Del used to be a slave. Now he fights to protect others from the same fate. A deadly attack on the pirate ship he's called home for the past three cycles brings Avery into his arms, and his bed. He's been in love with both of his best friends for a long time, but his worries that he and Avery being together might hurt Cooper are soon allayed when the human happily follows their lead and chooses to love them both. Yet building a relationship in the midst of a crisis isn't easy. An unexpected opportunity to disrupt the slave trade for good sees Del volunteering for a deadly mission. He wants Avery and Cooper to live a safe, happy life together, but what happens when his lovers prove they know him better than he knows himself?