Longish story passage here (~6000 words), not really thematically related to anything. This is the long form of a prompt I did for the Short Fic Weekly Challenge thread.
I broke this into segments. One segment has spoilers for the Agent’s Alderaan line; the details have some personal and political exposition, but can be skipped without rendering the rest of it nonsensical.
Which means tag 1 is Agent-safe; tag 2 is Agent Alderaan spoilers; tag 3 provides the necessary action context for if you wanted to skip tag 2; tag 4 is the long long rest of all this babbling.
Line 1. Allies on Alderaan
~ Agent spoilers in this section. Skip to the next section for a barebones summary of what’s going on (that leaves out the whys and wherefores). ~
~ Agent spoilers over. Super-brief leadin for those who skipped that part: ~
~ All together, Agent safe.~