M is for Military
from Rebekah Loper’s book called The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: Building a Fictional World From Scratch
This is a time of peace. Other countries aren’t communicating with Zebulon or the other cities. Everyone is basically keeping to themselves and trying to survive. With the nuclear winter, satellites fell into disrepair and aren’t available anymore. So, there is no way to communicate across continents anymore. The communities are happy staying the way they are, and no one has pushed for there to be contact outside the existing cities in a long time.
As such, a ‘military’ isn’t necessary. There are local officers who are partially there to keep the peace, but mostly they really just help with an emergency such as a medical issue where someone needs to be transported.
Above you see my description that I wrote based on the extensive questions in The A-Zs of Worldbuilding. Below, you can read an excerpt of Chapter 15 from Exploration: An Erotic Novel, available now! Since there isn’t a lot of military action, this excerpt is just for fun!
Remember this (and most) of my posts contain adult content!
Chapter 15: The Meeting
I took a deep breath as I waited for the door to open. Nicole went into the bathroom and must have given Marchand instructions as well because the next thing I knew, Nicole was slipping out of the bathroom and behind the cameras. I realized that she had positioned them so that the cameras wouldn’t catch each other. One was focused on me, one was focused on the closed bathroom door, and I couldn’t see the third.
The door opened, and the man I had seen in pictures entered the room. He stepped confidently toward me.
“You must be Mara,” he said, and he smiled down at me.
“Hi,” I said, and my voice was light and breathy.
“I’m Marchand,” he said, and his name sounded even sexier on his lips.
He took my hand in his, and I thought he was going to shake it, but instead, he brought it to his lips and kissed it.
“It’s a pleasure to meet you,” he said.
He was so good at this. And here I was, practically mute. I licked my lips and swallowed, trying to get words to form. “T-thank you,” I finally got out, “it’s a pleasure to meet you,” I echoed his words.
“Would you like to sit down?” He didn’t wait for me to answer but started guiding me to one of the small couches in the room.
We sat down next to each other, and he slipped one arm around my shoulders. “Relax, Mara, I’m not going to hurt you.”
I smiled at him then. He was so easy going, so confident. “I didn’t think you would hurt me, Marchand,” I said almost at a whisper. I liked the way his name sounded from my lips, too. “You have such a beautiful name,” I blurted out.
He grinned, and I couldn’t help but be transfixed, looking at his full lips and perfect teeth. I wanted to know what those lips would feel like on mine. And…other places. “Thank you,” he said. “It was an old, old family name. Back when people had two names, it was a second name. Now it’s given to someone in my family every few generations.”
“I love it,” I said.
His fingers started playing with my braid, and he said, “Thank you,” again. Our eyes locked, and with his warm fingers playing with my hair, I felt a pull bringing us closer together. And then suddenly our lips met, and he was kissing me, his lips firm against mine, his tongue slipping between my lips.
How did she end up meeting Marchand?
What’s going to happen now?
Will he actually hurt her?
Find out all that and in Exploration: An Erotic Novel available now! Or come back tomorrow to learn more!
2 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge M”
In my head I’m seeing Brad Marchand, hockey player of the Boston Bruins in this role. Sorry, that’s just the way my brain works.
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It is typically a last name, so I get it!
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