Kaye Leigh finally calmed down, but
she would not let anyone touch her.
“Kaye Leigh please let me hold you.”
Jeff said quietly to her. She shook her head, she could not
stand herself, and she hated seeing the love and understanding
in Jeff’s eyes.
Kaye Leigh told them everything that
“I’m going to go see Tim later.” She
“Why?” Jon asked.
“He saved my life, even though he
didn’t have to. He called the police this morning and without
that, I would still be with them. He never physically hurt me;
I think he was used by Morgan.” She replied.
“I don’t think you should Kaye
Leigh.” Jeff said.
“I’m going to, I need to.” She said.
She started crying again.
“Excuse me but I need to examine Kaye
Leigh, so I will need you to step out of the room for a little
while please.” A doctor said. Jon and Jeff went into the
“She’s pushing me away.” Jeff said
hanging his head.
“So push back, she‘s mad at herself
right now.” Jon said.
“I would love to get a hold of
whoever did that to her face.” Jeff said angrily.
“I would like to know the whole
story.” Jon said.
The doctor came out of the room.
“How is she?” Jeff asked.
“She has a concussion, two broken
ribs, and a whole lot of bruises. Whoever beat her up did a
good job. She’s dehydrated, but other than that I think it’s
more emotional that physical.” The doctor said.
A nurse brought in a wheel chair for
“You can go see Tim now.” She said.
“Thank you.” Kaye Leigh said getting
up. Jeff helped her into the wheelchair and made sure her IV
was not tangled up. The nurse took them down to Tim’s room.
Jeff and Jon followed them into the room. Tim was awake and
looked frightened when he seen Jeff and Jon.
“It’s ok Tim; they aren’t going to do
anything.” Kaye Leigh told him. He tried to relax.
“I wouldn’t blame them if they did.”
“How are you feeling?” she asked.
“Ok, it’s a good thing Morgan isn’t a
good shot.” He said.
“It’s a good thing you pushed me out
of the way, but I’m sorry you got shot.” She said.
“It’s no more than I deserve Kaye
Leigh.” He said his eyes tearing up.
“You didn’t deserve to get shot Tim.”
She said. “Would you tell us everything from the beginning
please?” he nodded.
“I worked in Colorado before I came
here, that’s where I met Morgan. We got involved quickly and I
thought I loved her. She filled a hole in my life, until I met
you anyway.” He started with a little laugh. Jeff shifted in
his seat. “Morgan told me this plan she had to get back at her
soon to be ex-husbands ex-wife for destroying her life. She
said that you had been stringing Sam along for years; you
would meet with him every so often just to keep your claws in
him. She asked if I would be willing to get a job at Silver
Creek, she paid me ten-thousand dollars.
I believed everything she told me, I
had no reason not to. When I was hired, I called and told her.
She said she wanted me to get something that would connect her
and Jeff, so I took Jeff’s office keys and was able to get in
and take his credit card; I called the company and requested a
second card then replaced the other one before it was missed.
Once I got that Morgan said she was sending you a letter to
try to get you to meet with her.
When she came down we put the motel
on Jeff’s credit cared and she spent a little over two weeks
here. The first night she was here she kept going on about how
much she hated you and how much you had that you did not
deserve. She said she was really looking forward to getting
together with Jeff, she figured that it would be easy once you
were out of the picture.” He continued. Jeff laughed. “Sorry.”
Tim smiled. “I would time going to
see her when Jeff would be gone for long periods of time. I
also had keys made to your house; I had told Kaye Leigh before
that I would watch her sleep.” He said looking up at Jeff. “I
heard you telling Becki about the rings so while everyone was
out on the porch I went in and took them. Morgan wanted
something else to prove that Jeff had been to see her. I told
her about the baby and she said she wanted to kill it because
you did not deserve it. When she hit you that first time I
wondered what I had gotten you into, it was not my intention
for you to be hurt like you were.
Sam and I said that no one was going
to hurt your baby, he said that he would put it up for
adoption once it was born, but he was going to have Kaye Leigh
write a letter telling you she lost it or killed it. I was
seriously worried about you Kaye Leigh. You kept pushing her
and she hates you so much I thought for sure you were going to
push her over the edge.” He finished shaking his head.
“What about the pictures? How did you
get Sam to the restaurant?” Jeff asked.
“Cameras were hidden in your bedroom
and bathroom, I was able to take pictures from there and give
them to Morgan. She then put them together with pictures of
herself. She wrote a letter to Sam pretending it was from you
I believe.” He replied.
“What about the house?” Jon asked.
“I didn’t know anything about that, I
heard Sam pull in, and he had Morgan and a couple other people
with him. He wanted everything that would remind Kaye Leigh of
you to be destroyed.” He said.
“He needs to rest now.” The nurse
said when she came back.
“I’ll talk to you later Tim.” Kaye
Leigh said. He smiled at her.
“Thank you Kaye Leigh.” He said. Jeff
wheeled her back to her room and helped her back into bed.
“Dinner is here.” Jon said when a
person came in with trays.
“Thanks.” Kaye Leigh said. She
brought trays for Jon and Jeff also.
“You need to eat something.” Jeff
said gently. She nodded.
“Come on sis eat something.” Jon said
when she still did not touch her plate.
“Try to eat please.” Jeff tried to
“I’m not hungry.” She said pushing
the tray away and lying down. Jeff sighed.
“Let’s go get some coffee.” Jon said.
They left the room.
“I’m going to give you two some time
alone for an hour or so.” Jon said when they got back to the
“Get her to stop hating herself.” Jon
said. Jeff laughed.
“How, she won’t let me near her.” He
said. Jon smiled and walked away; Jeff stood there for a
minute and prayed he could reach her somehow.
“I brought you some tea.” He said
setting it down next to her.
“Thanks.” She replied. He sat down in
the chair beside the bed. Kaye Leigh rolled onto her side away
from him. He got up, went to the other side, and took her
“Please don’t shut me out Kaye
Leigh.” He said. “I love you so much.” Tears were falling onto
her pillow, he gently wiped them away, and she sat up again.
“Are you sore?” he said looking at
“My side hurts, my lip hurts a
little.” She replied. She smiled a little but it made her lip
hurt more. He leaned over and kissed her gently, Kaye Leigh
hung her head.
Jon came back about an hour later,
and he noticed that his sister was still withdrawn from Jeff
and would not look at him.
“So sis tell me what happened to your
face.” Jon said. Kaye Leigh started laughing.
“Morgan hit me a few times.” She told
them. Jeff and Jon were looking at her because she was
laughing so hard.
“Why is that funny?” Jon said.
“I got her really angry; she asked me
what made me better than her. I thought she was really asking
so I answered her.” Kaye Leigh said. Jon groaned.
“You didn’t.” he said.
“I did, I told her it was because I
wasn’t trailer trash, and then when she hit me again I laughed
harder.” She finished.
“No wonder Tim was worried about you
pushing her over the edge.” Jon said seriously.
“I was angry and beyond caring what
happened to me.” She told them. Jeff and Jon looked at her.
“What are you talking about?” Jon
“I didn’t care if they let me live or
killed me.” She said simply.
“You don’t mean that Kaye Leigh.”
“Yes I do Jeff.” She said.
It was after ten when Jon said, “I
think you need to get some sleep Kaye Leigh.” A nurse had just
checked her vitals.
“We have a room you can use tonight.”
She told Jon. “I’ll show it to you.”
“Thanks, I think these two can use
some time alone.” Jon said. “You can stay if you want to Jon.”
Kaye Leigh said quickly. She did not want to be alone with
Jon gave her a hug and whispered
“Don’t worry Kaye Leigh; Jeff loves you more than life. I love
you too sis.”
“I love you too Jon.” She said wiping
tears away again.
“Curtis is going to pick us up
tomorrow if you get out of here.” Jon said as he left.
Jeff shut the door and turned off the
“Can I lay with you Kaye Leigh
please?” he asked. When she did not say anything, he took his
shoes off and climbed carefully into the bed next to her,
lying down on his side he wrapped his arms around her and
placed his hands over her slightly rounding stomach. He could
feel her shaking as she cried. “I love you so much Kaye
Leigh.” He said. “Never forget that.”
“I love you too Jeff I always will.”
She said. He thought se sounded like she was saying goodbye.
Kaye Leigh put her hand over his and
interlaced their fingers. She let sleep overtake her, she was
exhausted from no sleep the night before to the emotions of
the day, and from all the crying she had been doing. Jeff held
her close, shut his eyes, and prayed that God would help Kaye
Leigh to forgive herself before she left him for good.