Gage is looking forward to a well-deserved vacation after a year spent hard at work on Planet Glazex. She meets Dane in a bar and the pair returns to her apartment. There, she discovers that Dane works for her company's opposition. Gage is a developer for X-RT and Dane, an environmentalist, but despite being enemies, the pair becomes intimate. In the morning Gage wakes from a drug-induced sleep and finds herself on board a spaceship heading for Planet Aerde. Planet Aerde is next on X-RT's agenda for development, and Dane is determined to stop the devastation by any means necessary.