Christmas Presents: a Short Story of Gay Romance by Mercy Loomis
December, 1998. Robbie Barnes loves being a soldier, but the Army is a jealous mistress. Living with the fear of being outed as gay has put Robbie’s love life on the shelf. But when fellow soldier and best buddy Chi invites Robbie to come stay with him in Hawaii over Christmas, Robbie discovers he and Chi have more in common than Robbie realized. Contains explicit sex.
Originally published in Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance, ed. Kristina Wright. Berkeley, CA: Cleis Press, 2012.