Hes working his way through school at the Premier Escort Agency.Jared Ramirez was born in the slums of a mining planet but he found his way to the planet Haivran, the intellectual center of the Four Species Alliance, where the major universities, institutes, research facilities serving all Alliance citizens are located. Agencies are legal, licensed and regulated, and an attractive young man with a flair for pleasing a female clientèle is in great demand. And Jared has an advantage; he can read minds, and sometimes influence the minds of the people around him. Its only a little talent, and he never talks about it, but it can be useful.Hes been at the Agency for years now, and hes handled all sorts of clients, but Karli is special. Shes past the legal age of consent on Haivran, but she is still very young, a school girl, in fact, innocent and naïve. Jared isnt quite comfortable with this. And he begins to realize that not all of the people around her have her best interests at heart; some of them, in fact, look like predators, and he needs to act decisively to protect this child, who already has a bit of his heart.This is a novella, one of several prequels to The Misborn, to be released in the near future. The story is suggestive rather than explicit.