Looking for a gay romance with strong internal conflict? Choose “Can We Surrender?” - a friends to lovers short story about two Asian men who develop feelings for each other during martial arts training. Qingyu grew up as a disciplined, but quiet and introverted karate adept. He cares only about his favorite martial art… until he meets Yuntian, a relaxed surfer who spends his days riding the waves of the Hainan sea. Opposites attract, and the two form an unexpected but instant friendship, which turns to bromance fairy quickly. However, none of them is ready to make it official. How long will they be able to hide their feelings, and will it make their friendship fall apart? "Unexpectedly, Yuntian's lips brushed Qingyu's. The light touch was irresistible. Qingyu wanted to reciprocate the kiss, but he was paralyzed by his inexperience. Yuntian kept gently nibbling at his lips, testing the degree of closeness they could allow themselves to have." This short story is intended for adult audiences.