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 Rorik having discovered Laina hiding in the ceiling. He shot the ceiling tile out from under her and she fell to the ground.
When he stepped toward her, his boots scraped over the floor of the control room startling her. The woman whimpered and clenched her body into an even tighter fetal position. Concern flashed through him, but he forced it to dissipate. She couldn’t have been injured, the fall wasn’t that high. Even if she had been hurt, it was none of his concern. He would hand her over to Alaric, the captain of the Orion, and others would see to her questioning. He had to focus on the mission. Secure her, question her, sell her. That’s what they did with humans.
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