'A Good Deed', done at 3.2k. You'll notice it's a full hundred of words shorter than the previous word count. That's the fault of editing on the fly and Micah's voice. Next is either the love-short (still ugh!) or the next in timeline 'The Perfect Shot', again from Ulf's POV. You remember the reporter who covered the UN Assembly? That's him. With his reporting, he got himself cashiered and was responsible for geopolitical implications that resonate still through the timeline. He sure opened a can of worms, and with 'The Perfect Shot', he'll open an even bigger one. In a very real sense, he'll incite the crash-and-burn event at the climax of Duty and Aptitude.