Star Wanderers: Outworlder is a short FREE novelette of about 15,000 words by Joe Vasicek, it is the first of a series (or more than series if you count the Gaia Nova series). It has been around a little while and is quite well-polished, the world-building is fantastic and well-thought out. It could easily be a never-ending series based on such a rich universe.
Outworlder tells the story of how Jeremiah and Noemi met, if you can call how they were thrown together "meeting" and how they came to terms with each other on such a small vessel.
The first one is free but you will need to buy the rest of the series to get the whole story. Cruel but that is life.