Below is a snippet from my latest WIP called Across the Stars. It's a SFR or Sci-Fi Romance.
Here's the story scoop: Laina is one of the last surviving humans after earth was destroyed when the humans tried to kill the cyborgs they'd created when the cyborgs rebelled and escaped. Now the Cyborgs, with permission of the Galactic High Council have free rein to pursue the last remnants of the human race and do with them as they see fit. Rorik, a cyborg lieutenant stumbles upon Laina hiding in a ship and he captures her, thinking to get information about the whereabouts of other humans. But when the cyborg doctor on Rorik's ship runs tests on Laina, a genetic anomaly in her hand raises questions and he suddenly wonders if Laina might hold the key to the survival of the cyborg race. Can he learn to trust and love his sworn enemy if it means he might save his people?
Last week we left off with Laina having climbed into the ceiling of her room by moving a tile out of the way and crawling up inside. Rorik and his cyborg crew have boarded the alien Nubra ship transporting Laina and are speaking to Captain Zore who locked Laina in her chambers.
“Rorik, the female’s chamber is empty,” Alanna said as she slid her long silver knife back into the sheath strapped to her thigh; it seemed she viewed the woman as a threat and had been prepared.
Rorik turned his attention to Zore, his brows lowering.
The captain licked his lips nervously. “She was there, I swear it. After you hailed us and gave your instructions, I sealed her in her room and didn’t release her even when she begged me to open the door.” Guilt darkened Zore’s face.
Rorik was momentarily caught up in that singular emotion. What was it about the human female that called to Zore and caused guilt over betraying worthless filth like her, didn’t he know what humans were capable of?