These Ages Which Seperate Us

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Chapter 4 (v.1) - Ruined Ride

Submitted: December 07, 2011

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The next morning, it was Saturday. I awoke in a very content mood, for I had slept long and hard. As always, Tess had gotten up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, but otherwise, never left my side. She’d quickly scoot to do her business, and then return to bed, holding my body against her.

By ten in the morning, Tess decided that before we went riding, she’d do some grocery shopping and get money from the bank. Being an employee of the grocery store, I try to avoid it as much as I can on my days off, so I decided to stay behind and clean the house while she was gone.

I kissed her goodbye before she took off down the road.

I started out my morning alone by venturing out across the yard to the horse barn. Two friendly neighs, followed by two brays welcomed me. Not only did we own two horses, we also had a mule team. It had been Tess’ idea that we get a wagon and a couple of mules. I loved driving our wagon out to the pond in the woods to go swimming. That was one of our favorite activities to do in the summer. It’s so beautiful out there by the pond. It’s so quiet and peaceful, that I often will travel out there alone just to sit on the huge boulder and ponder about things.

When turning out the horses, I had to be extra careful. One wrong move might spook Gypsy. I had to walk the horses separately into the same paddock, just incase Blue decided that he wanted to start trouble; the mules I could walk at the same time, for they had spent their whole lives as a pair and hardly ever came close to fighting.

“Easy, girls,” I cooed to them as I released them into the paddocks. They’re names were Jane and Jenny but it was hard to tell them apart just by looks, you had to know them. For instance, I knew that Jenny always had a right lead, and Jane had a left lead. I knew all the quirks about our two quirky mules.

It took my almost half the day to finish cleaning, but when I was done, I was proud to sit and pat myself on the back for doing what I did. Tess normally was the one to clean the house, but rather, I liked relieving her of her duties as much as I could. It made me feel good that Tess and I got along good enough to decide who should do which chores on a certain day.

I was also glad that we would be going riding today. I planned on serenading her in my thoughts on the big-wig man she inferred me about yesterday. I also had packed a picnic dinner to store in my saddle bag.

Hours passed, and not one word from Tess. 

I began to get worried. I got so worried that I tired myself out by getting up and pacing, sipping a mug of hot chocolate in the process. I then sat on the couch, and began to realize that I was drifting asleep.

She was in my dream, running like an angle in a soft satin white dress, which flailed behind her like wings. She giggled happily. I began to follow her through the trees of dreamland, only to hear a loud roaring noise.

I awoke.

Ring! Ring!

It was the sound of the telephone. On my way to the kitchen, I glanced at the clock, it was eight thirty! The ride Tess said she’d attend with me was ruined!

I picked up the phone.

“Hello,” I said, worriedly.

A man’s voice answered. “Yes? Hello. Is this Miss Belli?” he asked.

I glanced at the clock again. Why would a man be calling my house at eight thirty at night? “Yes,” I said softly.

He sighed. “I’m calling with some information on your mother,” he said.

I gasped. My what? I began to tremble. What could bring Eva Belli out here? “Excuse me?” I asked, still trembling.

“Ugh, Tess Trueheart. That is your mother, isn’t it?” he asked.

Who the hell was this? I was beginning to fear for my Tess’ life! “Who asks?” I asked, a little firmly.

“This is Officer Johnson of the Montana State Police Department. I was wondering if you could come down to the station for a few questions. Something has happened to Miss Trueheart and she asked us to call you,” he informed me.

I began trembling again. “Sure,” I said. I gulped. “Give me say, fifteen minutes?” I asked, raising a brow.

“Sure,” he said.

“See you in a few,” I said, slamming the phone on the receiver.

I stood at the counter, trembling more than I had ever trembled in my life. “Tess. Oh, my Tess,” I whispered to myself. I had to stop. I had to get decently dressed and head out the door. Whatever had happened, I knew that I had to go to the police station.


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