Monday, October 22, 2018

Worries of the Present and Dreams of the Future ~ Read the Prologue from TAYRYM #FREEread #GalacticDefenders #MMromance #scifiromance

Hello! With TAYRYM releasing a week from today, I thought I'd start sharing some excerpts from the story. Today, I'm sharing the Prologue. Now, this snippet is not in TAYRYM, but at the end of the updated version of JAGER. Happy reading!

Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a boy. Finally an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now, he’s unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more.

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri keeps his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?



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Tayrym waved as the Defender shuttle depart from Hemera. While his best friend yearned for two of the Defenders on board, her sister and brother-in-law and their two babies, to stay a little longer, Tayrym simply wanted to travel with them. He yearned to leave and start his training now rather than wait several more months. Hemera held little promise for his future. His mother wanted him to find a nice girl, get married, and have children. Unfortunately, he liked guys. And the guy he liked had no idea he existed. The only person who kept him sane on the planet was Gwenodyn. They’d been friends forever, and she would be the only one he’d regret leaving behind.

But with the shuttle now out of sight, they had to get back to school. Their teacher likely knew where they were, but wouldn’t halt the lesson due to their absence. After entering one of the dome stations, they said a quick goodbye to Queen Lalia and Prince Bryce, then raced to school.

Sol nodded at them as they entered the classroom out of breath. But he didn’t stop the lesson.

Rushing to his seat, Tayrym was about to sit down when he eyed the empty desk behind his. The seat where his crush used to sit. Absent again. Tayrym sighed as he sat down. And that’s when he noticed the entire class staring at him. Including Sol, their teacher. Tayrym glanced at Gwenodyn to figure out why their attention was on him. But she only giggled behind her hands. Fornax!

His cheeks burned. “Um, can you repeat the question?”

“No question.” Sol shook his head. “I’m just wondering why it took you so long to sit down.”

How long had he been standing there? “Oh. I um.” He unconsciously peeked back again, but then caught himself and focused on the top of his desk. “Just feeling a little dizzy from running so fast to get back here. I’ll be okay.”

“I’m glad.” Sol went back to teaching, but while the class was doing independent work at their desks, Tayrym caught the man eyeing him. A look of confusion at first that later turned into amusement. Tayrym was too afraid to ask why, instead heading to the palace with Gwenodyn immediately after class.


Guri sighed, trying to figure out how to answer his homework questions using the com tab Sol had set in front of him. He wasn’t good with technology, preferred more physical work, part of the reason he’d left school to help with the building of the medical center for Hemera. He looked past the table to the counter where Sol stood, preparing dinner for them. “Why do I have to finish my education? I’m an adult now. I have a job.”

Sol turned around, his eyes wide. “Because it’s important to the queen. And it’s important to me. You can’t live with two teachers and not expect us to want you to graduate.”

Tongue pushing out his cheek, Guri glanced to his right, where their former housemate used to sit for meals. “Um, Hakon doesn’t live here anymore. He got married and moved out. Remember?”

“I know he doesn’t live here anymore.” Sol threw a piece of naip at him, shaking his head in anger. “But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about you, want you to do well. We took you in and finished raising you, turned you from a child into a man. The least you can do is finish your education for us.”

“Fine.” Guri slumped onto the table then stretched across it. “But I still can’t figure out how to use this device. You’ve got to help me figure it out.”

“I told you to ask Tayrym.” Sol set a plate of food beside his arm. “I’m sure he’d gladly show you how to use the com tab. He’s great at things like that.”

“The guy that won’t talk to me, can’t even look at me?” Sitting back in his chair, Guri shook his head. “How do you expect him to help me?”

“He likes you.” Sol winked at him from the counter before joining him at the table. “Use that information to your advantage.”

“Yeah, right.” Was his housemate that clueless? “Just because you and his brother were in a relationship does not mean Tayrym likes guys, too. And as I said, he never talks to me.”

“He’s shy. Give him a chance.”

“Shy?” Guri nearly choked on the piece of naip in his mouth. “He talks to Princess Gwenodyn nonstop, has no problems conversing with Queen Lalia or Prince Bryce. He’s not shy, just thinks he’s too good to talk to me.”

“Yes, but they're not the people he is crushing on.” Sol twirled his fork in the tasap. “He looks to see if you've come back, if you're in your seat every morning. And when he realizes you're not there, he sighs and slumps down in his chair.”

“Whatever.” Guri refused to believe his words. “Has he asked where I am? Until he does that, I won't believe one bit that he cares.”

“Fine.” Sol slammed his fists on the table. “Then figure out how to use the device on your own and stop complaining. I gave you an idea, but you won't accept it. So suffer.”

Guri ate the rest of his meal in silence, Sol focusing only on his food. He left Guri to clean up on his own and figure out how to complete his school work. If only Tayrym really did care about him…. Then he’d definitely have a reason to visit his former classmate. But the universe wasn't on his side. He had to figure out his school work and life on his own.

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