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 found Laina and he has asked one of his crew mates, another cyborg Julian, to secure her so they can take her to their ship and question her. Laina punched him in the groin and tried to run away, only to have Rorik stun her with his phaser.
The control room was silent, except for the occasional system alert beeping, as he walked over to the unconscious woman. A small cut above her left eye from where she’d hit the floor was bleeding. An emotion he’d never felt before wormed its way to his chest: pity. He pitied this little human. She was so weak, so breakable, like the rest of her race. And yet she was brave enough to trick him and his team. It was a pity that humans had so many obvious failings. It ruined the few strengths they had.