Sister Katherine has a secret:
Katherine staggered to her bedside and sank to her knees. Tears coursed down her cheeks as she clasped her hands together, leaning her elbows on the surface of her narrow bed. She listened to the continuing cries, growing fewer by the second. She thought of the girls, her little ones, especially the youngest. Darci and Marci Soames, sisters sent to the convent by a devout grandmother no longer physically capable of caring for them, were only twelve and nine years old. They must have been frightened to see the Kalquorians coming at them, absolutely terrorized as the aliens sedated them.
Had she actually wanted to meet these creatures, these gargantuan Kalquorians who made helpless women and girls scream? Were these the men she’d gotten herself in so much trouble for, the reason she’d been exiled to Europa?
You wanted to meet with them. Talk to them. Reason with them. Remember the adage ‘be careful what you wish for’? Well, your wish has come true. You will now come face to face with the Kalquorians.
Sobs shook Katherine’s slender frame as she began to pray. “Heavenly Father, I am heartily sorry for whatever I may have done to offend you, especially if this punishment was brought on by me. Please take me, give me to these Kalquorians, but let the children stay safe. Keep these young girls and women safe, give them strength, take me God, please.”
She knew she jabbered in her rising panic. Hearing the sound of barking-like voices outside her door only fed the terror. They’d come in any moment and take her like the others...
The girls. What would they do to her girls?
“Please, God, please, don’t let the innocent be harmed, I beg of you...”
Her tears poured as she pleaded with all her might, thinking only of the young girls in her care that she could not save from whatever was happening to them.
Releasing Summer 2013