of Honour in I Do - Anthology In Support
of Marriage Equality
in paperback (366 pages) or as ebook. ISBN13 9781934531716
Copyright © Marquesate 2008.
of Honour is a short story set in the French Foreign
Legion. It is part of the "I Do" charity anthology,
which contains twenty stories. All
profits from this anthology go to the Lambda
Legal Fund to help them fight the cause of marriage
and distribution costs have been donated by MLR
wrote a synopsis of the story, full
review available on her site:
Evans is 20 years old and the youngest member of the 2e Régiment
Étranger dInfanterie (2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment)
of the French Foreign Legion. Joe survived eleven months of
grueling training but as he puts it hed prevailed.
As an unemployed school dropout in his native England he did
not have much of a chance for anything in life no hope,
no future. But he was now part of something bigger. Hed
become someone. He was a soldier. Joe joins his regiment
in Nimes where he meets his Sergeant Henri Roux. Sgt.
Roux is French Canadian and all military a man of few
words but of action. Joe has managed to hide the fact that
hes gay very well until the moment he meets his new
Sgt. At first sight Joe falls hard cursing his fate
his Sgt Roux is perfection. While on jungle training
with his regiment Joe rescues his Sgt. Roux from a fall and
gives in to temptation. Much to his astonishment his Sgt.
takes decisive action in response. And so they begin their
clandestine trysts from military base to Paris and back, where
Sgt. Roux mentors Joe in many things, continuously challenging
and teaching him and Joe experiences, learns and grows and
along the way begins to proudly accept who and what he is
soldier and man."
© Indigene/Cboy Junkie 2009
a long excerpt of "Code of Honour" ... click
the Excerpt link on the MLR book page
Excerpt of "Code of Honour" ©
want you to be in the storeroom at twenty-one hundred hours."
Roux had switched to English.
Joe stared at him, uncomprehending.
you do understand English?"
cool, grey gaze remained level. "Do you know where
the store is?"
Sergent!" Joe pointed at the wall in front of him.
done." The mockery increased. "You can read the
clock, can't you?"
Sergent." Joe felt the amusement burn holes of humiliation
into him. Bastard.
Sergent." What the hell did that man want from him?
Joe was part mortified, part angry, and part confused.
me. Here. Twenty-one hundred hours. Alone." Roux cocked
one sarcastic brow. "Do you understand?"
realisation finally hit him. Yes. He understood, and the
understanding of what exactly the sergent had requested
of him got him like another punch in the guts. The desire
was instant, and Joe could do nothing but obey. No matter
how angry that made him with himself for jumping at the
order as if he'd been told to climb a rope or scale a wall,
and not to meet a man to get off. Pédé. Fag.
Poof. Gay boy. He heard them again, those taunting voices,
but he couldn't help it; couldn't help himself.
Date: January 2009