A battle-hardened warrior stares straight ahead with ferocity and a hint of confusion. He has black dreadlocks, bronze skin, and clothing of crude leather. Around him, a primitive room of concrete and metal holds him prisoner. How did he get here? Who is the shivering young man in the corner? And the most urgent question: which side will be he on when he escapes?
CAGED is an M/M dystopian romance originally written as part of the Love Has No Boundaries event in the M/M Goodreads group.
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Excerpt from Caged
Scuffing sounds drew his attention outside the cell. He forced himself to stand, albeit leaning back against the wall. He squinted into the gloom. Two Ke’lan soldiers emerged from the base of a stairwell, dragging a smaller man between them. The stiff uniforms identified them as Ke’lan soldiers. Cor could even discern their rank from the stripes on the collar, though he wasn’t sure where he would have learned such things.
They stopped outside the door, but instead of opening it, one of the soldiers pressed their prisoner against the bars. The action pushed him into the dim light, giving Cor a good look. A slender body, sandy-colored hair, and lips wide and full. The white shift he wore was dirty but thin enough to see his pink nipples and the dark triangle below his belly.
Pleasing, he admitted. Maybe in another time and place Cor might have spent a few hours in a backroom to find out just how pleasing he could be.
The soldier behind the boy grabbed his hair and pulled back, then snarled in his ear. “I bet you like that, don’t you? So fucking hot for it, aren’t you?”
A strangled sound escaped the prisoner. Cor assumed that was a no.
The soldier laughed. He reached around and fumbled at the space between the prisoner’s legs, grasping and tugging at cloth and soft flesh. The prisoner’s eyes glazed with pain, but he didn’t object. He didn’t even seem surprised.
Cor’s stomach turned. He mostly didn’t care about other men, and this one was a stranger to him, but the violation still bothered him. Cor would kill anyone who looked at him sideways. But he wouldn’t rape. A man had morals.