Chosen - A Children of the Gods Short Story
For as long as Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched friends and neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has lived in fear of drawing the eye of a Haloran.
The threat of losing Niko, the boy she loves causes her to act, to draw attention to herself. In doing so, she has drawn more interest than she intended