Warnings: Dub-con, public sex, D/s dynamics, mention of past self-harming attempts and an ‘off-screen’ medical sexual assault. There is no dub-con between Jim and Blair.
Summary: Ranger Jim Ellison of the Space Services is stationed on the planet Homestead for a six month rotation. His duties include handling trade arrangements with the Maven, the isolationist, matriarchal society that governs the planet. Blair Star-child was returned to Homestead following his mother’s death, but despite the Maven’s attempts to integrate him with his mother’s people, he desperately wants to leave. Jim’s intrigued by Blair, but he has no intention of falling in love, bonding, or promising Blair anything except sex. As Jim learns, Blair is willing to do anything for the chance to escape. And it’s Jim’s job to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Author’s Notes: This is a dark-toned fic, heed the warnings. I’d like to thank Mab Browne for beta’ing the story. You’re a star. Also, my thanks go to the mods, Patt and Morgan. Thank you, ladies for all your hard work.