"Ghosts Come Home" (novellette) by Justin Stanchfield
"This one had a very interesting premise. In the future, humanity is so far-flung that morality about things like genetic engineering and slavery becomes very flexible. The main character in this story is a former slave, bred to be a pilot. His genes have been altered not only to increase his skills, but also to make certain he falls in love with a specific woman - ideally to make sure the two of them breed superior pilot children. Sometime during his childhood, his owners are forced to sell him and his "mate" to different owners, as they have gone bankrupt. In this story, the two meet again nearly 20 years later, when both are involved with other people, and the protagonist a soon-to-be-father. A real solid closer."