Feeling the Heat is a Swiftfire story.
While assisting the Federation colony of Vestra's Landing the USS Swiftfire is attacked by pirates. All but crippled and having to flee it is up to the recently assigned first officer, Commander Jonathan Masters, to rally a shaken crew and find a way to rescue those they left at Vestra's Landing, including their commanding officer Captain Eloise Allston.
- Originally the idea for this piece came from working on backstory for "The Darkness Within". The idea was expanded and placed in 2369 to just after Masters joining the crew.