Two stand-alone short stories set in "The New Dawn" universe. A Reason to Walk: Saskia lost everything the day she was shot. The bullet that paralyzed her started a Revolution on her world. Rescued by an outsider, she's taken from her world and declared a deserter. Her physical recovery has been slow. Then a new captain arrives on her ship and gives her a reason to walk. The Lost Ingredient: Long before the Matthews brothers bought their spaceship, they were forcibly separated. In these three vignettes, Tray Matthews uses his love of cooking to cope with the loss of his brother, and to reconnect when they find each other again three years later. Each memory includes the recipe Tray is cooking.