........................ I sat on the rocks looking out
at the stream flowing past me, the smell of the wild flowers on
the warm summer breeze filling the air along with the sound of
ATV's roaring round on one of the trails in the surrounding
you are" Rachel said walking over her hand resting on the round
bump under the tight tank "Your Dad called he wants to know what
time you guys are going to be done"
no idea they took off about 50 minutes go and I haven't seen them
since" I laughed pulling my knees up to my chest and wrapped my
arms round them. "And shouldn't you be putting your feet up" I
don't you start Jordan things I'm going to break every time I
move" she said sitting on the log by the fire put "I think I
might have to kill him if he doesn't knock it
so nervous about becoming a Dad" I said shaking
and you and Wes aren't helping by reminding him that he dropped
you when you were little" she said poking me. "Mind you it does
explain a lot" she giggled.
and here was me thinking I was your favorite sister-in-law" I
groaned "okay free babysitting has just been revoked" I said
above the roar of the 4 ATV's that rode through the stream
spraying both of us with water. Libby almost fell off the back of
Really" she moaned swiping my big brother he started to laugh she
was soaked from head to toe and the back of her shirt and head
were covered in mud.
have to admit it was funny" Eli said getting off of his ATV and
walking over to me.
Look at me and I have to go to work in less than an hour" she
said poking Eli in the chest now "Damn it Mallory how the hell do
you do it" Libby whined turning to look at
don't mind getting dirty" I said as Eli pulled me up and kissed
"Talking of that" he kissed my
draw the line at getting that dirty out here" I laughed. Eli
pouted "and you guys have practice don't
damn it I forgot about that" Eli groaned. "Wes we need to hurry
up or coach will have a fit"
the ATV's to Jordan's and I'll load them and take them home" I
you'd better go with them and you can take a shower in the house"
Rachel smiled I'll grab you some of my things that I used to be
about to fit in"
"Thanks" Libby smiled "Brandon I'm riding with you… for
some reason I don't trust my boyfriend right now" she walked over
to one of the others and climbed on behind him. Eli took my
riding with me"
I'll walk back with the family Weeble" I said moving before
Rachel could hit me.
I'll be gone by the time you get up there" he said kissing me
"See you later" I nodded "Love you"
you too" I grinned as he jumped back on his ATV and sped after
the others. Rachel linked my arm.
good to see you guys still so happy"
feels good" I nodded "Mind you I did want to throw him overboard
on your wedding cruise" I laughed as we walked back to the
wanted to do that with my parents as well" she
been months since all the trouble. My brothers and friends still
stuck to me like glue even thought Sam was locked away. I woke up
with nightmares almost every night seeing Sams face as he tried
to kill me, Eli held me so many times when I woke up unable to
catch my breath with tears streaming down my face. I could still
see in his eyes the horror of the night he saw me naked lying
unconscious on that bed, the girl he loved he'd driven in to the
arms of a total monster. But he'd been the one to make people
listen and come find me before it was too late, I loved him
before it happened and I love him now.
to deal with the fact some people thought it was all my fault
what happened including my own Mom who'd left all of us 4 years
before any of this happened and only came back to lecture me
about getting a reputation.
two weeks left in school before we had the summer to kick back
and have fun…………………………