The Orion was CHARON'S
First Officer and Ra-Havreii actually survived. I would never kill a character like him. He and Modan have a nice moment at the end, though I don't give their names.
I'm glad you liked it.
(I have always loved the Orions. How one of the males ended up as a Starfleet officer is something I guess we'll never know.(unless someone else has already shown one in a similar position elsewhere. there are just too many Trek books to keep up with.))