"Keith what did you do?" Ivy asked as she rounded the corner and saw Keith almost drop the saddle as he was tried to put on Montana Horse.
"It's nothing," he replied.
"Don't try lying to me, you know it doesn't work," Ivy stood between him and his horse.
"Fine! I pulled a muscle in my back while we were moving wood yesterday," he sighed. Ivy nodded her head in satisfaction.
"I'll give you a massage when we are done feeding," Ivy took the saddle and threw it over the horse.
"Not happening," Keith tried to edge Ivy out of the way.
"Not a good thing to say to Ivy," Rachel appeared around the corner.
"There is no was around you two is there? I guess I will have to give in," Keith leaned against the wall. He was in too much pain to try fighting with these two girls right now.
"That's right mate," she patted his arm as she moved past him.
"We can make it back before them," Keith said.
"How?" asked Ivy.
"Follow me. We can cut across lot," he took her arm and they started off at a fast pace. When they came to the old dry creek bed, Keith jumped down into it and held his hands up to swing Ivy down. Instead of letting go of her right away when she was safely on the ground and hurrying on like he normally did, he bent his head and pressed his lips to hers.
When the kiss ended Ivy looked up and said, "That was an adventure!" It had caught her by surprise.
"So Sue and the boss?" Ivy asked on the way back to the bunk house with Rachel.
"Oh yeah, that's the real reason we came down here. You know CountryManOK from the country hangout?" At Ivy's nod Rachel continued, "Well he's the boss."
"No way!" Ivy was surprised.
"Yeah, that's right,"
"Why didn't you tell me when you were at our place last year?" Ivy asked.
"No one was supposed to know. I told our uncle and failed my history test because Sue hid the book to pay me back. Uncle put up such a fuss, after all she met him online you know. What he did not know was that she had already been down to meet him with a very good friend," Rachel said.
"Oh yeah, we are just waiting for the word."
"Really! it's that close?"
"Yeah," Rachel nodded.
Ivy looked at Luke. "You have to up your game if you are serious about Rachel. She is thinking about dumping you."
That is all for this time. I am doing this book for NaNo. I wanted to finish the whole book this month (an average of 80,000 words) but I have had too many other things to do and not much time to write. I currently have 43,816 words. I will make the 50,000 goal I set but I won't finish the book.