A Lover's Salvation

A Lover's Salvation

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Genre: Romance

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Status: Finished

Genre: Romance

Summary

Alex fights for survival as a healer in a post-apocalyptic world. She fears all men because of her horrific past but she finds herself falling for the powerful soldier, Marcus. After finally finding happiness in his arms, Alex is ripped away from him by the cruel leader of a warring army. Will the little healer forever be destined to live a tormented life, or will she finally find the strength to be her own savior?

Summary

Alex fights for survival as a healer in a post-apocalyptic world. She fears all men because of her horrific past but she finds herself falling for the powerful soldier, Marcus. After finally finding happiness in his arms, Alex is ripped away from him by the cruel leader of a warring army. Will the little healer forever be destined to live a tormented life, or will she finally find the strength to be her own savior?

Chapter1 (v.1) - A Lover's Salvation

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Alex fights for survival as a healer in a post-apocalyptic world. She fears all men because of her horrific past but she finds herself falling for the powerful soldier, Marcus. After finally finding happiness in his arms, Alex is ripped away from him by the cruel leader of a warring army. Will the little healer forever be destined to live a tormented life, or will she finally find the strength to be her own savior?

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Submitted: January 19, 2012

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Prologue

War broke out world wide by the time the summer of 2025 began.  What started as skirmishes between bickering countries soon escalated as individual nations strutted their power in front of their enemies.  Entire nations were swallowed whole by the destruction of nuclear warfare.  Many areas of the United States became unlivable as radiation took hold.  Whole cities were wiped out, first by radiation and then disease.  No area of the country was spared, no city left standing.  Resources were quickly wiped out.  Entire armies were subjected to the same fate. This left even the most powerful nations on earth vulnerable within. 

An inability to stay in contact with other communities escalated the problem.Communications ceased in most parts of the world when power plants, radio towers, and satellites were blown apart.  Common citizens were left to defend themselves from marauders.

Plagues and famine wiped out many who survived the terrible war. Those who remained were forced to learn to live without the technological monsters they used all of their lives.  Farming, raising crops and livestock for survival, was a necessity.

Often soldiers, trapped in foreign lands, had no loyalty to its people.  Others chose to take from the workers rather than toil for their own survival.  These soldiers, stronger and more trained in war than the people around them, became raiders.  They would steal, rape, and murder their way through the countryside with no concern for anything except their own wants and needs.

Sergeant Randall was twenty-two when the war broke out.  He was sent, with his squad, to defend the part of the eastern seaboard that ranged from North Carolina to Georgia.  This squad patrolled the coastline looking for any invasion coming from the ocean.

As the war raged into its second decade, many soldiers who were separated from their command lost hope and direction.Randall, sensing the extremely low morale of both his men and the civilians he came in contact with, established a temporary settlement.  Those who wished to could then live together and have the protection of a larger population.

The sergeant, a well-liked and respected man, as well as many of his comrades stayed together after the war.  The unit, searching for their own missing family members, spent many years traveling the east coast from Maine to Georgian looking other survivors as well. 

Randall managed to find his wife, Eva.  She survived the war by taking shelter with other military wives in the remnants of a hospital.  They were able to elude raiders by locking themselves into secured rooms.  Randall brought his wife and the other survivors back to the settlement lying eastward of where he found them. 

Although States, even countries, no longer existed as governmental bodies, Randall still thought of this area as “Georgia”.

Randall saw it was necessary to make a permanent and safe structure for the settlement.  To that end, he and his men searched for the perfect clearing.  This would need to be near a fresh water lake with plenty of land to grown crops and feed livestock.  Once this was located, the people spent the next several years building a protective wall to surround the colony.

Several times through the years he would again lead his men out to the various areas of the country to continue his search for the colonists’ family members.  During one such expedition things took a decidedly challenging turn for the Sergeant and his men.  This was a turn that would change many of their lives forever.


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