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My offering is a snippet from The Cowboy's Baby. It's a cut scene.
A tall brunette wearing western wear and a belt buckle the size of Texas stopped by their table. “Tanner? I thought that was you.” She leaned over and kissed his cheek. “What are you doing in town?”
He let go of Cat’s hand to hug the other woman. “Reva. Hi. I had an errand to run. This is just a quick dash over the mountain.”
She grimaced. “Have you looked outside? It’s dropping snowballs the size of baseballs. I don’t think you’re going to make it over the pass tonight.”
He glanced at Cat. “We planned to stay.”
Reva’s frown was fleeting. Just a shadow over her lovely features. “That’s great.”
Tanner indicated Cat. “This is Cathleen O’Brien. Cat, my friend, Reva Martin. She shows working cow horses, too.”
The two women briefly shook hands.
“Nice to meet you.” Cat studied the other woman, and couldn’t help wondering if she and Tanner were more than friends. About his age, with horses in common, they probably had been lovers. None of her business.
“Do you show, too?” Brenda asked. Her eyes burned with curiosity.
“Too bad. There’s nothing like it,” Brenda said, her interest in Cat disappearing. She turned to Tanner. “That reminds me, Sun Bar Kid is doing really well. I’m going to enter him in the Stock Show. Are you bringing anything?”
Cat tuned them out as they talked horses. Her mind was on the upcoming evening. Although she was certain Tanner would get them separate rooms, she couldn’t help but shiver thinking of being alone in a hotel with him.
“Nice meeting you,” Brenda said. She moved away with a friendly wave.
“Nice lady,” Cat told Tanner.
“A good friend,” he agreed. “And a super horsewoman.”
A friend? Why had he clarified? His relationships with other women were none of her business. They had no future.
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