A companion short set between the last chapter and the epilogue of Countdown. In the wake of taking down Rogue Operations once and for all, the survivors find themselves with some time to kill. Allan Gray wants to feel better, to be better. He's been working on making adjustments to his life, to his mental state. Before he can truly lay the past to rest, he feels that he must get some closure on the single most traumatic event in his life, and that means going to a distant world and facing down a problem unlike any other he has ever confronted...a personal problem.