"Australia" is owned by 20th Century Fox. No copyright intended. A thank you to 4 very talented individuals, Baz Luhrmann's for his vision, Hugh Jackman's portrayal of the "Drover", Nicole Kidman portrayal of "Lady Sarah Ashley" and Brandon Walters for your portrayal of "Nullah" you have enchanted me with your performance, and touched my heart.
I just hope to add to continuation of this most exquisite movie. I had no idea about the stolen generation before this movie.
Sorry about any typos or grammar. Had no beta.
"The Life I Never Dreamed of " part 2
Drover was the first to wake up. He still had Sarah sleeping on him. He smiled down at her.
He started moving which started to wake her up. His back was aching. The sun was just rising. Hey
sleepy head we need to get going hopefully we will be home later today.
When they got home Bandy was there to greet them. When she discovered it was just them
she was not happy. Sarah looked over at her and said "Bandy we were bringing Nullah home when King George came to collect for his walkabout". "I know we are all going to miss that little Darling".
"Guess what Bandy?" Drover said. "What". "I asked Mrs. Boss to Marry me". Then Bandy looked
at Mrs. Boss and said " So what was your answer". And they all laughed.
That night when they got home. He just wanted a bath & so did she. "Crikey, it's a gonna be nice to
sleep in a bed tonight". She looked over at him with a smirk on her face."I know you never thought you would me utter those words". She just Laughed. "Ok that's enough water with both of us it might go over when we get in". "That's what towels are for".And she kissed him and put towels around the base of the tub. Then he stepped in and held out hand to her. "Your bath awaits my Lady". "Thank you kind Sir". They washed each other throughly. Which started feelings in both of them which needed to be met in there passion for each other. It was 3am and
Sarah woke up screaming Drover sat up and pulled her into his arms. Trying to calm her down but
she was sobbing. "Oh Love, what were you dreaming about". "It's ok your safe now". "I'm here". "Tell me about it maybe that will help you, Love". She tried to get breath under control. "Well I was
dreaming about the day you left & wouldn't help me find Nullah". She started to cry again. "Oh Love
I'm so sorry I hurt you like that". "I lost you both that day". He was rubbing her back and she fell back
asleep exhaustion taking over. Just holding her he drifted back to sleep.
The next few weeks passed slowly. He was keeping a close eye on her not straying far from home. It
was starting to annoy her. When they needed supplies, when he did not offer to go so she would. "Oh no don't." "What?" she said. "You are not going anywhere without me". "Drover, your getting really annoying with this wanting to be with me constantly". "You know what this is what being in love
feels like". "I almost lost you once and it's never going to happen again". "Your suffocating me".
"You need to go back to droving, Drover". Not bloody likely". "I don't want to change who you
are". "We both need space". "You said you needed to be free, Remember?". "Sarah I was a different person back then". "Your going to start hating me". "What?". "I love you, I could never hate you".
"Now that's a lie". She laughed. "You loathed me when you drove out here?". He laughed too. "So
when do we leave for Katherine? she asked ."In about 1 hour". "And your wearing your riding gear
into town?"."Why what's wrong with it?". "Nothing". "But your gonna get a lot of looks from men & women". "won't that bother you?". He smiled looking her up and down. "Remember, I love
you with nothing on at all"." So I'm hardly the one to ask". He laughed his silly laugh & winked at her. "Oh you". He smiled at him and she saw a glint in is eyes. Which started her to think this was
something besides just a trip town for supplies. "Hmmmm what could he be up to?". There ride in to
town was uneventful. But they got there late so Drover talked about staying over night in Town.
She went into the store you get the supplies they needed. She was just going to go into the dress
shop and see what they had. Drover saw her coming into the store and ducked into a dressing room he
had just told the sales lady about buying her a dress to wear for their secret wedding ceremony.
The lady smiled when she realized what was going on. "Ma'am can I help you find something?".
Sarah looked at this exquisite blue dress. "That's much too formal for Australia". "I don't know
I think the color would go wonderful with your eyes" the sales lady replied. " Alright let me just try
it on". Drover was trying to peek through curtain when he when he did, it took his breathe away.
Oh crikey he said to himself. "It's lovely but it's too fancy" she said. As she gazed into the mirror.
She would love see Drovers face when he saw her in it. "You know what I am going to buy it".
" Can you wrap that up I'll return for it tomorrow. "Yes, Ma'am". "Oh no pay for it when you pick it up". "Thank you". She finally left the store so Drover bought the dress and hurried off to their room
to get dressed. He dressed in his tux from the ball. He wrote her a note to put on the dress and meet him
outside the hotel at 4 pm. "What is he up too" she said to herself. She combed out her hair and put on
some lipstick. And went down to hotel lobby. He was waiting outside when he turned toward her
gasped. "You look so stunning'. "Now what's all this about Drover ?". "We have appointment at the church at 4 o'clock". "For what?". "We are getting married". She launched herself at him. Wrapping
her arms at around his neck he was holding her as well. They both had tears in their eyes. After the
ceremony he took her out for a lovely dinner. When they got to the room Drover pulled his key from
his pocket and when he opened it Sarah went in the the room when he stopped her. She looked at with strange look on her face. "What?" she asked. He laughed then bent down and picked her up. She squealed. Then wrapped her arms his neck and gave a toe curling kiss. He didn't turn on the light as the light coming in the room was just enough. He placed her on the bed continuing the kiss.
He didn't wakeup the next day until 9am. They didn't close the curtains the night before so the light was very bright. When he focused his eyes she was staring at him, smiling. "Hey what put that
smile on your face?'. "Well I got married yesterday". "Well so did I". He leaned over to kiss her.
"Good Morning, Wife". "Good Morning, Husband". "Crikey Lady when will you get that grin off your
face?. "Probably the next time you annoy me". "Which I am sure that will be shortly". "As you
make it your job to disagree with most things that I say". "Well it looks like I'm doing a good job because you married me" he said laughing. She hit him. "Ouch". " Oh little Boy do you want me to kiss it and make it feel better?"."as a matter of fact I do".He gave her one of his grins then graped her & gave her a kiss.
Drover walked around the house looking for Sarah, when he spotted Bandy "Where's Mrs. Boss?".
"Sleeping again she said she wasn't feeling well". "She's in the bedroom". "Ok I'll go check on
her". When he went into the bedroom she was sleeping on the right side facing the door with her
hand under her head. So he just stood there watching her, then walked over to the bed and sat
down gently. So as not to wake her. She must have heard him when she opened her eyes and
looked at him with a big smile on her face. He bent down and kissed her. "See now that's the way
I like to be woke up". Then he hugged her. "Sarah what's going on with you ?". "I am just tired
all the time, lately". "Maybe we should go into town and see a doctor". "If anything happens to you
I could not handle that". "If it keeps happening I will go, alright?". And for next 3 days it happened
again and again. "Sarah, You need to get dressed". "Why?". "Where are we going to?". "Into town
" "You promised me Sarah". "I don't want too". "Sarah I'll dress you myself". "And tie you up
if I have too, but your going, Lady". "This isn't negotiable". She got up from the table and stomped
all the way to the bedroom and slammed the door. Bandy looked at him and said "That was good you
finally won". They both laughed. She came out of the bedroom with pout on her face. He wouldn't
look at her face but held the back door open for her. He turned to the stockman spoke with them before
she got in the car. She was staring out her window refusing to look his way. "So I'm gonna get the silent treatment". "Well I'll finally get some peace and quiet". "That will be nice for a change". She turnedaround and hit him hard. "What did I do?". "Oh you just make me sooooooooooo mad sometimes!"."Haha got you to talk". "Another one for me". He smiled and she laughed. They she laid her head on him. And fell asleep again. She didn't wakeup till they where almost to town. When the found a placeto park Sarah said she needed to get something to drink so they went in the store. They got a drink then started walking to the doctors office . "Do I really have to do this?". "Really I'm fine your just a worrywart". "Come on" he dragged her into the office. She wasn't happy. Giving him those dirty looks again. She's as bad as child sometimes he thought to himself. The Doctor asked them what was going on. Drover answered the question while Sarah just sat there looking at her hand. "Ok I'm going to have exam you". "Your husband can wait out in the outer office". "doctor I don't think that would be good because I had to drag my wife in here kicking and screaming from the outback". "That's ok we will get along fine". "Please" he gestured Drover to the door.
The door opened and Drover and jumped up. Watching Sarah and the doctors faces which didn't say
much. He went to say something and she put her finger to lips to quiet him. "Thank you Doctor I'll
wait to hear from you". She took Drover by the hand and dragged him out the door. "Well what
happened?". "Wait til we get started for home please?". She practicably begged him with her eyes.
"Alright Crikey why am I the last one to know anything" he humbled under his breathe. She just held hand tighter. He opened the car door for her then came around and jumped into the drivers side
gunning the engine. Dust went flying. They had been silent for awhile. "Alright would you mind
telling me whats going on now?". "Do you remember the night you first kissed me next to the Boab tree?". "Of course?". "What's that got do with this?". "Well that brings up is what I told you about
not being able to have children?". "What?". He stopped the car. "Your gonna have a baby?". "Well we aren'tsure yet but Dr. Bradley thinks I am". He had this total dopey look on his face. He did a test we willhave results in the next few days". She wrapped her arms around him just like she did at the pub that day after the drove. He held on to her this time "I thought you couldn't have children?". "Dr. Bradley said that's a common thing Dr's say after the a woman has a miscarriage but it's not always true". "He said some babies want to be born". She wrapped her arms around him again. She started crying "why I are you crying?". "Oh God I hope it's true". He just held her so she couldn't see his tears.
Two days later the Doctor radioed the station he asked to speak with her privately but by Drover was
standing behind her with his hands on her shoulders. "Dr. Bradley I'm here. Over". "Are you
alone?' "No Drover is here too, we want to hear the news together" "Over". "Well the test
was positive". "Over". "Well Congratulations to both of you" "I want to see you next month" "I want
you to rest as much as your body tells you too". "over" "Yes, I will make sure she does". "Over".
"Sarah I also want you to not pick up heavy things" "Is that understood?". "Over". "Yes Doctor
I will tie her down if I have too". "Over and out". Sarah turned around and jumped up wrapping her
arms around him. This time he let her see the tears streaming down his face. "Crikey we are having
a baby" he said.
The weeks just to seem to fly by and it was time for Sarah to see the doctor again. So Drover drove
her into Katherine. Sarah was starting to show. The Doctor was pleased with her progess . He listened
to her heartbeat then the babies. Then smiled at her and asked her if she wanted to hear as well. "Of
course I do". He held the stethoscope to her belly then took the ear piece out gave her a minute to
hear it. She had this sweet look on her face. He just smiled. "Ok Sarah everything looks good but I want to see you once a month". "why so often?". "Your an older 1st time mother that why". " I just
want to keep a closer eye on your progress". "Alright Dr. Bradley I will see you next month". He
opened the door for her and Sarah walked into the waiting room. Drover jumped when came into
the room" Is everything ok?". "Yes, I told Sarah everything looks good". "Remember that you can't overdue anything ". "Lots of rest and little else". Drover took the doctors hand and shook it. "Oh
crikey he's already driving me insane Doctor" she laughed. Putting his arm around and pulling
her out of the office.
The next week went by slowly. Drover got into the habit of slipping into their bedroom almost always
when Sarah was waking from afternoon nap. She would wake because he was staring her. "Why do you
do that?". "What". Stare at me like I'm not some fragile flower you know". "Your driving me crazy".
She jumped up from the bed and then grapped her belly. "Oh God". "Sarah whats wrong?". I just
got a cramp". "It will go away they always do". "What you mean this has happened before?". "Why
wouldn't have told me that?' . "Because I knew you get upset about alright". "Just sit down right
now". "Don't tell me what to do!". "I'll bloody well tell you what to do that child is just much mine as is it yours Sarah". She looked at him and started to sob. He gathered her into his arms. "I am so sorry
Sarah I didn't mean get you so upset". "God I love you so much that it makes me crazy at times that
I could loose you or the baby". "I am sorry I should give you some space". He sat her down on the bed. Then he started to leave the room when she graped his hand pulled him down to the same level as her
and she just melted into him. "I'm sorry I get so emotional lately". " From all males I know that's
simply normal". "So your talking to your friends about me". He smiled "I'm just asking them questions
without telling them why, they know not push me on such things".
Drover was in the store looking for some items that he needed for the station. Sarah was getting he hair
done. So he was alone when Dr. Bradley approached him. He made eye contact and the Doctor moved
toward him. Dr. Bradley extended his hand to Drover shook it and then The doctor may I speak with you. "Sure, Mate what is it?". "Well 1st where is Sarah?". "She's getting her hair done, Why?". "Well
as she is getting closer to having the baby I really would like you stay or return to town frequently
because I would like to see her more often". "There isn't anything wrong but I would her in town so she
if she has a difficult time I could intervene". "What does that exactly mean Doctor ?". "I have to
make you aware that she could bleed out or the baby might become stressed and I might to do surgery
and remove it. I have the things I need to do that here, and it a several days drive to Faraway downs".
"Well thank you Doctor". "You've given me some important things to think about". He shook Drovers
hand and walked a way.
Sorry about any typos or grammar. Had no beta.