Sikozu and Aeryn catch us up, in case we forgot in all the bi-curious awesome, and the deal is that they're still talking about what they were talking about, and seem to be working it out. Grayza and Akhna talk about all manner of land and deals, and finally Grayza's like: "Then it would seem we have an agreement." Ahkna says she wants to talk disarmament, and Grayza takes that off the table: "At present, I'll deal only with territory, not weapons." Ahkna calls this unsatisfactory, given the PK claim of "military superiority." Grayza bristles, and says it's not just claiming, and Ahkna's like, but still you won't discuss arms reduction. "We are prepared to coexist in peace, but not to make ourselves vulnerable." Ahkna says it's rumored that they are, in fact, vulnerable, and blowing hot air about their military superiority. "Perhaps the loss of our Dreadnaught was only an experiment that you haven't been able to repeat," she says -- recalling "Icarus Abides" -- "or perhaps it wasn't you who did it..." Which, if that's the case, why settle for peace? "Because you would lose a war."
"Ahkna's suspicious," Sikozu reports. "She thinks the Peacekeepers might be lying about their wormhole weapons." Aeryn fills us in -- did we know this yet? I can't remember -- how the fear of wormhole weapons is what's kept the stupid Scarrans from invading Peacekeeper space. Without the cold war, "everyone's frelled." Sikozu watches as Grayza produces a writing tablet and Ahkna looks it over -- she turns to Aeryn. "Okay. It's time to intervene." She cocks her pistol and pulls it out. Sikozu catches the Peacekeeper alert on the sidelines, and Aeryn and Sikozu realize they're going to get nabbed. It's just a second -- Sikozu gives him a friendly neighborhood tackle from the ceiling and Aeryn snaps his neck -- but it's just long enough for Ahkna and Grayza to sign the treaty, with a Scarran soldier name of Pennoch replacing Braca as witness.
"It's too late, they've already signed." Sikozu tells Aeryn to shoot her ass anyway: "They will never enforce a treaty if she's dead." The witness, Pennoch, mills around in front of her line of sight, and she can't get a shot. She lowers the rifle. Braca approaches and mutters that there was no Nebari found. "No matter, Captain Braca," she says, high on success and forthcoming successes, and Aeryn tries again to sight on her.