Amanda Starling has the life she wants. She is a successful business woman and colonist on the planet Candlee. It is the perfect payback for her parents who call her fat and are embarrassed that she wants to live her life on her own terms. Perfect that is until the invasion happens.
The Tulians are a non-violent race that suddenly and inexplicably take over the nearest planet to Candlee and threaten Amanda's perfect existence. All of a sudden nothing makes sense to her, especially why she would befriend a fugitive Tulian, while on the run from her own Federation Military.
Suddenly she in on the run with Bolan the fugitive Tulian, having to go into hiding with him to stay alive. Things become even more confusing for Amanda as she falls in love with her fugitive. Trapped in their hideaway by surrounding troops, she embraces her love without knowing if this will doom her or save her!
** Standalone short story, no cliffhangers.