Saving Lucky - Chapter 1
by heartbeat for horses
"No!" Jessica Smith half yelled, half sobbed. "You can't!" Jess yelled at her father, Jake Smith.
"Honey... We may have to sell him," Jake said sorrow playing in his voice. "You cant sell Lucky! You just can't!" Jess burst from the kitchen and out the back door racing for the barn tears blurring her vision. Lucky was the best thing that ever happened to her.
She stumbled into the barn and raced for her sweet bay gelding's stall. She slipped inside and wrapped her arms around his neck sobbing in his mane. After a minute, Jess bit back her tears and quickly groomed and tacked up Lucky. She led him out the back of the barn, grabbed the lunch she had packed for the trail ride they were going to take and mounted up. She kicked him into a gallop an burst into tears, the wind blowing her hair from the ponytail.
"We're leaving Lucky," Jess decided and felt her pocket. She pulled out her small bag with a slight smile. 6 crispy dollar bills and 5 dollar coins lie inside. Things were looking up. Nobody is selling you Lucky. Ever.
Later that day about five hours after leaving, Jess slipped from the saddle exhausted. She pulled out one of the roast beef sandwiches from her bag and sat down in the grass to eat and rest for the night. Lucky needed it anyway. After eating, Jess looked into the starts until sleep came.
The next morning, Jess opened her eyes to see Lucky looking down at her. "Morning bud," she said and stood up. She pulled out an apple and quickly ate it. She fed Lucky a carrot and tacked up and mounted up. "We have a long way to go but I think I should stop in town and get some food," she said.
They rode for about an hour till they came to a small town. Jess tied lucky to a tree and hurried towards the small store. She bought some beef jerky, three roast beef sandwiches and a couple apples. After that, she hurried back to Lucky who was standing patiently waiting for her. She kisses his nose, puts the food in the saddle bags and mounted up.
Chapter two coming soon...
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