Mattie could feel her body warming to his touch and her heartthem to the gates of the fort.
beating wildly in her chest. Whether it be fear, exhaustion, or confusion
she didn’t know, but she felt safe in this man’s arms. Safer than she’d felt
in a very long time. A moment later, Red gently placed her onto the
horse and walked quietly to his mustang.
The next two days were troubled ones. Red seemed as confused as
Mattie about that instant beside the Appaloosa and neither of them
wanted to address it, which led to a near wordless ride that finally took