Sailing across the stars for what feels like eons…we have followed our enemy to a little blue planet. We had wanted to arrive before them…now I think we may be too late. But when we kill the first Scrit and I see the being drowning within its depths, I know I have to save it. And it…turns out to be a her. A female. This planet has hope yet. I will save her and her kind. …Little do I know…she’s the one who ends up saving me instead.
The little female is tenacious but that does not erase that fact that she is…little. Smaller than the others. Too small for bonding. That alone should dissuade me. Yet, she draws my attention. And when she sticks out that tiny pink tongue of hers right at me, I know I cannot stop the wheels she set in motion. Whether she likes it or not, I want her even if I must not have her. When the scourge that has invaded her planet come to get her, my decision is easy. They will not take what is mine.
No mate has called to me, and I tell myself I do not need one. As I stare into the darkness, images of Edooria’s fall replay in my mind. That is why I am here. I failed to protect my kin. My home. I watched it all fall. And my punishment is to do everything I can, even if it means giving up my life, to make the Gryken pay. The pleasure of a female…a mate…is off limits until I serve my sleekt and fulfill this task. But Dey’jah… She calls to me. No other female has dared come as close as she has, and now that I have touched her, I do not want to let her go.
When Mee’na escapes from Base Zero, I am the only one who can retrieve her. A traitor. She colludes with the very beings I have vowed to destroy. And my vengeance knows no bounds.I will find her. I will bring her back. And she will pay.
But that sweet fire, that taste of war, is nothing like the fire I encounter on my quest. I am suddenly fighting two battles, and the one that will claim my heart, my soul, is the one I cannot afford to lose.
I stand on the edge of a world reborn. My purpose fulfilled in eradicating our enemies. But a deep emptiness remains, an abyss within me. There is nothing left to offer this new world rebuilding from the ruins.I must return home.
Her arrival is ordinary. A hyu’man like the others. But one I did not expect to change the core of my very existence. Soh’fee arrives at the site of this new Er’then city, at the same time that I sense a disturbance that will change our paths forever.