by S. A. Barton
A short story, about 5000 words.
N.T. is in trouble. Her ship has crashlanded. Her captain is gravely injured. When a group of native aliens kidnap one of her two remaining crewmates, it's up to her and Danielle to figure out how to rescue him and keep the captain safe at the same time, with only a single antique weapon between them. On top of that, the aliens are not quite what they seem...