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Young guy with military or similar training in civil enviroment

Shofan
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I'm looking for stories where the main character is a guy with military training or something in that fashion, who's living a life as a civilian.

Something like Lady in Red, but before it goes global. I really liked the first parts of it while they're in highschool, but I just lost interest when the whole world is waiting with bated breath for the next thing either of the main characters says or does. It's just way over the top when the whole world worships them both.

An other story that I've read here that I should've liked but feel that it was such a missed potential is Chad Johnson: Year One. The description is pretty much exactly what I want, but that story's focus is not on a former assassin integrating into society. The focus in the story is on the protagonists smoking addiction and his love for anime. Instead of being filled with interesting interactions with society that would occur with ties to his past as an assassin, it's about a whiny kid that will do anything to smoke, embracing the weeaboo culture that makes me cringe, and some BDSM thrown in. It was such a disappointing read.

I'd like the protagonists age to be of either highschool age or college age.

Sex isn't a requirement, I don't mind if it's alot of sex or no sex as long as it makes sense in the story.

No cheating/swinging/cuckold/mind control/gay.

Thanks for any suggestions.

StarFleet Carl

https://storiesonline.net/s/14595/survivor - by Ernest Bywater

samuelmichaels

@Shofan

How about Dual Writer's Florida Friends series? Chuck Johnson is a bit too old for your age group, but still fairly young in Job Hunt.

Replies:   sejintenej
Ernest Bywater

@Shofan

https://storiesonline.net/s/71089/recluse-and-ghost

Shofan

How about Dual Writer's Florida Friends series? Chuck Johnson is a bit too old for your age group, but still fairly young in Job Hunt.


Is Job Hunt a standalone story? Because like I said, I don't want to read anything with "cheating/swinging/cuckold/mind control/gay", and several of the Florida Friends stories are tagged with swinging.

https://storiesonline.net/s/71089/recluse-and-ghost


A pretty good suggestion but I've already read it and if I recall correctly, the protagonists age is a bit older than the age groups I was hoping for.

Replies:   samuelmichaels
awnlee jawking

@Shofan

There are a few 'teenage assassin' stories around. Unfortunately the only one I liked well enough to be able to recall instantly would fail your squick filters on multiple counts :(

AJ

samuelmichaels

@Shofan

Job Hunt is the first one of that particular sequence. You don't have to read any of the sequels, but you might want to to find out what happens next. Yes, some of the sequels have cheating (well, not in a married wife sense, but one of the love interests goes back to her old boyfriend). There are also several casual relationships.

Vlad_Inhaler

Two epics by the same author:
- https://storiesonline.net/s/68384/a-fresh-start
- https://storiesonline.net/s/11339/the-grim-reaper-romantic-story

paliden

You may like 'Island Mine' by Refusenik.

https://storiesonline.net/s/73545/island-mine
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https://storiesonline.net/a/Refusenik

How far will governments go when you have something they want? All Waylon Eckermann wanted to do was to go to college and figure out the rest of his life. It wasn't going to be that easy, not even with a little extragalactic help.
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Replies:   samuelmichaels
silver.trask
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Hey. I'll try coming at your request from different directions, but they're all partial matches that you may like or not.

The two stories The Outsider and A Flawed Diamond by Jay Cantrell are the only two parts in the Brock Miller series. While they have no protagonist with military training, or anything close to it for that matter, the story deals with a teenager adjusting to civilian life. That's the major point of the first story, but the aftereffects crop up every now and then in the sequel too.

Dark Days - Darkest Before the Dawn by Reluctant_Sir is a recommendation in a similar vein, wherein a teenager has a traumatic experience and is trying to grpw up and live in a normal society. It's pretty new, only 3 chapters are available so far, but it's complete and on a regular posting schedule.

If these kinds of stories aren't your cup of tea, then you may want to try to throw your net wider and look at time-travel stories where an adult (with whatever job and/or training) replaces his younger self in the past. Vlad_Inhaler already mentioned rlfj's "A Fresh Start" but there are more stories of this type.

I could think of two immediately, they are Getting It Wrong by G Younger and the recently completed Echo by Reluctant_Sir. There are no doubt a few more do-over stories out there that fit some of your criteria and if you're fine with partial matches like these then someone else can list them. I like a few do-over stories but am not that well-read on the entirety of the genre.

Centaur

might look at Saving Amanda by jryter

zellus

You might like to read Young Life of White Tiger by Anthill Mob.

Meet Jack, who we soon discover has an unusual talent for a young man, this is a story about his life growing up. There are ten chapters which give the background on his young age, but the book really starts when he hits high school. The title of the book will become apparent the more you read. The main book will be over forty chapters. My thanks to John Fullmer for editing the main story, to make it a better read.
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sejintenej
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@samuelmichaels


@FohuHow about Dual Writer's Florida Friends series? Chuck Johnson is a bit too old for your age group, but still fairly young in Job Hunt.


Within the same series Steve Sharp (the initial MC, also ex military) is about Chuck's age but Lisa (a Marine fighter pilot out of active service) seems younger.

Swinging? not in the conventional sense; two separate groups of women have attached themselves one to each of the main MCs on a clearly permanent basis (as if they were wives). They, the women, do try to attract other women but find their men averse to the concept.
Yes, there is (not described) lesbian behaviour between members of each group and very occasionally between the groups BUT the relationships are fixed, solid, firm.

Replies:   Shofan  cfuson001
Shofan
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@sejintenej

Swinging? not in the conventional sense; two separate groups of women have attached themselves one to each of the main MCs on a clearly permanent basis (as if they were wives). They, the women, do try to attract other women but find their men averse to the concept.

Yes, there is (not described) lesbian behaviour between members of each group and very occasionally between the groups BUT the relationships are fixed, solid, firm.


So the swinging is only women having sex with other women, i.e MCs woman/women doesn't have sex with any other men? That the relationships are fixed and solid doesn't really matter to me, they are in most swinger stories since you need to have a real solid relationship with your spouse to trust her having sex with others. It's the part where MCs romantic interest(s) have sex with other men that bothers me, trust or no trust.

Also, is this just for Job Hunt, or is this true for the whole Florida Friends series?

richardshagrin

@Shofan

Florida Friends series

I recall there is a hot tub at the trailer park where a lot of swinging happens.

cfuson001

@sejintenej

There is a LOT of swinging in Florida Friends.

zebra69347

@Shofan

All of the Florida Friends series involve two main men, who each have a group of women. But any sex involvement is not really explicit. In my opinion well worth a read, as long as you have plenty of time.

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Shofan
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@zebra69347


All of the Florida Friends series involve two main men, who each have a group of women. But any sex involvement is not really explicit. In my opinion well worth a read, as long as you have plenty of time.


I'll skip it then. I'm just not into men sharing women, no matter the reason or explicity, and that seems to be a big part of Florida Friends. I'm kind of anal about it, to the point that I try to avoid stories that has as little as a break up and the woman moving on because I really dislike seeing a love interest getting together with someone else, even if she's not a love interest at that point anymore. So swinging is nono for me, especially so in longer stories where you might get emotionally invested in the characters. Thanks anyway.

Replies:   oyster50  Ernest Bywater
oyster50

@Shofan

You get to choose, friend.

My story Melodic Redemption has a male protagonist who sustained injuries during his military service. The aftermath figures prominently in the story up to a point.

And like you, I don't enjoy stories with men sharing women, although my Smart Girls universe has a pair of lesbians and two extended (two female, one male) marriages.

If you are of a mind, give them a read.

Oyster

Ernest Bywater

@Shofan

I'll skip it then. I'm just not into men sharing women, no matter the reason or explicity, and that seems to be a big part of Florida Friends.


The sex scenes are easy to skip if you wish to do that, and still enjoy the rest of the story.

samuelmichaels

@paliden

You may like 'Island Mine' by Refusenik.


Actually, Human Man (second part of the "A Human" series) by Refusenik has some of these elements -- a yong man who spent 4 years (I think) in the Marines starts college.

The entire 2-part series is worth reading.

Shofan

My story Melodic Redemption has a male protagonist who sustained injuries during his military service. The aftermath figures prominently in the story up to a point.

And like you, I don't enjoy stories with men sharing women, although my Smart Girls universe has a pair of lesbians and two extended (two female, one male) marriages.


I'll check out Melodic Redemption. I'm already reading Smart Girls, in small doses though as I'm not all that into age gaps.

The sex scenes are easy to skip if you wish to do that, and still enjoy the rest of the story.


I might just do that when my reading list is empty.

Actually, Human Man (second part of the "A Human" series) by Refusenik has some of these elements -- a yong man who spent 4 years (I think) in the Marines starts college.

The entire 2-part series is worth reading.


I'll check it out, thanks!

Replies:   tendertouch
tendertouch

@Shofan

Melodic Redemption lacks the major age gap. There is some but nothing extreme.

Replies:   Shofan
Shofan
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@tendertouch

That's fine. Age gaps isn't anything that make or break stories for me. Honestly, I think that it's more about the age of the protagonist than the gap to the female love interest. I have a hard time to relate to middle aged men when I am in my mid twenties myself, so I sometimes lose interest when reading those stories.

That combined with me not really liking oysters writing style even if I do like his plots means that I read his stories in small doses before I get enough.

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