“Well great then, I could use the extra company.
Always hated taking these trips alone, you see.”
Trent came up and gently took me by the arm,
escorting me away from my new dark friend. “Then
you won’t mind if we get some sleep first before
meeting you in the morning, rightmate?”
Trent stated with mild sarcasm at the word mate.
“Trent, you are so rude at times, I swear you
got your manners from a grizzly bear at best!”
I pulled from his grasp and smiled at Mac who
was grinning back, getting his horse ready for
“What is the particular time and place you would
like us to meet you tomorrow, Mac, for our grand
adventure?” Mac smiled as Trent slowly
simmered in the background behind me. “I’m
stayen at the Majestic Inn. Why don’t you
both meet me there for breakfast around seven
a.m. and we can go from there to the train.”
I laughed with excitement. “The Majestic
Inn!” I looked back wide eyed at Trent and
then back at Mac. “I have always wanted to
stay at that place for since as long as I think
I’ve even been alive!
“Dessy, you get excited over the craziest
places, I swear.” I turned around with my
hands on my hips, firing him back a sharp look.
“Well maybe if there was more to do around this
dust bowel, I wouldn’t get so excited!”
Mac laughed out loud, making us both turn back
to him and snapping us out of our arguing.
I laughed. “Mac, it’s true, I get so bored
around here! Last place Trent thought
would be fun was a gun range…then he sulked all
day because I happened to beat his shot on the
very first try.” I looked back at Trent
and gave him a small smile, like a secret just
between me and him.
He shook his head and smiled back, not knowing
what to do with my fire but loving me dearly all
the same. “Well, we’ll meet you tomorrow
then fella, but right now we best be getting
back on into town.” I looked up at Mac as
he now sat perched tall on his horse.
“Thank you for letting us come with you, Mac…you
don’t know what that means to me…to get out of
this place for a while.”