Beautifully written. I enjoyed the P.O.V. of Dukat as he thought back over his own personal/spiritual struggles to the current moment when a direct attack by the Bajorans seemed increasingly likely. You provide a very different version of Cardassian society, but a well-thought and interesting portrayal. As usual, your character-work is top notch, especially capturing the emotions and thoughts of Dukat.
Hopefully you will continue on with this story.