Benched by his superiors in order to prevent a diplomatic incident with a powerful Fae Lord, Lightbringer commander Janus Starson is unexpectedly visited by the ghost of his father, who has a chilling message for him: heed the lessons the spirit world wants to teach him, or join his father in an eternity of bondage. A Yuletide adventure in the sci-fi/fantasy world of Metamor City.
(18,090 words, e-book)
This story is included in the collection Urban Legends: Tales of Metamor City, Vol. I.