Valeria has fought for her life and sanity at the brutal hands of raiders. She wakes to find herself in her own dreams and memories with a man made of shadows and embers with pointy ears.
Morpheus of Admar has tracked his mate across the stars only to find that he has to keep her in her dreams to erase the traumas of the past. His rescue efforts involve hiding at Sector Guard Base Udell where the raiders on their trail meet an uncomfortable surprise. How many mechs does it take to destroy a small fighter? Only one, and she is having a wonderful time.
Morpheus sat up. The flashing lights over the bed indicated a disturbance on Udell.
Flame was next to him in an instant. "You were right, they followed you. Whatever you did, they are mad."
He looked at the Kozue warrior and asked. "Do you need me?"
"No. We have it covered. Phase and Tech are in their mechs and Stellar Storm is wreaking havoc on the incoming ships. Every staff member is in a life support suit and ready for a firefight. This is the most exciting thing that has happened at the base. Guardian has even worked out a way to get Pax into the main attack ship. Everything is under control here. How are things on your end?"
"She is coming around. Closer to dealing with what happened."
Flame laughed. "Given your boner, I have no doubt of that. Dr. Helsin will watch you for the rest of your time, I am needed in the war effort, or so Digger keeps telling me."
"That reminds me. How much time has passed?"
"You have shared her dreams for about six hours."
"Good. I am going back in." Throwing decorum to the wind, he left his bed and scooted in next to Valeria, holding her in his arms as he returned to her dreams.
She was waiting for him.