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Kaye Leigh got up the next morning
feeling as if she had never been to sleep; she had been
dreaming that Jeff was with Morgan and that they had taken her
"Are you ok mom?" Josh asked.
"I'm fine honey." She said. The boys
"Are you sure Kaye Leigh you don't
look so great." Becki said.
"I'm tired I had a bad dream last
night." She said.
"About what?" Jeff asked.
"Good morning guys." He had just come
out of the bedroom.
"Morning." Becki said.
"Excuse me." Kaye Leigh said hurrying
to the bathroom.
A few minutes later Jeff came in.
"Are you ok?" he asked. Kaye Leigh
was sitting on the floor, she nodded her head.
"You are avoiding my question about
your dream, so I am going to assume it was about me and
Morgan?" he said sarcastically. He handed her a glass of
"Thank you. You and Morgan took the
baby." She said. Jeff shook his head.
"I would never do that. Have you even
been to the doctor yet?" he asked.
"No not yet." She replied.
"I want you to go as soon as
possible, I realize that I have nothing to do with you but
this is my child too." He said.
"I'm sorry Jeff." She said quietly
with tears falling down her face.
Jeff fought to take her in his arms
again, but he just turned and went out of the bathroom. He
heard her crying get louder as he shut the door behind him.
"Is she ok?" Becki asked when he sat
"She's sick again. Her dream was that
Morgan and I took the baby." He said. He put his head in his
hands. "Becki she's tearing my heart out, I want to comfort
her and protect her, but I can't just do it for a day, I want
a lifetime." Becki gave him a hug.
"I'm sorry Jeff." She said. Jeff
hugged her back.
Kaye Leigh had come out of the
bathroom and saw the two of them hugging. She was furious; she
slammed the bedroom door shut. Becki and Jeff broke apart and
looked at the door.
"Are you ok Kaye Leigh?" Jeff asked.
She did not answer but came out a few minutes later fully
"Something wrong Kaye Leigh?" Becki
"Of course not I just want to get out
of here and away from him." She snapped.
"Josh get in the truck." Kaye Leigh
went out the door.
"Kaye Leigh what's up?" Jeff asked
"I've got a house to clean." She
"I'm going to help." He said.
"No you're not, I don't want or need
your help, and if you step on my property I will have you
arrested." She said as she went to the truck.
"Kaye Leigh wait for me." Becki said.
"The same goes for you!" she called
over her shoulder. Jeff and Becki just looked at each other.
"Can I have a hug mom?" Dan said.
"No, and I am not your mom." She
"Kaye Leigh!" Jeff and Becki yelled.
Dan just stood there. Kaye Leigh slammed her truck door shut
and floored the truck throwing gravel everywhere.
Jon and Curtis were already at the
house by the time she got there. She slammed on the brakes,
put the car in park, shut it off, got out, and slammed her
door again. Jon and Curtis watched her.
"Where's Becki?" Curtis asked when
she got to the porch. She did not answer but went into the
"Mom's upset with her and dad I
think, but I'm not sure what. She told Dan that she wasn't his
mom and wouldn't give him a hug." Josh said.
"Stay out here for a few minuets
Josh." Jon said.
"Are you going to yell at mom?" Josh
said smiling. Jon just went inside with Curtis.
"You ok Kaye Leigh?" Jon asked
"Fine, thanks for getting the
dumpster." She said.
"Jeff called said he and Becki would
be over in a while." He told her.
"If they show up either get rid of
them or I will call the police." She said.
"Kaye Leigh wait a minute." Jon said.
"I don't have a minute; I've got work
to do." She said.
Jon grabbed her arm. "I don't know
what happened between you, Jeff and Becki, but don't ever take
it out on the kids again. Dan didn't deserve your attack." He
"Don't you dare tell me what to do
Jon, you have no idea." She said.
"I don't care what they did or didn't
do, Dan did nothing." He said.
"Shut up Jon and get out of here! I
don't need your help or anyone else's." She yelled.
Jon went outside.
"You're being unfair Kaye Leigh."
"You're fired Curtis get out of
here." She snapped.
"Why for stating a fact?" he yelled.
"Get out of here now!" she hissed.
Curtis followed Jon outside.
Jeff and Becki pulled in shortly
after Curtis joined Jon. Dan had been crying, Jon told him and
Josh to go to his house and stay with Alexis.
"What's going on?" Jon said. Jeff
shook his head.
"I have no idea, she was sick this
morning, then took a shower, came out, slammed the bedroom
door, came out grabbed Josh, told us to stay off her property,
told Dan she wasn't his mom and took off like her truck was on
fire." He said.
"She was fine when she got up; she
was tired she had a dream apparently about Morgan and Jeff
taking her baby." Becki said.
"Well she told me to get out of her
house and off her property." Jon said. "She didn't like what I
had to say about her attitude with Dan."
"She didn't like mine either and
fired me." Curtis said. Jeff and Becki were shocked. Jon's
"Hello?" he said.
"Hey Jon it's Jones here, we just got
a call from you're sister, apparently she's a little upset
that you, Curtis, Becki and Jeff are on her property." Jones
"She's a little moody right now,
being pregnant, having her house destroyed, it's all taking
its toll on her." He said.
"I figured as much because she was
kind of hysterical on the phone. So I'm not going to send a
car out there, but if she calls again we will have to." Jones
"Give me ten minutes if she calls
after that you can send a car." Jon said.
"Sure thing and good luck with her."
Jones said laughing.
"It seems Kaye Leigh called the
police to have us arrested or removed, but they aren't going
to send a car, but if she calls back after ten minutes they
will so we have ten minutes to get the phones disconnected and
to get her cell phone from her." Jon said laughing.
"I'll disconnect the phones; I've had
experience in this." Curtis said.
"Who's going to be brave enough to
get the cell phone?" Becki asked.
"I will." Jeff said.
"Do not hurt her, no matter how angry
you are at her." Jon said seriously.
"I wouldn't hurt her intentionally."
Jeff went inside; Kaye Leigh had seen
him coming so she started throwing things at him.
"Get out of here!" she yelled. Jeff
dodged most everything.
"I'm not leaving Kaye Leigh so stop
it." He yelled.
"Yes you are or I will call the
police again." She said throwing some other things at him. One
of the items hit him in the head and he fell down. Kaye Leigh
"Jeff?" she said. He did not answer
She thought she knocked him out or
hurt him in some other way. She dropped the thing in her hand
and ran over to him, kneeling down beside him she said "Jeff?"
She was expecting him to answer or move so when he jumped up
and grabbed her she could not fight him by the time he had her
"Get off of me." She yelled.
"No! You should really learn how to
tell if you really did damage to someone." He said laughing.
Kaye Leigh was furious.
"I should have done a lot more damage
to you." She hissed.
"You couldn't be because you love
me." He said.
"No I don't!" she replied.
"Don't lie Kaye Leigh it isn't nice."
He said, he took her cell phone.
"Give that back to me." She said.
"Sorry but we don't want the police
coming after us." Jeff said. "Now while I got you here, we're
going to have a little chat. First of all don't ever talk to
any of our kids like that again."
"Don't tell me what to do." She said.
"I am telling you Kaye Leigh and you
will listen, you can hurt me all you want, but you devastated
Dan and I won't have it." He said.
Some of the fight went out of Kaye
Leigh, she knew she never should have said that and she was
ashamed of herself for doing it.
"You need to apologize to him later.
Secondly tell me what happened between the time I left the
bathroom and the time you went into the bedroom that got you
so angry at us." He said.
"I'll apologize to Dan, but you and I
have nothing to say, now get off of me." She said.
"Tell me what's wrong!" he yelled.
"I can't stand any of you now get off
of me!" she hissed. He could see she was not going to budge,
he knew it was the anger talking, so he let her up.
She stood up.
"Give me my phone." She said.
"No." he replied and walked away.
Kaye Leigh went out the door and headed to the stable.
"Hey boss where are you going?"
"I'm not your boss since you no
longer work here." She replied. He ran to catch up to her.
"Slow down a minute Kaye Leigh." He
said taking her arm and pulling her to a stop.
"What?" she demanded.
"What are you doing?" he asked.
"I'm trying to get my house back in
order." She said.
"Kaye Leigh we've been friends for a
long time and I don't know what is happening to you but I am
here for you." He said.
"We're not friends Curtis, if you
were my friend you wouldn't choose Jeff over me." She said.
"I haven't chosen either of you over
the other, nor would I, but if I am being honest with you I
think you're acting like a fool. Jeff would not have an affair
with anyone, much less Morgan. He loves you way too much. If I
was him I think I would have put you over my knee by now." He
"I don't care what you think Curtis,
you were nothing, but hired help, remember that." She said and
Kaye Leigh had gone and got some of
the guys from the stable to help.
"Just throw everything away." She
told them. "My darling brother got a dumpster which is out
front and extremely appropriate for the situation." She said.
"Kaye Leigh knock it off, hasn't that
mouth of yours done enough damage today?" Jon said angrily.
Curtis had told them what she had said. No one knew what had
happened to make her this angry.
Kaye Leigh glared at Jon, and then
finally went upstairs.
"Salvage whatever you can." Jeff
said. Kaye Leigh sat down on the window seat and starred out
at the open range. She was hurt and she was angry. She had
cried all night, been sick this morning but not once could
Jeff hold her even for a second, but he had absolutely no
problem holding Becki or Morgan. She wanted to scream at
everyone, throw things, and hit someone. After about fifteen
minutes, there was a knock and Jon was in the doorway. She
wiped her face and looked at him.
"Kaye Leigh talk to me, tell me what
happened." Jon said. Kaye Leigh was crying again. Jon sat down
"Jeff and I were in the same bed last
night and I cried all night, I was sick this morning and
crying not once did he put his arms around me, he never even
attempted, but when I came out of the bathroom he had Becki in
his arms." She said, crying harder. Jon shook his head and
tried not to laugh.
"Kaye Leigh you know that Jeff loves
you." He said.
"Really Jon, he's signing the divorce
papers, building a new house." She said.
"I'm sorry Kaye Leigh but you did
file for the divorce. I'm not trying to make this harder but
what do you expect him to do?" Jon said softly.
"I expected him to love me and be
faithful." She said completely breaking down. Jon held her.
After a little while, Jon said, "Sis
let us clean this up and you go into town and get everything
you need to replace this stuff. Take Becki with you." She
shook her head.
"I'll go but I want to go by myself."
"If that's what you want." He said.
They went downstairs and Kaye Leigh left.
"She's going to go replace
everything; she also told me what the problem is." Jon said
"That good huh? Well let us in on
it." Jeff said.
"She said that last night and this
morning you didn't even attempt to hold her or comfort her,
but this morning you had no problem hugging Becki." Jon said
"She thinks something is going on
with Jeff and me?" Becki said.
"Not really everything is just taking
its toll on her. Plus Jeff said he's signing the divorce
papers and he's planning a new house." Jon said.
"What?" Curtis said. "What are you
"Stating the truth, I'm giving her
exactly what she wants." Jeff said.
"Does it really sound like that's
what she wants?" Jon asked.
"So you're just going to up and
divorce Kaye Leigh?" Becki said shocked.
"You guys are forgetting that she
filed for divorce, she kicked me out." Jeff said.
"This isn't what she wants, she's
hurting, and doing what she does, that doesn't mean you give
up and walk away!" Becki yelled. Tim had come in and was
"What do you want?" Jeff yelled at
Tim. Tim smiled. "Don't get any ideas, Kaye Leigh is my wife,
and you need to stay away from her."
"Doesn't sound like she'll be your
wife for long, Kaye Leigh is going to need someone to lean
on." Tim said laughing. "Maybe I'll even get to help her raise
her baby." Before Tim knew, what happened Jeff had hit him and
they ended up fighting. Jon and Curtis had to stop him from
doing it again.
"Tim get out of here!" Curtis yelled.
When Tim was gone, Jeff said, "We
need to get this cleaned up before Kaye Leigh gets back."
Kaye Leigh had decided that she was
going to wipe Jeff completely out of her house, not that she
could wipe him out of her heart or mind. She picked out all
the furniture and got a nice little bedroom set. She was
thinking she would make their bedroom into a guest bedroom and
that she would take either Faith's or Dan's. The furniture
would be delivered Monday afternoon. Next, she went to get
dishes, bedding, clothes, paint, and everything else she
thought she would need.
They had everything cleaned up by the
time she got back. Kaye Leigh gasped when she seen Jeff's
"What happened?" she asked.
"Don't pretend you care Kaye Leigh!"
"Oh knock it off I do care." She
said. "I may not want you around, but that doesn't mean I want
you hurt." Everyone went to get stuff out of the truck.
"Really Kaye Leigh well you've been
doing a great job of hurting me." Jeff said. "Your new
boyfriend decided to take a swing at me."
"My new boyfriend, what are you
talking about?" she said confused.
"Tim your..." He started.
"Jeff shut up and come with me." She
said taking his hand and leading him upstairs.
Kaye Leigh made him sit on the window
seat and she went to get a wash clothe to clean up his hands
and face with.
"Jeff, you and I need to be friends
so please stop attacking me." She said.
"Like you don't attack anyone?" he
"I know that I was a jerk today Jeff
and I am sorry, I will apologize to everyone else also." She
said. She was gently wiping away dried blood from his lip.
"Tim isn't my boyfriend and you know it, there won't be
another man after you, I can't go through this again." She
Jeff was watching her as she cared
for his bumps and bruises.
"You want to be friends Kaye Leigh
but you're quick to jump at the idea of something going on
between Becki and I." he said. He wanted to grab her and kiss
her, she was so beautiful. Kaye Leigh went back into the
"You could find reason's to hug and
hold Becki, but you couldn't attempt to hold me." She said to
"I wanted to hold you and comfort
you, but I don't want just a night or a moment Kaye Leigh, I
want a lifetime." Jeff said.
Kaye Leigh was crying again. Jeff had
gone to the bathroom door,
"I can't do that Kaye Leigh, I can't
have you one minute and you pushing me away the next." He said
looking at her. Kaye Leigh was facing away from him.
"You won't have to worry Jeff; I
won't expect anything from you again." She said.
"That isn't what I want Kaye Leigh!"
"What is it you want Jeff?" she said
finally looking at him.
"I want my wife back." He said giving
into the desire to grab her and kiss her.
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