It was after ten that evening when
they stopped, they were in New Mexico, but Kaye Leigh was sure
what town. She felt her panic rise when she had seen the sign
welcoming them to New Mexico. Sam found a small town with a
He had gotten two rooms and told her
that she would be staying in one with Tim. When Sam took her
into the room he grabbed her and kissed her, she pulled away
from him and he laughed.
“You’ll get use to it.” He said. “I’m
going to untie you and you can use the bathroom, keep the door
open, and talk.” He untied her hands, her shoulders ached,
and she wanted to scream from the pain. “A little sore huh? I
could rub your shoulders.” Sam said smiling.
“No thanks.” She replied as she
walked to the bathroom. When she finished they tied her to a
chair in the room.
“Tim and I are going to get some
food, you behave Morgan.” Sam said as they left.
When they got outside Tim said,
“We’re not really going to hurt the baby are we?” Sam shook
“No, murder isn’t in my agenda. She
will have the baby and then we will give it away. We’ll send
note to Jeff explaining that the baby was lost along the way
though.” He said.
“Good, I didn’t want to be a part of
killing anyone.” Tim said.
“She’s gotten to you too hasn’t she?”
Sam said laughing.
“What do you mean?” Tim asked.
“You’ve fallen for her just like
every other guy does, but remember she is going to be mine.”
He said seriously.
“I like Kaye Leigh, I think she is a
special person, but I have no other interest in her.” Tim
Morgan sat down on the bed and glared
“What did I ever do to you Morgan?”
Kaye Leigh asked. Morgan got up and walked over to her.
“What did you do to me? You stole
everything that I’ve ever had.” Morgan yelled.
“What are you talking about?” she
“Sam is consumed with you, even you
can see that. Do you know what it is like Kaye Leigh to have
your husband in love with someone else? Do you know what it’s
like to constantly be reminded that you aren’t as perfect as
the other woman?” Morgan hissed. “He never let you go no
matter what you said or did to him. I lost him, my job,
friends, all because of you, and now I see you’ve taken Tim
too.” Morgan slapped her.
“I have never taken anything from
you!” Kaye Leigh yelled. Her face was burning.
“You’ve taken my husband from me.”
Morgan slapped her again. Kaye Leigh was fighting hard not to
give into the tears. Morgan laughed.
“You pushed your husband away on your
own; I just got the ball rolling.” Morgan said still laughing.
“We’re you and Jeff having an
affair?” she asked feeling sick.
“I’m afraid not, of course I wouldn’t
have minded, he’s a very handsome man, much too good for
someone like you!” Morgan said smiling.
Kaye Leigh was sure she was going to
be sick, her head was spinning, and her stomach was turning.
Jeff had been telling her the truth all along. Morgan was
right she did not deserve someone as great as Jeff. Morgan was
laughing and it was making her head pound.
“Where are you taking me?” she asked.
“To Colorado up into the mountains,
where you and Sam will live happily ever after; well at least
Sam will be happy. I certainly hope that you will be miserable
until the day you die.” She said laughing again. Sam and Tim
came back with the food.
Tim started handing it out.
“Kaye Leigh you need to eat
something.” Tim said putting some food in front of her.
“I’m not hungry.” She replied.
“Please eat something.” He said to
“No!” she yelled glaring at him.
“You will eat something Kaye Leigh;
you can’t go getting sick on me when we’re just starting
over.” Sam said running a finger over her cheek where Morgan
slapped her. Kaye Leigh turned her head away. He laughed and
whispered “Soon Kaye Leigh you will be begging for me to touch
“Have you been apart of this from the
beginning Tim?” Kaye Leigh asked.
“Yes, I was a part of it before I was
hired at Silver Creek.” Tim replied.
“I however wasn’t in it from the
beginning.” Sam said. “I realized that you were being set up
that night in Denver. I knew that Morgan hated you and I knew
that she wanted to destroy you, however I really didn’t think
she had it in her though.” Morgan smiled at him.
“You don’t know what I am capable of
Sam.” She said.
“So why are you two doing this?” Kaye
“I was paid some good money.” Tim
“I couldn’t pass up a chance to get
you back Kaye Leigh, I know that this wasn’t the perfect way
to do it but I know with time you will be mine again.” Sam
said. Kaye Leigh laughed this time.
“You’re a fool Sam, do you really
think that I will ever love you?” she hissed. Sam grabbed her
hair, pulled her head back, and kissed her.
“Yes Kaye Leigh I know you will love
me again.” He said.
“You’re fooling yourself Sam. Tim,
you used my family and me after we gave you a job to get
Morgan. Were you the one who gave her my rings? How did you
get in?” she asked.
“Morgan was what I wanted at first.
Once I got to know you a little then I got to thinking that if
you did not have a husband then maybe something could happen
between us. I have been in your house many times Kaye Leigh, I
love to watch you sleep, you are so peaceful. I never wanted
to hurt you though.” Tim said.
A chill went up Kaye Leigh’s spine;
he had been in her house watching her sleeping. She tried to
keep her fear from showing.
“You didn’t want to hurt me Tim? What
do you think you’re doing now?” she yelled.
“You need to eat Kaye Leigh.” He
said. She shook her head.
“Tim will be staying with you until
we get to Colorado.” Morgan said. Morgan smiled at him. “It’s
what you want isn’t it Tim?” She kissed him.
“Morgan knock it off.” Sam said.
“Do you think Kaye Leigh wants a
turn?” Morgan said laughing.
“Stop it.” Tim said.
Morgan grabbed her hair and pulled
her head up as Sam had done.
“Do you see Kaye Leigh?” she hissed.
“Do you see how you have these two tangled in your web? Look
at them! See how they are longing for you! What makes you
better than me Kaye Leigh? The only difference is you’re
Kaye Leigh was furious with them, she
was sick of them playing with her, and she was furious at
herself; she was beyond caring what happened to her anymore.
She looked up at Morgan and glared at her.
“Do you really want to know what
makes me better Morgan?” She hissed. “Look as us, I’m not
trailer trash!” Morgan made a fist and hit her. Kaye Leigh
laughed as blood fell from her lip.
“Does the truth hurt Morgan? I
imagine when you’re not use to it, it would.” She said. Morgan
hit her again and Kaye Leigh laughed harder. Morgan hit her
again this time knocking the chair over, and then she started
“Stop it Morgan!” Sam and Tim yelled
grabbing her. Kaye Leigh was still laughing.
It was around eleven when two cars
pulled into the driveway of the ranch. Both sets of parents
had arrived. Jon met them out on the porch.
“Have you heard anything?” Brent
“Nothing.” Jon said. Everyone’s eyes
“She’ll be home soon and safe.”
“Where’s Jeff?” Adam asked.
“He’s upstairs, he’s wanted to be
alone. He’s very upset obviously, he blames himself for this.”
“Let’s go inside.” Anna said.
Pastor Mark had called the owner of
the furniture store and explained what happened and wondered
if some of the people from the church who volunteered could
deliver the things Kaye Leigh had ordered today. Therefore,
their house was full of new furniture. Jeff had laughed when
he saw the bed she had ordered for their room, and they
figured it was a mistake so the owner had him pick out another
“I’ll go let Jeff know you’re all
here.” Becki said. “By the way Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford I’m
“It’s very nice to meet me you Becki.”
They replied smiling. Becki went upstairs. She knocked on the
“Come in.” Jeff said. “Do you need
anything Jeff?” she asked.
“Kaye Leigh home safe and in my
arms.” He said his voice cracking. Becki hugged him.
“The parents are downstairs.” She
told him. He nodded and stood up. “She’s going to be just fine
Jeff. Kaye Leigh is a fighter.” She said.
“That she is.” Jeff said with a
When Jeff walked into the living
room, everyone was there to give him hugs and word of
“We’ve just got to keep praying.”
“Did you call Rich?” Jon asked.
“Yes, he’s going to be here in the
morning, and we’re to call if anything comes up.” Amanda said.
“Julie wants to come but she needs to stay home in case her
mom needs her.”
“How is her mom?” Jeff asked trying
to not think about Kaye Leigh.
“Better but Julie wants to be near.”
Amanda said. “I think Brooke might come with Rich.”
They sat down and talked for about an
hour then Jon said that everyone needed to get some sleep.
“Do you want me to say anything to
the kids?” Jon asked.
“No, they are going to friends houses
until this is over. As far as they should know mom is on a
trip for work.” Jeff said. Jon nodded. Becki showed everyone
where he or she would be sleeping.
“You try to get some sleep Jeff.”
“I will.” He replied.
Jeff shut the door, turned the light
off, got undressed and into bed.
“I love you Kaye Leigh.” He said
letting the tears come again. He prayed repeatedly that she
would be found soon and safe and that their baby would be
“Get out of here Morgan.” Sam said.
“Why can’t your precious Kaye Leigh
handle a little beating?” Morgan yelled. Kaye Leigh laughed
again. Tim had helped her up.
“Obviously you were the one who
couldn’t handle it Morgan.” She said laughing harder still.
Sam looked at her. Morgan went to hit her again but Sam
grabbed her arm and pushed her towards the door.
“Take care of her.” Sam told Tim.
Tim went into the bathroom and got a
wash clothe wet with warm soapy water. He gently washed the
cuts on her face. Her lip was swollen, and cut. She had a welt
on her check and a cut, her right eye was swollen shut and
there was a cut above it.
“Kaye Leigh please don’t provoke
Morgan, I don’t think she’s too stable.” He whispered.
“You’re just now realizing this?” she
“Kaye Leigh please.” He said.
In the other room, Sam was yelling at
Morgan to control her temper.
“Can’t you handle your perfect Kaye
Leigh getting slapped around?” She said.
“What do you want from me Morgan?” he
“Everything that you wouldn’t give
me.” She said. She wrapped her arms around him and began to
“This won’t change the fact that I
love Kaye Leigh.” He said.
“I didn’t think it would.” She said
kissing him again.
Kaye Leigh refused to be tied to Tim
so she could sleep. Tired of her stubbornness Tim left her
tied to the chair. Kaye Leigh cried after he turned the light
off. She bowed her head and prayed for the first time in a
“Lord please forgive me I have been
such a fool. I know that You would never cause such pain, but
I blamed You and turned my back on You. I got angry with You
and refused to believe that Jeff was telling me the truth. You
tried to talk to me and I ignored You and did things my own
way. I am so sorry Lord and I ask for Your forgiveness even
though I am not worthy. Please Lord give Jeff peace and
comfort. Amen.” Looking out into the darkness she whispered,
“I love you Jeff, I always will, I am so sorry, and you
deserve so much more.” She continued to cry, and Tim laid
there listening to her.
“I can’t wait to get Kaye Leigh to
Colorado.” Sam said.
“You know that Tim wants her too.”
Morgan said smiling.
“We’ve talked about it, he knows his
place.” He replied. “I thought you were interested in Jeff?”
“Oh I plan on getting Jeff don’t you
worry about me Sam.” She said smiling. He laughed.