The Nebula's Tide

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Summary

After surviving a shipwreck in the Outer Rim, Dr. Kala Leahy is captured and sold into slavery to an infamous pirate captain. He wants the intel she possesses. She wants her freedom. The battle of will begins. | A story of survival and adventure. When Federation officer Dr. Kala Leahy is captured by Legrathian slavers, she finds herself at a slave market with a number around her neck. The one that buys her is none other than Captain Varden Treta, a beastly Asmurian and one of the most feared and elusive space pirates in the known galaxies. When Treta learns of Kala’s connection to the mysterious Tractatio medical center, a valuable target for his crew, he offers her a choice: surrender intelligence about the center and the location of its power source in exchange for her freedom, or risk the lives of her patients and everyone aboard. How will she cope after betraying the Federation? And what truths will she learn along the way?

Genre:
Scifi / Romance
Author:
Piper Cleaveland
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
20
Rating:
4.6 27 reviews
Age Rating:
16+

Spotting Stars

A golden comet. That was the last thing Dr. Kala Leahy saw before her ship was struck off course. An orange halo cradling its burning treasure through space, cut suddenly through the spangled darkness, offsetting the doctor’s equipment as it passed. Kala hardly heard the ship’s warnings before she caught a glimpse of the rare sight.

Comets in the Beta Quadrant were exceptionally common. But even the most diligent star chasers would not likely spot a golden comet in their entire lifetime. Though its beauty only served to amaze the doctor for a brief moment, it kept Kala’s eyes away from the controls just long enough for a cloud of debris to race toward her starboard engine.

The space rocks collided with the Federation craft and as they shattered, the fiberglass-like particles were instantly sucked into the forward compressor, jamming the rotary propulsion and sending the doctor’s ship spiraling out of control.

Kala tore her eyes from the cockpit window and grabbed at the handles of the steering mechanism. Amid the flashing of red safety lights and wailing alarms, the metallic voice of the ship’s computer proceeded to inform the doctor that her autopilot had been disengaged and the manual steering override was now in effect.

Tell me something I don’t know,” she cursed at the computer through gritted teeth, trying desperately to find a center point among the whirlpool of stars that spun round and round before her. But no matter how hard Kala tried, she could not right the ship out of its corkscrew dive.

"Obstacle approaching. Crash imminent. Prepare for impact," the voice called again.

Kala could just barely see the dark shadow of something large emerging beneath her. Abandoning hope for control, she took the computer’s advice and released the wheel. Snatching wildly at her safety belt, Kala pulled it forward. But the doctor’s haste was in vain for before it could be fastened the small ship collided with the impending object -one of many asteroids drifting in the comet’s wake- thus stopping the capsule and its passenger in a sudden and violent crash.

Dr. Leahy was thrown from her seat. Her forehead met the hard metal surface of the ceiling controls, knocking her unconscious.

The spiraling chaos and noise from before was stilled instantly, leaving an eerie and empty silence to fill the void. The small Federation shuttle hung motionless against the black depths of space, holding its breath as it floated in its transient state. The electric connections had been severed, causing the lights to flicker briefly before the ship went dark. Losing all systems but the backup oxygen cells, Kala’s body floated free and untethered. Small droplets of her blood beaded from a large cut on her forehead and drifted upon the suspended air.

Her ship was drastically off course, and in these outer channels of the quadrant, Federation patrols would not pass by for weeks. She would likely be doomed, if it were not for the other population of space travelers that roamed in these parts; seedy species who traveled under the law and were often on the prowl for the broken remains of ships like these to scavenge upon. It was only a matter of time before Kala would be found and taken.

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