I try to write entertaining stories. I also update infrequently. Sorry.
I can see how you might interpret it like that, but Isaak's had about a week in a cold cell to contemplate his new circumstances. Though it's still too early, I plan on fleshing him out as someone who's very opportunistic and self-serving at his core (a critical plot point) that will serve as the pivot to kickstart the plot. In any case, thanks for the input three chapters into the story. Serves as a nice temperature read.