Note from Administration:
I believe the writer of this story, Chris Boyce, has passed away (if indeed the Chris Boyce who wrote this is the scifi author Chris Boyce which by judging by e-mail addresses is true). This story has only been available on one place AFAIK, the Dark Skies fanfic site Chris Boyce started on freehost website. The Dark Skies fandom is for all intents and purposes dead except for my Dark Skies site, and I decided to archive it here on this site because I feared it would be partially or completely lost. It is too good of a story, told by a talented writer, to suffer that fate.
I'm making no profit by posting this story here, nor do I make any claims on it. I'm simply posting it for other Jeri Ryan and Dark Skies fans for reading.