I hope Arenn realizes how blessed he is. Hopefully he will return to Asra in one piece.
As for his return...
This story could be a chapter in my Shaping a Cardassian
story. It won't be a spoiler here, when I say that all his family was in Lakarian City during the Jem'Hadar attack three years later, except for him because he was aboard his warship. He's the only one in one piece.
That's why her thoughts about "living long in Lakarian City" are so heart wrenching
Very well written story - this one will be hard to beat!