Kes made the ultimate sacrifice so that her people might not only live but enjoy a peaceful existence.
Unfortunately, she had no way of knowing about the Talarians.
As CeJay said, it will be a race to see who can reach the Ocampa first - the militaristic (and rather ticked-off) Talarians or elements of the Third Border Squadron.
Personally, I'm hoping for a tie.
Good stuff, Bry - looking forward to more!