Unbound Boxes Limping Gods: Disconnected Stories: Issue # 410: January Part 2

Alexand hasn’t the resources left to deal with Jarad’s emotional demands. She is beginning to suspect he is more damaged than she can cope with. He has been needy and possessive and has tried to encroach in her private thoughts. She has to deal with a very demanding role as colonel, and in order to do her duty, she has shut Jarad off, and wishes he wasn’t so insufferably needy.

Alexand’s back story, set in Hong Kong (3992)