In the sequel to ‘Merkers’ Outpost,’ Lady Alexandra and Lt. Vanster arrive on Arnica in the middle of a hostile take over of the planet. Their assignment was to find hostiles from their side of the galaxy and to neutralize them in accordance to the planets laws. Major Zohra finds herself landing in the middle of a lake at a monastery with a Sha’Kar to guide her to understanding the rules of a honorable warrior by Arnica’s standards. When their paths cross again, there will certainly be fireworks…not to mention a certain dance to make them bondmates.
NOTE: This is an unedited version. When it was originally published the editor removed chapters due to the story was too long. I have added the chapters back and added more to the story, as well as pictures. If you’re sensitive to errors I suggest you purchase the published e-book version. Enjoy. Read story:
It felt like Lonnie led many lifetimes and finally she was settling down where she felt safe enough to call home, however, the call to return to space led her back to dangerous adventures she seemed to have a need for.
Connie saw the mandatory draft as an opportunity to escape an unwanted life of subjugation in a cult that devalued women. Posted as a tower guard on the border wall along the frontier, she found her life was never dull. Another opportunity came her way when her air cart was shot down and crash landed on the other side of the border wall. While she recovered from her injury, she became an apprentice to a woodcrafting wisewoman, who taught her the ways of the forest and herblore in the Morwea Woods.
At 16 all children of the Realm were conscripted into public service for two years. The ideal was away from family they would acquire self confidence and learn a trade or have an idea of what occupation to pursue after their return home. Connie saw the draft as her escape from a life she didn’t consent to and saw no other way to escape her confinement but through the draft. She was determined to make the most of her two years, and disappear from those that felt it was their duty to return her to a life she had no intention of returning to.
Lonnie and her bodyguard, Muto were leant the Englander to fly back to it’s owners dock at W12C3 however Muto found the ship had problems and instead headed to a nearer port at space station Pour S’Amuser for ship repair. While at Pour S’Amuser Lonnie met a fan who was interested in running her offical fan page, which she had none, and meeting up with many species she had only heard about, and while visiting, participated in a strange reinactment of past mysteries.
Stories of Leona Bestolie listed in order: 1. AKA Galaxy Dancer, 2. Saying Goodbye to Caline (or Moving On), 3. A Little Side Trip, 4. Space Station Pour S’Amuser. 5. Tanzinia 6. Home
Calose had three days to stay out of trouble on Dysta Space Station, a small station that did minor ship repair and at a reasonable cost. It seemed a safe idea to keep under the eye of the surveillance cameras so hustlers and pick-pockets wouldn’t bother her, but no loitering was allowed, and cruising through stores without purchasing anything caught the attention of the security bots. Her thought was to sleep the days away with a good reader in a sleeping cubicle but the ones in safe locations were already occupied. While she moved around she spied a potential spot to sleep, and when the station moved into nightshift, she settled for a light nap. Her sleep was disturbed when a relic was dropped in her lap and for the next few days she spent trying to avoid relic Hunters, until she found who the relic belonged to.
Leona Bestolie legally ran away from home with the help of the lottery which required four years of public service. She signed up to work as a courier for an ambassador on another planet. Her plan was after her four years she would be of age to legally make her own decision on what to do with her life, and hopefully she would be out of the reach of her family to stop her. An offer was made to send her to a school to see if she could pass the test to be an Observer working for who she only knew as HQ. Nothing military or acting as a spy, only Observing. On her graduation she registered as an entertainer and hired a talent agent that wasn’t heavy handed with her jobs as long as she was a steady earner. She signed a contract as a dancer on a space cruise ship which spent ten months in space stopping at various space ports and planets. For nineteen years she balanced her work dancing and sending reports from the various ports of call to HQ. Unexpectantly her talent agent retired, selling her contract that had three more years to it, to a more assertive and ambitious talent agent. His plan for Leona was to mentor a troubled and difficult diva for ten months and in return, he would legally end her contract with him. This disruption of her routine life aboard the ship came at the same time a sudden change in leadership at HQ that brought a disturbing shift in the handling of the Observers. Leona’s life took on a chaotic as well as life changing course though, not entirely unpleasant.
Ready for Part II? Alex and Elizabeth settle down to living as a couple in Sunrise, both trying to balance their occupations while learning about intimacy. Elizabeth, no longer bait to a stalker, and Alex no longer working for a covert operations agency find they still have enemies to protect themselves from.
What can a frustrated weekend artist do when an unexpected windfall drops in her life after the loss of her lifelong supporter, her mother? Shelly Abbot’s passion and relaxation was her art, which unfortunately took a backseat to her major distractions and stresses. She had a difficult supervisor at work, was still recovering from a heartbreaking relationship, and wasn’t able to face prospective customers to sell her art. Her mother offered her help as a partner, to sell the art work that was taking space up in her garage. Reluctantly, Shelly agreed, knowing it meant the customers would want to meet the artist. So when her mother died, an unimaginable change in her life occurred. She inherited more money than she could imagine, which gave her free time to work on her art, have a designed workshop, and hire an art agent. However, with the money came responsibilities and new relationships, as old and new required her to work on her social skills. Also, in both the art world and her new financial world, she has unexpected challenges that are dangerous and sometimes life threatening.