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Authors: Nellie C. Lind

Tempted Cyborg

Tempted Cyborg
Number 1.50 of
Bound by Her
Nellie C. Lind
Sense of Romance (2016)

WHEN THE PAST COMES HIS WAY, HE CAN'T HELP BUT FACE IT.

Can't find Mr. Right? Why not create him? MedAct is the company that can make all your dreams come true! Just give them a call and let them create the perfect man for you. But remember, you can never give him up. It will kill him, literally.

Avril Davis remembers Hunter. He used to live with his bound one in her neighborhood when she was a child. He used to babysit her, but that was twenty years ago. Things are different today. Hunter's bound one is dead and he is one of the Fighters. He is nothing like the Hunter she once knew.

Being caught by MedAct is a fate Hunter never saw coming, but he sees what is in store for him now. Doctor Jade Silva and the other doctors want him to bind himself again. They even have a woman in mind for him. He promises himself to do everything he can to make the woman change her mind about him. He will make sure that she will never want anything to do with him. That is at least until Avril Davis walks back into his life ...

Contents

Title Page

Copyrights

Book description

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Thank you

About the Author

Other books by the Author

TEMPTED CYBORG

 

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Tempted Cyborg

Bound by Her - Novella

Copyright © Nellie C. Lind 2016

Cover and layout: Nellie C. Lind

Editor: Raven. PA

Publisher: Sense of Romance

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This book may not be reproduced or shared in any way without the author's written permission. The book is a work of fiction. Characters, names, places
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and incidents are the product of the author's imagination.

Book Description

 

WHEN THE PAST COMES HIS WAY, HE CAN'T HELP BUT FACE IT.

 

Can't find Mr. Right? Why not create him? MedAct is the company that can make all your dreams come true! Just give them a call and let them create the perfect man for you. But remember, you can never give him up. It will kill him, literally.

 

Avril Davis remembers Hunter. He used to live with his bound one in her neighborhood when she was a child. He used to babysit her, but that was twenty years ago. Things are different today. Hunter's bound one is dead and he is one of the Fighters. He is nothing like the Hunter she once knew.

 

Being caught by MedAct is a fate Hunter never saw coming, but he sees what is in store for him now. Doctor Jade Silva and the other doctors want him to bind himself again. They even have a woman in mind for him. He promises himself to do everything he can to make the woman change her mind about him. He will make sure that she will never want anything to do with him. That is at least until Avril Davis walks back into his life ...

CHAPTER 1

 

Avril looked through the one-way window into the interrogation room where two doctors stood next to a table. One of the doctors was Jade Silva, a woman Avril had talked a lot to over the past two weeks. The other doctor was a middle
-
aged man with a bright beard and kind eyes. The walls in the room were white, and by the small table, sat a Fighter. He was cuffed to the table, but the cuffs weren't regular ones. These were a lot thicker, specially designed for cyborgs. He also seemed drugged judging by his slack sitting position.

Avril watched the Fighter as she licked her lips. His intimidating persona made her heart pound. His dark glare said not to mess with him. He had to be at least seven feet tall, and his muscular frame didn't ease the impression of him. She was nervous, because soon, her entire life might change.

“Good evening, Hunter,” Jade said. “How are you feeling?”

Jade was dressed in a doctor's coat and she held a block of papers in her hands. Her dark hair was put up into a ponytail.

“Piss off,” Hunter growled.

“As positive as always, I see.”

Hunter.

Memories from the past flashed through Avril's mind. It had been twenty years, but she still remembered him. He had been so different back then. He had been happy, always smiling. She had never had a reason to be afraid of him, but now, he scared her. He wasn't the same anymore. He was now marked by a tough life.

She remembered the day it had happened. She had only been twelve. She had been out playing with her friends in their neighborhood in the southern part of Glaswell. Hunter and his bound one Sarah had lived on the other side of the street. Sarah had been outside packing things into their car when Avril had heard the sounds of squeaking wheels from an approaching vehicle. She had barely managed to turn around as she had spotted a black, huge truck driving way too fast toward Sarah. Seconds later, it had hit her straight on and pinned her against her car. The sound from the impact had been deafening and it had sent chills through Avril. Sarah hadn't had a chance. She had died immediately.

Sarah's death had devastated Hunter. Avril and the other children had watched him go crazy once he had realized what had happened. He had completely lost it, roaring out his pain and desperation as he had ripped out the driver from the truck. The driver had been a middle-aged man with glazed eyes. Avril had assumed that he had been drunk. Hunter had snapped the man's neck before falling to the ground in spasms. A few minutes later, cyborgs, police, ambulance, and other people had turned up. They had taken Hunter away and that had been the last time she had seen him.

Until now.

Avril felt her heart clench as she watched him. There was so much hate in his beautiful and shining eyes. He was still as handsome as she remembered, but now, he looked worn out. He needed to shave and get a change of clothing. Jade had informed her that Hunter had been given food, a place to stay, and clothing, but he just paced inside his room, looking for a way out, ignoring the clothing and the food. He was starving himself and that broke Avril's heart.

Today, she was here because she hoped that she would be able to help him. There were no guarantees, but she would do everything in her power to help him. MedAct had a special program for the Fighters that they were able to bring in. The program intended to give the Fighters a good life again together with a new bound one. Women who wanted to help were able to sign up for the program. After that, the women were put in school. They also went through tons of medical, mental, and physical tests before they were either approved or denied to become the new bound one of a Fighter.

Fighters weren't like newborn cyborgs. They wore deep scars and dark histories in their hearts. They needed a firm, but at the same time, a gentle hand. They needed women strong enough to handle them. Most women who signed up for the program also couldn't afford a cyborg of their own, and Avril was one of them. Working as a waitress would never give her enough money to apply for a cyborg.

She had waited for this day ever since she had been approved. It had been two years since that day. She had signed up when she had learned that Hunter had survived and had become one of the Fighters. She didn't know how he had joined them, but it didn't matter right now. She had signed up in hopes that he would one day be found. The chance had been slim, but here he was. Miracles did happen and Avril promised herself that she would not screw this up.

She hugged herself and tried to calm her rushing heart as she listened to the conversation in the interrogation room.

“You haven't eaten for almost two days, Hunter,” Jade said.

He flashed his teeth and growled. “Let me go and you won't have to watch me starve to death.”

“I wish you would see reason. We are not going to hurt you, and you know that. There is no need to torment yourself. Starvation only puts more pressure on your already stressed body.”

He snorted. “I am not stressed.”

Jade gave him a look that said that she didn't believe him. “Your heart rate is up. You barely sleep, and now, you refuse to eat. Your body is growing weaker by the minute so don't lie to me.”

He glared at her but didn't say anything.

Jade sighed. “I will make sure something is brought to you, and you won't leave this room until you have finished your plate.”

Avril didn't like the hate she saw in his eyes. Would he look at her the same way? Would he even recognize her? She had no idea, but she knew that this would not be easy. There was no guarantee that she would be able to make him look at her the way she wished that he would look at her.

Hunter leaned forward in his chair. “Then we are going to be here for a long time.”

Jade snickered. “I doubt it. I will bring in everything I know you love to eat. You can then either torture yourself by staring at the food as it gets cold, or eat it and enjoy it before you are brought back to your room.”

The other doctor wrote down something in his papers before he turned to Jade. “I'll go and inform the kitchen.”

Jade nodded. “Check his files for what he likes to eat.”

The doctor left the room. Avril took a deep breath as she watched him go. It would soon be her turn. She was growing more and more nervous by the minute, but she had a plan.

She knew cyborgs had an amazing memory, but there was no guarantee that he would remember her. She had changed over the twenty years that had passed. She wasn't the child he used to babysit anymore. She was a grown woman now, and he had never left her mind. He had always been there with her, every day of her life. Taking part in everything that she did whether she wanted to or not. She had never been able to let him go, and now when she was here, it was the best day of her life. But at the same time, the most nervous one as well.

“Please,” she whispered to herself. “Don't let him hate me.”

She lowered her head and looked at the red rose she held in her hand. She hoped it would help him remember her. The day before Sarah had died, she had given him a red rose. She remembered how nervous she had been, but he had accepted the rose with a smile. It had been a silly, little way for her to show him that she liked him. In her twelve-year-old and naive mind, she had hoped that he would see her crush for him, but he never had. Today, she knew why. Today, she knew how the bond worked.

She raised her head again and kept watching Hunter.

“I will not touch your poisoned food,” he growled.

Jade raised an eyebrow. “Do you seriously believe we poison your food?”

His eyes darkened. “How else do you manage to keep me drugged? I can barely think straight.”

“You are drugged in your sleep. That way no harm comes to you or any of us.”

“So, you just enter my room when I sleep and drug me?”

“No, not me. Other cyborgs do it.”

He snorted. “Of course.”

“So please, eat the food.”

Yet again, he didn't say anything. Silence filled the interrogation room.

“Let's make a deal,” Jade said after a while. “I will stop drugging you if you start eating, but if you try to escape, or if you hurt anyone, the drugs will return within seconds. Am I making myself clear?”

He seemed to ponder her suggestion. It felt like minutes passed by before he finally nodded. “Fine.”

Jade smiled. “Good.” She wrote something in her papers. “Food will be brought here within half an hour. Eat it and you will wake up with a clear mind tomorrow.”

His gaze narrowed. “You are literally giving me the chance to escape, you know that, don't you?”

“Yes, but I'm also trying to show you that you can trust me. That no one here will hurt you. We only want what is best for you. Keeping you drugged is for your own safety, but also for ours.”

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