Are the characters from the first two short stories in your new one, "Neeri's Need?"
Yes, thanks for asking! All the characters are in Neeri's Need, though of course the focus is on Neeri. Ocen and Sasha make a reappearance, and readers get to see how they're getting along outside the "program." Adin and Ridge (the kidnapping bartender) are also present and have their spotlight in the story. Even the orchestrator has his moment. Plus, new characters are introduced--this third short may not be the last! ;)