Well, again, this chapter was written last year--before ZSG came out. I must admit, I was pretty disturbed when I discovered how eerily Mack's book paralleled my tale's concept--a mysterious, beautiful, innocent female S.I. agent who recruits Bashir on a mission--he gets in over his head--and it turns out she could well have her own mysterious agenda...and Bashir initially blinds himself to the clues right in front of him.
It's as if Mack and I were on a telepathic wavelength!
(BTW: A couple years ago, I was
toying with the story idea of an epic "final defeat" of the Borg....)
After recovering from being wierded out...as I said, I kinda molded FRWL into a ZSG prequel. Keep your eye out for some easter eggs to come. I'll inform you all of which chapters have the intentional ones.