When I married Andrew many years ago, I thought nothing would come in between. I thought I would spend the rest of my life with him. But then a terminal illness took him and broke my heart.
I spent the years after his death pouring my heart and all my strength into my work, which made me a multi-awarded US Space Police Officer by the year 2045. That was also the year that I tried to open up my heart again to someone.
I thought my police partner and boyfriend Kent and I would build something great together. But when we were sent to Planet Zil for a special mission, destiny came into play. We were torn apart and I found myself abducted by one of the enemies – a genetically engineered human soldier who happened to be my late husband.
As we spent time together, all my feelings resurfaced once again. Here I was with the man I had exchanged "I Do"s with, yearning to have another chance to start anew yet uncertain if he was still the same man deep inside underneath the monster he'd been made to be.
Should I escape as soon as I had the chance, and finish off my mission with Kent? Or would my love conquer everything this second time around?
** Standalone short story, no cliffhangers.