Previously: Lacy was washing her hair and washing with her special soap. It felt wonderful.
Arturo had a roaring fire going and had laid out their bedrolls side by side in anticipation and hoped he had not over stepped his bounds. Stripping off his clothes he headed for the stream.
When he reached Lacy she smiled and told him to turn around. She lathered him up laughingly telling him he was going to smell like lavender.
Arturo did not care—he closed his eyes and just felt her hands on him. It was so sensual he never wanted it to stop. She washed him everywhere and finally turned him around and kissed him.
She said in a husky voice,“Lets test those bedrolls out.“
What happened will stay between them and the stars in the sky, but if they were church-going people they would have had a story to tell in confession. It was difficult for Ed Slater to remember his pact with Arturo: “Who knows if either one of us has a chance with Lacy, Arturo—but should she pick you—I will accept that, in our business, ‘compadres,’ are few and far between…”
Meanwhile—In Nevada, near Fort Justice…
Mac sent orders to “Move everyone to Fort Justice” to all deputies…
Season 12—Adventure 2—Return to Fort Justice—Episode 10… He ordered this in response to the influx of outlaws into the area in advance of the arrival of Dalton’s Rangers. There had already been some violent incidents—Chris, Jay and Sarah had confronted a half-dozen outlaws in North Fort Justice. It didn’t end well for the outlaws.
Boomer and his “command” had no incidents—yet, but sent for wagons to send to North Fort Justice.
Everyone was told to take any valuables and leave their businesses and homes unlocked and empty.
Within 24 hours the road was clogged with freight wagons carrying all the citizens of both North Fort Justice and Fort Justice to the fort. With most of the troopers gone, the fort could easily shelter the refugees.
Meanwhile—In North Fort Justice…
Chris, Sarah, Jay, Paul and Ralph had just finished checking all campsites and buildings and were preparing to head for Fort Justice—when they heard horses—a LOT of horses—coming at the gallop!
They barely had time to wheel around before the outlaws were upon them. The more experienced marshals drew their side arms and began shooting—Paul and Ralph were a couple of seconds slower.
The first three outlaws were dead before they hit the ground—their horses stopped and reared up—blocking the rest of the outlaws’ fire and causing their horses stop quite suddenly. Two of those riders fell to the ground.
The rest had enough and quickly spurred their horses to the gallop.
They would not return.
To be continued…