By Kyndra Hatch
From Pets in Space 7
How do you choose between your people and your mate? Especially when you’re a Korthan cyborg captain and your human mate unknowingly holds the key to lasting peace or unending war?
Korthan cyborg commander T’ren, two Mogha hellhounds, and the ancient, sentient Galaxyship usually evade the the humans who want to destroy his people once and for all. When they discover an old human attack ship adrift with its pilot in stasis, Galaxy insists on saving the pilot. T’ren can’t deny the pull of the sacred mate bond with the human woman, but how can he be mated to the enemy?
Vonda Rhodes fought in the long war against the Korthans, only to be stranded in space after the battle over an uninhabited planet. Putting herself in stasis saved her life, but when she’s awakened a decade later, she’s surrounded by the enemy. Now her body is changed, and she’s hearing voices, including one that wants her dead for unwittingly being a part of the battle that destroyed the mogha homeworld. To top it off, she’s now linked to an ancient Korthan death angel ship in ways she’s only beginning to understand.
When the Galaxyship insists T’ren and the moghas go with Vonda and her ship, they must navigate their growing attraction, Vonda’s struggle to master her power, and sabotage.
Can they forge a new path together to be a shining beacon of peace, or will vengeance and guilt shatter their bond forever?
Originally published in the Pets in Space 7 Anthology.