Warrior Wednesday: A U.S. Marine with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides security during a patrol of the local area in Southern Trek Nawa, Afghanistan, August 9, 2010. The Marines and sailors of B Company are currently conducting counter insurgency operations in support of the International Security Assistance Force.
Retired Recon Marine, general badass with troubled past, salty attitude and sarcastic outlook on life. When he agrees to become the head of security on Isla Nublar it seems like a step up - the pay is good, the booze is better, no one shoots at him and people generally stay out of his business when he is not on duty. His brilliant tactical mind, dirty language and a total disregard for a proper dress code quickly earn him a place on the top of the command chain and dozens of not-so-secret admirers in a matter of weeks. He has no time for ass licking so he tells the big bosses off without a hint of fear; he is brash and he is rude, but still - they listen, because they know - he is there to keep them safe.
All and all, life is good.
Enter Newt Scamander.
Famous british writer, paleobiologist and zoologist, specialist in endangered and extinct species and the bane of Graves’ existence.
He saunters into the lab one Sunday morning, all shy smiles and sassy answers and freckled skin and Graves knows that he is fucked.
Newt is quick, brilliant, charming and doesn’t give a damn about Graves opinions. Not that he ever tells that to Graves’ face - he is too passive agressive for that- instead, he listens carefully to Percival ranting about security protocols, his own apparent death wish and company procedures, and then goes on into the raptor cage like he planned in the first place. After all, he was invited to Isla Nublar to oversee the rebirth of extinct dinosaurs and study their behavior, he will not have anyone stand in his way- even a very frustrated Head of security.
They are not dangerous, Mr. Graves, they only lash out if scared.
Graves quickly gets used to a daily dose of ministrokes.
And the worst part- he kinda gets it. This insatiable desire to study, to learn, to interact, the love and passion for what Newt is doing. But still, he’d rather do something entirely different to that pesky posh brit than watch him play with carnivorous monsters.
Marines don’t shy away from the fight- so Graves hits on Newt, over and over again, but it just bounces back or gets ignored - and Percival isn’t sure if Newt is simply not interested, or truly that oblivious. Until one day he notices lingering gaze that Newt allows himself when he thinks Graves isn’t looking.
“Retrieve and interrogate” - the op is planned, wine and dinner acquired, base secured and Graves can’t wait for the end of the shift to whisk Newt away and finally convince him that unresolved sexual tension is not healthy and there’s nothing wrong in good regular lovemaking.
But of course, MURPHY’S LAW#1.
There’s a monster on the loose, panic across the island, Scamander is nowhere to be found and Graves is running out of patience.
He makes a promise to himself that no matter what, he will find Newt, fuck him into the mattress and when they both can’t walk anymore, kiss him silly and play “count the freckles”.
Running improves your cardiovascular strength and endurance. The RECON Marines physical test includes a timed run; you must complete a three-mile run in 18 minutes.
Passing the RECON Marines fitness test requires performing 20 pull-ups in an unlimited amount of time.
To join the RECON Marines you have to complete 80 sit-ups in two minutes.
Recon Water-Based Training
Recon Marines are expected to be just as comfortable in the water as on land. At the Basic Recon Course, Marines are expected to swim 25 m underwater, float for 5 minutes, tread water with clothing on for 30 minutes, jump into a pool from 3 m or higher, retrieve their weapons from up to 15 feet of water and then swim 500 m.
Warrior Wednesday: U.S. Marines from 1st Reconnaissance Battalion (1st Recon Battalion) establish a firing position with an M240 machine gun during a company assault on range 800 aboard Camp Pendleton, California, July 15, 2013. 1st Recon Battalion prepared for an upcoming deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ismael E. Ortega, 1st Marine Division/Released)
One of my best friends just deployed on his second tour to Afghanistan on Saturday with the 2nd Recon Battalion. He’s been kind of guiding me on my quest to become a Marine, and he’s always been someone that’s been there to answer any questions and give me any advice I need. My girlfriend asked me if I was sad he’s leaving. Of course I’m worried that something could happen to him, but am I sad? Fuck no. This is what he wants to do, and loves to do. He extended his contract a year specifically to have another chance to deploy to the desert. He’s got one combat deployment under his belt already, along with almost three years of training. He knows what he’s doing. Keep your head down & your chin tucked brother, and I’ll see you in 7 months. Come visit me in SOI when you get back.
All right everyone. I did promise that I was committed to this
self-publishing venture. IN THE WRECKAGE is the first book in my m/m
sci-fi military romance series that is scheduled to be published on
February 24, 2017. Depending on when Amazon puts it up, it may actually drop earlier next week.
Regardless, I am so excited to share this story with you guys and would love it if you would reblog!
A Marine with honor.
After surviving a
horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie
Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he’s been working for the
Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team—all against the wishes of his
family. The job requires his full dedication, so it’s no surprise Jamie doesn’t
have time for a relationship. An enticing one-night stand with a gorgeous
stranger is all it takes to show Jamie exactly what he’s been missing. When a
mission to take down a terrorist cell brings that same stranger back into his
world, Jamie’s life gets complicated.
A soldier with secrets.
Staff Sergeant Kyle
Brannigan was only looking to relieve some stress after a long mission. He didn’t
know the hot guy he picked up at a bar was the leader of the MDF’s top field
team. When Kyle and his partner get seconded to Alpha Team to help fight a
terrorist threat, he has to balance his desire for Jamie against his duty to
keep his secrets safe. That gets harder and harder to do amidst regulations
both are tempted to break.
Two men trying to survive.
Giving into passion
could cost both their careers. Abiding by the rules will only result in
heartache. An attack on MDF headquarters brings with it a choice Jamie and Kyle
can’t escape—duty, or love?
Please note, In the Wreckage is a steamy m/m sci-fi military romance with a tiny bit of kink and a HFN ending.
Now, onto the story.
Ground level in the Chicago
megacity was a humid, crowded mess on the best of days. When a mafia-backed
terrorist group led by metahumans waged war against law abiding citizens, Chicago
became a shitshow of the worst kind not even the police could handle. Which
meant the best counterattack came not from local authorities, but in the form
of government-backed metahumans.