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UNSEALED An Unconventional Story of Love and Friendship  K . M. LANG DO N  MOTUS PUBLISHING TORONTO, CANADA
Motus Publishing 1120 Finch Avenue West, Suite 701-1556 Toronto, Ontario, M3J 3H7 Copyright    2016 by Motus Publishing. A...
   Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.    - John Watson
To first loves
Prologue  W  hen our relationship ended, everyone asked,    Did you see it coming     Though it was masked with concern, t...
PROLOGUE The sideways stares, the calls of protest as parents pulled their children tight to them, the anonymous bibles le...
PROLOGUE KARA EDWARDS Competitive, outgoing, and talented, Kara Edwards grew up in a supportive upper-middle class home in...
PROLOGUE These traits, along with the drive of an athlete, allowed her to overcome many of life   s challenges with little...
PROLOGUE to those who did. It gave her strength and confidence to feel like she was doing something that mattered. However...
PROLOGUE LIAM SUNDRY Liam Sundry had always been a dude. When people asked him to describe himself, Liam always replied wi...
PROLOGUE the way he did. Eventually though, this was the secret that pushed him to the other side of the tracks. Christian...
PROLOGUE quite satisfied. At first, he tried hard to block out the feelings. He   d try to focus on whichever naked girl h...
PROLOGUE that. He needed to lack the time to relive the memories and reoccurring thoughts that he had been trying so hard ...
One  S  tepping off the plane, Kara let the heat seep into her bones. Breathing in the new air, she felt the kind of excit...
K. M. LANGDON had seen anyone that looked like her or the kind of fun-loving, Bay Street-bound people she was used to. Bac...
UNSEALED chest and voice had suggested. He was lean and soft, resembling an athlete who had been too busy with books and w...
K. M. LANGDON    Ah, yes. I   m a big hockey fan. I used to spend summers, Thanksgiving, and Christmas vacations on my gra...
UNSEALED always imagined the machines the great American writers would have used,    Michael gushed. His cheeks were blush...
K. M. LANGDON meeting people to be friends with anymore. Grad school doesn   t seem like high school, or even undergrad. M...
Two  I  n Coronado, Liam Sundry was in celebration mode. After a week of no sleep, 132 hours of running, carrying logs, do...
K. M. LANGDON want the honor but do not want to, or cannot, endure the pain required. Most of the young men that Liam had ...
UNSEALED himself about technology and the digital world after leaving his Amish community. They were all different and the...
K. M. LANGDON These are my people, he thought. I   ve finally found my people. He looked around at all the tired yet deter...
UNSEALED with the base doctor, and then look after us overnight to make sure we didn   t try and kill ourselves in our sle...
K. M. LANGDON Everyone seems to have a scar coming from this week. Jones has a broken arm  Matthews has a gash on his jaw ...
Three  A  t SDSU, Kara was sitting in her first class of graduate school. Her professor was an older man with wild grey ey...
K. M. LANGDON not stepping up to the serious nature of Master   s programs. She didn   t want the class to think she was a...
UNSEALED girls from the program to come, as well as Michael, who was likely to become the English program   s token male. ...
K. M. LANGDON Franceen wore ripped jeans with a one-shoulder white tank that accentuated her arm muscles more than Kara wo...
UNSEALED Her question was met with silence. No one knew exactly what response was expected or needed.    Do you have to te...
K. M. LANGDON Franceen still looked uncertain and, despite that Kara thought Franceen might be a little too immature to be...
UNSEALED Kara spotted him. For years after this moment the two would disagree over how they met. Kara would insist that th...
K. M. LANGDON    His roommates ended up coming home early,    she explained.    So I   m coming to your place.    Kara   s...
UNSEALED Liam I   m going to marry that girl. I thought it yesterday in the cab as I rode back to base and I know it now a...
K. M. LANGDON though she   s short, she has huge arm muscles that I couldn   t imagine looking good in a bikini. Over dinn...
UNSEALED family, my studies, and he actually listened. He was a gentleman, mostly. But I kind of liked that he was confide...
K. M. LANGDON She kept at it.    Are you sure there   s nothing I can get for you  Another drink        Nope. I want to ge...
UNSEALED We laughed, we napped, and we ate. I wasn   t able to stop looking at him. He might be the hottest guy I   ve eve...
Four  A  fter their first date, Liam and Kara spent all of their spare time together. Liam called her every day on lunch. ...
K. M. LANGDON her classmates that he wasn   t going to be satisfied with the SEAL stereotype of an ignorant playboy and, i...
UNSEALED One particularly sleepless week, Kara   s friends encouraged her to tell Liam about the harassment she was receiv...
K. M. LANGDON he   s got his second phase test coming up, I don   t want to be added to that list,    Kara replied.    It ...
UNSEALED stop. She heard some yelling so she took out her earplugs to see what they were saying tonight. Lately, they   d ...
K. M. LANGDON anything similar to the shame he felt for his secrets. But, then again, his secrets were a little harder to ...
UNSEALED As they reached her door, they could see the source of the noise quite clearly. They were very obviously new recr...
K. M. LANGDON you for anything. It ain   t even an invite to me when I work out with her. It   s what she wants to wear an...
UNSEALED    Not anymore,    she replied with a grateful smile into his chest. From that point on, she completely dropped h...
K. M. LANGDON inexperience to ever say those three words first. So, he waited for the right moment. Soon after, a little b...
UNSEALED The little boy   s smile stretched wide across his face. He stood tall, put his hand to his brow, and saluted Lia...
K. M. LANGDON about her like I   ve had to worry about other girls. In fact, I think she worries more about me. She tries ...
UNSEALED He surprises me every time we   re together. Whether it   s putting an end to the harassment I   ve been facing i...
K. M. LANGDON It isn   t about bragging or    doing something good.    He just does these things because that   s who he i...
Five  A  fter days of drills that included running 10 or more miles on the beach as a warm up, followed by push-ups and pu...
K. M. LANGDON training     the exhaustion, the stress, and the fear of failure     it built up in all of the candidates. T...
UNSEALED how turned on you were when you woke up and realized what I   d done. Liam groaned.    Fucking bitch,    he said ...
K. M. LANGDON love Kara. I want to be with Kara. I do not want to be with Caligula. I don   t even care to see her again. ...
UNSEALED stay distracted. I went to a party at his BUD S training buddy   s apartment. His friends there were supportive o...
Six  Liam  I  ce, so much ice, and so many cold winds, un-showered men, and lonely nights in the wilderness spent thinking...
K. M. LANGDON been making moves on her without me there to defend her. I just wanted her bikini-clad body in my arms. Not ...
UNSEALED trusted her. I just didn   t trust myself. Alone, in the middle of Alaska, I had time to think about all those th...
K. M. LANGDON I left a white envelope with    LIAM    written in large letters tucked under the doormat. Then I texted him...
UNSEALED SEAL, or even a SEAL-in-training. He grinned his easy grin and eyed me up and down.    Well ain   t you a sight f...