Date: 16 Dec 2013 14:36 Title: Chapter 1
Seems Adele is dealing with her own duality--feeling resentment towards the Borg for the death of her husband versus taking the practical approach of a Starfleet officer. And with an ex-drone in the sickbay and an overly demanding Borg resistance leader, the captain's got her work cut out for her.
Oh, and Icheb sounded very Spock-like when he said he had a "93.4 percent chance of success."
Date: 18 Jul 2013 17:44 Title: Chapter 1
Is Malik a shout out to ENT? Even if not, I suppose I am reminded all the same.
Fast-moving chapter, from one of fifteen's distress to Adele picking up on things to the problems in the nebula to eventually sedating one of fifteen and determining to help her, and then to the decision to get out.
I wonder if the nebula is affecting one of fifteen?
Date: 19 Jul 2010 15:43 Title: Chapter 1
Well after the intensity of the Dena scene in the prologue, it is an odd but comforting switch of tone to revert to the poised and collected Adele, even after everything she has put up with. She shows her commanding presence in the way she exudes cool and composed decisions, even when she is fed up to the hilt with her junior officers and the mire they have landed in, remembering that they have only reached the Delta Quadrant!
Still she has a lot to contend with here. A need to put Icheb in his place maybe being one of those things. But a priority will be dealing with Malik. She has many points of common value with the former drone - the destruction of the collective alone - but these two are not likely to get along. There's will be a difficult relationship and all the more difficult for the tricky decisions ahead.
On top of that, we have the missing Sol and Luna to contend with. So not going to be good news. Yet her timetable and focus is going to be mucked up by dealing with the Resistance Borg, their ship, their motivations, and their leader - not to mention a certain ex-borg drone XO. Phew. Good day to you Adele. And good luck.
Date: 07 Jul 2010 00:21 Title: Chapter 1
Another great opening chapter. You've done a great job of reintroducing your characters and the situation to your readers. The tension and stress evident for Adele was really well done.
I also loved the scene in sickbay, with Icheb's instinctive reaction and the security officer trying to intervene but failing in epic style! :) I think Adele is handling this really well so far - she feels overwhelmed, but she is keeping a tight rein on her emotions and she has been clever enough to turn to Maren and Icheb despite their failings because of what they can bring to this situation.
I look forward to seeing her confrontation with Malik, and Icheb and Maren's attempt to take control of the Borg ship.
Great stuff, as per your usual level!!!
Thanks for reading and commenting, Joel! Adele's trying her best to just get through the day without killing her crew or losing her ship. And now she's got the added worry of galactic war and two ships' worth of missing civilians. No biggie there. ;-) All in a day's work for a starship captain, right?
She's stuck between a rock and a hard place with Maren and Icheb. From her perspective, they are sneaky, immature children who have separately and collectively put the mission at risk by various decisions they've made both professionally and personally ... but they're also frighteningly intelligent and very intimately experienced with the Borg. (Of course, it might have crossed her mind that if things go south on the resistance ship, she'll have two less problems to deal with ... okay, maybe not, hehe.)
We'll see what happens on the resistance ship. There's a reason their tech is so awesome. And of course, Icheb and Maren doing anything together right now is always ... interesting. We'll see how they handle it.
More to come soon. :) Thanks again for the review.