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Saving the Girl - Part 2
Note: Royal Springs is a fictional town!
This story is dedicated to Cowgirl, she helped me a lot with
everything. Thank you so much!
In this second part of "Saving the Girl", I decided to put Kylie
in a position that happened to me a few weeks ago (itís still
healing). Poison ivy, actually. My first time having poison ivy
was rough, like very rough. It was itchy, hot, red, and very
very ugly. Itís my fourth week of having it now, and I'm so glad
that it doesn't look terrible anymore. Itís not red anymore, no
itchiness, no more blisters and all that junk!
By the way, I was thinking of doing another story of Kylie after
this one, so please let me know if you guys would like to read
another story about Kylie!
AND SO... THE STORY BEGINS... ENDS??....
Kylie sat on her horse stiffly. She was tired of this. She was
tired of slowly riding on the ranch like they had nowhere to go.
She had thought Larry and Keith were going to rob the bank.
Would they rob the bank already? She glanced her new friend,
Mark McCain the Rifleman's son. He could have a concussion and
his pa would probably get angry at the two Kendrick brothers...
"We should rest for a while." Larry said to his older brother.
The older brother shrugged and got off his horse. Keith motioned
for them to get of their horses and let them rest. The outlaws
sat underneath trees slurping their alcohol. Kylie dismounted
and nearly twisted her ankle from jumping down. She almost fell
but Mark grabbed her arm to steady her.
"You okay?" He whispered quietly. His shirt had tears in it and
his face had a terrible bruise from Keith slapping him so hard.
"You shouldn't be asking me if I'm okay! You are the one who's
not okay! You could have a concussion---" Kylie replied.
"Shut up, will ya?" Kylie cringed when she heard them slur their
words from drinking too much.
Mark noticed her cringing and decided to make her feel better by
talking to her.
"So... Kylie, where are you from?" Kylie sighed and looked at
"I'm from Royal Springs." Kylie replied softly. Mark gasped.
"My Pa went there! He's supposed to come home in two days..."
Mark drifted off as he remembered the times when he laughed with
"My parents have a large ranch between North Fork and Royal
Springs... Itís sometimes lonely because my Ma teaches me my
schoolwork but itís okay." Mark nodded trying to get her to
talk. The late afternoon started to heat up again.
"My Pa and I have our own ranch. But you know that already."
They sat down beside a few trees when they heard the clomping of
horses. Keith and Larry snored, fast asleep even though it was
"Mark? Marrkk! Mark! Marrkk! Where are you son?" Mark heard his
Pa's voice call him. He jumped to his feet knowing that his Pa
"Kylie, follow me!" Mark whispered quietly. They ran towards the
road as quietly as they could when Kylie was slapped on the arm
with a low tree branch.
"Ouch!" She cried out. Mark looked at her wondering if she would
be okay. She rubbed her arm, sore.
Kylie followed Mark to the road when there was Lucas McCain, the
"Pa!" Mark yelled. The tall man got off his horse and smiled.
"Son! You're all right!" Kylie smiled weakly. The two McCains
hugged each other. They were finally together again: father and
son. Not far behind Mr. McCain, an older man galloping on a
horse reached them.
"Micah!" Mark exclaimed.
"LucasBoy! You found Mark!" Micah smiled as he got off his horse
and greeted Mark. Kylie stood back feeling awkward. All she
wanted to do was go home and take a bath and be with her
"Mark, who's this?" Mr. McCain asked.
"Pa, this is Kylie James. The Kendrick brothers---"
"The Kendrick brothers?! Their pa was the one that we took to
Royal Springs a few days ago!" Micah said surprise on his face.
"Go on son." Mr. McCain said.
"The Kendricks kidnapped her, Pa." Kylie looked away feeling
shyer. She didn't like the way Micah and Mr. McCain was looking
at her with sympathy.
"For how long, Kylie?" Mr. McCain asked.
"Five days ago they kidnapped me, Mr. McCain. I really need to
get back to my parents."
"Son, why don't you take Razor and Micah's horse to North Fork
and we'll take care of those two brothers." Mr. McCain said.
TWO DAYS LATER
"Oh, honey, I'm so sorry that you were kidnapped!" Melinda James
said to her only daughter, Kylie. She hugged her again. They
were all taking a picnic at the McCain ranch to celebrate their
"Itís okay, Ma. I'm okay." Kylie laughed when Mark looked at her
and raised his eyebrow at her. "Okay, I do have something to
tell you and Pa." Concerned, Melinda and her husband looked at
"What is it?" Ma asked.
"Doctor Burrage says I have a poison ivy rash." Marshall
Torrance and Lucas and the parents looked at each other and
laughed. Kylie lifted her sleeve and showed the "gift" that the
branch had given her.
"Is it itchy?" Micah asked trying to cover his laughter.
Kylie and Mark just shook their heads.... Parents were so
"Pa, do you think we'll ever see her again?" Mark asked Lucas as
they walked inside their ranch home.
"I don't know, son, I don't know." And they both walked inside.
This is a story based on the TV
series The Rifleman
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