I do NOT own the rights to Dukes of Hazard.
I should have noted this right off the bat -sorry - I am just now getting re-familiarized with the Duke clan, so, forgive me if I don't quite 'get it right'
Dukes of Hazard
Pair of Fools
By the time Bo, Luke, and Christy got arrived at the Duke farm not only
was the whole clan there -but the band was too. Jamie would have talked to
the lead singer, but there was just too much of a crowd around Christy to do
"Okay, will someone please tell me what happened to Andrew and,
especially, to Roscoe?" Christy was as curious as any farm cat to know
what had happened to those oversized rats.
"Easy, darling." Bo grinned as he stuck a piece of grass in between his
mouth, "Jeb played decoy long enough to allow us to get the moonshine out
of the car, and you back to Cooter's."
"What?" Christy was trying to process what they were telling her.
"Look, what he drove to this reunion." Luke pointed her gaze towards his
other cousins car.
"Okay, so ,that car does look like the one I was driving, but - come on,
Roscoe and my ex can't be that stupid. Surely, they can tell the difference
between Jeb and myself."
"Not if you have the right equipment and keep close enough to keep up
the chase, but not so close your chaser can get details." Jeb grinned and
sauntered up holding a strawberry blonde wig and a smock matching the
color of Christy's shirt.
"You wore that?" It was all Dukes' old friend could do not to laugh. "I
don't know what's scarier. The fact Roscoe, and Andrew - who clearly
caught up with the sheriff - fell for it, or that you actually put those
things on." That made everyone laugh hard.
"Christy, .." Luke started speaking once the laughter died down, "how
about stepping away and have that talk?" No one stopped them, but Christy
felt one particular set of eyes follow them and it made a tapping in her mind
begin. It would just have to wait - this needed clearing up.
Luke sat on a bale of stray hay as Christy leaned her shoulder against the
barn as she kept her back to the rest of the Duke clan. Involuntary tears
began to slide down her cheeks.
"I'm so sorry." Both Luke and Christy spoke at once.
Luke couldn't help but give a faint smile. "Christy, I know you weren't in
on the moonshine stunt, honest. I guess I was just…"
"That, darling, is an understatement. But, yes, I guess that's just as good a
word any. And I admit I can't help but wonder why Andrew wanted to set us
"He didn't." It had come to her while she was driving what the real deal
was. "I think he was running shine for Boss Hogg and when he saw me with
Daisy, he most likely told Hogg." Shrugging her shoulders she sighed and
continued, "Guess the two figured to kill two birds with one stone."
"Andrew would be able to get back at you for dumping him and Boss
Hogg would get us behind bars." It was something Luke easily followed.
"Luke..' Christy walked to the edge of the barn, but stayed standing. "I
didn't plan that summer night I swear. Every fiber in my body was fighting
against what my mind had begun to think." Nature's water faucet started
back up. "I tried to put all my feelings towards you. And I really did care
about you. I.." the gal lifted her shoulders before letting them sag.
"panicked when the triangle grew firmer. I didn't want anyone hurt. So, I
"You didn't come back for me did you?"
"Yes, and no." When he gave a lifted eyebrow she lifted up her hands.
"Yes, I wanted to make peace with you, and Bo. Well, I knew Bo wouldn't
be hard. Sure, he taught me how to drive, and we'd been on a few dates, but …" she grinned, "We never really clicked. You and I though… Closing her
eyes she let out a frustrated sigh. "You were a good guy and things were
going okay - even if I was a tad bit older than you. I mean it's not so large
you're friends would have heart failure. Only unexpected feelings began
growing for.." She couldn't bring herself to say the name - not because she
was ashamed but because she didn't want to risk dragging it through the
mud, or even just the dust.
"Christy, I wasn't upset over that -though I admit I was shocked." Luke
leaned towards her. "I was so mad because of the way you left. You never
even told anybody good-bye. That night when I turned the corner expecting
to meet up with Daisy I didn't expect to see you wrapped up …" Luke
paused to think about his next words as he stretched out his legs. "in his
embrace." He didn't say the name either. Not because he had any hard
feelings - those had already been worked out; it just felt to him as that
would officially be talking behind the man's back . "Tell me, if I hadn't
turned the corner would you have pulled back? I mean that was some pretty
heavy kissing you two were doing. And neither one of you were keeping
your hands very still."
"I don't know." Christy put all her emotions into what her next words
because she desperately wanted him to know she was speaking the truth. "Crud, I'm not even sure who started the whole thing. All I can say is I
really don't know for sure what would have happened. I just knew I
panicked.. I had fallen for a guy who everyone would tell me …" she
groaned. "It's as if a fishing hook had been tossed my way and I'd took it in
"So, you ran thinking it would fall out?"
"Ya, I returned intending to deal with the issue straight out, but.."
"I acted like an idiot and put a kink into everything."
"Yes, actually, you did. But I really couldn't find it in myself to hold it
against you. Therefore, I figured the issue between you, and me, needed to
be taken care of first. Then, I could deal with the ghost I'd come for."
"Do you want the ghost back?" Luke asked knowing the answer already
by the look in her eye.
" Taking a deep breath she finished off with, " I won't force myself on
anyone, Luke, if that is what you are asking. But - honest? I pretty much
figured if I came back I'd find the old feelings were vanished and he'd not
be on the other end of the hook holding the rod." By the time she'd spoken
the last part of the sentence she was feeling pretty worn out.
"Or I might just reel you in." The voice behind her made shiver, but not in
"I think.." Luke stood up giving a faint smile. "I'd best get back to the
reunion. And…" he gave them a smile, "I'll make sure no one comes near
"Pair of fools aren't we? Could look elsewhere, probably should, but.. "
Soft eyes looked down at her as his voice lowered, "we don't want to? Do
we?" Christy found herself enclosed in Jesses' embrace.
"Not really." Her voice grew shaky and skin tingled as Jesse stroked her
"It's a good time of year for weddings." Jesse's breath got closer to her
skin as he lowered his head.
Balladeer: Now I didn't see that coming. Did you?
"Roscoe, you idiot!" Boss Hogg came out of the police station shaking his
fist at the sheriff right after Spike had driven off with Andrew in tow. "How
could you not know who you were chasing?"
"How long do you think he'll rail on Roscoe?" Christy placed her hand on
Jesse's chest at the same time she leaned her head on his shoulders as the
two sat in his white truck opposite the station.
"Oh, at least until after our wedding." Jesse chuckled and grinned as the
sheriff escaped the commissioner's holler by hopping in his patrol car.
"Maybe, a tad longer." Daisy grinned as she hopped in next to Christy. "I
heard Andrew just squealed on Boss Hogg. Guess it's costing him a bunch
of fancy footwork to keep his job." With that the trio left to join the boys at
the Boar's nest.
Balladeer: If anyone thinks Boss Hogg and Sheriff Roscoe are going to
start being polite to the Duke clan just Jesse is marrying Christy all I can
say is they are loonier than my grandmother's pet coon.