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Home Fires is the 25th eBook in the Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers series. It is the first story covering the aftermath of the catastrophic Galvan VI incident, where half of the ship's complement were killed.
While the da Vinci undergoes repairs, the crew attempts to put their lives back together. The story follows Domenica Corsi's trip home to Fahleena III, accompanied by Fabian Stevens, and her relationship with her long-estranged father, the captain of a cargo company.
Domenica Corsi brings fellow crewmate Fabian Stevens, who she has yet to admit to herself is her boyfriend, home to meet her parents, with whom they will be staying for a week. At first her mother, Ulrika, greets them warmly and helps them get settled in for their stay. Domenica and her mother discuss Fabian's feelings for Domenica. The two, who are not quite dating, have gotten very close after recent events, including the near-destruction of the da Vinci at Galvan VI...