Date: 10 Dec 2011 22:24 Title: Chapter 3
Ho ho! You strayed into some rather controversial topics! Limis kissing a child (legally Rebecca-who I assume is younger than sixteen-is a child). Odd... that's all I can say. I can understand Limis wanted to explore 'experimentation', but I was wondering if Bajoran have qualms like humans do about sex between an adult and a child. I mean where there any other reasons for Limis kissing Rebecca?
I like you getting controversial because I just find that sort of stuff interesting. I'm surprised you got away with publishing that bit of the chapter (Limis kissing Rebecca). But really good and intriguing stuff!
Author's Response: For the record, Rebecca is 16 in these flashback sequences and the romance never became sexual at this point (see my character biographies piece for further clarification). And the canon Trek universe has subtly addressed the topic before with Kirk falling for Rayna Kapec, who was basically a child, or Bashir falling in love with Sarina after she was roused from her cataleptic state (while that episode addressed the inappropriateness of a doctor-patient romance). Overall, this is more a romance between two people from two different worlds.