One of the lovers (or more) is an alien.
Captain Princess Alea Sinclair is tasked by the Emperor to be her aunt Elizabeth’s lady-in-waiting, i.e. bodyguard, on their trip to the Attican Empire to rewrite their $2 trillion treaty.
Finding themselves on yet another new part of the half-world, Kyber and the crew need to escape quickly or risk death, but he can’t find it in himself to care anymore. His Kelen is gone.