Wow. Just getting back to this after a crazy week. Three cheers for Saturday!
So glad you all enjoyed this chapter! I'm going to be rude and answer everyone en masse today because a) I'm pressed for time and b) you all said some really similar things about JQ.
First of all, I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying JQ's sink-or-swim moment (because he's not!). So far, he's keeping his head above water. We'll see how the rest of this disaster unfolds. tau136
both very correctly noted that his tendency to make everyone his responsibility in a very personal way could be a liability down the line -- both for practicality reasons and his own sanity.
As for the ships, tau136
cracked me up with their puzzle analogy. I hadn't really thought of it that way. I hope it doesn't come across as too "speed of plot!" Basically, the Sol
is trashed, the Luna's
slightly less so. Let's hope the crew of the Luna
can hold things together long enough to save the crew of the Sol
Thank you all so much for reading and commenting.
I really appreciate the feedback.