THE CALLISON STABLES

Callison StablesGrace Davis"I don't know why you had to bring me out here," Grace muttered as she and Trevor walked slowly up the hill.  "I-I've never been on a horse in my entire life."

"Well, I figured that with everything that's going on today, you'd need something to take your mind off of it."  Trevor stopped in front of the fence and smiled at the two beautiful horses that stood waiting for them.

"B-but, what if I get thrown?"  She eyed the horses nervously.  "I-I don't know how to ride!"

"Oh, you won't get thrown!  It's easy.  You just get on the horse and ride."  He reached out to stroke the mane of one of the horses.

"I see you've decided to come and take these beauties out for a ride," came the voice from behind them.

Trevor CallisonTrevor turned to see a man he did not recognize.  "Hello.  Who are you?"

Burt Lamont"My name's Burt Lamont," the man replied as he held out his hand.  "I'm the new caretaker here at the stables."

"What happened to Mr. Hadley?" Trevor asked as he shook Burt's hand.  "He's the caretaker."

"Well, seems like Mr. Hadley's mother took ill.  He had to head back east to take care of her.  I'm his replacement.  Just got into Albanyville the other day."

"Good to have you aboard."  Trevor smiled.  "Now, if you'll excuse us, Mr. Lamont, we have some riding to do."  He nodded and led Grace through the gate to the horses.

Burt watched Trevor and Grace closely.  Silently, he began to wonder what it would be like to have had all the benefits that went along with being a part of a family like the Callisons.  With a sigh, Burt shook his head and turned to make the long walk up the hill to the old farm house.


GOOD HOPE CHURCH

Good Hope ChurchLorraine Blake"Would you hold still," Lorraine muttered as she tried to straighten Patterson's tie.  "I warned you not to roughhouse with Todd before we left.  Now, look at you!"

"Lorraine, I look fine!"  Patterson grumbled and tried to pull away from her.  "Besides, you're choking me!"

"Oh, hush.  If you're going to be the best man today, I can't have you standing up here looking like a ragamuffin."  She took a step backward and inspected him closely.  "There!  That's much better!"

"I just can't believe this wedding is actually taking place."  He stuck his finger inside his collar to loosen the tie that Lorraine had tightened.  "After everything that's happened, this was the last thing I'd expected.  What do you think?"

"Um, what?"  Lorraine was clearly uneasy when she realized that she had once again been lost in thought.  Why did those hazy memories of her night of passion with Douglas Davis keep coming back to haunt her?  It was a mistake she quickly regretted, but it was a night she couldn't forget.

Patterson Monroe"I asked you what you thought about this wedding?"  He eyed her closely.  This hadn't been the first time in the last few weeks that he'd caught her off in another world.

"Actually, I'm not entirely convinced that this wedding is going to take place."  She quickly glanced around the room before her eyes landed on the groom who was standing next to Patterson and looking not at all comfortable.  "I have a feeling that something's going to happen."

Suddenly, the organ began to swell and the music started to grow louder.  "It's about time," Patterson muttered as he looked down at his watch.  "This thing is already 15 minutes late getting started.  I wonder if the bride's getting cold feet."

"One can only hope."  She leaned in to quickly kiss him on his cheek before she rushed to take her seat.  The wedding was about to begin.


GOOD HOPE CHURCH

Good Hope ChurchShe stood nervously at the doors of the sanctuary as the wedding march began to play.  As the room of guests stood in her honor, she slowly began her walk down the isle.

She was relieved to see the smiles on so many of the faces that had come to celebrate her wedding with her, but she was as equally dismayed by the frowns and disapproving looks of others.  As she passed, she could faintly hear the assorted chatter over the sounds of the organ.

"Oh, she looks so pretty!"

"I can't believe she's actually going through with this."

"I wonder who did her hair?"

"How can she be foolish enough to still love him after everything she found out about him?"

"Poor girl."

The bride shook off the negative comments as she smiled lovingly at her groom who stood waiting for her at the front of the church.  When she reached him, she took his hand and they turned to face the minister who stood behind the pew, ready to join them together.

"Dearly beloved," the minister began, "we are gathered her today in the presence of God to join together Sara Jane Summers and Dane Patrick Manchester in holy matrimony..."

Sara's wedding picture

 



 


TOMORROW

Stephanie tries to think of a way to stop the wedding.




 


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