Annabelle Maddox had been one of the best pilots in the Alliance. Being wired directly to her ship had hampered her social life, but she had been content. An attack on a space station left her nerves damaged beyond repair, she needed a place with no electrical tech to live, so her friends pulled some strings and made it happen for her. Avari was a peaceful and tranquil world, the inhabitants friendly and helpful. Anna is mightily impressed with one in particular, and he with her. But a more intimate connection must wait until Avari Nyx.