Felicity Pike sat in the King family apple orchard under one of the mighty trees She sighed in contentment as she nestled in the strong arms that held her close, The arms were that of her husband of one year Gus Pike. She felt Gus gently kiss her cheek as she laid her head on his shoulder,

Gus Pike held his young bride gently in his arms, His love for her had blossomed from almost the day he had first laid eyes on her, Their courtship had begun with him going to her father and asking Mister Alex King for permission to court his daughter,

Others often found Felicity too high and mighty in the way she held her self, Felix King Felicity's younger brother had often wondered what Gus saw in his bossy boots of a sister,

But Gus saw past the Bossy side of her. Almost from the day they had met, Gus Pike had seen the kind heart that beat beneath the breast of his Felicity King

Gus gently turned Felicity's face toward his own and gently kissed her, and gently stroked her cheek, " I love you Felicity. And I recon I am the luckiest man in the world to be married to you, and I was honored when you agree to wear that ring on your finger," his young bride put her arms around his neck and returned his kiss,

Felicity looked at him lovingly and tenderly, " Do you remember the first time we kissed Gus Pike ." Gus grinned as he spoke " Indeed I do Mrs. Pike. Indeed I do, You were a mere lass of fifteen, and you insisted that Sarah Stanley and I help you go to a grown up dance that your parents had told you that you couldn't, attend in Carmandy , " Felicity smiled at the memory, " No matter how bossy I got back then you never minded it, " Gus smiled at this, He had never met any one like his Felicity King, when they first met she had turned her nose down at him, Stating that Gus Pike was just a filthy vagabond but he had proven himself worthy of her friendship and affections, Through hard work he had also earned the respect of her family as well.

Gus chuckled as he went on " yeah , I remember after you got caught by your folks You and Sarah had to clean the barn and I stopped by after. You were all oh now I will never know what it is like to be kissed," He put his hand up in a swooning position Felicity smiled at this memory as she playfully swatted him" And you said " Kissing ain't nothing. You just lean over and do it', then you just kissed me," They both looked lovingly at each other, Gus then got out his fiddle and then started to play as he began to sing softly,

" SHE'S LIKE THE SWALLOW THAT FLIES SO HIGH

SHE'S LIKE THE RIVER THAT NEVER RUNS DRY.

SHE'S LIKE THE SUN SHINE ON THE LEE SHORE,

SHE LOVES HER LOVE AND LOVE IS NO MORE.,

Felicity leaned against the tree and listened as her husband played the fiddle, She glanced down at the ruby engagement ring he had given her on the day he proposed. It had gotten her through the rough time when she had thought he had been lost at sea. When he had come back she had been engaged to another, She had called off her engagement and pledged her heart to was a dark time in their relationship, Each one thought they were lost to each other, But providence had reunited them.