no," I murmured under my breath. How am I going to get home
if I can't even get up? Taylor can't leave me...or, can
he? "Taylor, you can just leave me here with Lu-"
"No." One word. That's all
it took. His tone made me shut my mouth and just lie there. He
wasn't going to leave me. I was touched by his caring ways,
but how were we going to get help?
"Fine," I said. "But,
Taylor..." I drifted off as I slowly slipped into
I was shaken awake a few minutes later.
"Katie! Thank God you're awake. You can not fall asleep
again because if you do, I might not be able to get you back
up," he whispered the last part.
I put my hand against his cheek and he
caught it with his hand. I tried getting into a sitting position
now that my head had had a little rest. It took quite a lot of
effort, but the pain wasn't as bad as before. It still
killed, but if I gritted my teeth, it seemed to ebb for a
I gasped for breath; it was a workout.
"Okay, let's get on my horse."
"Whoa, what?" He asked me
"We are going back, now. I need
someone to look at my head." I said.
"Fine. But, you are riding with me.
We can tie Devil to Lucky's saddle and she can follow. Just
wait here," he said as he stood. He walked over to Devil and
quickly tied her to Lucky's saddle. His saddle was big and
wide and he was a strong horse, so I wasn't worried about him
"Alright, let's get you
up," he said as he walked back over to me. He put his hands
under my shoulders and lifted me onto my feet. I shut my eyes as
the pain made the world seem to swirl, but when I opened them, I
had control over my surroundings.
"Okay," I breathed out.
"You get on first," he said.
He helped me up slowly, I definitely needed it. When I was
gripping the saddle horn so tight that my knuckles were white, he
hopped into the saddle behind me. I felt his body against mine
and I leaned into his chest. "Thank goodness Lucky
knows how to neck rein."
I wondered why until I saw him use only
one hand with the reins. He would press one into
Lucky's neck and that told him which way to go. His
other hand wrapped around my waist to keep me from falling off. I
still held onto the saddle horn as we made our way through