Thanks for your comments on these chapters, glad you enjoyed them.
Kane's ten minute comment is in the line of all best Starfleet engineers - tell the captain worst case so that when you come back a minute later, you look good!
Glad Turner's thoughts for Ba'el didn't seem too out there - I wanted to show that he remains in her thoughts, since he is important to her despite the briefness of their relationship.
And finally Jasto, Jasto, Jasto... He is in for a bad time, no doubt. More to come!!!