My Funny Valentine

zeilfanaat

Disclaimer: DOC does not belong to me. The show is created by the Johnson brothers.

A/N: Thank you all for the reviews! So, did you guess who it was who made the phone call to Clint in chapter 3? ;)

Trinitystargazer3 - Glad you did end up recognising them. Did you know that both DOC and Sue Thomas: F. B. Eye are currently being shown on Gospel Music Channel (I think)?

felicity18 - Thank you! Glad you liked it!

BrianBach5 - Oops, sorry, didn't mean to make you seasick. Always a risk with a sailing-fan though. ;) Yeah, in the show Bobby and Tara are not together, but I felt like making them a couple here. Figured Bobby and Clint could be friends, what with their country-ish background. And Tara had to be there of course, 'cause who else could be Tippy's cousin. ;)

Enjoy!

Chapter 10

Soon everyone went their own way. Tippy and Steven, and Donna and Sam went to the play.

Derek and Nellie went inside, where they had made reservations. Nate and Beverly joined them, with Raul and Justin. They did make a quick call to Mary to make sure she knew where the boys had gone.

That left Bobby, Tara, Nancy and Clint.

"Thanks for helping out," Clint said to the couple from Washington, D.C.

"Hey, no problem, Mate," Bobby said, clapping the doctor on the shoulder. "We have to figure out a time when we can go lassoing again."

Clint nodded. "Next time you're in town perhaps?"

"Deal."

Nancy and Tara shared a look that each recognised as saying: they're crazy, but we love them anyway.

"'t Was great catchin' up again, but if you don't mind, I promised a date to the beautiful nurse here," Clint said, winking at Nancy. Nancy blushed, and said, "Yep, and after all the trouble we all went through to get you to even ask me out, don't you think you can cancel now!"

"I wouldn't dream of it," Clint said, putting his arm around her shoulder.

"Well, while Nancy here makes sure you don't back out, I'm going to take this Sheila out for dinner. And you'd better not be calling me for another prank tonight," Bobby told Clint, only half teasing.

"Gotcha," Clint nodded, then looked back at Nancy. Privately Tara thought that another prank was about the furthest thing from Clint's mind at the moment. They said their goodbyes, promising to keep in touch, and then Bobby and Tara left.

"Well," Clint said, as they stood alone together, looking at each other. His arm was still around her shoulders, and Nancy's arm had wrapped around his waist. "That was an interesting evening."

Nancy chuckled. "Yes. Who'd have thought Tara would be Tippy's cousin!"

"I certainly didn't know when I asked Bobby," Clint said, shaking his head.

"Oh well, it was really funny, all those surprised faces. Beverly's eyes almost rolled out when she saw me with Bobby."

"And I still can't believe that neither Beverly nor Raul realised that they were both trying to do the same thing," Clint added, as they started walking.

Nancy grinned. "Despite the confusion it caused, it certainly caused a lot of fun though."

"You know the only thing I still don't get?" Clint mused.

"What's that?"

"Who wrote the cards. I'm sure it's not the handwriting of either of the boys, or of Miss DeWitt, Tippy or Beverly."

"Hmmm…" Nancy frowned. "I don't know either."

"Oh well, got to let them keep some secrets," Clint said. "Lets not ruin the rest of the evening trying to figure that out."

Nancy agreed, and they set off for dinner. They continued talking and laughing throughout the rest of the evening, often holding hands. Near the end of the evening, Clint asked Nancy to dance. As they danced, they continued talking. Within no time, their eyes locked, and nothing but the music and the other existed. At one point Nancy threw her head back, laughing at something Clint said. Her eyes sparkled, and Clint couldn't think of anyone looking more beautiful than Nancy did that moment. His heart overflowed with love, and when she gazed at him, completely at ease and right where she wanted to be, he knew this was the moment.

"Nancy…"

She waited.

"I love you," Clint said tenderly. Nancy felt her heart would burst with joy.

"I love you too," she said, making sure he knew she was sincere. They searched each other's eyes, and found everything they needed that moment. Acceptance, friendship, support, faith, and love. They communicated without words. The kiss was tender, and more than either of them could have imagined. When they opened their eyes again, they smiled at each other. Nancy put her head against his shoulder, and Clint leaned his head against hers. Both content and secure, knowing that God had brought them together.

***

A few feet away, a couple sat at a table, eating dessert. The woman saw the country doctor and the nurse, gently swaying to the music, in their hearts one. She made a mental note to tell Mary that it seemed as though the cards they had written may not have brought the recipients to the indicated places, but they had apparently brought them together.

THE END

A/N: Ok y'all, this was the last chapter. I hope you enjoyed the ride! See you around hopefully! - zeilfanaat