Thanks for reading, MLB...I hope you liked it!
I imagine this as being the same Berat, yes, though I've imagined a lot of things in his past and future, after that book, that were never in the book. (I also retconned a few small things in Betrayal
to make them fit with things revealed in later seasons of DS9.) And something very, very major happened to my Berat in 2371 that really creates the character that I write.
So you've read Betrayal
? Didn't Ms. Tilton do a wonderful job with it?