- Just A Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 1
- Just A Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 2
- Just A Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 3
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 4
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 5
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 6
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 7
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 8
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 9
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 10
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 11
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 12
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 13
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 14
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 15
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 16
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 17
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 18
- Just a Little Bit Crazy, Chapter 19
It was late in the afternoon when they arrived at the Green ranch. Jim pulled up in front of the house and parked the Jeep in the shade of a big pine tree
It was a large house built of logs and stone. At one end was a large fireplace and on the other end was an empty carport.
In the background several small cabins were visible in a grove of Jack Pine. Off to the side was a big red barn.
Jim helped Elly May out of the Jeep. “Well here we are. Welcome to our humble mansion.”
She looked around and took a deep breath of the pine scented air. A smile crossed her face, “Sure smells good. Doesn’t it?”
“And listen to the wind in the treetops. This is wonderful, Jim.”
He glanced at the carport. “And it looks like we’ve got it all to ourselves. Mother is gone. Probably over to one of the neighbors.”
He removed the luggage from the Jeep. The front door of the house was unlocked so they stepped inside.
There was a big stone fireplace in one end of the spacious living room. The floor was covered with deep shag carpet. The furniture was quite modern.
“Elly May’s eyes were shining, “Oh Jim, this is wonderful!”
Jim grinned. “You ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait till you see our fish pond.” He took her by the hand and together they went through the door into the back yard.
A high hedge in front had shielded this part of the yard from view. It was a breath taking sight. A small creek ran back of the house emptying into a large pond. Half way around it was a concrete walk. The rest was a blaze of color. Flowers of many kinds and colors decorated the perimeter. Several pine trees shaded the area, and under them were picnic tables and benches. Where the water left the pond was a small waterfall. The sound of the water tumbling over the rocks made a musical sound. A couple of love seats were at the waters edge and a huge rock barbecue and grille were back under the trees.
The trip up Dead Horse Gulch had a sobering affect on Elly May. Now once again her eyes were shining. She jumped up and down bubbling over with enthusiasm. “This is beautiful,” she said, holding his hand tightly and led him about, pausing now and then to marvel at her surroundings.
Jim had a feeling that in a way she was very much like a little child.
She led him over to one of the love seats, sat down and pulled him down beside her. She slipped over on his lap and her little white arm encircled his neck. The big blue eyes looked down into his. Her voice was low and a bit husky. “My darling Jim, everything is so wonderful here.” she was running her fingers through his hair. “Please, please darling. Don’t let me go back to that awful place. T think I would rather die than live there. Tell me darling was I really born and raised in that dirty old house?”
Jim slowly nodded his head. “I’m afraid you were sweetie.”
“Maybe mother sent me to Seattle just to get me away from there.”
“Jim, I can’t go back to Seattle. I have a very good reason for saying this.” Tears flooded her eyes.
He kissed her on the cheek. “I’m sure you have.”
She laid her head on his shoulder. “You won’t send me away, will you Jim?”
“With all my heart.”
She tilted his head back and kissed him full on the lips. Her lips were soft and tender, sweet and full of passion. “I love you, darling.” she whispered.
“And I love you too.”
She snuggled close to him. “You will marry me won’t you Jim?”
“I have always intended to.”
She kissed him once more. “Darling I will try hard to be a good wife. I will cook for you wash for you and,” She blushed, “I will raise you some nice children!”
“That will be wonderful.”
Her little white hand stole down the back of his neck. He could feel the goose pimples rise.
She whispered in his ear. “I hope you can stand lots of loving. I have so much for you”
“I am glad.”
With one hand she unbuttoned the two top buttons of his shirt. The other hand stole farther down, creating more goose pimples.
The animal in Jim wakened. He drew her close, kissing her lips, her neck and her soft shoulders. He could hear her talking She sounded far away. “I am so sorry about last night. I wanted you so bad. I wanted so much to make you happy. I drank too much. Don’t let me do that again.”
Jim: looked wildly about. He was fast losing control. The love seats were too small the benches too hard. He gave the table top a quick glance. He blinked his eyes. This was crazy!
And in broad daylight!
Elly May talking again. Her voice was almost a whisper. “Oh darling I have waited so long this seems like a wonderful dream to me.”
Jim fought to control his passions. What in hell was going on here? His mind flashed back to the many girls he had tried to seduce. Always he had been the aggressor. Some of them had been real sexy but they sure wouldn’t give up without a struggle. At least they pretended to put up a fight.
But now, this vas different! The shoe was on the other foot. She was the aggressor.
There was only one button left on the shirt. Her nimble fingers took care of it quickly. She removed the shirt and folded it carefully and laid it across the seat of the bench . Next was the tee shirt. She pulled it up over his head: and laid it beside the shirt.
Jim’s mind raced back to last night at the motel. He was the one that had done the undressing. Where would she stop, he wondered. Should he resist? On second thought, to hell with it. Time was wasting!
The little hands were feeling the muscles on his arms. The big blue eyes were bright. There was a smile on her face. “Oh Jim, you are so wonderful, so handsome and so strong.” She leaned over and kissed him on the neck. He could feel her hot breath in his ear.” And your muscles, they are so hard: “
“Not only my muscles,” he muttered under his breath.
Her soft lips moved to his mouth. One little arm was around his neck, pulling him close. The other running the little fingers up and down his spine.
His resistance was deteriorating fast. Cooperation was the only answer. He decided. His clumsy fingers started searching for the buttons on her fancy shirt.
He closed his eyes. If only it wasn’t so damn light; unseen eyes were everywhere. There were birds and squirrels in the treetops, butterflies in the flowers and ants in the grass, not to mention the cattle on the side hill
A sudden thought struck him. Why hadn’t he thought of it before? His room of course. They could pull the curtains and it would be quite private. This would shut out those prying eyes.
He picked her up and headed for the back door. He broke into a trot as he streaked down the concrete path. He put her down so as he could open the door.
The sound of a motor car filled the air. His mother had just turned into the driveway. There vas a sheepish look on Jim’s face. Elly May giggled. Oh well there would be another time.