I'm actually considering writing a companion piece to "Scars", telling the events of STID from Khan's POV. In the scene where Kirk runs in and goes "Why's there a man in that torpedo?", just before Kirk run in and starts running his mouth off, Khan's sitting on that horrible cot, all by himself, looking down at the floor, and he just looks so sad. I found myself wondering what he was thinking right then, and . . . Well, I'm gonna write it, eventually. Ooooh, this! I want this! Chapter 11 - First off, I enjoyed the parting scene muchly, but really struck me about the beginning of the chapter was Khan's 'fear' at being back on the Enterprise - like his body remembers the panic and the mad rush to recover his crew and is reacting without his conscious control. It was a veeery interesting character moment. You did a great job setting up the attack to come - Kirk and Khan's back and forth was great, as always, and I liked Kirk bringing up the matter of Khan's blood so quickly, Khan's reaction was spot on. But what really worries me is the stranger in the shadows! He'd better think twice about using Anthea and Nolan as leverage, though - that can only end badly . . . for him. Chapter 12 - Great action here. I liked the acknowledgements about the complacency of Starfleet. While Marcus went about things in the wrong way, he did have a few valid points - a better trained officers makes for safer traveling for everyone. I also liked the brashness of Joachim here - in TWOK, he was always a voice of reason pulling Khan back when he went to far, and it was interesting to see his youth and inexperience here. Khan too really made strides as a character - TOS Khan wouldn't have hesitated to take the Enterprise, but Khan has a family to think of now. And the Brithini baby! I loved the father in Khan reaching out to the child. It was a very sweet moment.