Cruel alien masters have oppressed Tabitha for the last 10 years. An Alliance observer discovers that she's been experimented on and pulls her from the slave colony. She's going to be granted the privilege of becoming an indentured bride.
Tabitha doesn't see her new assignment as a privilege. Her duties seem pretty clear cut, and she knows what Hax-Rah aliens are like. The last thing she wants is to be stranded on a moon with one.
Hex-Lord Jaxil took an isolated mission for a reason, and he never asked for a bride.