Well, p1 & p2 were the most hair raising, and most fun bits of the escapade. I did eventually manage to get into a backwater system of Majesta Empire, and spent the 31st and the 1st doing anomalies. My corp, however, really wanted me back in high sec with them, as they were PVP'ing in WH space, so I started to make my way back via Geminate. I enjoyed the chase ME gave me, they even camped me out a bit in that backwater system, although nothing really serious as I simply cloaked up every time anyone showed up.
I will say that my scout didn't fare so well... I think he got podded back to empire about 8 different times, trying to make it back to me. Hehe.