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Science Fiction Romance.
Stalked across the vast reaches of the universe, Tannis, the last fecund female of the clan Light Bringers, takes refuge on Earth, veiling herself within the dying form of a human female. Her energy forces are flagging and to rejuvenate, she must seek the healing properties of the sun’s rays, but by doing so, she risks discovery by the hunter. Time is short and Kadin—the most feared assassin of all—draws near!
I am Tannis! A harbinger of light! Some say I’m the catalyst to lead my kind back from the brink of annihilation.
With Kadin in pursuit, such a fanciful hope dissolved into nothingness.
The wind moaned, whistling through the trees, growing in force as the darkness advanced. Eerie and unsettling. The temperature dropped. Frost formed on the strands of grass, transforming the landscape with glittery gems of ice. He is coming, she thought, shuddering. A tree limb wove wraithlike in front of her vision, the long silvery leaves snapping in the strong breeze. Other than the wind, silence stilled the forest. Even the wild creatures sensed his coming.
She wondered how the others at Sanctuary had fared. The clan families would have bonded together to face him, cleaving to each other in a show of strength. I had none to offer that protection! I suspect I’m lucky Shobath took the time to warn me before he escaped.
She sensed rather than heard the grinding of metal against solid rock. Pounding agony emanated from the source, fading as the entity’s essence drifted away. Drawn by the diminishing energy, curiosity overcame her fear. She floated along the ground, careful not to disturb her surroundings and draw the seeker’s attention.
There! Across the way! A vehicle used for transport was crushed against a rock wall. Floating above, the occupant’s soul hovered as if undecided whether to stay or go. She murmured an invocation easing the entity’s confusion. It drifted for a moment and then disappeared into space. She only had moments before the body would begin to decompose. Was the vessel too badly damaged?
Whatever the consequences, this was the one! She had no other choice. Focusing on the form, she entered the nervous system, spreading out as she took control. A moment of sorrow for its passing. If I’d gotten here sooner… Crushing agony overwhelmed her. The form had suffered terrible damage before its essence departed.
The unbearable pain ripped at her mind with a thousand shards of pulsating torture. I can’t endure this much longer! But what other choice do I have?
This body needed medical attention beyond the aid she could provide. But I have to try! Disconnecting the thrumming pain signals, she centered herself, emitting waves of healing energy, focusing on the worst of the injuries and attempting to forestall the form’s complete collapse of the major organs. The kidneys could wait but the liver and pancreas had been pierced in the accident. Blood clots formed in the venal system, working their way towards the heart and certain death. She had little time. Molecule by molecule she labored, repairing as she could, enough to stave off total meltdown while she prayed for help.