Skipping ahead a bit from last week, Nario and the humans he was trying to rescue have been recaptured by the enemy.
“What’s next for us?” she asked.
“A Khagrish lab.” He flexed his shoulders as if seeking to free himself but although his muscles bulged impressively, the binders and restraints didn’t give an inch. “My people were created by these bastards and we’ve endured over 800 years of their mistreatment and torture.” He closed his eyes briefly as if in pain and the re-focused on her. “It was a beautiful experience to be free, to fight them, and even if my time of freedom is done, I have no regrets.”
Aliana decided to ask her most pressing question. “Why didn’t you leave us? You could have escaped, like your man did, out the back of the cave or so I assume.”
“I’d never leave you alone to face the Khagrish,” he said in a tone full of repressed emotion, as if they meant something to each other instead of having recently met. “And I was in charge. I ordered Piko to make his escape and I ordered Faine to go as well but he was too stubborn. I was in charge, the responsibility and the failure are mine.”
VS Note: A lot of adventure lies ahead…
NARIO: A BADARI WARRIORS SCIFI ROMANCE (SECTORS NEW ALLIES SERIES BOOK 16) by Veronica Scott
What starts out as a simple mission to rescue a group of lost humans turns into a nightmare for pack enforcer Nario, as he’s captured by the enemy scientists and plunged into an unprecedented journey to their home world for unknown experiments.
No Badari has ever been to the Khagrish planet but Nario vows to find a way to save himself and the others taken with him. The situation takes on additional urgency when he realizes one of the human women in the group is his fated mate. Aliana Ridley was a historian in the Sectors, traveling from world to world to record significant events when she was abducted by enemy aliens and destined to become a subject in unimaginable experiments. Now she has to rely on this fearsome, genetically engineered soldier to help her escape their captors and find a way home. She agrees to pretend to be his mate to fool the scientists but soon finds herself experiencing emotions she never expected to have with a man who’s handsome but not human. Will Nario find a way to escape the enemy’s grasp and get them all safely back to the Badari planet? Author’s Note: This is a complete story for the two main characters, ending with their HEA. There is a cliffhanger situation unresolved in the book for a pair of secondary characters, which I’ll resolve in the next book in the series.