Ever have one of those days where you think too much and the strangest questions pop into your head to perplex not only you, but anyone you mention it to?
Lend me your brain and gird your stomach. I have come up with just such a question.
First some background. I gear this towards romance book readers who enjoy the hero as being either a current of former Navy SEAL, Special Forces or any branch of the miltary either real or imagined where the men have to be bigger than life to do the job and do it right.
Case in point would be the men in books by Christina Skye, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Tara Janzen, Sandra Hill ... please add any of your favorites here.
Usually, at some point in the book, we see them on a mission. A dangerous covert mission.
You recollect that on "stake-out" is when they have to wait - for hours; total stillness, awareness and body control, for hours; no twitching, scratching or sneezing, for HOURS - you get the gist ....
What happens when nature calls? I mean, do they have special padding? Do they , um, for lack of delicacy - go with the flow? If so, how do they disguise the scent? Seriously. How do they deal? If they have allergies, and their noses turn into spigots, remember they can't move. Again, how do they deal? The sound of honking into a tissue must be a big no-no. What do they do?
OK, so I think weird things. But there must be answers out there. And if there ARE answers, that means someone has asked the question before me. So that means, they were weird first, and I am normal.
Isn't logic great?