1: They were in a yelling match that she was clearly winning and was humiliating him. The Captain and Lieutenant “saved” the American because they turned up, recognized her from earlier, broke it up, and went to drink with her (following the same lines as “he had it coming trying to pick a fight against you” sort of thing.
2: Yes, she commands Ostro which at the time was in the vicinity of Turkey.
3: Which scene? The whole first part?
4: I’m not an expert in politics. I try the best I can, and sometimes it results in confusing terms. Greyfax is Britain’s liaison to the INPF, not ambassador to Portugal. He answers to Halifax and the First Lord of the Admiralty.
5: Less that it’s the INPF, more who from the INPF is asking. They haven’t had anyone from the US or other (at this point in history) neutral country’s liaisons ask them as of yet, only Germany and Britain so far. From what I gathered from the bit I read on Portuguese history and gleened from Gerrion, Portugal was dead set at trying to be as neutral as possible at the beginning of the war.
6: Cooperation is again for the sake of Portugal’s attempts of neutrality. There’s still the war in Europe at the moment to worry about that I have no idea how to tackle, the fact that Germany has most of Europe in the palm of their hands.
7: Dory is DrYuriMom’s character. As is Pensacola and Doug. I had talked with her beforehand and she looked over the final product. This Dory, Penny, and Doug is obviously going to be different in some ways than hers, as it’s in the universe of my story, however she’s more or less said that Dory’d be in the position as a liaison to the INPF (or along those lines).
8: Why Canarias? Because I thought it would be a funny throw away.
9: Bringing it before parliament is more of a formality. It’ll be brought to the Prime Minister who will decide ultimately, just that as a formality they’re bringing it before parliament
Ultimately, this is my universe of Victory Belles. Some things will differ from history.