In prison for common assault, Bryn is surprised to get a small alien visitor who offers her a life on a new world. She agrees on the condition that she gets a pardon.
On the way to her new home, there is an attack, and Bryn finds out what she is made of. It scares the hell out of her.
Surat knows that he is getting a warrior in the Lrrko Bride he is caring for. Until he is unable to help her, he has no idea that she is a born survivor. She returns to him damaged but alive.
Now, she needs to deal with the aftereffects of her actions. No pardon is forthcoming.