When medical researcher-in-training Tash Blumenthal found herself stranded on a desolate planet, she had no hope of survival- but a mysterious woman named Soleil talked her through finding supplies, escaping from an alien hivemind known as the Sprawl, and even hitching a ride back earthwards. Through messages, they fell in love. But when Tash and Soleil finally meet in person, the situation is nothing like Tash's daydreams. Soleil gives cryptic answers to every question and won't take off her face-concealing goggles. Will their fledgling relationship survive Soleil's secrets?
Previously published by Torquere Press.