Not by Dark Alone by Kevin Mackey
Approx. 54,560 words.
Published on December 18, 2012.
Alphard is one who stands apart. In a group-oriented, telepathic society, that makes him an oddity. Even more because he is Dark, non-telepathic.
This oddity allows him to save members of a Research team who will die without his help.
Yet when those of his species abduct two members of a possibly intelligent alien race — they call themselves Humans — his abilities will be taxed to their limits.