What Really Matters by Elizabeth McCoy
Series: Kintaran Universe.
Approx. 15,330 words.
Published on June 7, 2011.
When the clanship stops at an uninhabited, terrestrial planet, Kinahran and her friends want to play and explore. But a mishap leaves their adult mentor unconscious, and when they try to radio for help, the signal is jammed! Have pirates taken Kinahran's mother and baby sister hostage? Five young Kintarans, alone in the wilderness, must find out what's going on.