|True Love Conquers All
Author: Wildfirelover003 PM
Kris and Junior are happily married.. to other people. They are now best friends both enjoying there seperate lives. Trajedies and good times happen, but what about true love? Can love cut through all the barriers and allow them to be together?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Kris F. & Junior D. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,387 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 09-27-10 - Published: 12-01-09 - id: 5550262
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A/N-New story I've been holding onto this one for a while and finally decided to publish it Let me know what you think of it!!
Kris crawled out of bed in her red silk night gown and threw on her black robe. She looked over her shoulder and saw husband, Matt Ritter, still sleeping. Kris tiptoed through the hall and into the kitchen. She saw Allie and Noah, their two Dalmatians, get up and follow her into the kitchen. She flipped the switch on the coffee pot and heard it begin to brew. Her elbows rested on the edge of the sink, her head in her hands looking out the window over Raintree Farms. She looked to the right and saw the kitchen light in the main house on which meant Pablo was up. Kris saw the empty paddocks and practice track knowing within the next few hours the farm would be buzzing with excitement.
Today was the big sale at Raintree. They had over fifty horses for sale and almost that many planned buyers. Kris saw that the coffee was ready so she poured herself and cup and opened the fridge. She listened for Matt, but he was still asleep. She quickly pulled out some eggs and a pack of bacon. Her two years of being married to Matt Ritter had improved her cooking skills. She cooked him breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day; although he insisted she didn't have too.
Kris knew Matt would wake up once she got breakfast going and would take a shower in time for it to be served.
"Good morning," Matt whispered into her ear slipping his arms around her waist and resting his forehead on her shoulder.
"Good morning," she said turning around after pouring the pancake batter on the skillet. "It'll be ready in just a few minutes, so hurry and take a shower," she said before giving him a kiss. He nodded and headed back toward their bedroom.
Cooking always gave Kris a chance to think, which could be either good or bad. This morning her brain landed on the subject of her best friend, Junior Davis. It almost killed her when he went through with his and Laura's wedding. She was glad that it was a dream she had about Wildfire getting out and delaying the wedding, although quickly after she wished it hadn't been a dream. But no, the wedding went off without any problem and now Junior and Laura had been married almost five years. Kris soon realized that when people are meant to be, it will happen, so she went on with her life and was surprised how fast she really did fall in love with Matt. She was happy for Junior, she really was. She was happy with how her life turned out. Even though seeing Laura's swollen belly everyday did make her want to run off and cry.
She remembered the day Junior called her and asked her to go to lunch with him alone. They did this atleast once a week so it was no big deal. They were best friends and Matt and Laura were perfectly fine with it.
"Hey Kris," Junior said over the phone.
"Hey," she said. "What's wrong?" she could tell something was wrong in his voice.
"I know it isn't Wednesday, but can we go out to lunch today? I really just need to talk," he said sounding really down.
"Yeah, of course we can. Let me go get cleaned up and I'll meet you at Ray's in thirty minutes," Kris said. She went and told Matt what was going on and met Junior on time.
"What is it?" she asked taking a sip of her tea.
"Laura's pregnant," he sighed in a tired way.
"Really? Wow! Congratulations!" she said with a smile on her face.
"Thanks," he said blushing. "I just don't know what to make of it."
"What do you mean?" Kris asked.
"I mean, I'm happy about the baby, I really am, but we weren't planning it. I mean, we always said we were going to have children, but I didn't expect it to be so soon. I mean, everything is going on at once. My dad dies not even five months ago, I had to take over Davis like that," he said snapping his fingers, "and Laura is taking over the firm. Dani moved to Kentucky to open a clinic over there so she isn't here to help out. I just don't know if I can do it all," he sighed laying his head on the metal table with a thud.
"Junior," she said taking his hand, "I know it's been hard after your dad's heart attack. But Davis is the best it's been in years! You are doing an amazing job with it! And Laura is doing great with her firm. I think it's time for you two to have a baby. You have been married almost five years, and I know Laura has wanted to get pregnant for a while now, she just didn't think that you were ready, Junior. This will be alright. I promise," Kris said looking him in the eyes and watched a smile spread over his face.
"Kris?" Matt's voice popped her out of her day dream.
"Oh, sorry," she said placing a pancake, two pieces of bacon, and some eggs on each of their plates.
"Thinking again?" he asked with a slight laugh kissing her cheek.
"Yeah," she smiled at her husband and began to eat her breakfast.
"So I take it you had an amazing time today," Matt laughed as his wife came in the house and fell directly on the couch.
"Totally," she said into the pillow with a laugh.
"You look tired and sore," Matt said sitting next to his wife, turning her over onto her back.
"I am," she sighed. "I don't know what's been wrong with me lately. I'm so tired."
"You're working a lot more. We have you riding full time, and so does Davis since Ken died. Speaking of Davis, I talked to Junior today."
"Really?" she asked sitting up.
"Yeah, they decided to find out what the baby is," he said. Laura was seven months along and they were going to wait and let the gender be a surprise.
"Finally," Kris smiled.
"They are having a boy. Junior is so happy. He couldn't contain himself. He wants us all to go out to dinner tomorrow night at the Red Horse to celebrate."
"How does Laura feel? She told me she would be happy with either one, but she really wanted a girl."
"She seemed happy, too. Not as much as Junior, but she's happy."
"Well that's good. Did he tell you the name?"
"No, they are going to tell us the names they had picked, but they aren't decided yet."
Kris looked down at her lap and then smiled up at Matt. "Matt?"
"I love you," she sighed. "I want to have a baby so bad but I just don't know if the timing is right. I mean, Davis is getting back on their feet, and they can't get all the way back if I stop riding and Raintree.."
"Raintree is the best it's ever been," Matt cut her off. He leaned down and kissed her, "Everything is okay. When it's the right time for us to have a baby, we will."
Kris leaned into her husband's arms and closed her eyes.
At Red Horse..
Matt was sitting next to Kris on one side of the booth and Junior was sitting across from Kris next to Laura.
"What does it feel like to be almost done?" Kris asked Laura taking a bite of her salad.
"Anxious," she laughed. "I'm so sore and tired all the time. Junior is doing most of the cooking and housework and I haven't been over to the firm in two weeks. All my clients are getting impatient, but I just don't have the energy."
"You know I don't mind doing the extra work," Junior said looking at Laura.
"I know you don't, love," she smiled as he kissed her on the cheek. Kris cleared her throat making everyone around the table laugh.
"So, when are you two going to have one?" Laura asked.
"I don't know," Kris replied blushing, "I've been so busy riding that I just don't know if I'm ready to put my career on a stand still at the moment."
"Where would you put the baby if you had one?" Junior asked. The bunk house only had one room and was almost two small for Kris and Matt, never mind another person.
"Good question," Matt laughed stuffing his mouth full of lettuce and tomatoes.
"Did you decide on a name yet?" Kris said changing the subject.
"We have a few ideas, but nothing permanent yet," Laura said.
"Laura insists the middle name should be Kenneth, since I won't let it be Kenneth Walter Davis the Third. So now we are playing with first names," Junior laughed.
"I really like Conner, but it doesn't go with Kenneth," Laura said. "So we were thinking Austin, Aaron, Easton, Parker, Preston, Jonathan, Richard and calling him Ricky, and what was the last one?" she asked turning to her husband.
"Matthew," Junior smiled and Matt.
"Aw, thanks guys," Matt blushed.
Two Weeks later..
"Kris!" Matt yelled running in the bathroom to help his wife who was throwing up. "Are you ok?"
Kris just shook her head no and continued to puke out her guts. Matt held her hair back and pulled a washcloth off the shelf and wet it in the sink. He rubbed it on the back of his wife's neck and on her cheeks. Kris finally finished and leaned against Matt's chest.
"Call Junior for me?" she asked weakly.
"Oh course, love," he said carefully picking her up and carrying her to the bed. He laid her down and covered her up. "I'll call him and bring you some toast and Gingerale, ok?"
Kris nodded as Matt put several pillows behind her head and back. Matt walked into the kitchen and called Junior.
"Hello?" Laura's high voice rung over the phone.
"Hey Laura,it's Matt. Is Junior there?" he said trying to keep quite so he didn't disturb Kris.
"Sure," she said before calling for Junior.
"Hey man," Junior said picking up the phone
"Hey, " Matt said, "Kris is really sick, I'm not sure what's wrong with her, but, I don't think she is going to be able to practice today, or go to lunch."
"What's wrong with her?" he asked, worried.
"I woke up this morning and she was still asleep, so I went out took care of her morning chores and when I came back in she was throwing up. So I just put her back in bed. She is really pale and she seems really weak."
"Do you need anything?" Junior asked.
"Actually, I was suppose to go out of town to get a horse today. And it's about four hours away and I'm suppose to leave in about an hour, but I don't want to leave her here by herself. Could you or Laura come stay with her?"
"Yeah, definitely! Laura has some work to do at the office today, but I'm free. I'll be there in about thirty minutes."
"Thanks man," Matt said before hanging up the phone. He got some toast made and poured some soda in a glass and carried it in the bedroom. HE looked at Kris and saw her fast asleep so he sat the tray on the table next to the bed so Noah or Allie wouldn't get it.
Kris woke up and looked at the clock. It was after twelve, she had been asleep for four hours. She looked around and saw Noah and Allie both sleep at the end of the bed, but didn't see Matt. She began sitting up as Junior walked in.
"Hey sleepy head," he smiled at her.
"Hey," she smiled a little confused.
"Matt had to go get a horse and asked me to come and stay with you while he was gone."
"Oh yeah, I forgot he had to go out of town today."
"How are you feeling?" Junior asked sitting next to her.
"Better," she said looking at her best friend, "kind of weak, but I'll live."
"You better," he laughed. "What's wrong with ya?"
"Dunno," she replied looking down at her lap.
"Kris?" Junior said making her met his eyes. "Are you pregnant?"
"What?" Kris said.
"Well, Laura was just like this when she found out she was pregnant. You have been trying to get pregnant, you're sick, you have a huge appetite, I kind of guessed."
"I'm not, Junior," she said looking away again.
"How do you know?" he asked seriously.
"Because, I took a test the other day and it came back negative. And I took one again last night and it was negative again. And I took one this morning before Matt found me, and that one was negative, too. They were all different tests. And I haven't missed a cycle so I don't think I am. I don't feel pregnant either."
"Did you ask a doctor?" Junior asked.
"No, what's the point? Get my hopes up that I'm pregnant and then go there and find out that I'm not. I think I'll pass."
"Whatever you say, Kris," Junior rolled his eyes.
"What!" Kris demanded. "I'm not pregnant."
"Ok. I believe you," Junior said.
"So, how much does Laura have left?" Kris asked changing the subject.
"Two weeks," Junior smiled.
"I'm happy for you, I really am," Kris smiled.
"You just wish it was you?" Junior said. Junior knew Kris loved him, and Kris knew he loved her. But they also knew Matt was the right one for Kris and Laura was the right one for Junior, atleast they thought so.
"Yeah. Sometimes," Kris sighed.
"Me too. Sometimes," Junior sighed before getting up and leaving the room.
A/N-Please review!!! Let me know if I should continue