35 things? How many letters are in your alphabet? And no, Plan Z is definitely not Starfleet-approved. Whether or not they end up needing it now, it's something that might certainly be handy to have as an option later -- assuming it doesn't kill them all, of course. No. No he's not. For the moment, he's trying to have his cake and eat it, too, whether he realizes it or not. She's upset about way more than a simple breakup. Thanks! I loved Firefly/Serenity and especially that line! Thanks for the kind comments. Thanks! Your comments on Icheb are pretty much what made me want to write a story about him. He was fairly interesting on VOY, and I was sad when we got cheated out of seeing what happened to him later. But it gave me the idea to write this, which I'm having fun with, so it's all good ... Enjoy your new book! Thanks so much for all the commentary you've given here, I appreciate it so much! I hope you keep it up! Gibraltar and Capt. Sarine, I responded to you both over on Ad Astra. This reply is super long already, so I'll just say THANKS to both of you for commenting!