: I think she liked and respected him well enough, but she was ambitious
: and sufficiently dedicated to her career to use him as a stepping stone,
: both within the service and in her personal journey to overcome her
: troubled past. . . .
The latter more than the former, I'd say. She didn't want to be a
Sandbagger (unlike whatsername, Marian?); so how much could Neil
help her career?
*\\* Anton Ubi scriptum?