Six Sentence Sunday is taking a break, so here’s a paragraph from my published book, Homecoming.

Derik had tried for his first couple of centuries to deny the part of him that wanted a lasting relationship — and he was still trying to live down the reputation that had earned him. Later he had tried gentler relationships with Human slaves — but Humans gew old and died. His life cycled among looking for someone he could relate to, decades of happiness with his beloved, and bleak depression as he tried to adjust to the inevitable death of his lover. Male of female mattered far less than the person within, and he had begun to think that he had found his next partner in Roi.

Then had come the discovery that Roi was not Human, but as R’il’noid as he was himself.