Chapter 3 Secrets part 2

The next morning Caitlin woke up to someone knocking on her door. "Come in" she called from her bed.

"Hey, I just wanted to make sure you were up." Said Dori.

"Yea I'll be down in a few minutes" she called to Dori's retreating back. Caitlin went to the bathroom and took the bandages off her arm. She walked down stairs and sat down at the table.

"Caitlin we need to talk." Said Jim setting the newspaper down.

"So talk," she said playing with the food in front of her.

"You broke are trust Caitlin. We trusted you when you said you just wanted to go out and ride Bandit. Now you won't be riding him at all unless its with one of us. You're grounded for at least two months. Starting off you're grounded from everything and we'll see how you are doing to see if you get the phone or TV back." Said Dori. "So that means that until we feel that we can trust you again, you will not be left here alone."

"That's so unfair!" exclaimed Caitlin.

"Life's not fair Caitlin." Stated Jim.

"Come on Caitlin we're going to be late" yelled Griffin from the living room. Caitlin got up and put her plate in the sink.

"And you're riding home with Griffin every night unless instructed otherwise, understand?"

"Sure." She said as she walked out to Griffin's car.

As they pulled into the school parking lot Caitlin saw Will. She rolled down her window and as she waved her sleeve came up revealing her fresh new cuts along with old scars. "What the hell happened to your arm?!" yelled Griffin.

"Nothing" she stated as she got out of the car and ran over to Will. "Hey baby" she said kissing him.

"Hey. Did you get in trouble for last night?" he asked.

"Yeah grounded for 2 months!"

"I'm sorry babe" he said putting his arm around her and leading her into the school.

After school she met Will at her locker and they walked to the parking lot together. When they reached Griffin's car they kissed before she got into the car.

After they dropped Eric off Griffin started questioning her. "Caitlin what happened to your arm?"

"I already told you nothing" she said her anger rising.

"That didn't look like nothing"

"Look mind your own business for once" she yelled as she turned to look out the window.

As soon as they got to the Lowe Ranch Caitlin jumped out of the car to avoid any further questioning.

Caitlin spent all that night in her room listening to music, and out side taking pictures.

"Caitlin would you like to go for a ride with Jim and I?" asked Dori after dinner.

"Um…sure" she said wanted to get out of the house. They all went out and saddled up there horses and rode off. The conversation was light. Mostly about there days. When they arrived at the River they decided to give the horses a rest so they sat down on the river bank to talk.

"Caitlin Griffin told us about what he saw this morning." Said Dori. Caitlin froze. She didn't know what to say or do. She was trapped.

"I don't know what your talking about" she finally said.

"Caitlin can we please see your arms?" asked Jim. Caitlin had had enough. She got up jumped on Bandit and rode as fast as she could.

"Go home I'll go after her." Jim said as he got on his horse and rode after Caitlin.