I wrote three chapters in a single night! The looming shadow of a forthcoming battle is creeping closer. The relationships of various characters will be revealed. I am loving how the story is becoming more complex and the interactions with the characters are becoming deeper. Initially, I expected this project to be a simple side project, but my interest in it is growing with each word I write. As I was writing these chapters, I developed some big ideas for some of the characters. A few of the characters will perform the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good. In the chapters ahead, an army will be raised, weapons will be stockpiled, and a fleet will be assembled. A climactic battle that will decide the ultimate fate of not just a single star system but also an entire government will be fought.