In which there are pirates on the loose.
Yes, apparently this novella has two Chapter 7s.
“Jumpy as a cat with one kitten” is an interesting turn of phrase, particularly as applied to Chi and considering the situation that brought her into this story.
I was a bit amused that, after Fer Gun spent the last chapter concentrating on preserving the cargo, Chi’s first instruction is to leave it behind. But of course the two priorities aren’t really incompatible; she’s not saying to abandon it entirely. If the cargo passes the inspection, they’ll be able to take it and deliver it, and that will be thanks to Fer Gun.