Poetry Train

This is a little excerpt from a story I’ve been plotting in my head for a while. One of the heroes is a soldier. It’s also a little something for Veteran’s Day as well. Enjoy.

Falling in Love…Again

Bobby stared down at Jordan. He didn’t touch his lover. Jordan had explained before they’d fallen asleep about being jumpy from the war. He wondered if sleeping would ever come easy again for his soldier.

Jordan. His first lover. His first love and his best friend. He couldn’t believe the man was in his bed. Looking so much the same and yet so different. Grooves along the sides of Jordan’s mouth spoke of pain and suffering. Bobby wondered at that since Jordan swore he had never been injured. He was tempted to pull the covers away and inspect Jordan’s body, looking for scars.

He absorbed the warmth from Jordan, finding a sense of contentment in hearing him breathe. Silly, but true. He closed his eyes. Now that they were lovers again, how was he going to let Jordan leave? Where would the strength come from to allow the man he loved to go back into a war and risk his life again?

Jordan would laugh at him, but then Jordan had never had any doubts about what he wanted or what he was going to do with his life. His lover believed in defending his country, no matter the cost.

“No matter the cost,” he whispered.

He didn’t try to stop the urge. He stroked his hand over Jordan’s golden skin. Bobby would have to find a way to be brave. As brave as this man sharing his bed. A man who willingly put his life on the line to save others he’d never meet. Some of whom would hate him because of who he loved.

Bobby thanked God for Jordan. For making a man he could love and who was brave enough to serve, protecting strangers and flirting with death so others wouldn’t have to die.

He leaned down and brushed a kiss over Jordan’s cheek. “Thank you,” he murmured against his lover’s stubble covered skin.

(c) 2007 T.A. Chase


Stop by Rhian’s blog to see who else is riding the train today. Also, I posted an excerpt from The Vanguard at SiN. 🙂

8 Responses “Poetry Train”

  1. Jill says:

    This is beautiful, TA!! I like the way Bobby perceive Jordan and his complexity!!

  2. Yvonne says:

    what more can be said- it’s beautiful.

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    Beautifully tender, TA. Can’t wait to see this expanded into something bigger.

  4. julia says:

    ‘A man who willingly put his life on the line to save others he’d never meet. Some of whom would hate him because of who he loved.’

    Wonderfully put, T.A. And yet Jordan is there.

  5. Lisa Andel says:

    Oh no, I feel angst in the air!

    Sorry TA, you know whatever you write is going to be the BEST.

  6. gautami tripathy says:

    Filled with so much love..

  7. Carol says:

    That was a comforting piece, peacful. Enjoyed it. Carol

  8. R.G. ALEXANDER says:

    That was beautiful TA. 🙂

Let us talk about
Name and Mail are required
Join the discuss