Shelby and Quentin invite Ivak, the invisible time agent, to present day St. Louis for a bit of relaxation. They introduce Ivak to Sara Shaw, a determined up-and-coming real estate tycoon. Ivak falls hard for the beautiful ice princess and yearns to melt her heart and help her trust again. Can a trip to Sara’s past—and then into her future—persuade her that love exists beyond outer appearances?
The planet Exilla, 42nd Century
“Could I hitch a ride with you guys?” Ivak asked. “I’ve always wanted to visit twenty-first century Earth. I have quite a bit of vacation time accrued with the Agency. If I don’t take my personal hours now, I’ll lose them in the next calendar year.”
Shelby scrunched up her nose in thought. An Invisible Man in the twenty-first century? What could it hurt? No one would see him—no one would ever know he was there if he kept quiet in public and didn’t disturb anyone. If he accidentally knocked over something while a stranger was in the room, she could claim he was a ghost. St. Louis was filled with ghosts. His activity would be considered just another haunting.
“Yeah, why not? I don’t see any harm in Ivak visiting St. Louis with us. Do you, Quentin?”
“Harm?” He thoughtfully stroked his chin.
Somehow Shelby felt that her lover wasn’t entirely convinced. “It really wouldn’t be any trouble. He can stay in my guest room.”
“Hmm…an invisible time agent in the twenty-first century?” Quentin grinned. “Why not? Sounds like a safe bet to me.”