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  Posted: February 29, 2016      Views: 567
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Mrs. Wilkey's first novel, Two Tattered Hearts, was published by G and J Publishers and can be found at Amazon.com. It's a novel about how Anna, an abused spouse escapes, with her son, the man-made hell she lives in and finds love. < - more...

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Chapter 85 of the book Texas Dream Catcher
Jim and Soni head for home.
"Chapter Veinticinco, (25) Pt Cuatro" by barbara.wilkey

Background
Soni Adler owns the Rockin' A ranch. I35 goes through it. Drug & human traffickers use I35 for transportation to other parts of the US. Jacob Blackwood is an ICE agent. Will these two find love?


ENDING OF PREVIOUS POST:

"You need to wash off." Jim sat beside her and placed his hand on her back. "Maybe I should give you a little shove." He pretended to push her.

Soni exaggerated the shove and jumped into the water.

"You need to wash too. Do I need to help you?" She reached for him.

He didn't accept her offered hand. "You're going to pull me in." He removed his shirt. "When you're finished, you'd better wear this." He grinned and took off his boots.


TODAY'S POST:

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE
Part 4

Jim jumped in. "Brrr. How can it be so cold when it's this hot?"

"It's spring fed." Soni pointed to the range of low mountains. She bent down so her shoulders were underwater.

Mack chased a bluegill.

"Good boy. If you catch them, we can eat some fish." Jim continued to watch the dog.

"I just want to go home. Do you think the toxins are off?" Soni started to walk toward the bank.

"Probably. Wrap yourself in my shirt until your top dries."

Soni glanced down at her white tank-top. "Sorry. I wasn't thinking. I gave my shirt to Tatiana." Once out of the water, she covered herself with the shirt before she faced Jim. "Tatiana told me she was kidnapped because they want me. I don't understand what they want from me."

"Earlier, something was mentioned about ownership of the ranch. Maybe we need to look into that. Any ideas where to start?" Jim joined her on the bank.

As he did, Goliath and Mack joined him and shook off the excess water.

Jim stepped away. "Thanks, guys."

"Dad kept a safe with the property deed in it. I've never read it. Never had a reason." She grabbed a boot. "My feet aren't dry. There's nothing worse than wet boots."

"Dinner's looking better and better. We could dry by the fire."

With hands on her hips, Soni tilted her head. "Sometimes you amaze me. You're a former Marine. Do you really want to be out after dark with drug cartels looking for us?"

"Hunger affects my brain," he teased. "You're right."

"We need to let Alex know about Tatiana, too." Soni unrolled a blanket, refolded it, and placed a poncho around it. "This should keep the saddle dry."

"About Alex..." Jim hesitated.

"What else did you not have a chance to tell me?"

"When I left, we hadn't been able to contact him."

"They have by now, right?"

"I don't know. My cell doesn't have service."

Soni plopped on the ground. "This has not been a great day." She stood and tried turning enough to look at her rear. "That wasn't a good idea. Now, I have a muddy butt."

"Go back in and clean it off, but leave the shirt here."

She mounted Smoky. "We don't have time. Let's go." The two dogs walked alongside the horse.

Jim brought up the rear.

*****
The sun began to set. "Can't beat Texas sunsets."

"I'll agree with that. They're beautiful." said Jim. "What are your plans when we get to the house?"

"First, check on Alex, and then call the hospital to make sure Tatiana was admitted. I'd better make sure Grandfather's okay. Maybe I'll take the helicopter to Laredo and see Tatiana." Soni came to a complete stop.

Jim halted, put his hand over Soni's, and whispered, "What's wrong?"

Soni shook her head. "I don't know. I just got a strange feeling. I can't put my finger on it. Let's go. I need to get home."




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Thank you Google Images for of an image of a Texas sunset. They are beautiful. Thank you for taking time to review and all the support you give me. I truly appreciate it. I'm sorry, I didn't post yesterday, my usual day, but I got so busy I couldn't.


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