Making this quick as I’m off with my steampunk Airship to represent at Rathacon today. It should be fun.
Have a little more of Modified and Sacred which releases on Monday! Addison and Deveral meet:
Deveral slowed his steps as he neared the cavern’s mouth. Weyba, the head priestess, waited with a human. Judging by the deep blue Coalition uniform, Deveral took him to be his escort arriving early. He studied the Coalition officer who waited in the flood of modern lighting and blinked rapidly, trying to adjust his vision to the sun-bright light so he could take in all the details. His escort stood less than average human height but was muscular. His short black hair, cut almost razor sharp, glistened in the sun. Deveral’s vision wasn’t cleared enough to pick out any more details other than a bland expression on his handsome face. He’d known his escort would be human. He hadn’t met many of them, being isolated as he was by his duties. Deveral wondered if he could read their emotions as well as he could his own kind. Humans had a reputation for being rough and tumble, sort of the opposite of his own peaceful people. Someone more prone to violence would be a good thing in case something went wrong with the mission.
Lieutenant Addison Hunt is proud to serve the Confederation even if he still feels like he’s on the outside looking in. Addison was illegally genetically modified as a child, leaving him burdened with a sense of shame. Emotionally isolated from his fellow crewmen and recovering from injuries from his last job, Addison is happy to have light duty transporting an esteemed diplomat to a peace conference.
Deveral is one of the Sacred Kin, possessing a psychic ability that his people consider a spark of the divine. Like all the Sacred Kin, he’s led a sheltered life as a temple priest, but his heightened empathic ability makes him the perfect diplomat. Nervous to leave his home, he’s curious about his new companion, Lieutenant Hunt.
Not everyone wants the diplomatic mission to succeed, and a rebel faction poses a real threat to Addison and Deveral. Finding themselves cast adrift on a “lost” colony, they’ll have to fight to stay alive.
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