Ties That Bind (Series)

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Ties That Bind by Keira Marcos

Pairing: McShep (many other secondary pairings)
Genre: Romance, BDSM
Rating: NC-17
Series Word Count: 402,190
Warnings: Graphic sex, anal play, BDSM, violence, and exhibitionism (does any of that really make you not want to read it?). If you don’t like this kind of thing—just don’t read it. Seriously. Evil!Carter. Marine!John. PLEASE READ THE AUTHOR’S NOTES.

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After the death of his submissive, Colonel John Sheppard spent four years alone. Grief and anger pushed him and made him even more ambitious in his career. Taking Dr. Rodney McKay into his life and his bed was supposed to be a political maneuver–but then he met the man and everything he thought he wanted changed in an instant.

Dr. Rodney McKay has spent a year alone after divorcing his Domme and cutting her collar off in public. He doesn’t know if he’s ready for a new Dom but he does know he wants Atlantis and Colonel John Sheppard’s collar is his path to the city of the Ancients. Then the Marine put his hands on him and Rodney realizes that he’s already half way to risking his heart again.

Neither man was prepared for the explosive combination of their sexual dynamic and the intense emotional connection that would burn between them like an inferno.

1. Intimately Bound (22,853 words)
Colonel John Sheppard returns to Earth to debrief and to meet Dr. Rodney McKay.
2. Learning to Belong (33,125 words)
John starts his debrief and Rodney settles into his new role as the collared submissive of a Marine.
3. You Belong To Me (25,312 words)
John and Rodney make time to see both of their families before they leave for Atlantis.
4. Harder to Breathe (44,452words)
John and Rodney return to the SGC and make ready to go to Atlantis with a few problems along the way.
5. Always For You (16,236 words)
John and Rodney learn more about each other as they travel to Atlantis on the Daedalus. While everyone else adjusts to the new relationships that have formed around the pair.
6. What You Give (35,740 words)
Rodney falls in love with Atlantis while John gets used to having a family on Atlantis.
7. Under Pressure (30,748words)
General Jordan comes to Atlantis and the pressure breaks the one person John couldn’t have predicted and someone has to pay the price.
8. A Lovely Agony (40,531 words)
Matthew adjusts to having a collar on the city and John is recalled to Earth for a house trial.
9. In the Flames (23,767 words)
John and Rodney adjust to being back on the city after the house trial and Scott Holland shows his true colors.
10. All I Want (14,057 words)
Evan and Matt return to Earth to meet with Matt’s Geisha Master.
11. Whatever It Takes (19,832)
John finds himself settling deeper into his relationship with McKay while adjusting to the arrival of several new people on the city.
12. Fever Pitch (21,374)
John celebrates his birthday and faces his first exhibition on the city of the Ancients.
13. Time After Time (22,232)
A single day can change everything.
14. The Broken Road (15,978)
John and Rodney return to Earth and prepare for the house trial.
15. The North Star (30,852)  — Added 12/20/2016
John and Rodney appear for a House Trial at de Sade.

Series Interludes
Maître -SGA (950 words) – McKay/OMC- Rodney submits to his Courtesan Master.
Everything You Need  SGA (855 words) -OC/OC- Declan Frost comes ashore and finds everything he’s ever wanted waiting on him.
Everything– Live Free or Die Hard (979 words) – McClane/Farrell- “I had to learn to be what you needed so you’d want to keep me.”
Finding Home – SGA (2311 words) – Ethan Marsh/Chase Harris – Ethan figures out where his home is.

Stories by Other Authors in my ‘Verse (authorized)
Tsunami Bomb Series by CinnaMinion (Hawaii 5-0)
Life is never easy for anyone. No one gets out alive. Sometimes it’s not about the bullshit you’ve been through but the people you meet and the place you call home.

Time Heals by CJ aka WritinginCT (Stargate: Atlantis)
Time may have healed their bodies, but for two damaged men assigned to Atlantis, it will take meeting each other to truly become whole again.

Unbound Hearts by FunkyinFishnet (Spartacus AU)
In a world of Doms and subs, Dom Agron is part of a law enforcement agency who ensure subs’ safety, frees those who are being abused, and punishes Doms. On one raid, he meets and frees highly-trained submissive Nasir. Both of them have suffered in different ways, yet are drawn together. Both of them might have found exactly what they need.

This story was inspired by the works Coming Home and General & Dr. Sheppard by Xanthe.

While this is not a story in the world she created, I did use her BDSM/Dynamic theme with her permission. I want to thank her sincerely for her generosity and her contributions to this fandom and several others that I read. 

Like the world that Xanthe created– this series takes place in a world where BDSM relationships are the ‘norm’ and everyone is pretty much bisexual. There are a LOT of homosexual pairings in this series because it amuses me.

To my readers, I would caution you that this story is VERY different from the work I normally write.  I do consider it a romance but it’s pretty hardcore. John is a sadist and he makes no bones about it. This may make some of you very uncomfortable. That being said I did recycle two of my OCs from my WMHB series (Declan Frost and Sean Taylor).

This is a FANTASY and should not be taken as a guide to use for a BDSM lifestyle. It’s also not at all realistic—it’s a fanfic set in the Stargate:Atlantis Fandom. Graphic descriptions of S/M appear in this work and it may squick. I would caution anyone who is interested in masochism or pain play that they educate themselves thoroughly about their body and their individual needs before considering any “play time”. In other words, don’t be silly and dangerous.

Additionally, I needed a ‘bad guy’ and I used Sam Carter. Since I normally write her as all sunshine and snark—it was interesting to write her as a real bitch. I’m not a Sam basher by nature—she was just convenient and I didn’t want to invent a new character for the part. Also, I never in my wildest dreams could have considered Jennifer Keller for the part Sam played in this story.

RE: Elizabeth Weir– yes I cast the original actress to play Elizabeth. I liked her better. Don’t fuss at me!

Actor: Joe Flanigan

Name: John Sheppard (Dom)
Occupation: US Marine, Colonel, Military Commander of the Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS in Applied Mathematics, Masters & PhD in Theoretical Math
Pleasure Education: Four years at Kesakitan Pembawa in Singapore with Dato’ Seri Syed Raja, one session at the Lotus House in Tokyo with Master Akira Saito and three sessions at La Petite Mort in San Francisco with Master Philippe Dubois.
Current Relationship: Collared sub- Dr. Rodney McKay
Past Relationships: Jared Holland (deceased), Colonel Marshall Sumner (deceased), Chris Morley, Aidan Ford, (all of the submissive Marines on the original expedition), etc.
Family: Patrick Sheppard (father), Jonah Dean (father’s sub) David Sheppard (brother), Matt Sheppard (brother), Claire Sheppard (sister-in-law), Ethan Marsh (brother), Miko Kusanagi (adopted sister), Amelia Lawson (mother)

Actor: David Hewlett

Name: Dr. Rodney McKay (sub)
Occupation: Chief Science Officer of the Atlantis Expedition
Education: PhDs in Astrophysics, Mechanical Engineering, and Aeronautical Engineering
Pleasure Education: Three sessions at de Sade Institute — Courtesan of Gerard de Sade
Current Relationship: wears the collar of John Sheppard
Past Relationships: Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter, Colonel Marshall Sumner (deceased), Dr. Mark Pierce, Dr. Daniel Jackson, Lt. Colonel Thomas Grant, Dr. Gina Marrow, Gerard de Sade, Dr. Stefan Cordell, Kelly Victor, etc
Family: Jeannie Miller (sister), Kaleb Miller (brother-in-law), Madison Miller (niece), Julia McKay (mother-deceased), Anton Michel (father-deceased)

 

Actor: Kavan Smith

Name: Evan Lorne (Dom)
Occupation
: US Air Force, Major, 2nd in command Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS & Masters in Geology
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at La Petite Mort with Mistress Elise Devereaux, 3 sessions at de Sade Institute with Master Kyle Napier
Current Relationship: Collared sub- Matthew Sheppard
Past Relationships: Chase Harris, Graham Simmons, Vala Mal Doran, Aidan Ford (before Atlantis), Taylor Smythe, Paul Davis, David Parrish, Radek Zelenka, Mina Adams, etc
Family: Roger Lorne (father), Nathan Cordell (grandfather), Dana Cordell (mother-deceased), Eliza Cordell (grandmother), Chad Lorne (brother), James Lorne (brother), Gregory Lorne (brother), Mallory Jenkins (sister)

Actor: Jensen Ackles

Name: Matthew Sheppard (sub)
Occupation
: US Navy, Lt. Commander, Flight Commander Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS Aeronautics, Masters in Engineering
Pleasure Education: Lotus Geisha trained from 15 to 19 in Japan with Master Nori
Current Relationship: wears the collar of Evan Lorne
Past Relationships: Drake Montgomery, Vice Admiral Richard Keller, Lance Corporal Lucas Morrison, Sergeant William Follmer, Jessica Bonet, Hayate Sato, Kasumi Sasaki, etc
Family: Patrick Sheppard (father), Jonah Dean (father’s sub) David Sheppard (brother), John Sheppard (brother), Claire Sheppard (sister-in-law), Ethan Marsh (brother), Miko Kusanagi (adopted sister), Amelia Lawson (mother)

Actor: Chris Pine

Name: Chase Harris (sub)
Occupation
: US Marine, Lieutenant, combat engineer, member of Team 5- Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS and Masters in Engineering–working on his dissertation
Pleasure Education: 2 sessions at La Petite Mort one each with Mistress Collette Depaul & Master Stefan Renard -marked with a lily
Current Relationship: None
Past Relationships: Dean Bates, Evan Lorne, Cameron Mitchell, Steven Caldwell, Casey Morgan, Thomas Grant, Mike Keener, Janet Frasier, Vala Mal Doran, Adam Webb, etc
Family: Christopher Harris (father), Katherine Harris (mother), Diana Harris (sister), Trenton Harris (brother), Hayden Harris (brother) – Chase is the youngest

Actor: Ian Somerhalder

Name: Ethan Marsh (Dom)
Occupation
: US Navy, Senior Chief, SEAL, Sniper – Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS Systems Engineering (Naval Academy)
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at La Petite Mort with Louis Bessette.
Current Relationship: None, pursuing Chase Harris
Past Relationships: Lesley Barnes, Elias Gold, Devon Cartwright, Ryan Sellers, etc
Family: Joseph Marsh (father-deceased), Brandon Novak (father’s sub-deceased), John Sheppard (brother), Matthew Sheppard (brother), Amelia Lawson (mother)

Actor: Daniel Craig

Name: Thomas Grant (Dom)
Occupation
: US Air Force, Major, Atlantis Expedition
Education: PhD in psychology — specializes in combat related stress management and PTSD
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at the de Sade Institute with Sydney Jamison
Current Relationship: None
Past Relationships: Caroline Lam, Chase Harris, Vala Mal Doran, Rodney McKay, Radek Zelenka, Keith Battle, Sydney Jamison, Mason Blake, Andre Morgan, etc
Family: Jeff Grant (father), Sara de Sade (mother-deceased), Phillip Grant (brother), Alexander Grant (brother), Gerard de Sade (first cousin)

Actor: Tom Welling

Name: Christopher Morley (sub)
Occupation: United States Marines, Lance Corporal
Education: Working on a BS in combat engineering
Pleasure Education: none
Current Relationship: Uncollared, semi-serious relationship with Thomas Grant in the works
Past Relationships: Dr. Michael Holder, Colonel John Sheppard, Colonel Marshall Sumner, Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell, Major Paul Davis, Dr. Malcolm Crowley
Family: No siblings, mother is a Domme with several male submissives, father is deceased.

Actor: Michael Weatherly

Name: Declan Frost (Dom)
Occupation
: US Navy, SEAL, Battle Master for the Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS & Masters in Engineering
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at de Sade with Master Keith Nasson
Current Relationship: collared Sean Taylor
Past Relationships: Been with the same submissive in an exclusive relationship for eight years
Family: Liam Frost (father), Della Marstow (mother), Angus Frost (brother)

 

Actor: Orlando Bloom

Name: Dr. Sean Taylor (sub)
Occupation
: Scientist, Atlantis Expedition
Education: BA in Sociology, Masters in Psychology, Masters in Political Science, and a PhD in Anthropology
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at La Petite Mort with Master Louis Bessette — marked Consort
Current Relationship: wears Declan Frost’s collar
Past Relationships: Has been in an exclusive relationship for eight years — did attend Gerard de Sade shortly after he was marked
Family: Robert Taylor (father-deceased), Celeste Taylor (mother) – no siblings

Actress: Jessica Steen

Name: Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Domme)
Occupation: Civilian Leader of the Atlantis Expedition
Education: PhDs in Political Science and Linguistics
Pleasure Education: La Petite Mort – 3 sessions
Current Relationship: Radek Zelenka
Past Relationships: Dr. Simon Wallace, Dr. Kate Heightmeyer, Dr. Spencer Reid, Dr. David Parrish
Family: Parents deceased, no siblings

Actor: David Nykl

Name: Dr. Radek Zelenka (sub)
Occupation: Chief Engineer, Atlantis Expedition
Education: PhDs Engineering & Astrophysics, Masters in Aeronautics and Nuclear Physics
Pleasure Education: 2 sessions Lleu House
Current Relationship: collared submissive of Elizabeth Weir
Past Relationships: Thomas Grant, Marshall Sumner, Peter Grodin, Samantha Carter
Family: Has no contact with his family– he defected from the Czech Republic at a very early age

Actor: Paul McGillion

Name: Dr. Carson Beckett (Dom)
Occupation: Chief Medical Officer, Atlantis Expedition
Education: MD & PhD in Genetics
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at Lleu House
Current Relationship: courting Miko Kusanagi
Past Relationships: Chris Morley, Kate Heightmeyer, Captain Laura Cadman, etc
Family: deceased father, living mother, two brothers and 3 sisters.

 

Actress: Nanako Matsushima

Name: Dr. Miko Kusanagi (sub)
Occupation: Scientist, Atlantis Expedition
Education: PhD Mechanical Engineering
Pleasure Education: 5 years Lotus House, marked Red Petal Geisha — a decedent of Japanese royalty. She is considered a princess within her house and socially is ranked above most Doms in Japanese society.
Current Relationship: is being courted by Dr. Carson Beckett
Past Relationships: Miko was collared directly out of Lotus by Kaemon Maeda — she was the fifth submissive in his home but her status as a Geisha elevated her above everyone including her own Dom socially. He eventually succumbed to cancer– she never left his side. She mourned him for several years and as such as only known one Dom sexually her entire life until she began the courting process with Carson Beckett.
Family: parents are dead, entered into a house “social” adoption with Patrick Sheppard and his sons.

Actor: Christina Cox

Name: Anne Teldy (Domme)
Occupation: US Air Force, Captain
Education: BS in Sociology and Masters in Anthropology
Pleasure Education: Three sessions at La Petite Mort
Current Relationship: collared Dr. Allison Porter shortly after they graduated from high school
Past Relationships: she occasionally contracts with male submissives to share with Allison
Family: Mother-Ella Teldy, Father deceased, one brother (Adam)

Actor: Nicole de Boer

Name: Dr. Allison Porter (sub)
Occupation: scientist, Atlantis Expedition
Education: BS Biology, Masters Biomechanics, and PhD Mechanical Engineering
Pleasure Education: 2 sessions La Petite Mort
Current Relationship: collared by Anne Teldy
Past Relationships: male submissives only at the discretion of her Domme
Family: Mother- Alice Freemont, Father- William Porter, no siblings

Actor: Richard Dean Anderson

Name: General Jack O’Neill (Dom)
Occupation: Air Force, General, Base Commander- Stargate Command
Education: BS and Masters in Engineering
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions La Petite Mort, 2 sessions Lleu House (with Daniel)
Current Relationship: collared and married to Dr. Daniel Jackson
Past Relationships: Sarah (ex-wife), etc
Family: Son- Charlie (deceased), parents deceased, no siblings

Actor: Michael Shanks

Name: Dr. Daniel Jackson (sub)
Occupation: Scientist, Stargate Command
Education: BA-History, Masters Anthropology & Egyptology, & PhD Archeology
Pleasure Education: 2 sessions La Petite Mort, 2 sessions at Lleu House (with Jack)
Current Relationship: collared by and married to Jack O’Neill
Past Relationships: Dr. Rodney McKay, etc
Family: Parents killed when he was a child, raised by his paternal grandfather who resides off-world with a race of aliens

Actor: Viggo Mortensen

Name: Dr. Patrick Sheppard (Dom)
Occupation: CEO Sheppard Industries (retired US Navy-Captain)
Education: Phd Engineering
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions Lleu House, 3 sessions Lotus House
Current Relationship: collared Jonah Dean, occasionally brings other submissives home for his Geisha to play with
Past Relationships: Claudia, Amelia
Family: sons: David, John, Matthew, Claire Sheppard (daughter-in-law), 2 grandchildren, adopted daughter- Miko Kusanagi

Actor: Takeshi Kaneshiro

Name: Dr. Jonah Dean (sub)
Occupation: Director of R&D for Sheppard Industries
Education: PhD Mechanical Engineering
Pleasure Education: 4 years Lotus House – marked white petal Geisha
Current Relationship: collared by Patrick Sheppard
Past Relationships: his Geisha Master and various Doms at Lotus during training. Patrick is the only Dom to have him outside of training.
Family: parents deceased, no siblings

Actor: Dylan Neal

Name: David Sheppard (Dom)
Occupation: CFO Sheppard Industries
Education: MBA Business,  BS Accounting
Pleasure Education: Four years at Kesakitan Pembawa in Singapore with Dato’ Seri Syed Raja, two  session at the Lotus House in Tokyo, and three sessions at La Petite Mort in San Francisco.
Current Relationship: collared and married Claire Dubois Sheppard
Family: Patrick Sheppard (father), Jonah Dean (father’s sub), Matthew Sheppard (brother), John Sheppard (brother), Miko Kusanagi (adopted sister), 2 children

Actress: Charlize Theron

Name: Claire Sheppard (sub)
Occupation: artist
Pleasure Education: 3 sessions at La Petite Mort – marked Fleur-dis-lis Consort
Current Relationship: collared by and married to David Sheppard
Family: Patrick Sheppard (father-in-law), Jonah Dean (father-in-law’s sub), Matthew Sheppard (brother-in-law), John Sheppard (brother-in-law), Miko Kusanagi (adopted sister-in-law), 2 children, Phillippe Dubois (brother), parents deceased

Actor: Tom Selleck

Name: General Randolph Rampart (Dom)
Occupation: Commendant of the United States Marine Corps
Education: Masters in Engineering
Pleasure Education: De Sade Institute (trained by Gerard de Sade), Lotus House
Current Relationship: Married (Angela), committed, exclusive relationship
Past Relationships: very distant past
Family: Wife (Angela), 3 sons, 1 daughter

Actress: Nicole Kidman

Name: Angela Rampart (sub)
Occupation: Lawyer who works exclusively in submissive rights
Education: Criminal Justice masters, law degree
Pleasure Education: de Sade Courtesan trained by Master Mason Blake
Current Relationship: married to Randolph Rampart
Past Relationships: she’s known one Master since she was marked as a Courtesan
Family: husband (Randolph), 3 sons, 1 daughter

Actor: Gerard Butler

Name: Gerard de Sade (Dom)
Occupation: After retiring from the de Sade Institute as a the House Master, he took over business and financial concerns of the de Sade family.
Education: MBA
Pleasure Education: 4 years at the de Sade Institute, 1 year of intense one-on-one instruction from Dato’ Raja.
Current Relationship: Has one collared submissive Andre Morgan, recently released a second submissive from service
Past Relationships: All of this disciples, Rodney McKay, Raden (Dragon Geisha), etc
Family: parents deceased, three younger brothers, one younger sister

Actor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Name: Andre Morgan (sub)
Occupation: none
Education: Juilliard – he’s an accomplished professional dancer (there on scholarship)
Pleasure Education: La Petite Mort Consort, trained by Master Emmanual Michel
Current Relationship: Gerard de Sade, and he indulges in sex with anyone Gerard brings home to play, he has “pet” status in Gerard’s household.
Past Relationships: none in more than 5 years, he accepted his first collar when he was 18 years old. His first master (Julien Marcus) paid for his pleasure education at La Petite Mort and Andre wore his collar for two years after he was marked.
Family: He was orphaned at 5 when his parents were killed in a car accident. No siblings.

Dr. Sydney Jamieson (Dom)
Actor: Avery Brooks

General Mason Blake (Dom)
Actor: Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Dato’ Seri Syed Raja (Dom)
Actor: Chow Yun Fat

Lianne Raja (sub)
Actress: Kelly Hu

Master Kyle Napier (Dom)
Actor: David Boreanaz

Master Philippe Dubois (Dom)
Actor: Alexander Skarsgård

Lady Heather KesslerActress: Melinda Clarke

Lady Heather Kessler (Domme)
Actress: Melinda Clarke

Master Akira Saito

Master Akira Saito (Dom)
Actor: Ken Watanbe

Colonel Steven Caldwell (Dom)
Actor: Mitch Pileggi

Lt. Commander Lucas Foster (sub)
Actor: Matt Bomer

Master Emmanuel Michel (Dom) Actor: Jude Law

Emmanuel Michel (Dom)
Actor: Jude Law

Master Neal Peyton (Dom)
Actor: Idris Elba

Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter (Domme) Actress: Amanda Tapping

Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter (Domme)
Actress: Amanda Tapping

Master Antoine Devereaux (Dom) Actor: Jason Patric

Master Antoine Devereaux (Dom)
Actor: Jason Patric

General Kevin Jordan (Dom)
Actor: James Woods

Isabel Sawyer

Isabel Sawyer (Courtesan)
Actress: Helen Mirren

Aaron Hotchner (Dom) Actor: Thomas Gibson

Aaron Hotchner (Dom)
Actor: Thomas Gibson

Dr. Spencer Reid (sub) Actor: Matthew Gray Gubler

Dr. Spencer Reid (sub)
Actor: Matthew Gray Gubler

Maris Belrose (Courtesan) Actress: Monica Bellucci

Marise Belrose (Courtesan)
Actress: Monica Bellucci

Daniel Williams (Courtesan) Actor: Scott Caan

Daniel Williams (Courtesan)
Actor: Scott Caan

   

78 Comments:

  1. I swear I remember there being one part after finding home. Its been a while si ce I read this but I thought I remembered the house trial

  2. O.M.Goddess – how did I miss Idris Elba as Neal Peyton? He makes my knees weak just looking at a picture 🙂 In my head I had Johnny Depp – not sure why other than every year my sister gives me a JD calendar at Christmas. Anyhow if you ever want to do a chapter just on Neal I will be eternally grateful (and probably won’t leave the flat until I’ve read it at least a dozen times.)
    IDRIS ELBA! 🙂 YAY!
    Thanks for my dreams tonight M’Lady, here’s hoping I remember them LOL Hxx

  3. Gah! I see chapter 15 but can’t actually click through the link to read it. Is this just me?

  4. I love this story. I can’t help myself from rereading it over and over again. I love how you write this world in so much detail. Its so alive and I always feel like I live in it. A friend and I have discussed which pleasure house would have suited us.

    Watching (reading) how John and Rodney come together, come to love each other is just an amazing piece of work. You can feel John’s apprehension as he realizes he’s in love with Rodney. And you can feel the family love that the whole Sheppard/McKay have for one another.

    I have 2 question and I may be totally reading too much into the story but I have to ask. In your world, you’ve shown submissive parents. How does someone like Jonah fit in though? He was 19 when he became part of the Sheppard family so I’m guessing the 3 boys were minors. If Patrick allowed it, would he have been able to have any rights to the boys? Like say sending them to their room if they broke a rule? And my second question is we’ve seen a lot of uncollared submissive on their own but can a collared submissive go out and about by themselves? Say to the mall or to the store?

    Thank you so much for writing such wonderful stories!

    • Both of your questions would actually be individual a couple and not a social norm of sorts.

      Negotiations take place between a couple — such things would be a part of it. I’d think that Patrick would’ve insisted that his minor children respect Jonah’s authority merely because he would’ve been an adult in the household.

      A collared submissive has as much freedom as is agreed to by the sub and Dom.

      • ok. I understand what you mean. I don’t know that I can see David, John, or Matt out right misbehaving but kids are kids and it wouldn’t leave me alone. Thanks so much answering my question!

  5. What is it about this series? I finished The North Star – loved it! – and had to go back and reread the previous stories.

    One thing about the series – it made me realize in late middle age (!) that I have kinks I was only somewhat aware of, or maybe in denial of. I don’t necessarily intend to do anything with this knowledge, but I guess it’s best to know.

    If you choose to continue the series, I would love to read it! Thanks for all your work.

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