In Volume One, Zia met The Captain and was transported against her will to his ship. However, soon she discovered that she didn't want to be anywhere but with him. Unfortunately, space is a dangerous place, as Zia discovered to her peril....
"Suddenly Xym felt a horrible, cold, blackness approaching him. He had never known such cold before, nor had he ever been so bereft of hope. He tried to find Zia, to put himself between her and the blackness, but he could barely sense her now, she was so weak.
Without warning, the blackness overcame him, and his mind filled with the emptiness of death.
Without making a sound his body collapsed over Zia’s now lifeless form."