As I'm only a weekend writer of Romance, Darrah is still having trouble with Sark Hale Tarla. In a time long past in our history, a Sarkisian ship is stranded on Earth. Assimilation is at an early stage but it has not proven to be an easy option for either people. Now, Hale has been assigned to Darrah and her arm of men. His role is to smooth over any diplomatic - or worse - problems that might arise in the Outlands, where the Sarkisians were allowed to settle, when they are sent to find the missing human heir to the Thorn Throne, Erishdren. Rogue Sarkisians are thought to have been behind the abduction.
He absorbed enough warmth directly from the weak sun when he turned his face higher and tried to ignore the corona of energy radiating from her.
With the edge removed from his craven need, he opened himself to fissioning edge of the complex energy source he recognised too well. It already echoed at his core. He drew to mind the cries of the young warrior who’d been separated from the body of her comrades. Recalled the weakness that had drawn him a forest clearing long ago. Darrah’s slow fading. The Fates were cruel weavers if they had–again–tangled his life with the girl he had rescued only so he would be the one who snared her, and drained all the bright from her soul.
DONALD MAASS WRITE TIP #87
In any MC scene, ask: What does your MC not want to admit, acknowledge or face right now? Force it on him. Let it hurt.
Hale saved her life once. Now he is sure he is fated to end it. He is drawn to Darrah but he doesn't believe she will survive his attentions.
HOW IS YOUR MC SUFFERING?