Date: 01 Jun 2013 19:59 Title: Chapter 2
She could not get used to the absence of the baseball. I love this line. Seems most telling of the situation for all concerned. And yet looking in on the Sisko scene he seems willing now to turn his back on Starfleet forever. Despite the words of Cassidy and Jake and their understanding of his duty and job. But he is deciding for himself it seems. Alas events are conspiring to draw him back into the fold.
What is this strange rogue faction that Martok seems to have a lead on and why is Sisko best placed to track it down? Intriguing.
Author's Response: Glad the mention of the baseball resonated as the biggest indicator of Sisko having moved away from a life in Starfleet.
Date: 31 May 2013 03:32 Title: Chapter 2
Quark's bar is now Ferengi sovereign territory!?! Talk about diplomatic immunity!
I enjoyed Benjamin Sisko's discussion with his family about how he can't engage in both roles at the same time; Emissary of the Prophets and a Starfleet captain. In a way despite being with his family, Sisko is still very much a troubled man.
Author's Response: Of course, diplomatic immunity still doesn't permit Quark to get away with stuff, as indicated later, but he does have a knack for invoking it when he's in a pickle.
Date: 04 Jan 2013 12:05 Title: Chapter 2
This story is becoming more and more intriguing, and in true DS9 complexity there are sorts of characters involved even if it is a little hard to follow! Plus this story is set in DS9R's universe (two years in) a universe I have very little love for, but I'm enjoying this story none the less.
Date: 11 Aug 2010 15:20 Title: Chapter 2
Dear oh dear, Quarks dealings have landed the station in peril AND he isn't likely to make a profit! :p But some rogue faction is indeed planning something ugly and messy.
So Sisko is now keen to give up Starfleet. How will his mind be changed. I liked the flow of conversation between Sisko, Cassidy and Jake. Though I'm not sure if it was enough to change Sisko's mind. I guess a little more introspection or detail to flesh out this change in his attitude would be nice.
That said, keeping the prose sparse keeps the story zipping along at a good speed.
Author's Response: One thing I wanted to address is that having gone through the Dominion War, a lot of Starfleet officers decided they had enough, they've done their bid for king and country, and they want to left in peace. And I would think that Sisko would still have his own doubts about being both Emissary and a Starfleet officer.