She passed the highway leading up the mountain to the Flibberty Jibberty Rose Ranch. She didn't know what made her do it. When she turned towards the ranch instead of going straight on up the road to the bank, and then on to the highway heading out of town, she felt bemused by her own actions.
"What the hell are you doing this for? All it will get you is more trouble," she thought to herself. Teresa had said that Stephanie was riding the fence lines, and she knew she would have very little if any trouble finding her. She knew the ranch as well as she knew the lines on the back of her own hand.
Johnnie parked the truck at the west pasture and got out. Straining to listen and hearing nothing she decided to start heading out up along the trail. She didn't want to be doing this but she knew she could not leave town without at least saying good-bye to Stephanie.
Johnnie caught sight of Stephanie, after more than an hour of walking. She was crouched over to fix two loose wires at the base of a fence post. As she approached, Johnnie knew that Stephanie was still oblivious to her, as well as everything else around her.
Johnnie knew in that instance what she was going to do. She figured she would be slapped or at the very least cursed out, but she knew she didn't care. Right now, all she wanted was to feel this woman in her arms at least one more time.
Stephanie was startled when she heard a husky voice behind her say, "Close your eyes and don't turn around. I will not hurt you, I will never hurt you." She felt a hand on her shoulder and another hand caressing her back. As she gasped in a large gulp of air, she shut her eyes. Stephanie was more turned on than she cared to admit and she most definitely was not afraid.
Stephanie rolled her head back and let her eyes remain closed. "If she pretended not to know who this was then it would all be ok, to do just one more time," she thought. "No one will get hurt. No one will even need to know."
"If you want me to stop I will," the voice whispered. "But, I don't want to stop. I don't want to ever stop, please don't make me stop baby. Please say you want me to keep going, to love you, please say you will keep me forever."
"No, I don't want you to stop." Stephanie pleaded into the air, as hands caressed her shoulders, and lips brushed against her ear and neck sending shivers down her body. "I do want this, I want it right now, but I don't want it forever--" she let her last statement trail off and be carried away with the wind.