Most of the first half of this story will take place on Earth, but space will make a comeback later on.
Be warned, however. This story may be a hard pill to swallow for some. It abandons the time-tested Star Trek method of either miraculously healing their major characters before the next episode or killing them. There is a third option and this story explores it. If the thought of a major character having to live with a serious disability upsets you, please don't unload on me – just do not read it. I am not going to spoil the result, but while not being fluff, of course this story will also not be all devastation, angst and gloom. It's just that the good stuff will have to be hard worked for by the characters.