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Reviewer: jespah Signed [Report This]
Date: 18 Jul 2013 19:01 Title: Chapter 9

Well handled by Adele; she knows how to get through to Icheb. It is disturbing to see what Nechayev was considering doing with him. A lot of people write her as a villian and I currently have my own work on the drawing board where she is a villian, too. I suppose the temptation is just too great.

The insight about the liberated, independent Borg not working so perfectly well together is spot on, and it makes perfect sense. Here is a group that are held together by dogma, technology and nanoprobes. When that is all cut and curtailed, they suddenly turn into a bunch of very dissimilar people. And of course it all begins to fall apart. As it should.

Reviewer: Ln X Signed [Report This]
Date: 28 Jul 2012 20:34 Title: Chapter 9

This story gets stronger and stronger, it's going somewhere and it's a rather expansive story with so many possibilities. It's sort of like VOY crossed with Harry Potter or something...

Reviewer: CaptainSarine Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 01 Dec 2010 06:34 Title: Chapter 9

I love these scenes. Ever since the beginning of this adventure, I have loved your handling of Adele. She is the sort of person I would love to serve under, and she makes for a great boss. As anyone, she has her faults, many of which stem from her qualities, but her way of handling the people who serve under her is absolutely amazing!

Which makes Icheb and Maren's actions that much harder to condone. I know they feel they have their reasons, but I hope that the crises they are finding themselves in will see them grow up a little. I would imagine that Adele is the best captain to help them do it, but both of them are going to have to take the chances they are being given.

Reviewer: Miranda Fave Signed [Report This]
Date: 30 Nov 2010 04:45 Title: Chapter 9

Suffice to say I loved the interaction here. Adele 'slapping' Icheb around the face for how she has little reason to trust him is striking. The fact that she can trust Lakwa more than Icheb is startling. However, when we consider the facts she has more to base her trust on Lakwa than she does Icheb. However, poor Icheb and Maren have had a conspiracy of events to thwart their opportunities to prove themselves to Adele. Yes, the lying about dying is a circumstance of their own making but still things have not exactly gone their way. I do feel that Icheb is ready to make up for his actions. He has a lot to prove and to try and win back the trust he had seemed to be forming with Adele. I liked too the insight we get of Adele's thoughts here. As usual she is reflective, smart and interesting to read about. Can't wait for more.

Reviewer: Enterprise1981 Signed [Report This]
Date: 23 Nov 2010 11:20 Title: Chapter 9

Captain Oyugo doesn’t pull any punches, considering she has a lot with the Borg resistance and trust issues in the command structure. With the first officer, it’s certainly not as simple as throwing him in the brig when Icheb is still the best choice for XO. Maren, on the other hand, has put herself in a lot of trouble putting her future as a department head in jeopardy, though not at the extremes of Janeway warning B’Elana she would be stripped of rank for any additional transgressions.

Author's Response:

Yeah, Maren's only had a week or so to distinguish herself as the problem child.  Give her time.   ;-)

Totally kidding.  She's actually a "good kid" ... she's just found herself in an impossible series of situations recently, and has handled them sort of badly.  So yes, she's in trouble, but she's not B'Elanna.  I mean, she's not punching crewmembers in the face and trying to kill herself in the holodeck.  (Oh, wait.  She's pointing phasers at her superiors and trying to kill herself in engineering.  Maybe she learned more from her old boss than she thought.)

Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 22 Nov 2010 13:29 Title: Chapter 9

Wow. Adele had some words for good old Icheb there. I can understand her anger, for sure, and I'm glad she didn't drop the hammer on him as hard as I was expecting her too.

I guess now the question is what's Icheb gonna do? I guess aplogize to everyone first, but then what about his situation with Maren? How is he going to help her out with her Starfleet issues?

Good chapter, nice discussion; I'm looking forward to more. :)

Author's Response:

Thanks for the review, trekfan.  Adele's pissed, but she's also stuck -- all she knows about the Borg is her own personal loss plus what she's read in LCARS files.  Icheb was one of them.  If she's going to be in the middle of a Borg conflict, she'd be foolish to lock her "inside mind" in the brig ...

As for your questions, now how can I answer all that without spoiling the fun?  You have to read.  :)

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