Revenge on Ahal at last??? NICE!
A very different vision of a postwar Cardassia indeed...I'm worried about how this is going to work out, though, if they don't reform a bit more than they apparently are so far. I don't want them to be Federation clones any more than you do, but this still seems like it could go very badly.
I feel really bad for Brenok, though. He probably wouldn't have any of it, but if I were in your universe I'd definitely want to go there and sit with him. I doubt he'd want a hug, though, no matter how much I'd want to give him one.