Date: 29 Jul 2014 15:53 Title: Chapter 19
Whew, that was quite a read. Normally I prefer my chapters short and sweet and without too much rehashing of plot points but I have to admit that this was perfect timing to get the reader up to speed on everything that's been going on and reintroduce all the charters that are going to play a key role in this tale.
Icheb playing the victim card was also quite effective as it showed us why they must do what they're doing next. It's going to be hard for some to see the Borg Resistance as allies, and I'm pretty sure even elements within the Resistance aren't going to be crazy about working with Starfleet but that seems to be the only way forward.
Now that the course is set, we can go back to focus on what happens next in this epic tragedy. Oh, and I guess Maren is going to wake up at some point too.
Date: 28 Jul 2014 08:56 Title: Chapter 19
AH, Icheb! Good to see him up and about (and Bashir being his awesome Bashir self and still making a few quips here and there to ease things over). Sucks that Maren is still out cold, but at least she's not worse. With Icheb feeling a good deal better, I feel better about her chances.
The briefing was the real fun here. There was a lot of interactions and dynamics at play here, all of them handled really well. JQ's first briefing as a senior staff member was fraught with trepidation but by the end he seemed to be finding his stride.
The toughest -- and most engrossing -- part of this was Adrian Keller's outburst. It was totally understandable how he would feel and how he would lash out, but Icheb's reaction to it was pretty pointed (for him anyway). Despite all of Adrian's loss Icheb didn't waste a second correcting the man that the Borg were made up individuals taken against their will, real people, and Icheb's speech (and holo-show) were spot on.
Looking forward to more. YAY.