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A warm hand rested on her waist.
I'll get supper on the table.
People on top of the earth are all meat.
They're lying on your bed.
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I hadn't planned on it.
The expression on Felipa's face reflected both humor and interest.
What was going on?
He rolled up the newspaper and hit her playfully on the backside as she walked away.
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I hope you didn't do that on my account.
I work for Uncle Bill on his ranch, and he pays me six dollars a month and my board.
His contemplative regard fell on Carmen.
He slapped her on the backside playfully as she passed.
She slid over, cuddling close to him, her head on his pillow.Advertisement
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I was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, a little town of northern Alabama.
How long would these mind games go on?
Getting around in front, so that she could look inside, the girl saw a boy curled up on the seat, fast asleep.
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When they finally got on the plane, she and Jonathan had a window seat - Jonathan in front of her.
His gaze fixed on Alex.
No, come on in.
On the other hand, Alex exuded confidence.
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What's going on in that pretty head?
I suppose no place is better than home on Christmas.
The nurse knocked on the door and then came in carrying a crying Natalie.
Come on down, Old Dan Tucker.
The family on my father's side is descended from Caspar Keller, a native of Switzerland, who settled in Maryland.
His gaze focused back on her.
He makes final decision on things.
Focusing on his profile, she willed him to look her way.
His warm hand on her waist was reassuring.
It might cross a person's mind now and then that their spouse might be unfaithful, but insisting on it for months was another thing.
I suppose it depends on the driver.
He replaced the photo on the end table.
Taking her in his arms, he held her close for a moment and then planted a kiss on her forehead.
Later, she lay in bed, tucked warmly under the covers as his boots clicked away from her on the hardwood floor - down the hall and into the den.
His penetrating gaze prowled over her face and pounced on her eyes.
He continued to avoid her gaze, focusing on Felipa instead.
But I think it's important that we're both aware of what's going on, don't you?
Even a bird is smart enough to push the fledgling out of the nest when it fails to fly on its own.
She patted Sarah on the shoulder.
I hurt my ankle and I can't walk on it.
He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face.
On the other hand, the dream was in her head, not his.
He was respectful of her concerns, but they didn't see eye-to-eye on any of it - except the fact that they both wanted another child.
He came up behind her and took the coffee cup from her hands, sitting it on the table.
His eyes blinked and opened, slowly focusing on her face.
Señor Medena eyed Carmen thoughtfully, but like Alex, there was no way of knowing what was on his mind.
Carmen tried to focus on Felipa, but her mind was full of questions.
Lifting the skirt slightly with one hand so she wouldn't trip on it, she let the other hand slide lightly down the banister for added balance.
Destiny stared at Alex over Carmen's shoulder and Jonathan was so focused on Alex that he nearly ran into Alondra.
She left him there to think about his actions - only he would probably stew on hers instead.
How many times had people commented on his wealth?
Finally he sat the cup carefully on the table, avoiding her eyes when he spoke.
Lisa came home from the hospital the day before the funeral and Connie insisted on staying with her for a while.
Sealing the letter, she took a stamp from her purse and placed it on the envelope.
The keys hung on the wall beside the door.
On impulse, she touched his brow.
She could feel it in his soft kisses on her neck, in the way he whispered her name.
It was time to stand on her own two feet.
It was impossible to know what was going on in Señor Medena's mind by observing his expression.
Pressing on the scar, he winced.
On the way back to the house, Alex offered to take them to the gulf for a family outing.
He was realizing the impact the lie had on their relationship.
Jonathan found a stick larger on one end than the other to use for a bat.
He sat down on the edge of the bed, staring at his feet... and then keeled over on the bed.
Alex put the paper down and turned toward her, sliding an arm behind her on the back of the couch.
Then he put a few chunks of carrots and potatoes on the plate.
He wasn't opposed to having it, but he insisted on sharing it in fair business - and with his wife, more or less.
He paused and kissed her on the lips.
He's catching on, isn't he?
He moved on before they were aware of his presence.
She stood on shaking knees.
The topic on Sesame Street was professions, which was the perfect opportunity for Lisa to ask her what Giddon did to earn a living.
There she opened her letter to Connie and added a request to check on that name and address.
Maybe they found cocaine on her and she needed twenty-five thousand to get out of jail.
On the other hand, if Sarah was telling the truth, there was another side to Giddon - a loyal brother.
Dodging cobwebs by the dozens, she pushed on until deciding she had reached a point behind the building.
One second she was falling head over heels, the next rolling on her side.
Her attention focused on finding something to use as a crutch.
She scrambled up and stood on her good leg.
I'll tell you on the way.
On moving to the drawing room he handed the letter to Princess Mary and, spreading out before him the plan of the new building and fixing his eyes upon it, told her to read the letter aloud.
One day they were sitting at the table working on coloring books when Alex came home early.
Let him stew on that for a while.
Come on, let's dance.
Is he sweet on you?
Are you sweet on him?
She pulled the car back on the road and continued toward the Giddon place.
This would be a lot easier on my ATV.
He put a hand on either side of her.
The moonlight formed shadows on his muscular chest.
He was trying to find incriminating evidence on Yancey.
A few impressions stand out vividly from the first years of my life; but "the shadows of the prison-house are on the rest."
It shall be on your family's behalf that I'll start my apprenticeship as old maid.
One day he would order his camp bed to be set up in the glass gallery, another day he remained on the couch or on the lounge chair in the drawing room and dozed there without undressing, while--instead of Mademoiselle Bourienne--a serf boy read to him.
There was shopping and packing to be done before they left on vacation.
He plopped down in a chair, his intense gaze fixed on her.
The unknown can be worse than reality, and she had no idea what to expect on the flight.
As it was, the kids might pick up on her fear and emulate.
Grabbing her hands, he pushed her back on the bed and held her down.
It was embarrassing to think she had let it go on this long without realizing he was troubled by it.
With everything going on, Carmen didn't have time to worry about flying, but when they were all sitting at the airport, she finally had time to stew over it.
Jonathan and I will make sure we fill her in on anything she missed.
From the foyer, they entered a huge room with a wide staircase that curved gracefully from the balcony on the second floor.
Alex retrieved her from Felipa and shifted her so that she sat on his arm, one of her arms around his neck.
After he left, she lifted one of the suitcases and placed it on the bed.
The muscles on his chest and arms were not well defined.
That pleased smile was on his lips again and his eyes held a glint of humor.
Señor Medena sat at the head of the long dining table, his three daughters on his left.
Señor Medena's reflective gaze rested on Carmen.
When the kids were settled in their room, she turned on Alex.
He rested a hand on her shoulder and sighed, gazing down at her tenderly.
He shoved her back on the bed playfully.
He rose up on one elbow and frowned.
Planting kisses on the corner of his mouth, she whispered.
Emerging from the bathroom an hour later half asleep, she put the new nightgown on and climbed into bed.
Alex sat up and scooted back so he could lean on the headboard.
If so, maybe they should put one on the payroll.
Now his father was putting a damper on it with his all consuming, self-serving plots.
Felipa pulled the hair up and used combs with amethyst jewels on them, giving the impression of long hair.
I saw his picture on your refrigerator.
When Carmen's gaze returned to Dulce, the woman had a smug smile on her lips.
His hand tightened on her waist.
Hands on hips, she smiled up at him dryly.
While the band was on break, Eduardo entertained them with some Spanish guitar.
Alex followed her and stumbled on the stairs.
Changing into her night gown, she decided to sleep on the love seat.
They crawled into bed and she rolled on her side with her back to him.
The service on Christmas Eve day was, of course, about Jesus.
Jonathan tugged on Carmen's arm.
It was a picture taken at the party and the focus was on Carmen and Alex.
She let her gaze fall sternly on Dulce's face.
You just happened to get caught on camera.
Marked on it in bold letters were the words "Baby A" and "Baby B".
From that point on it was a nightmare.
In a quiet room with no one looking on, she managed to get her emotions under control by focusing on Destiny.
She patted Carmen on the shoulder and left the room.
It was amazing how children honed in on parents emotions and sympathized.
She methodically placed the children's magazine on the table beside the chair, avoiding his gaze.
She shrugged as she placed the toy on top of the magazine.
Dulce had hands on her hips, leaning slightly forward as she spoke to him in Spanish.
Alex had his professional expression on, but Dulce was pouting.
It was rude to act this way to hosts who had invited them into their home on such a special occasion.
Alondra leaned forward on the couch so she could see Carmen.
Then, on Christmas morning when everyone is awake, we lounge around in our night clothes while we open presents.
After that, I guess I was focused on just getting by.
Carmen set Destiny on the floor and then sat down beside Alex.
There was no point dwelling on it.
She had been lying around all day catching up on her sleep while Carmen worked on her bedroom.
She let up on the accelerator long enough to gain control of the vehicle.
The fear his words invoked must have shown on her face.
The logical thing to do was leave, but she had a good job and she wasn't sure there was anything untoward going on.
Giddon was obviously watching her, so calling on her telephone might be tipping her hand.
He hadn't discouraged the short telephone calls with Connie on his phone.
There was nothing illegal going on, simply mysterious.
The delayed conversation indicated he was talking on the telephone.
Tammy and Sarah were eating a snack on the patio.
The return address on the envelope was Columbia, South America, but it wasn't addressed to anyone.
Of course, she could call Connie, but Yancey's conversation on the phone was fresh in her memory.
Giddon had barely left the yard on Diablo and Lisa instantly recognized it as a chance to investigate the building.
She put the offending foot on the ground, tentatively applying a little weight, clamping a hand over her mouth to stop the cry of pain.
Giddon deposited Lisa on the animal's back and, putting a foot in the stirrup, swung up behind her.
She felt his breath on the back of her neck and stiffened as one arm slipped around her waist.
His piercing gaze lifted to her face and the hair rose on the back of her neck.
His expression was sober as he placed a hand on the counter on each side of her.
He threw a leg over the ATV and settled himself on the seat with a grin.
She climbed onto the vehicle and settled on the soft cushion.
As they came out on an open trail, he increased speed.
The local folks call this spot the writing on the rock.
Come on, I'll show you something that will take your breath away.
They climbed back on the ATV and crossed the creek.
His hands worked up her back moving gradually as he massaged every inch of the muscles on either side of her spine.
Finally his big hands left her waist and moved to her shoulders, working out the stiffness in them, and then on to the back of her neck.
His warm breath on her neck sent her heart in a flurry of wild beats.
I wish you'd stop acting like I had a thousand guys on the string.
On the way to town, she told Len about the car and how she had come to meet the Giddon family.
He probably thought she had led him on.
In the truck, on the way home, she was silent a long time.
Howard couldn't find anything on this guy.
If Howard had not been able to find anything on Yancey, it was probably because there was nothing to tell.
On the other hand, she hadn't asked Len to look into Yancey's past.
The hair on her head was thick.
One hand on her waist, the other holding hers lightly, he gracefully swept her around.
Did he know she had spied on them?
Obviously he was accustomed to socializing on a high level.
The night air was chilly on her bare arms and she shivered involuntarily, annoyed at herself because it looked like an obvious ploy.
The porcelain clock on the wall proclaimed the time as ten minutes until twelve, but it didn't seem that late.
Noticing a deck of cards on the counter, she paused.
Her arms stole around his neck and she ran trembling fingers through the soft hair on the back of his head.
He flipped on the light and Lisa turned to get some coffee cups.
I'm sending you this card and hope to see you on your birthday if you can get away.
I was planning on fixing breakfast.
She leaned forward and he quickly kissed her on the mouth.
On the other hand, hadn't she put that idea into his head last night?
It's just that I got derailed and I need to get on track.
She followed him out on the porch.
Come on, inquiring minds want to know.
The money comes on time and he has fulfilled all his promises.
Because you had something else on your mind.
Certainly placing the family picture face down on the coffee table had done nothing to ease her pain.
Three men talking to each other on a sidewalk certainly wasn't enough to tell the police – except Len.
Connie would be on the road right now.
When he came into the kitchen, his gaze settled on her.
Back in his arms, Tammy leaned forward with her nose on his, looking into his eyes.
I want a fwower on mine.
I miss that and I'm not going to be held back simply because you're afraid to have me wandering around on my own.
A few minutes later the television was on one of Tammy's shows.
Outside, she stood on the porch a few minutes, studying the mountains around them.
And yet, every time she saw him, he was on his horse, ATV or in his car.
Without warning he leaned forward and kissed her on the mouth.
You wouldn't have thought it was so exciting if he had turned on you.
He was dead on when he said she was more afraid of her emotions than him.
They might have considered her an innocent bystander in her relationship with Allen, but being on the sideline again would, at minimum, make them suspicious.
From now on, I think it's best you stay around the house.
Maybe there was nothing going on, but gut instinct said there was a story here – something big.
From the expression on his face, he wasn't consoled by the answer.
Lisa dropped her pad and pencil on the couch and crossed the room, wondering who might be calling her on his telephone and why Yancey was screening her calls.
She glanced at Yancey, who was giving the forward in the magazine on his lap undue attention.
Yes, I heard you talking on it.
Oh, come on now.
Not on you're life.
Leaping on the bed, which was now in her room at the Giddon home, she bounced up to the window.
When she woke again, the sun was shining on her face.
Why don't we all eat out on the patio?
Tammy wrapped an arm around Lisa's neck and laid a soft curly head on her shoulder.
The one person she thought she could trust had turned on her.
Allen had come to the house before she asked Howard to check on Yancey.
I banged on the door, but you didn't answer.
I left a message for him to check on you.
Then when I caught him spying on me at the restaurant in Huntsville...
Do you know why he was spying on you?
Howard was trying to find something on him.
He dashed forward and grabbed Lisa's arm on the other side.
Here, why don't you sit down on this chair while I look you over and ask a few questions.
Because he was trying to dig up dirt on me so she'd leave.
I guess because his focus was on Allen.
Then get a restraining order on Allen.
Thanks. Since your radio isn't on, I'm guessing you're off duty.
Don't be too hard on Howard.
Strange he would want to defend Howard after he had tried to dig up information on him.
There she collapsed on the bed and started to cry – quietly this time.
That was when she noticed the clay on her shirt.
Something else was going on.
His shoes were covered with mud; he had torn his coat on the thorny tree.
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Someone knocked on the door and when she answered it, a man brought in their luggage.
Maybe he was thinking about Alexia, but that was still on their land, in the old house before it was renovated.
Unbuckling his belt, he pulled his shirt up and examined the knife scar on his abdomen.
When no one said anything she sighed, her attention on Carmen.
Alex said nothing, his stoic features giving no suggestion of what was on his mind.
Alex leaned forward and placed his hands, fists down, on the desk.
Removing his hands from the wall, he placed them on her shoulders, pulling her closer.
It was probably the first money, other than the air fares, Señor Medena had been able to spend on Alex - and even then he had to do it through Felipa.
Her dark eyes fixed on Carmen, eagerly waiting for the rest of the story.
Carmen put a foot on the first step and then heard voices.
Jonathan was sitting on his bed, watching TV in his pajamas.
It wasn't the first time she had gone to bed while he was out on a call, but it was the first time she had done so away from home.
He stumbled over something and exclaimed before she turned on the lamp beside her bed.
From there the horse dashed in and out of the poles and came to a stop on his haunches.
On the way across the open water, they saw several dolphins.
Felipa and Alondra insisted on providing the dress.
His hand gently pressed on her waist, drawing her closer as he leaned down.
When he spotted her, that sweet chocolate gaze locked on her, visually embracing her from across the room.
Carmen shifted her attention to Señor Medena, who was focused on Alex at the moment.
She was lounging on the bed reading a magazine when someone knocked on the door.
On the other side of the thick entry door was a sitting room with lush wine colored carpet.
On one side of the living room a door opened into a large dining area.
The table and chairs were made of a dark rich wood, and the tiles on the floor looked like polished bricks.
The wooden banisters were polished to a high finish, and the hardwood stairs were covered on the walkway with more carpet.
The master bedroom had wooden patio doors that opened on a balcony facing east.
His attention was focused on two riders approaching.
Surely Alex wasn't blind to the manipulation going on with intent to keep him in Texas.
She was the one who had insisted on waiting until they were married.
He's been clear enough about that, and yet it's being pushed on him.
She sat down on the edge of the bed and stared at the floor.
In fact, he must be struggling to float on the ocean of problems this family represented.
There was no riding the fence on this one.
Alex was lounging with one shoulder against the wall on the other side of the family room when Carmen walked in.
She rolled over and rose up on an elbow.
He lay down on his back and pulled the covers up.
She rolled over on her side away from him.
The national weather forecast on television was calling for light snow in Arkansas.
She combed Destiny's hair into pig tails, and then on impulse, did the same with hers.
One side of her wanted to press on until she got some answers.
He had the background and the education, but he obviously didn't have the inclination to adjust to the one being forced on him.
The feel of his warm fingers on her temple was comforting.
When the bed sagged on the other side, she realized the sound was Alex changing into his night clothes.
She hadn't brushed or rinsed her mouth out since being sick on the plane.
She crawled out of bed, snapping on the light as her stocking feet hit the floor.
He was up on one elbow, his attention fixed on her open blouse.
At her words, his gaze ripped from her breasts and pounced on her face.
When she re-entered the bedroom, he was propped up on a pillow, his eyes closed and the blankets tucked around his neck.
He sat up and turned on the light.
She leaned her head on his shoulder.
Alex had invited her to look at his financial files any time she wanted, and yet it seemed an intrusion on his privacy.
Finally she worked up the courage and turned on the computer.
He apparently owned several buildings he was leasing out on the coast - warehouses, maybe?
On the other hand, maybe he was hiding from something besides the responsibility of the ranch.
He sat down in a chair and methodically placed the cup on the table, his gaze fixed to it.
He glanced at her as he set the roasting pan on the stove top to cool.
Katie asked her about the progress on the horse ranch.
Besides, I've spent enough of his money on it already.
Now what brought on that comment?
I was thinking about buying a new vehicle and wondered if we had the money, so I looked at his financial information on the computer.
Katie shrugged her shoulders and focused on cutting an eye from the potato in her hand.
Carmen sat Destiny on the floor and picked up the pan of pealed potatoes, along with a paring knife.
She sat the pan on the table and sat down.
On the other hand, Katie had flatly refused to provide some information because she said Alex wouldn't want her to tell.
Alex will be home soon and I have to get supper on.
On the other hand, how could Alex be a positive influence if his Uncle truly felt that way?
Alex agreed, but he kept an eye on her.
Alex put a hand on her shoulder.
He lifted Destiny so her head lay on his shoulder.
Destiny sat on Carmen's lap and Alex held her arm while the pediatric nurse inserted an IV.
Her eyes were bloodshot but otherwise she looked pale lying on the sheets like a limp doll.
Nurses came into the room off and on all night to check on Destiny, but she continued to sleep.
Exhaustion from the ordeal was taking its toll on Carmen as well, but she tried to stay awake.
If he was on the road, he didn't need to be distracted.
I have enough on my plate already.
If he was in bed under the current circumstances, he must be sicker than he was letting on.
Felipa put a hand on her arm.
On the other hand, Alex needed to be in a position where he was forced to actually talk to his father.
They moved Alex's office upstairs and began work on the nursery.
At the end of January, Princess gave birth to the first foal on the ranch that wasn't sired by Ed.
Alex was away on a call when she discovered Princess in labor.
She wiped the pot with a dishtowel and carefully placed it on the coffee maker.
His gazed followed the coffee cup absently as he placed it on the table.
I didn't want to tell you this on the phone.
Without a doubt, the fact that the babies were healthy had major influence on his mood.
On the 28th of February they celebrated her thirtieth birthday.
Work continued on the nursery on weekends when Alex was home.
He had a lot on his plate right now... the twins, his father and who knew what else?
You spring something on me and then you just shut me out - like what I feel isn't important.
I want to be able to focus on solving this problem, not worrying about what might be said or done to you.
It was possible that his father had given up on him.
He had a family to support - and two more children on the way.
Alex was gone four days and was as solemn on his return as he was when he left.
As if bent on assisting her, the weather turned steamy when it entered the second week of June.
He didn't need any tips on the art of romancing.
She applied light colored lipstick and then put some on Destiny's lips.
When Destiny wanted to wear a ring like mommy, Carmen tied a yellow ribbon around her finger and made a bow of it on the top.
With everything ready, they sat on the window seat and watched for Alex.