A/N Hi Striker here! This is my First Song-Fic and it's also my first Black Stallion Fiction. You might have read my Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys story Missing Files and that is still under way. This is a 1 shot to fill a little writer's block I have at this moment. The song: 'Til Summer Comes Around by Keith Urban. Beware; this is a real tear jerker! The song is sad and so is the story!

Another long summer's come and gone
I don't know why it always ends this way
The boardwalk's quiet and the carnival rides
Are as empty as my broken heart tonight

Alec Ramsay walked around Hopeful Farm. To his right were fields of mares and the young foals playing in the early snow. To his left was the Black's large field. He couldn't help but smile all the good times he and the horse had shared. All the times he and Pam had talked and laughed, all the times he'd told her he loved her. He smiled as he remembered the last times they had spent together…


But I close my eyes and one more time
We're spinning around and you're holding on tightly
The words came out, I kissed your mouth
No Fourth of July has ever burned so brightly
You had to go, I understand
But you promised you'd be back again
And so I wander 'round this town
Til summer comes around

It had been after a big win on Blackjack the Black's newest racing yearling. It had been a long hard battle. They had not come in first, but the way everyone cheered it had seemed as if something had been over come. Alec had cooled down Jack and Pam had suggested a night of fun. Something was different, Alec could tell. She still told him that she loved him, but she seemed like, like she was about to run. The two had decided on a carnival that was in town, down on the dock.

I got a job working at the old park pier
And every summer now for five long years
I grease the gears, fix the lights, tighten bolts, straighten the tracks
And I count the days til you just might come back

Alec stopped day dreaming and started back on the broken fence. That's what he did now, he still owned Hopeful but he was more into taking care of things. The lights, the fences, the doors, and the track had to be maintained. He tried to concentrate but his thoughts drifted…

And then I close my eyes and one more time
We're spinning around and you're holding on tightly
The words came out, I kissed your mouth
No Fourth of July has ever burned so brightly
You had to go, I understand
But you swore you'd be back again
And so I'm frozen in this town
Til summer comes around

They had danced under the bright fireworks. It had been during that dance Pam had told him she was leaving. I need to go, that's what she said, I love you but I need to be free for a little while. I swear I'll be back next summer. He hadn't answered just pulled her closer and kissed her beautiful lips. After the dance they went to the Ferris wheel, Pam wanted to see all around the town…

Oh and I close my eyes and you and I
Are stuck on the Ferris wheel rocking with the motion
Hand in hand we cried and laughed
Knowing that love belonged to us girl, if only for a moment
And "Baby I'll be back again" you whispered in my ear
But now the winter wind is the only sound
And everything is closing down
Til summer comes around

Alec tried to smile but a single tear slid down his sun tanned cheek. They had been so happy; he thought she'd stay forever. He had smiled and waved as she drove into the night. She had wanted to drive to meet the sun. He could only smile, he was afraid his voice would betray him. He pulled on his thick winter coat; she'll be back, when summer comes around.

Please review! So sorry that you probably needed a box of tissues for this story!