Now in an uncertain relationship with her boss, Adrianna fears at the future she never had in mind for herself. Her friends see the positive change, and so does her mother, but Adrianna isn't sure she's ready to settle down and trust a man again, despite how excited John is to start a life with her. But his loyalty is tested when a work crisis causes him to turn on her and Adrianna wonders if there is there any hope of a reconciliation, or is she going to spend her life as alone as she'd once convinced herself she should?
"Very Upset With This One"
The Sitheri are a clan of aliens who live on the planet Khaosali, and their Leader, Angen, has just died. In his final words, he names his sons Carver and Ithril as his successors, expecting them to work together to continue to lead their people. They've both been at their father's side for years and have been groomed to take over leading their people and fighting the Des'kos invasion that their father had been keeping at bay since they were children.