As they turned away from the lake onto the road leading to Williams’ Station, AJ’s gelding whinnied. His friends heard only the whinny, but he heard “There are friends watching us, you may relax a little.”
“Easy for you to say, horse.”
“You talk to your horse, too?” Jason Simmons asked, “These other fellas give me crap when I do.”
“Then you horse is better company, I suspect,” AJ turned towards them to reply and as he did, he noticed.
He casually looked to the other side and recognized a very good friend of his—but said nothing—he knew he had some good allies to either side of him.
That particular friend’s tail began to wag.
Season VI, Chapter 2, Episode 21:
Benji, Renegade, Alice, Star, Daisy, Flutters, Buttons, Wingfoot and PepperCooper had been working together for some time now, mostly reorienting Renegade (attitude adjustment) to his true destiny—protecting his ancestors: Star & Wingfoot, the first known sentient wolves.
They decided to send Flutters to follow AJ as he was less likely to be noticed, and they would follow at a safe distance to avoid notice, yet be close enough if and when needed.
Flutters seemed to drift in and out of reality as he flew as every now and again he’d squawk out Karma’s name, quietly.
The five surviving raiders were disarmed and arrested by Cooper, with no small assistance from Chris and Matt Farkleberry. Their hands were tied to their saddles and the journey to Williams’ Station resumed.
They arrived a few hours later and were greeted by several townspeople. Susan and the boys, entered the abandoned log building that would soon become Seven Tables to look around.
Chris, Cyrus, Matt and Sarah brought the prisoners into the stockade. Sarah rummaged through the desk and found some deputy’s badges and tossed one to each of her friends, “I don’t know if this is legal, but you are now deputies. Let’s take these boys to the jail across the parade ground and lock’em up.”
There was only one little problem…
…I hate it when that happens!
To be Continued…