Chapter 11

Amy and Blaine arrived back to see a trailer parked in the drive.

"Oops." Amy muttered as she realised they must've been out longer than it seemed.

"You sure it's still OK for me to stay?" Blaine asked. Amy looked at him and grinned.

"Yes. Stop asking!" she said. Blaine smiled.

"Thanks." Blaine answered. Amy just nodded and dismounted, Blaine doing the same. They walked over to where Lou and a young couple were stood.

"Sorry I'm late. I'm Amy. This is Blaine." Amy said, gesturing to herself then Blaine.

"Hi. I'm Louise and this is George." The lady said, holding out her hand. Amy shook it.

"It's nice to meet you both." Amy said as she shook George's hand.

"You too. Nice place here." Louise said.

"Thanks. Where's this horse of yours?"

"She's in here." Louise said, pointing to the trailer.

"OK. Lets get her out then."

They got the horse out of the trailer.

"What's wrong with her then?"

"um, we were out riding when we saw a log. We jumped it since Annabel here is always so good at jumping but she must have been in a bad mood because she didn't jump until it was too late and she hit her leg. It's OK now but she refuses to jump. We were hoping you could help because we really wanted to show her."

"OK. We can try getting her to jump. Can't we, girl?" Amy asked, rubbing Annabel's forehead. "Do you need me to try and get her to jump by any time?"

"This weekend." Louise said simply.

"I don't know if I can do it by then."

"But you have to. There's a show which we have been looking forward to for ages then."

"But today's Wednesday. I have 3 days. I can't do it."

"Please try at least."

"OK. Fine. See you soon."

"Bye." Louise called as her and George drove off. Amy sighed.

"I can't do that. 3 days to get him jumping the big jumps again. That's not possible. 3 days. 3 DAYS. I can't." Amy whispered.

"Hey. If you need any help with the chores I'd be happy to help out so you have more time to work with her." Blaine said from behind her. She turned around to look at her.

"Really?" she asked.

"Sure. I couldn't like work with the horses because I don't know your methods that well. Books are good but I've never tried it and I don't want to mess up your work on the horses. I could still feed and groom the horses and muck out the stalls." Blaine suggested.

"That would be awesome. Thanks so much."

"It would be my pleasure. I get to spend more time here and more time with you." Blaine said, smiling.

Wait! Did he just say that? Amy thought. She knew she had a crush on him since they started texting but he seemed so like... sensible. Surely he wouldn't say that on the first meeting. Would he?

"Amy?" Amy was pulled from her thoughts at Blaine calling her.

"Sorry. What?" she asked.

"I said, I should be heading home now. My mum will wonder where I am and Amora is getting really restless."

"Oh. OK. Quick question. What school are you going to?"

"Briar Ridge?"

"Oh. I go there. When are you starting?"



"Oh. Awesome. Have you got your timetable yet?"

"Um, yes. Why?"

"school finishes at 3.10pm so if you come over at 3.45, you could bring your timetable and we could see if we have any lessons together?"

"Sure. I'll see you tomorrow then."

"Yep. Bye."