Welcome to another installment of Claimed by the Cyborg and Weekend Writing Warriors. When we last left our star-crossed lovers, Julietta and March had said their final goodbyes. However…a lot happened after that, which I won’t tell you about because it would spoil the story. All you need to know is Julietta goes into seclusion at the Night Side Palace, and March ends up there. She has decided she wants one last night with him and plans to seduce him. The first line is hers.
“I thought we could have a bite to eat.”
Glassware, fresh flowers as close to the ones on Terra as she could find, and tapered glowsticks created an intimate tableau, reminiscent of their romantic dinners on Earth. They’d gone to small cafes where they’d scrunched in at tables so tiny they’d bumped knees. Sometimes the food had been good, occasionally it hadn’t been, but always the setting—a world of their making—and the company, had been perfect. Planetary race hadn’t mattered. They had been two people in love. One of them still was.
“All right,” he agreed with a wariness that stabbed her heart anew.
Claimed by the Cyborg Description
March Fellows assumed he had all the time in the galaxy to pursue a relationship with Jules, an alien exchange student from Xenia, until she vanished without a trace. After years of searching, he finds his lost love on the eve of her arranged marriage.
The daughter of the Xenian emperor, Julietta never meant to fall in love with a Terran man while visiting Earth. Leaving to fulfill her responsibilities on her home planet opened up a hole in her heart that could never be filled. When March, now a cyborg, unexpectedly shows up just before she is to be bonded, she struggles to find the courage to turn him away a second time and follow through with her duty. Before she can act, the lovers are thrust into a political conspiracy that threatens the Xenian empire and their lives.
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