let me think on that one a little.
Ok, so Icheb in the Unimatrix Zero, so that means he is part of the Collective. Does it mean he's not the Borg King? Or is this a ploy by the Borg King to get into the mind of the person who is trying to infiltrate and destroy the Borg? Or is he disconnected from himself in UZ. Welcome to UZ. We aren't in Kansas anymore. That's for sure. And that was creepy as heck too.
Meanwhile, Maren has an ingenious idea. Of course, par the course for these Tesseract guys, the ingenious idea is also batshit crazy and stupid. I mean, hello deliberate assimilation is never a good idea.
Author's Response: I love the way your comments read as stream of consciousness, really gives an insight into what is going on in your head while you read the story! :) As to the Icheb/Borg King question... The ending will reveal all! Glad the UZ came across as creepy, that was definitely the idea! As for Maren's idea... Hey, its Tesseract. What else was I supposed to do?! :p
Date: 08 Jun 2014 10:48 Title: Chapter 3
So Unimatrix Zero plays it part as always, and Mirror Maren meets Mirror Icheb, this is all getting complex.
Now normal Maren got to face her assimilation fears.
Can't the poor lady get a break.
Author's Response: Unfortunately no, Maren really can't catch a break, even in the MU. And yes, Unimatrix Zero seemed like a logical place to go next. Thanks for the comment :)
Date: 05 Jun 2014 00:08 Title: Chapter 3
Damn, man. What a great way to turn everything on its head here with Unimatrix Zero, which is just as nasty as the rest of the MU. The Maren there meets the Icheb there and he rescues her (savior that he is). Way to go!
Author's Response: Thanks. Yeah, I needed a way for MU Maren and MU Icheb to meet and UZ seemed like the way to go. Plus, vampire Borg. I had to go there! :)
Date: 04 Jun 2014 20:26 Title: Chapter 3
Okay, now you're getting her onto the cube, and of course with the MU counterpart in Unimatrix Zero, that tags her as being someone who the MU Icheb would be even more interested in. Curiouser and curiouser.
Author's Response: Thanks! Of course, the best laid plans, etc, etc... :)
Date: 04 Jun 2014 19:50 Title: Chapter 3
Wow, I was NOT expecting that! So, the Borg King is part of Unimatrix Zero? Or did we all guess wrong about who the Borg King is? Does he know he's the Borg King? Does the Borg King know he's Icheb? SO MANY QUESTIONS! Damn. You have my mind racing, here. Well played. Very interested to see how Mirror Maren takes to Icheb, especially since she's married to JQ.
And that last line ... OMG. Maren Siobhan O'Connor. This is a terrible idea. You know better than this. What would Prime Universe Icheb say about this plan? And are you really going to help your mirror kill all the drones?!
This is so much fun! Keep up the fantastic work, CS.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! Glad I was able to throw you a little with this one, the surprises are not done yet. Remember, this is an MU, so the origin of certain races may not be the ones we know... *hint**hint* I'll leave you hanging for now as to whether the King is Icheb or not. As to how MU Maren and MU Icheb will work out... Wait and see. Come on, PU Maren has to live up to MU Maren's badassness now. What else could she do?! :) As to how PU Icheb would react... if a Maren, any Maren, was assimilated, what do you think he would do? Thanks so much for the kind words!!!