Walker entered his private
office to find Trivette there waiting for him, before Walker could say anything
Trivette said "You're going to sit down and listen to what I have to
say." Walker replied "Is that
"Yes it is, Captain Walker. Now I know that NancyDanville is innocent of the
charges that you had D.A.Moody file against her and I
will prove it, no matter what I have to do." Trivette informed Walker.
"First of all Trivette I did not have Moody
file charges against anyone, that was what he decided to do after Detective
Grear presented him with the evidence in those home invasion cases. I had no
say in it." Walker answered Trivette who
snapped "Sure you didn't have anything to do with it; you were the one who
got EdithDesmoine to confess and
implicate Nancy in it. Just because she
made a remark about Sam's looks at the tripletís
second birthday party was no reason for you to railroad Nancy."
"Trivette I am not railroading anyone and
you know that." Walker said while trying to
keep a hold of his temper but Trivette was having no problem controlling his
temper because he snapped at Walker "The hell that
you're not. Nancy was placed in handcuffs
in front of her staff and dragged off to jail. So how can you sit there and
tell me that you had nothing to do with it? You had Cooper, Swanson, Cooke and Gage investigating
her behind my back for God's sake."
"That's quite enough Ranger Trivette. I had
Rangers Swanson, Cooper, Cooke and Gage investigating
the widow Desmoine and it wasn't behind your back. It was EdithDesmoine who said that NancyDanville gave her the security
codes so that the home invasions could be carried out. It was EdithDesmoine who produced those
security codes that had been written down on a piece of paper by none other
than NancyDanville. Trivette you know that
Moody didn't file charges until after he had the handwriting analyzed and it
was verified as being Nancy Danville's. Trivette maybe you should take a step
back and think things over before you risk your career defending Nancy." Walker said to Trivette.
"Tell me something Walker, when Alex was arrested for TonySeville's murder did you take a
step back and think things over before you risked your career trying to clear
her name? Don't bothering answering that because we both know that you didn't.
You did everything that you could to clear Alex's name, so don't tell
me to take a step back and think things over." Trivette answered.
"Trivette you know as well as I do that Alex was innocent
then." Walker told Trivette who told
him "Just like Nancy is now and I will prove
it even if I have to take you on Walker."
"How do you plan on clearing her while
still being a Ranger?" Walker questioned Trivette who
replied "By quitting the Rangers. That's why I'm here, to submit my
resignation effective right now." Trivette took out his gun laid it on
Walker's desk and then removed his Texas Ranger star leaving that on Walker's
desk too then he started to leave Walker's office.
Walker said "Trivette,
don't do this. She's not worth it." Trivette stopped and answered
"She is to me; we're going to be getting married just as soon as I can get
her out of jail on bail. Goodbye Walker."
After Trivette left Walker picked up his phone and
Harland "Commander Harland, this is Walker. I wanted you to know
that Ranger Trivette just resigned over this situation with his girlfriend
being arrested as an accomplice to those fatal home invasions."
Harland said "You didn't accept his
resignation, did you?" Walker answered "No I
didn't accept Trivette's resignation but he left my office before I could tell
him that. I think that for right now it's best that Ranger Trivette be
considered to be on leave until the matter concerning his girlfriend is
"Okay, thanks for calling me to let me know
what was happening Walker." Harland said and
hung up. Walker took Trivette's star
and gun and locked them in his desk drawer then he went into the outer office
where he announced "Ranger Trivette will be on a leave of absence for
awhile." Gage, Cooper, Swanson and Cooke looked at Walker and when Gage went to say something Walker told them "I
believe that you have cases that you're working on?" Walker then went back into his
Alex looked up as Trivette
entered her office and asked him "Jimmy what brings you by? Do
you need a search warrant for Walker?" Trivette
answered "Alex I came here to ask you to represent Nancy for me."
"I can't do that." Alex replied upsetting
Trivette who questioned her "Why not? Is it because she made that remark
about Sam at the tripletís second
birthday party? Please Alex; I can't stand the
thought of Nancy spending another night
in jail. She needs your help and she needs it now."
"She hasn't made bail yet?" Alex questioned him.
"No because I don't have fifty thousand dollars on hand to bail her
"I have that kind of money, if you want me
to I'll post bail for her." Alex offered.
"You will? Won't that upset Walker, you representing
someone that he's helping D.A.Moody to railroad?"
Trivette asked Alex who answered "Trivette I agreed to post
bail for Nancy, not represent her. Let
me make this clear, I will not represent her in any legal actions. Furthermore Jimmy why are you talking
about my husband like that? Walker would never railroad
anyone or for that matter help anyone railroad someone. Trivette you know
better that than about Walker."
"Why won't you represent Nancy? Alex I know that she's innocent;
she was framed by the real criminals. Why D.A.Moody and Walker can't or won't bring
themselves to see that is beyond me." Trivette tried again to sway Alex but she replied
"Trivette I do not defend people, I see that they are convicted for their
crimes. Also like my husband, I don't share your view that Nancy is innocent. Trivette
are you sure that you're not letting your feelings for Nancy blind you to what she
may have done?"
"You sound just like that husband of yours.
Listen I'm wasting my time here, Mrs.Walker. I thought that you
were my friend but I guess that I was wrong. Goodbye." Trivette told Alex and started to leave
when she asked him "Jimmy, do you or do you not
want me to bail your girlfriend out?"
"Yes I want you to bail Nancy out. Alex, can you post the bail
so that she'll be out by tonight?" Trivette questioned Alex who answered "I'll
call and find out when I can bail Nancy out and let you know.
You'll be at Ranger headquarters, right?"
"No I won't be because I resigned. I won't
be a Ranger when the captain in charge is helping the D.A. railroad the woman
that I love." Trivette replied stunning Alex who said "Oh Jimmy,
you didn't resign did you? Are you that sure about her?"
"I love Nancy more than I have ever
loved anyone and as soon as she's out of jail we're going to get married."
"For your sake Trivette I hope that you're
right about her but I know that D.A.Moody isn't in the habit of
filing charges against people that he can't get convictions against. However I
said that I would post bail for Nancy and I will. I'll call
you at home later and let you know when she'll be released. Now if you'll
excuse me I have to figure out how to get fifty thousand together." Alex said to Trivette who
told her "Alex, it's really not that big of a deal. I mean
that you're not really risking any of your money, now are you?"
"If she jumps bail I lose that fifty
thousand." Alex pointed out to Trivette who assured Alex "You won't,
Nancy would no more jump bail than she would have been involved with the crimes
Moody's charging her with. Call me as soon as you've arranged it Alex, I can't wait to get
"Trivette, Nancy can't leave the state
while she's free on bail, it's considered a violation of her release and would
result in her being put back into the county jail." Alex stated but Trivette
told her "I don't care that the state says she can't leave it while on
bail. Nancy and I are getting
married as soon as possible."
"I didn't hear that. Trivette as an officer
of the court I have to inform them when I know that someone is violating the
terms of their release. As soon as you leave I'll get started on Nancy's bail." Alex said to Trivette who
took the hint and left her office. After Trivette left Alex called up her husband
and told him "Walker, I've agreed to post
bail for Trivette so that his girlfriend could get out of jail."
"I don't think that you should do that Alex. You should just let
her stay in jail, it's where she belongs." Walker told his wife who told
him "Well I told him that I would post bail and I'm going to. I feel so
bad for Jimmy; I think he's fallen
really hard for Nancy. However Walker since we're both paid
to work, we'll talk about this at home later."
After their children were all sleeping Walker and Alex were relaxing in their
living room when the phone rang. Walker told his wife "I'd
better get it." He left the room and answered the phone to find out that
it was Erica so he brought the phone
into Alex who took it and said
"Erica, this is Alex. Did you need
"I really called Walker to see if he knew where
Jimmy was because he didn't
show up to pick J.W. up like he had promised him that he would. They
were supposed to see a movie and have dinner. Did Walker say anything to you
about Jimmy working late?" Erica questioned Alex who asked
"Trivette didn't tell you?"
"Didn't tell me what?" Erica asked back.
"That he resigned from the Rangers today. Erica most likely Trivette is
with Nancy, she got out on bail
this evening." Alex answered her friend who
then questioned "What kind of idiot would post bail for that woman?"
"I did, Jimmy asked me to so I did. Erica I didn't bail her out
because I like her, because I don't. Trivette was so upset by her still being
in jail that I felt as though I should help him out." Alex explained.
"Jimmy has always made sure
that he picked J.W. up whenever they had plans unless some Ranger
business came up and those times he always made sure to let our son know why
his dad wasn't coming. Alex you should have left
her rot in jail, it's what she deserves. Now I have to tell my son that his dad
blew him off to spend time with that woman." Erica said to Alex.
"I'm sorry about that Erica but like I told you I
felt sorry for Trivette and that was the only way that I could help him so I
did. But I must admit that I'm worried about him because he's not seeing
anything clearly when it comes to Nancy. I mean he quit the
Rangers and Jimmy was always so proud to be a Texas Ranger.
Listen if you hear from him can you let us know? Because I don't think that
he'll call here any time soon." Alex told Erica who questioned
"Why wouldn't Jimmy call there? He and Walker are good friends,
"Not right now because Trivette told me
that he resigned from the Rangers because he couldn't stand by and watch as Walker and Moody railroad the
woman that he loves." Alex replied.
"Alex, Walker didn't accept that
resignation did he? I mean shouldn't he let Jimmy have some leave or
something until he comes to his senses? He deserves at least that much,
everyone should be allowed to make a mistake and not pay for it with their
career." Erica asked Alex who answered "No
Walker didn't accept his resignation but Trivette doesn't know that because he
left Ranger headquarters before Walker could tell him that. So
if you hear from Jimmy can you tell him
"Okay if I hear from Jimmy I'll let him know that
he's on leave and I'll call you and let you know where he's at." Erica replied and then hung
up the phone.
After she returned the phone to the kitchen Alex came back into the
living room and said to her husband "I don't want to hear from you too
about my posting bail for Trivette's girlfriend."
"I heard what you told Erica and while I think you
shouldn't have bailed her out, it's your money to do whatever you want with it.
By the way how did you know to tell Erica that I hadn't accepted
Trivette's resignation? Because I don't remember telling you that." Walker questioned his wife who
told him "I know you honey and you would no more accept Trivette's
resignation that you would resign from the Rangers yourself."
"I would resign from the Rangers for you,
you know that don't you Alex?" Walker asked Alex who answered "I
know that Walker but that's never going
to happen because I kind of like being married to my very own Texas Ranger. I
mean he does such a good job of making me feel so secure at night."
Walker teased back "Well
Mrs. Walker, I kind of like being married to my very own A.D.A., that is when
she lets me get a word in edge-wise." Alex laughed and teased her
husband "Cowboy, you don't mind me doing most of the talking because you
like to be a man of action."
"Is that so lady?" Walker asked as he pulled Alex close. "You know
it. Now, do we go upstairs or stay down here for that 'action?" Alex questioned her husband
who said nothing as he pulled Alex up from the couch and
led her to their bedroom where they closed the door behind them.
The next morning when Alex woke up she was still
lying in her husband's arms. Noticing that Walker was awake Alex asked him "Walker, where do you think
Trivette is at? You don't think he went and did something stupid, do you?"
Walker answered his wife
"I have no idea where Trivette is at and why are you so worried about him
doing something stupid as you put it?"
Alex replied "Because
when I agreed to post bail for NancyJimmy told me that as soon as
she was out they were going to get married."
"Alex, Nancy can't leave the state
when she's out on bail." Walker pointed out to his wife
as he moved away from her. Alex said "I know that
and I told Trivette that but with him not bothering to pick his son up last
night I wonder if they ran off to Las Vegas to get married."
"Alex you know if you hadn't
posted bail Nancy would still be in jail
and you wouldn't have to worry about what Trivette was doing. Maybe you should
have left well enough alone." Walker told Alex who questioned him as
she got up from the bed "What's that supposed to mean? I told you that I
bailed MissDanville out because Jimmy all but begged me too. Walker I think that he really
Getting up from bed also Walker said "I just think
that there are times when you feel sorry for someone and that clouds your
judgement. Trivette would have gotten over Nancy just like he got over
all the other women that he decided were the loves of his life. That's all I
"Not this time because Trivette wants more
than anything to save the woman that he loves from the people that he thinks
are out to hurt her. I just hope that he doesn't find out the hard way that
she's not worth it." Alex replied as she headed
to the bathroom but the phone rang so she stopped and answered it "The
"Ma'am is there a Captain Walker of the Texas Rangers
there?" The caller asked and Alex handed the phone to her
husband as she told him "It's someone who wants to talk with a Captain Walker." Taking the phone
Walker said "This is Walker."
"Captain Walker, this is Captain Tanner of the Las Vegas police department, we
have a man in custody whose I.D. says that he's JamesTrivette and that he's a Texas
Ranger." Tanner answered Walker who questioned him
"May I ask why you have him in custody."
"Last night he became very drunk and
disorderly at one of our hotel casinos and was brought downtown by our officers
to spend the night in jail sobering up. While there he was jumped by several
others inmates and had to be placed in the infirmary section of the county
jail." Tanner replied.
"What was he doing in the general
population to begin with?" Walker asked Tanner who answered "The
arresting officers didn't believe that he was a Texas Ranger when he told them
that he was and had him put in the drunk tank. That was where someone told the
others that he was a Texas Ranger and they jumped him. The guards got to him
before there was too much damage done but he does have several stitches and
quite a few bruises. Now the reason that I called was because the brass would
like someone to come and get Ranger Trivette and take him back to Texas as soon as possible.
The brass would prefer to forget about the whole thing if you know what I
Walker answered "I will
be there to get Ranger Trivette as soon as I can catch a plane, in the meantime
do you know where his girlfriend is?"
"The hotel clerks said that there was a woman
with your Ranger when he checked in but that she disappeared. Why is there
something we should know about her?" Tanner asked Walker who replied "The
woman was most likely NancyDanville and she was out on bail
pending trial for a list of charges including conspiracy in a murder case. If
you find her please arrest her and hold her until I get there, will you?"
"Okay we will, I'll see you when you get
Walker." Tanner said. Walker hung up the phone and
told his wife "Something happened last night between Nancy and Trivette in Las Vegas and he ended up drunk
in the county jail where he was jumped by the other inmates. The brass there
wants me to come and get him so that they could forget about it. I'm going to
take the next plane."
"I'm sorry Walker; I never should have
bailed Nancy out." Alex told her husband who
said "I know but I'd better go and get Trivette from the jail that he's
Walker entered the Las Vegas police department and
told the desk clerk "My name is Captain Walker of the Texas Rangers
and I'm here to pick up Ranger Trivette." The clerk told him "Yes
Ranger Walker, Captain Tanner is waiting for you.
Just follow me and I'll take you right to him." Walker followed the clerk to Tanner's office where he was
told to take a seat that Tanner would be there shortly
About ten minutes later Trivette entered the
room followed by a man who said as he shook Walker's hand "I'm
Captain Tanner, thank you for coming to get your Ranger so quickly Captain Walker." Walker replied "No
problem but have you found NancyDanville yet?"
"No we haven't, if we do we'll let you know."
Tanner answered Walker and then addressed Trivette "Ranger perhaps the
next time you decide to get drunk and disorderly you will do it somewhere else
because we don't need out of state cops getting drunk and adding to our
Trivette said "I believe that beating I
received in jail more than made up for any trouble that you think I caused last
night. I should file charges against your department." Tanner replied "We can
file charges too Ranger and you were the one who was drunk and disorderly according
to the eye witnesses. You two best be on your way to the airport that you can
catch the next flight back to Texas. You never know what
might happen if you decide to stick around town looking for your girlfriend
Walker intervened "Come
on let's go Trivette, we have a plane to catch." Trivette looked like he
wanted to say something else to Tanner but decided to follow Walker out of the door
instead. Once they were on the plane Trivette said "I don't want to hear
one word from you about Nancy."
"I won't say a thing but my wife might want
to know if MissDanville is going to show up for
her trial, otherwise Alex is out that fifty
thousand." Walker said as he looked over
at his friend who groaned. Walker then questioned him
"So who beat you up? Your cellmates or the cops?"
"Both, the cops hit me in the head with
their night sticks before they threw me in that cell as they told the inmates
that I was a big bad Texas Ranger. Needless to say they ganged up on me but I
did manage to get a few good punches in before one of the cops thought better
about what they had done and talked the other cops into removing me from that
cell." Trivette answered Walker.
After they were silent for awhile Trivette asked
Walker "Why did you come
get me anyhow? I'm no longer a Ranger because I resigned, remember?" Walker answered "I didn't
accept your resignation and as far as Commander Harland is concerned you're on
leave for the time being. Trivette do you want me to take you to see a doctor
or do you want me to drop you off at home?"
"Home as long as you don't show up later
with that purge stuff and make me drink it again. It was the worse thing that
I'd ever drank, by far." Trivette answered Walker who said "That's
the whole idea, so that you'll think twice about getting yourself into that
a few more moments of silence Trivette questioned "Just how mad is Alex at me for Nancy jumping bail? I mean I
cost Alex fifty thousand dollars,
"Alex is more worried about
how you're doing that she is about the money Trivette, you know that." Walker replied and Trivette
then asked "Can we go out to your ranch? I want to tell Alex that I'm sorry for
insisting that she bail Nancy out."
"Alex is at work right now
Trivette but if you want you can go to the ranch and take a ride on one of the
horses." Walker suggested to Trivette
who answered "I think that I'll do just that right after I call Erica and tell her how sorry
I am for not picking J.W. last night. I would
have been a lot better off if I had done that instead of what I did end up
"You can always have Erica bring him to the ranch
and get started on teaching him how to ride horse. I just got this colt, Cloud
for Ray so J.W. can learn to ride on
him, he's real gentle." Walker said causing Trivette
to ask "You bought your four year old son his own colt to ride? Has Alex threatened to kill you
yet over it?"
"Not exactly because she doesn't know that
the colt belongs to Ray, yet. So I'm safe for a
little while, I hope." Walker teased.
Alex came home from work
early and seeing that the barn doors were open decided to go see who was in her
barn. Entering the barn she found Trivette trying to talk his son J.W. into getting on the
colt "Come on J.W. you have nothing to be scared of, remember how nice
Cloud was when you petted him? Don't you want to learn to ride a horse like
"But Daddy what if I fall off? It will
hurt, won't it? I don't like it when I get hurt, do you Daddy?" J.W. asked his father who
replied "You won't fall off son because I'm going to be right beside you
when you're on him. We're just going to have him take you for a short walk so
that you can get used to being on a horse. I promise that I won't let you get
"Okay Daddy but if I fall off I'm telling
Mommy on you, she said that you had to make sure that I didn't fall off and get
hurt." J.W. told his dad who settled his son into the
saddle as Alex asked "That's a
nice looking colt Trivette, who does he belong to?"
Before Trivette could answer J.W. said "Aunt Alex, Uncle Walker said that I could break
him in for Ray, his name is Cloud." Alex looked at Trivette who
tried to avoid her look so Alex said "J.W. I just
know that you'll do a good job breaking him in for Ray. When you're done why
don't you two come to the house? I'm sure that Angela and Ray would like to play with
"We will Aunt Alex." J.W. answered so Trivette
agreed "Okay, we'll do that." Alex nodded and left the barn. Entering
the house Alex told Betty "I'm home if you
want to leave now."
Betty replied "You're
early, I wasn't expecting you to get home quite so early so I decided to have
the children help me bake some cookies, I'll leave after the cookies are
done." Alex then told the nanny "You know what Betty; I've decided that I'm
taking the girls shopping. Would you mind keeping an eye on Ray, Sam and Coop until Walker gets here?"
"Okay I'll have the three of them be my
official cookie tasters." Betty told Alex who laughed "You
really do know how to keep them out of trouble, don't you?"
Walker who had come home asked
"Keep who out of trouble?" Alex answered
"Certainly not you Cordell because you're in it up to your eyeballs."
"What's that supposed to mean Alexandra?" Walker questioned his wife who
answered "I was just in the barn and J.W. told me that he was
breaking Cloud in for my very young son Ray. How could you buy Ray a colt at his age?
Exactly when were you planning on telling me about it by the way? Were you
going to wait to tell me after Ray fell off and broke a
leg or something?"
"He's not that much younger than Angela was when I got her
'Baby Princess' to ride. Now am I wrong or do I smell some home made
cookies?" Walker answered in an attempt
to change the subject. Betty told him "I made
some cookies, Ray, Sam and Coop are going to
test taste them for me."
Picking one up off the cooling rack and biting
into it Walker said "They taste
great as always Betty." Then he picked up several more and told
his wife "I think that I'll see how Trivette and J.W. are doing."
"Take your sons with you because I'm taking
my daughters out shopping." Alex informed her husband
then she left the kitchen, got Angela and Michaela then left
the ranch. After she drove away Walker got his three sons and
headed to the barn where Trivette was taking J.W. off of Cloud.
Spotting Walker J.W. said "Uncle Walker I did a real good job
of breaking Cloud in for Ray. Ask my Daddy how good
I was." Trivette told his son "You were real good son and I'm proud
of you and so is Uncle Walker."
Trivette then questioned "So how mad is Alex at me?" Walker answered "Trivette
right now my wife is more interested in how furious she is with me than being
mad at you. She knows that I bought Cloud for Ray."
"Alex'll get over being upset
with you, she always does." Trivette informed Walker who said "She'd
better get over it soon because my son is going to learn how to ride a horse.
My father taught me how to ride a horse when I was young and I'm going to teach
my sons how to ride a horse when they are young too."
"So does that mean J.W. and I should just go
home instead of stopping at the house so that J.W. can play with Ray and Angela?" Trivette asked Walker who replied "Alex took her daughters
shopping so you might as well come to the house and help the boys and I eat the
cookies that Betty made."
"That sounds better yet." Trivette
replied as they headed to the house.
Several hours later Trivette asked "Hey
Walker, when are you planning on feeding us?" Walker answered "What do
you mean, feed you? You ate all the cookies that Betty made. Alex is going to kill you,
she wanted some of them."
"I did not, at least not by myself. You and
your sons ate most of them. My son and I only had a couple of them."
"A couple at a time and you hit the cookie
tray at least seven times. Therefore you get to tell Alex that she doesn't get
any cookies because you ate them all." Walker was answering as Angela came into the house
followed by Michaela. Angela told her father as she
handed him a couple of pizzas "Daddy, Mommy wants you to meet her in the
barn. She told me to tell you that she wants to talk with you about something.
I think she wants to talk about Ray and his pony
Trivette questioned "Hey Walker do you want
me to back you up? After you'll be in the barn all by yourself with a woman
who's steamed at you." Walker got up and said
"Why don't you try and be helpful Trivette? Take the pizza and the kids
into the dining room and feed them, would you? You can handle that, can't
"Sure thing partner but if you need help
I'll be right here, just make sure you yell loud enough for me to hear."
Trivette kept up the remarks as Walker ignored him left the
house and went to the barn. Noticing Alex standing by Cloud's
stall Walker told her "Before
you say anything Alex, I am going to teach Ray to ride a horse just
like I'm going to teach Sam and Coop too when they
get to be the same age as Ray is now. So I suggest
that you just accept it because I'm not going to change my mind no matter how
much you carry on."
"Is that so CordellWalker?" Alex questioned her husband
who replied "Yes and I don't want to hear another word from you on the
subject. As far as I concerned the subject is closed."
Alex picked up the package
that she had laying on the ground and all but slammed it into Walker's chest then she left
the barn. Walker opened the package to
find a cowboy hat and a pair of cowboy boots in Ray's size. Placing them
back into the bag Walker took the bag into the
house where Trivette was trying to referee the children who were all trying to
grab the same piece of pizza.
Walker whistled and when the
children looked at him he told them "All right you guys that's enough,
settle down. Sit down in your chairs, then and only then will you get your
pizza. Now who wants what?" The minute Walker said that the children
all started talking at the same time. Alex who had come into the
dining room from the kitchen asked her husband "Walker did you save me and the
girls any cookies? Or did you eat them all by yourself?"
"Trivette and his son ate them all." Walker answered causing
Trivette to say "We did not; it was Walker and those sons of
"Fine since you guys ate the cookies the
girls and I get our pizza first, Angela you take yours first
then help Michaela get her's while I get mine." After that was done Alex said "J.W. and Ray it's your turn to get
your pizza then help Sam and Coop get
theirs." The older boys did as she asked leaving no pizza for Walker or Trivette who both
questioned at the same time " What about us?"
"I believe that your bellies are already
filled from eating all of the cookies, so there." Alex answered them but she
did take pity on Walker and Trivette and took a
piece of pizza from both Ray and J.W. and handed it to them.
After they had eaten Angela asked her mother
"Mommy did you tell Daddy what you told Mikey and me at the mall? You know
about the boys and the girls?"
Walker questioned "What
did you tell your daughters at the mall Alex? You know about my sons
and your daughters?" Alex answered "That you
would be in charge of when the boys learned how to ride a horse and that I
would be in charge of what the girls wore and when they wore it. Got a problem
with that dear?"
"No I don't as long as I can object if I
don't like what they're wearing." Walker replied but Alex informed him
"You can object and while I will listen to what you have to say I will
have the final say in what our daughters wear just like you have the final say
about when our sons learn how to ride a horse."
"Okay, I should know better than to argue
with a lawyer. By the way when are you going to give our son the things you
brought for him?" Walker asked his wife who got
another bag from the counter as she answered "You give them to him while I
give J.W. his."
J.W. took his bag and after
seeing his cowboy hat and boots told his father "Daddy, I'm a real cowboy
now." Trivette said "You sure are son." Walker handed Ray his bag, Ray took his boots and hat
out of the bag and asked his father "Daddy when can I learn to ride
"Soon son but first you have to let him get
used to you and we'll start that this weekend. Now right now I think that it's
time you children got ready for bed." Walker answered.
Alex walked Trivette and J.W. to their car, after J.W. was buckled in Alex told him "Jimmy if you need to talk
about what happened, I'm here and I won't judge."
"I just might take you up on that Alex but right now I need to
get my son home to his mother. Thanks for the hat and boots, he loves
them." Trivette answered and got into his car and left the ranch.
When Alex entered their bedroom Walker asked "So are you
still mad at me about buying Cloud for Ray?" Alex replied "Walker I thought that it was
obvious that I had accepted the fact you were going to teach our son how to
ride a horse, even though I think he's too young. After all I did buy him a
cowboy hat and boots to wear while riding Cloud."
"Alex I can tell that you're
still upset with me." Walker pointed out to his wife
who answered "What upset me was the fact that you felt you had to sneak
behind my back and buy our son a colt without talking with me about it first. Walker, if you had bothered to
tell me about it beforehand I wouldn't have gotten mad at you. I'm not some
sort of witch that you have to hide things from, now am I?"
"No you're not and I was going to tell you
about it but I saw Cloud when I over at the Mark Two ranch. I just knew
that he would be perfect for Ray so I bought him. As for
why I didn't tell you about it after I brought Cloud to our ranch, I know that
you think that I taught Angela how to ride a horse
when she was too young and Ray's even younger than she
was then." Walker explained.
"Walker, why do you want our
children to learn how to ride a horse at such a young age? Is there a reason
that you haven't told me about?" Alex questioned her husband
who answered "The reason I want them to learn so young as you put it is
because my father taught me how to ride a horse when I was barely walking, at
least that was what my mother told me. Seriously Alex, I think that if I
teach them when they are young they will be able to handle themselves and the
horse no matter what happens. However I do not plan to just put Ray on Cloud, I want the
two of them to get used to each other first. After that happens I'll teach Ray how to ride Cloud and
how to care for him too."
"Okay honey but do me a favor will
you?" Alex asked. "What favor dear?" Walker asked back.
"Let me know when you're putting Ray on Cloud for the first
time so that I can be elsewhere. I know that I'll be nervous wreck about it and
I don't want Ray picking up on that and getting nervous himself.
"Alex replied causing Walker to laugh as he pulled
her close "I will honey but I never remember you being a nervous wreck
"I was the first time you put Angela on Baby Princess, it
took everything that I had in me not to demand that you come to your senses and
take my baby off of that horse. All I could think of was that my baby was going
to fall off and break a leg and if she did I was going to have to strangle you
for getting my baby hurt." Alex said.
Walker looked at Alex as he told her "Alex you would never strangle
me because you love me too much and you know that. However maybe I should make
you prove that you love me, after all you did say that you had thought about
strangling me at one time."
Alex smiled and said as she
headed to the bathroom "I'm taking a shower but if you want to you can
join me and show me how much you love me because after all you ate all of the
cookies. Now a loving husband doesn't do that to his wife, now does he?"
Walker grabbed Alex dropped her onto the
bed and said "You can shower after we're done lady." Alex told him "As long
as you join me, otherwise I'm taking my shower first." Walker just started kissing
his wife until Alex moaned "Keep kissing me like that and I
won't care if I ever get a shower."
As they were really getting heated up the phone
rang. Alex told her husband
"Don't you dare answer that." Walker pulled away as he
reluctantly picked up the phone and growled into it "Walker, who are you and want
do you want?"
"Can I talk to Alex?" Trivette asked
and Walker handed the phone to Alex who took it and
questioned "What do you want?"
"Is that offer to talk still open?"
Trivette questioned Alex who replied "Yes
but can't it wait until tomorrow?"
"Did I call at a bad time? You're not still
mad at Walker about Cloud, are
you?" Trivette asked Alex and she told him
"No, right now I'm mad at you because your timing stinks. Jimmy if you want to talk
tomorrow I'll be in my office until then I'll be off the
rest of the day. You can either meet me in my office or come out to the ranch,
which do you want to do?"
"Is your office at nine, okay?"
Trivette questioned Alex who answered
"That's fine I'll see you then." After she hung up the phone Alex turned to her husband
and asked him "Now where were we?"
"We were having fun but I'm afraid that I'm
no longer in the mood." Walker teased his wife who slid her hand down
Walker's body until she reached her target and told him "Liar, since you
started this you're going to finish it." Walker finished it.
Trivette met with Alex in her office, as he
sat down he said "I feel like such a fool, both you and Walker warned me that Nancy was no good but would I
listen? No I didn't and now I'm married to a murderer."
Alex held her hand up and
told him "Stop right there, don't say another word until after you've
given me a dollar." A puzzled Trivette reached into his pocket removed a
dollar and handed it to Alex as he asked her "Why
do you want a dollar?"
Taking the dollar Alex replied "Now I can
say that I'm your lawyer, Jimmy we need to talk but we
can't do it in my office because it would be a conflict of interest. So I want
you to meet me at the ranch and then we can discuss Nancy as attorney and client.
In the meantime you are not to answer any questions about her or anything else
"I can't answer any questions about her
because I was stupid enough to marry her in Las Vegas. That's why she married
me, because spouses aren't allowed to testify against each other."
Trivette bitterly answered.
"That's not exactly true but we shouldn't
have this talk here, I'll see you at the ranch at one." Alex told Trivette who took
the hint and left her office. Alex picked up the phone and
called her husband "Walker, it's me Alex. I just called you to
let you know that I'm acting as Jimmy's attorney and that
he's not to talk with anyone about MissDanville until I tell him that
"Does he know where she's at?" Walker questioned but Alex replied "Captain Walker, I can't tell you
anything that my client told me just yet. After I meet with him I'll let you
know what he can tell you about MissDanville."
"Okay MissCahill-Walker, thanks for calling me.
As for your client please advise him that he's has several weeks of vacation
time that he can use during his leave, okay?" Walker asked.
"I will Captain Walker, see you later." Alex answered.
At the ranch Trivette said to Alex "As you know I
married Nancy in Las Vegas. Man how could I have
been so stupid?"
"Jimmy you are not stupid. Now
tell me why you think that you married a murderer and why you think that you
can't testify against her?" Alex questioned Trivette who
answered "Come on Alex, spouses aren't allowed
to testify against each other, everyone knows that."
"That's not the law, the law states that
you can't force a spouse to testify against their mate but there is nothing
that says they can't testify against their spouse if they want to. Why did MissDanville tell you that?" Alex told him.
"Yes. Alex are you saying that if
I want to I can testify that I know for a fact that Nancy is a murderer?"
Trivette asked Alex who said "Yes now will you please tell me
what happened? You married her because you believed that Nancy was innocent now it
seems that you think she's guilty of being involved in those deadly home
"Those deaths and several others. After we
were married we were in the hotel room where she thought that I was taking a
shower but I was going back in the room to ask Nancy to join me in the
shower when I heard her on the phone. Alex she was talking to this
other man and she was laughing about how I had gotten her bailed out of jail
and that I had been stupid enough to marry her. She then told this other man
that as soon as I was sleeping she would meet him downstairs in the lobby. I
confronted Nancy about what I had heard
and she told me that I was so stupid, that she had only married me to get away
from Texas and the legal troubles
that she was in. When I told her that we were returning to Texas, Nancy laughed at me and told
me that there was no way she was returning there with me. That if she had to
she would kill me like she had killed husband's two and three, that she had
made a mistake when she had divorced husband #1 Andrew Wheeler instead of
killing him too. Alex, she was only too happy
to tell me all about how she had killed those men. When I told her that I would
get an annulment and testify against her Nancy said that I couldn't
get an annulment because we had had sex, making the marriage legal. She also
said that I couldn't testify against her because you're not allowed to testify
against a spouse. Nancy then laughed as she was
leaving the hotel room that I was the biggest fool that she had ever met. I
went down in the lobby to try and find her but I couldn't so I got good and
drunk and ended up in that jail cell." Trivette finished his explanation.
"Okay Jimmy here's what we're going
to do. First we have to officially tell Walker what you've told me.
Then he has to find out if MissDanville does have two dead
husbands and if so was she involved in their deaths. Then we have to find her
and bring her back to Texas to stand trial. Now
before you say anything I want you to know that you are going to be subjected to
ridicule by some people. Are you willing to go through that?" Alex said.
"Yes I am, I'm the one who saw to it that
she was freed on bail and I will see to it that MissDanville or whatever her name is
faces justice." Trivette vowed.
"Okay I'll call up Walker and arrange a time for
you to give a statement. Are you free the rest of the day?" Alex questioned.
"Look why don't we just go see Walker and get this over with?
You can call Walker on the way there and
tell him that I'm giving a statement about MissDanville. The sooner we can get
started on this the better. I want to return to work, that is if Commander Harland doesn't know that I
resigned." Trivette suggested
"Neither Commander Harland or Walker accepted it and Captain Walker told me to tell you that
you have several weeks of vacation time that you can use during your leave. But
for now we'd better get to Ranger headquarters." Alex replied and they went
to Ranger headquarters where Trivette gave his statement.
After Trivette gave his statement he asked Walker "Now what?" Walker replied "For now
you're on leave until you're ready to return to work."
"Who gets to decide that? You or me?"
Trivette questioned Walker.
"Trivette you'll know when you're ready to
return to work. Just let me know the night before, will you?" Walker answered his former
"Okay. Walker I promise you that I
will find Nancy and bring her to
justice." Trivette stated causing Alex to say "Jimmy
maybe you should let someone else worry about finding her. Right now you might
not be thinking clearly because of what you've just been through."
Walker however said to his
wife "Alex, that's Trivette's call to make." Alex nodded okay as Walker told Trivette
"Since you're on leave what you do with your time is your business but if
you need anything call me or Alex."
"Okay see you around Walker." Trivette
answered and then left Ranger headquarters. After he had left Alex told her husband
"I feel so bad for him, finding out that Nancy was just using him all
"Right now Trivette doesn't need our pity.
What he's need to do is to find a way to make things right and about the only
way Trivette is going to be able to do that is to find Miss Danville and bring
her to justice." Walker told Alex who said "Is that
all you Rangers ever think about, justice?"
"Mostly but there are times when we think
about the beautiful women in our lives." Walker teased Alex who hit him lightly on
the arm as she said "That had better be only one woman that you're talking
Walker. And her name had
better be AlexWalker."
"It is lady and you know it. Now what are
your plans for the rest of the day? With Trivette on leave I'm going to have to
take part in that raid on the drug lab on White Oak Lane later this
evening." Walker replied.
"I have a brief to file then I'll be on my
way home to our children. You be careful on that raid Walker." Alex said as she kissed her
husband on his cheek and started to leave his office when Walker pulled her close and
told her "You can do better than that Mrs.Walker." He then soundly
kissed his wife not noticing that his door had been opened. Hearing someone
clearing their throat the Walkers broke apart to see Ranger Swanson standing
"I'm sorry Captain Walker but I though that you
heard my knock, Gage told me that he wanted
to go over the plans with you for that raid." Swanson said to her boss as Alex left his office. Walker followed Swanson into the outer office
where they went over the plans for the raid on the drug lab.
Later on that night Alex was sitting on the
living room couch when Walker came in and told her
"Honey you didn't have to wait up for me."
"I know but for some reason I was worried
about you tonight. Before you say anything I know that you can handle yourself
but sometimes I worry about you, that's all." Alex said to her husband as
he sat down on the couch besides her and said "I'm fine, now why don't you
head up to bed? I'll be along in a little while."
Getting up and heading for the steps she asked
"Do you want me to stay awake until you come to bed?" Walker got up kissed Alex on the cheek and shook
his head no. Alex took the hint and went to bed. Several hours
later Walker crawled into bed
besides his wife who rolled over in her sleep to lay her head on his chest. Walker pulled her tight and
then went to sleep himself.
Two weeks later Trivette called Walker "Captain Walker I will be returning to
work Monday morning at ." Walker questioned "Why ?"
"I have something that I need to do first
and then I'll be in." Trivette replied.
"Okay." Walker said and hung up the
phone then he went into the outer office where he announced "Ranger
Trivette will be returning to work Monday morning at ten. Ranger Cooper I want you to start
working with Ranger Trivette, Ranger Swanson you will now be working with
Ranger Gage, any questions?"
Sydney asked "Who will I
be working with Captain Walker?" Walker told her "You will
be assigned to see if Officer Calhoun from metro P.D. is fit
to be a Ranger, he'll be here first thing in the morning and I want you to
oversee every aspect of his training then you are to let me know if you think
he's good enough to join us."
Sydney answered "Yes
Walker returned to his private
office where he called his wife "Alex, Trivette is returning
to work Monday morning at ten." Alex replied "Nancy's trial is supposed to
start Monday morning at nine in front of Hageman. You don't suppose that Jimmy found her and is
bringing her back to stand trial do you? If he did and needs to talk about it
let me know."
"If Trivette found Nancy and brought her back to
stand trial he didn't say. Alex I think that you
shouldn't ask Trivette what happened with her, that's his business." Walker told his wife who told
him "Walker I do not intend to badger
Trivette about anything, I just said that if he needed to talk I would be
willing to listen unlike his Captain."
"I listen when it's important." Walker objected causing Alex to tease "Well I
must admit that you do listen or at least you listen more than you talk."
"Like I've told you before lady I leave the
talking to you because you're so good at it." Walker teased right back.
"That's why I leave the action to you my darling;
you're very good at it. Tell you what tonight after the children are sleeping
how about I do the talking while you do the action?" Alex responded.
"Sounds good to me." Walker answered and then hung
up the phone.
Monday morning Trivette entered Walker's private office and
closed the door behind him saying "I'm ready to return to work Captain Walker." Walker took out Trivette's gun
and star handed them to him and said "Glad that you're back Ranger
Trivette, you'll be working with Ranger Cooper for awhile."
Placing his star back on Trivette asked
"Aren't you going to ask me where I was this morning?" Walker answered "Trivette
you'll tell me if you want to but in the meantime Alex said that if you needed
someone to talk to she would listen."
"I was making sure that NancyDanville was in that courtroom
to stand trial. I didn't want Alex losing that fifty thousand
because of me." Trivette stated.
"Alex doesn't care about the money;
she was worried if you were all right Trivette; as most of us were." Walker said to Trivette who
asked "Do you think that someday we can go out to the badlands and have a
"Whenever you want to Trivette. If you want
we can go to the reservation and have it there. But for now how about we get to
work?" Walker replied. Trivette
nodded and then left Walker's private office and
got to work.
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