Author’s Note: Again, this is basically the same story as version 1, with one very important difference. One of the totally legitimate gripes of the first story was that I didn’t portray the Cardassian commander. So, the enemy was faceless. I’ve changed that in a big way. Actually, this story has almost become a prequel for “Valley of Peace.” Speaking of that, I’d like to thank DarKush for the use of his character.