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  • Nurturing was in his personality.

  • Was it greedy to want one of their own as well?

  • Alex was supposed to be sterile, but they had been wrong about that.

  • It was possible after all - but was it moral?

  • On that subject she was adamant.

  • Maybe he thought she would change her mind, but it wasn't going to happen.

  • Alex was romantic enough to understand the sentimental significance of the home she had inherited.

  • It was the first time she thought of Katie that way.

  • Obviously he was still struggling with it.

  • Her heart was starting to flutter.

  • He was head of the house - the one who made final decisions.

  • This was the final step.

  • It was no small decision for her.

  • This was a decision she had already made once - but not really.

  • Alex was doing everything in his power to provide her with all the experiences of a natural mother.

  • It was true, and it brought color to his neck, but he didn't comment.

  • His voice was controlled.

  • Maybe something was wrong all along.

  • He was going to call the doctor.

  • Her sigh was a mixture of contentment and relief.

  • In the meantime, Thanksgiving was coming up - and then Christmas.

  • Alex was uneasy because he and his biological father had never seen eye to eye.

  • She was uneasy because she had never been on a plane before.

  • His birth father already suspected she was a country bumpkin.

  • Her face was burning.

  • Once the fire of passion was gone, it was embarrassing.

  • No one could deny that Alex was a devoted husband and father.

  • Bill was family because he was married to Alex's sister.

  • When Carmen's father died, she thought she was alone in the world, yet all these people had been there for her.

  • Alex had been the one who helped her see them as true family, and yet he was having issues accepting his own father.

  • Apparently his greatest concern was the fact that his mother was married to his adoptive father at the time he was conceived.

  • That was a double-edged hurt, though, because Alex adored his adoptive father.

  • With so many people at their house, it was fortunate that the weather was warm and dry so they could utilize the courtyard for the children.

  • Mr. Reynolds was indifferent to the subject.

  • That idea was troublesome to Carmen as well.

  • When Josh died, Mary had indicated that she felt Carmen was at least partially responsible.

  • In fact, at times she had been almost brutally clear that she was no longer interested in him.

  • She wasn't vain enough to think that turned him to drinking, though.

  • Maybe it was her way of keeping Josh alive.

  • At any rate, today was no different.

  • That was when Mary decided to relieve her mind of a troubling thought.

  • What did you really think when you found out Alex was a Mexican?

  • I can't imagine what he was thinking to hide a thing like that from you.

  • All I could think about was that I had a living father-in-law.

  • Communicating feelings with Alex wasn't always easy.

  • He was such a wonderful person in so many ways.

  • At ten years old, Jonathan was almost as tall as she was.

  • He was getting to be quite a handsome young man.

  • She was only a month into two years old, but she was big for her age.

  • What was he disappointed about - the new baby?

  • He wouldn't have approved - of that she was certain.

  • Then there was the money he left to Carmen.

  • On the other hand, the dream was in her head, not his.

  • What was she making him disappointed about?

  • That was a no-brainer.

  • It was one thing to tell herself everything was resolved, but quite another to thoroughly accept something she had always considered wrong.

  • 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.

  • "I was," she whispered.

  • The coop was a comfortable 48°F - warm enough to keep the eggs from freezing, but cold enough that the chickens didn't get shocked by the temperature change when they went out of the coop.

  • Princess was supposed to foal again in January.

  • Six-month old Dandy nickered to his mother, but Casper was busy talking to Princess and Dawn.

  • She was due to foal in July.

  • Somehow it simply wasn't top priority in her life right now.

  • At least at this point, the old house was paying for itself.

  • He intended it as a joke, but the memory it resurrected was painful.

  • She was an only child who had been very welcome.

  • They put her through college and it was her intent to stay with them as long as they needed her.

  • For her, losing them was painful enough, but losing a mate - that would be agonizing.

  • She was equally certain that he would have loved them.

  • In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.

  • The household account he had set up for her was healthy and growing with the monthly deposits he made.

  • Katie said that was because Carmen had been raised poor and had become frugal.

  • That might be true, but there was no point in working at becoming a spendthrift simply because he had money.

  • In fact, that was a good way to make sure he didn't.

  • It was nice having Alex home all day and having the family together, but all good things come to an end.

  • There was shopping and packing to be done before they left on vacation.

  • As busy as she was, time had to be set aside for play with Destiny.

  • She was a veritable garden of indecision.

  • Well, that wasn't entirely true.

  • If God thought it was wrong, nothing we could have done would have been successful.

  • It wouldn't have been so much fun for him if she had reacted the way he did when she told him she was pregnant.

  • But then, he had reason - in his head - to believe it wasn't his.

  • As it was, the kids might pick up on her fear and emulate.

  • Aside from packing, there was also decorating to be done.

  • She had to move a few things to make room, but that wasn't too hard.

  • When she glanced at him, he was eyeing her, a wry smile twisting his lips.

  • It was presumptuous of him to purchase them.

  • I know it still galls you that he was willing to help pay for your college education, but not Katie's.

  • Jonathan came in as Carmen was setting the table.

  • Alex was watching her, his expression unreadable.

  • To him, it was no different than artificially inseminating a cow at his clinic... well, the concept wasn't.

  • Why hadn't it occurred to her that Jonathan might feel he was being replaced?

  • He was simply one of their children.

  • I think he felt included because he was helping as much as we were.

  • "I wasn't thinking," she said.

  • He was going to like the clothes she bought for the trip.

  • It wasn't something she would normally do - buying clothes specifically for a trip.

  • But this wasn't just any trip.

  • Besides, it was time to replace some of the things she'd been wearing since before they were married.

  • It was one of those break-through moments.

  • It was embarrassing to think she had let it go on this long without realizing he was troubled by it.

  • It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.

  • When she reached Destiny's room, Jonathan was already dressed and was helping Destiny.

  • I was so excited that I couldn't sleep, so I got up and dressed.

  • He was dressed in his usual indigo jeans and western shirt.

  • He didn't want to go, so maybe this was his expression of resistance.

  • Now he knew what a chicken she was.

  • Still, the feel of his hand was reassuring.

  • It wasn't so bad.

  • When she glanced up at him, even his smile was reassuring.

  • Outside of this being her first trip in an airplane, the rest of the flight was uneventful.

  • Alex didn't look at Carmen, which was her first inkling that something was amiss.

  • Alex wasn't much help, though.

  • Her dark shining hair was pulled back loosely with bejeweled combs and hung in loose curls down her back.

  • 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.

  • Maybe Katie wasn't the only one who had been overlooked by Señor Medena when it came to inheritance.

  • Maybe it was the soft accent that held her attention.

  • Alex was cordial to his father and formal to his sister.

  • If their meeting today was any indication, this visit was going to be interesting - if not uncomfortable.

  • The fact that there was nothing to protect her from was irrelevant.

  • That she doubted, but his tone was confident.

  • It is a beautiful day, but yesterday it was cold.

  • Señor Medena was watching Alex, but from the corner of her eye Carmen could see Alex was looking out the window.

  • Was he actually avoiding conversation with his father?

  • We... actually, I... was thinking about adopting a few wild horses from out west where they have too many.

  • It wasn't like him to be petty.

  • This wasn't the Alex she knew.

  • Señor Medena was watching him intently.

  • It simply wasn't like him to be rude like that.

  • It was a long time back, before they were married.

  • It was impossible to know what was going on in Señor Medena's mind by observing his expression.

  • His chuckle was soft.

  • Maybe he was simply tired.

  • It was a hacienda, not a ranch, and Señor Medena was the patrón.

  • More than likely the correction was to prevent her from being embarrassed.

  • At any rate, the Medena hacienda was impressive.

  • If the outside was impressive, the inside was magnificent.

  • It was his way of focusing in - pulling her close without the intimacy of touching.

  • Sometimes he even did it when there was a room full of people between them.

  • Actually, she hadn't thought how it looked to others - and there had never been any doubt in her mind that she was fortunate to have Alex.

  • Her eyes were almond shaped, the brown of the iris so dark that it was almost black.

  • Her jet black hair was swept up gracefully into a plaited crown.

  • Alondra was attractive in a delicate way - her features more refined.

  • Her dark hair was pulled back severely from a narrow face.

  • And yet, there was something about her that suggested she was in uncharted waters - maybe body language.

  • Alex introduced Jonathan and their welcome to him was equally warm.

  • He probably didn't realize that his hostility toward Señor Medena was being transferred to Jonathan as anxiety.

  • I think she was merely directing the comment at you because she thought you might want to know.

  • His brows lifted and his chuckle was deep and warm.

  • It's winter - or was at home.

  • They swelled and blended smoothly - and that flat tummy was so masculine.

  • In fact, everything about him was masculine.

  • That pleased smile was on his lips again and his eyes held a glint of humor.

  • His voice was husky.

  • All the same, he was the one who broke the embrace.

  • The idea of making love in a strange bedroom was disturbing enough, but with only a door between them and the children, locked or not, it didn't feel right.

  • Tonight, when it was dark, she could pretend they were at home.

  • The man sitting at the other end of the table was introduced to them as Morino el capataz - their foreman, Morino.

  • The boy who sat beside him was his son.

  • Apparently the duo was considered part of the family.

  • He was being positively rude.

  • When Jonathan spoke, the distraction was welcome.

  • Carmen shot a glance at Alex, who was giving his meal undue attention.

  • There was no reason Alex shouldn't tell his father.

  • It was no secret.

  • There was no way to defend her moral objections without seeding doubt in his mind.

  • Having a baby was something they should be excited about - talking about to others.

  • And yet, she was reluctant to say anything to church members - even family members.

  • And now she was even resenting Alex for telling his father.

  • Maybe he was thinking about Alexia, but that was still on their land, in the old house before it was renovated.

  • Or maybe he was thinking about their conversation last night.

  • But this wasn't about intimacy - was it?

  • It was about privacy and morality.

  • Morino said this horse was gentle.

  • When they turned around, Alex was still on the horse.

  • His face was still pale.

  • The belt buckle that deflected the knife from his heart was now irritating the scar.

  • Normally it was a raised area, dark pink, but now it looked red and angry.

  • He did not act as if it was bothering him.

  • What was that supposed to mean?

  • He was alright and they probably wouldn't do it again.

  • Maybe that was what Felipa was talking about - that she fussed over him too much.

  • The rest of the ride was pleasant.

  • Maybe it was jet lag - whatever that was.

  • Alex said nothing, his stoic features giving no suggestion of what was on his mind.

  • I have been made acutely aware of that fact since I was a child.

  • In that moment she was certain she saw something in his eyes - something akin to remorse.

  • You saw how he was.

  • Alex was watching her intently.

  • Jonathan was gazing up at Felipa with an adoring expression.

  • Christmas was only a few days away, and yet it didn't seem like Christmas.

  • Carmen was up first, showering and dressing before Alex woke.

  • It was almost as if he were shutting Felipa off before she could reveal something.

  • But that was behind them.

  • The shopping trip was exciting because it was so close to Christmas, but otherwise uneventful.

  • It was time to shove those old inhibitions out of their bedroom.

  • 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.

  • If she was invited, it was as a guest of Alex, so he would tell her when and if he decided to go.

  • I just thought it was because he was so good looking.

  • Felipa tipped her head to the side, as if she was considering that information.

  • But it was more.

  • Maybe Felipa had a love she wasn't sure about.

  • But if you could trust him this way and there was no electricity, would it still be love?

  • It was Alex who talked her into the IVF, but what did it matter?

  • It wasn't an easy decision.

  • It was true, of course.

  • It was the way she wanted it as well.

  • She wasn't contributing money, but she was certainly contributing her share.

  • The room was silent for a few minutes after they left.

  • Carmen's smile was wry.

  • "I was raised poor," Carmen said.

  • Whatever the case, it certainly wasn't worth arguing about.

  • Maybe that was the problem.

  • Or was it the other way around?

  • His father was never able to get custody of him as a child.

  • Now he was exerting his authority in another way.

  • It wasn't as if he had to be there every living minute of his life.

  • Hopefully she wasn't offended.

  • He wasn't hurt, he interjected.

  • It was nice to hear English spoken without a Spanish accent.

  • Jonathan was sitting on his bed, watching TV in his pajamas.

  • Even so, Alex wasn't back by the time she got out.

  • 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.

  • If this was what defined a vacation away from home, she'd just as soon stay at home.

  • She was still awake an hour later when Alex came through the door.

  • Better. I think she was foundered.

  • Oh, I was supposed to tell you about a party.

  • Felipa was telling me.

  • The boxes were heavy, so carrying two of them was too much weight to handle.

  • Jonathan was up early and ready to go, so Alex hurriedly showered and dressed.

  • How could he do such a thing in front of Jonathan... and where was Jonathan?

  • It was all just good clean fun.

  • I don't think anyone was timing me.

  • Beautiful he was, but he also looked high spirited.

  • He wasn't going to buy it.

  • He was merely admiring it.

  • The architecture was fantastic, but not near as exciting as the ride on a ferry.

  • The weather was balmy, adding to the enjoyment of the day.

  • Pleasant as it was, they had to go back.

  • She was so worn out that she fell asleep at the table.

  • If he thought Alex was warming to him, he saw more than she did.

  • That night after Jonathan was in bed, Carmen turned to Alex.

  • For a minute there, I thought I was getting forgetful.

  • Carmen couldn't make out more than a few words, but one of them was mare.

  • The warm bubble bath was relaxing.

  • A friend, certainly, but their relationship was also romantic so best friend didn't seem like a good description.

  • When she glanced at Alex, he was watching her intently.

  • His response was a warm smile.

  • Jonathan was watching them intently.

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