Kaia has lived to fight, to protect those who could not protect themselves. After a disastrous battle that left her nearly dead, she wakes to find herself on Ikanni with dark elves all around. Kaia is given an energy being to boost her acceptance into local society and the elf lord who says they are linked at a basic level will not let her out of his sight.
Thaxis has been dreaming of the woman with chalky skin and blue and green hair. The moment he feels that she is in deadly danger, he risks his life to rescue her from certain destruction. How can a man reap the rewards of rescuing a damsel in distress when she is too wounded to see him?
Self-control is all Thaxis knows, but why is it that it goes out the window when he deals with the moon-bright Terran?
Kaia was having the worst day possible, and she really had basis for comparison. Hissing, she limped into the tiny infirmary and stripped to the waist.
“Dammit!” She looked at the scorch marks and hissed again. The first wave of Raiders was dead, but she was going to have to face the rest of them when the other ships arrived. Four ships were on her scans, and she had managed to keep the first two from taking over the Ikanni orbital station.
She put on a salve before pulling her suit back on. It was the worse for wear, the armoured panels scorched and burned. Her spare suit was on the other side of the tiny station and with the hole the Raider ship created there was no way she could get to it until the repair bots finished sealing it.
Kaia bit her lip as she settled her damaged survival suit against her skin. She hobbled to the data station and checked for the latest stream from the listening post. It was up, so she used the station to boost the signal and sent it on to the relays.
It might be the last signal that she could enhance, but she was going to do what she was able to do on the Ikanni orbital station.
She checked the view screen and sighed at the twelve hours she had until four Raider ships came and shot her tiny station to hell. It was time to return to her tank. She might even get some healing in before the second proximity alarm went off.