Night of the Nascent
by Eddie C Dollgener, Jr
In the distant future, mankind nearly became extinct. Thanks to the N'kari, a race of benevolent space beings, man's salvation comes through the symbiosis of both species. On one night each year, the N'kari visit Earth to drop the symbiotic beings off to unite with their chosen human hosts, but the night is often laced with danger for both species and the precious moments of symbiosis too few.