"Davey, this is the last time I'm gonna say it. Get up and get ready for school." Emma repeated from the doorway of the boy's room, with her hands on her hips.

Davey snuggled deeper into the warmth of his bed ignoring Emma and the smell of bacon. Lucky twitched his ears and sighed as his faithful master pulled the covers farther over his head. Davey was not ready for his first day of school and he wasn't planning on getting up anytime soon. That was until he heard the booming voice that now came from the doorway.

"David Cain. Get outta that bed and be at the table in ten minutes." Sam said snaking his arms around Emma's waist , resting his hands on her pertruding belly.

Davey's eyes popped open and he sat up "I'm awake." He said pushing the blankets off his bed and stretching his arms above his head. He quickly dressed and ran down the steps. He sat at the table and Emma sat his plate down infront of him.

"Eat your breakfast so we can all ride into town together." Sam said as he sat his empty coffee cup into the sink.

Emma straightened the ribbon in Maggie's brown hair before pulling her shawl over her own shoulders. Davey hurriedly ate his breakfast and swallowed his milk in one quick gulp. He could see the frustration in Sam's eyes as he ran to the door.

Sam pulled the buckboard to a stop infront of the school house. Maggie and Davey had been in the building before and Davey had almost died. The town folk had really done a good job fixing it up. Davey jumped out of the buck board when he saw his friend Eddie, the banker's son, standing by a tree.

"You don't look happy to be here, either" Eddie said as a grumpy Davey leaned back against the tree.

"I'd rather be fishin'" Davey said, he watched Sam and was angry at the man who was now his father. "He is always mad at me for everything I do" He pouted crossing his arms across his chest.

Maggie smiled at Joe as he took her hand and helped her down out of the didn't release her hand as they continued toward the school house.

"I was wondering if you were still goin' to the carnival this weekend?"Joe asked her as they stood near the school house doors.

Maggie's smiled into his blue eyes and nodded "Emma's gonna make some pies to enter in the contest. I'm making one two. Teaspoon will be one of the judges so I am making his favorite pie. Blueberry." Maggie said with a smile.

"That's my favorite too." Joe said returning her smile. "After the judging would you like to go on a picnic?" He asked

"That would be nice."Maggie said

Sam looked at Davey sulking by the tree then at Maggie and Joe, he shook his head "I worry 'bout them two." he said to Emma.

Emma put a hand on her belly and pointed to Davey and Eddie "I'd be more worried about them two." She said as she watched Pete Higgins walk toward their son and his friend.

Sam smiled lovingly at his pregnant wife "They're six year old boys, Em, they're gonna get in a fair amount of trouble. Let's get you to Doc Macintyre's" he said nudging the horses back onto the road.

Ten year old Pete stood infront of Davey and Eddie. "You boys wanna have some fun?" he asked

Davey smiled "Yeah."

Eddie looked over at Davey then back at Pete before shrugging his shoulders.

Pete smiled a mischeivious grin as he knew the younger boys would do any thing he asked. He placed a hand on each of their shoulders and said "Come with me"


Buck crossed his arms on the fence watching Lou across the yard brushing down Lightening. Ever since the wedding he couldn't stop the thoughts that were running through his head. The look of her in that dress. The feel of her on his arm as he escorted her to Emma's side. He had had dreams that were inappropriate to talk about much less think about as he leaned against the fence. He took a deep breath and laid his forehead on his arms. He felt a hand on his shoulder and didn't need to look up to see who it was.

"What am I gonna do Ike?" He asked pulling his head up to look at his best friend, the only one who knew about his true feelings for Lou.

Ike stared at his bewildered brother and shook his head. He raised his hands and signed "Tell her."

Buck exhaled a breath "You've been saying that for months and I just can't do it" Buck said looking like a wounded puppy.

Ike smiled "Then I will." His green eyes laughed as he started to walk toward where Lou was standing. Buck had to run to catch up to him.

"Okay. Okay, I'll talk to her." Buck flashed his crooked smile at his friend and walked toward Lou.


A/N: This is just the beginning. Hope you all enjoy it. Yeah I left ya'll hangin' with Davey and his friends, and oh yeah Buck and Lou...Stay tuned for the next episode...