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You stacked another pack of tobacco on the shelf. It has been two months since the incident with Antonio and your Pa had opened a much needed drug store in Dodge City instead of working on a farm like he planned. You smiled and stacked another pack. You seemed to not be able to stop smiling since then. You thought about Alfred. Your stomach fluttered as you thought about your cowboy. He still was a bounty hunter and he helped protect men on roundups every once in a while. He was going to be back soon from helping a roundup group from Texas. You put the last pack up and checked the sugar supply. You frowned. You needed to tell your Pa to buy more sugar next time you saw him.

You wiped your face with your handkerchief. It still felt like a furnace. You decided that you hated summers in Kansas now. Between the bugs and the heat you didn't know which one you hated more. You sighed and ladled some water into a cup and took a sip. A woman dragging a little girl behind her walked into the store. "Good mornin'." she said cheerfully. You smiled. "Hello Abigail, how are you?" you asked. You like the woman. She was around your age and she was a good friend. She smiled back and said, "Very good ________. But Missy is being fussy today, aren't you?" She looked down at her daughter. Missy shook her head, causing her curly ginger hair to bounce. You giggled and reached into the candy jar. "Here you go." you said as you held out a piece of candy. "Oh ______, you don't have to!" Abigail said.

You shook your head and let Missy take the candy from your hands. "It's fine Abigail, besides she was eyeing that candy from the minute she walked in here." you said with a laugh. Abigail giggled. "Well, you need some children to give candy too. When is your Alfred going to get things done and carry you to the church? He should have done it by now!" she said with a wink. You felt your face heat up. "A-Abigail!" "Well it's true! I see how he looks at you!" she laughed. Missy was toddling around the store by then and looking at the little toys on the shelf next to the door.

You looked at your hands and smiled. "See, I know you two love each other! Y'all need to get to that steeple and get hitched already! I need to have my next baby to have a friend!" she said as she gently shoved your shoulder with one hand and rubbed her belly in the other. She was two months pregnant. You laughed and stepped from behind the counter. "What did you need Abigail?" She grinned and walked over to the fabrics. "I was thinkin' this one. Missy needs a new dress and the roundup was good this year so Adam can't complain." she said as she fingered a bright blue fabric with flowers on it. You grinned. Adam and Abigail were the sweetest couple you have ever seen. You couldn't see Adam stopping Abigail from doing what she wanted to do anyway.

"Alright, how much do you think you need?" you asked, starting to unroll the fabric. She told you the length and you cut her some fabric. "And I would like some flour too." she said as you carried the bolt of fabric to the counter. You nodded and scooped some flour into a sack. "Here you go Abigail. That will be two dollars." "What?! You're nickel and diming me ______!" Abigail said with a smile. You shrugged. The country was still in an economic slump and everything was strange when it came to money now. "I'm sorry Abigail. I hate doing this to people." She waved it off. "It's not your fault dear. The government just needs to get its act together!" she said with a frown. You nodded in agreement. You suddenly heard the pop of a gun. "What in the world?!" Abigail shouted. She grabbed Missy's hand and pulled her to her. You walked over to the doorway and looked out.

You yelped as a bullet ricocheted off the frame next to your head. You slammed the door shut and took deep breaths. You honestly didn't know how you didn't get shot by now. You prayed a quick prayer and looked out the window. The sheriff and two other law enforcement men were hiding behind corners and barrels while they shot at some other men. The men were wearing bandanas over the lower half of their faces and they were holding sacks of what you assumed was money.

You frowned and sat on the floor and leaned against the wall. "Tarnation! More outlaws?!" Abigail shouted as she sat next to you and pulled Missy to her. You nodded and crawled over to the back of the counter again. You opened a cabinet and you pulled out one of Alfred's pistols. He always made you keep one near you now. He said that you needed it with your luck. You had to agree with him. You crawled back over to Abigail and cocked it. You took a deep breath and looked out the window again. The men were still in a furious showdown and more men had joined by then.

Missy started to cry. Abigail held her close and started to make hushing noises. You scowled. You hated seeing children cry, and for such a stupid reason too. You heard surprised yelps from the men and looked outside. You gasped. Alfred was in the fray, along with Adam and other cowboys. Alfred was hiding behind the Saloon door frame. He reached out and shot. One outlaws gun flew out of his hand. Alfred shot again. Another gun flew. "Damn! It's the Best Shot in the West!" one of the outlaws yelled. They hid behind posts and barrels and started to aim for him. You bit your lip in worry.

Alfred disappeared into the saloon. The gun fight went on furiously. The glass of the window frame broke as a bullet flew through it. You and Abigail yelped and covered up Missy. You looked out of the window again. Alfred was running across the street now, shooting at the outlaws. Most of them fell. Your heart swelled with pride. You knew Alfred could be the hero anytime. The last outlaw standing tried to run. Alfred threw away his now empty pistol and unhooked his whip. He lashed out with the whip. The whip caught around the man's wrist and Alfred tugged. The man yelped and fell. Alfred brought the whip back and pulled the rifle off his back and pointed it at the man.

The man held up his hands in defeat. The Sheriff came out and handcuffed him. "Thanks again Alfred." he said as pulled the outlaw up. Alfred nodded and said, "Anytime Sheriff." You sighed and sat back down on the floor. Abigail tried to quiet Missy down. "Thank God." Abigail whispered as she kissed her daughters head. You nodded in agreement and said a quick prayer of thanks. The store's door opened and Alfred walked in. He saw you and breathed a sigh of relief. "Thank the Good Lord!" he said as he kneeled down next to you and hugged you. You breathed in his scent and buried your face into his neck. You were so happy that he was safe too. He helped you up and then he helped Abigail. "Thank goodness you came along Alfred." Abigail said as she brushed her dress off. She picked up Missy and kissed her daughters cheek.

Missy had calmed down by then and she waved at Alfred. Alfred waggled his fingers back. Missy smiled. You grinned at the scene. "Abigail!" Adam O'Neil ran in and looked for his wife. Abigail hugged him. The Irishman hugged his wife and ran his hand through is daughters hair. "Who was that?" you asked Alfred. Alfred frowned. "One of the many outlaw gangs I've been after." he said as he slapped his hat against his leg. Adam guffawed. "I thought that you would have caught them all by now Shot." he said. Alfred laughed and said, "I wish!"

You wrapped your arm around his waist and he wrapped his arm around yours. You were so glad that he was safe still. He looked down at you. "Did you get your pistol?" You looked down at your hand in surprise. You were still holding the darn thing. You held it up. He chuckled and hugged you close. "That's my girl." he said before he kissed your temple. Your heart melted. Adam hugged Abigail again and said, "Let's get you girls home." Abigail nodded and looked back at you. "Remember what I said." she teased. You frowned. She laughed and winked as Adam carried Missy out. She picked up her fabric and flour and walked out after him.

"What was she talkin' about?" Alfred asked. You jumped in surprise and said, "O-oh nothing!" You pulled away and went behind the counter to put the pistol back. Alfred laughed and said, "Your stutter says otherwise." He winked and leaned against the counter. "What did she say?" he asked again. You gulped and started to wring your apron in your hands. "S-s-she said that we should just head on over to the ch-church already." you mumbled. Alfred's eyebrows raised and he laughed. He reached over and grabbed one of your hands. "I would if your Pa would let me." he said with a laugh. You grinned. One of your Pa's conditions for Alfred to court you was that he had to court you for six months before you could get married.

You felt your face heat up as Alfred ran his thumb over the back of your hand. You loved the feel of his calloused fingers. "Alfred, are you still going to be a bounty hunter?" you asked. You honestly hated that he still did it. It was dangerous and you didn't want to lose him. His expression softened and he brought your hand to his lips and he kissed your knuckles. "I won't be for long Sweetheart, I promise." he said softly. Your stomach fluttered when he said his nickname for you. He smiled and said, "Well, I gotta get back to the train yard. We gotta load up the cattle still." He leaned across the counter and brought his face really close. "Can I have a kiss goodbye?" You smiled and pecked his lips. He leaned closer. "And a kiss for luck?" You rolled your eyes and kissed him.

He moved his lips across yours and deepened the kiss. You closed your eyes and kissed back. He suddenly pulled back. You opened your eyes and saw that it wasn't Alfred's doing. You laughed as Arthur tightened his headlock around Alfred's neck. "Kissing a young lady in such a way in public! Didn't your mother teach you anything?!" the Englishman growled. Alfred scowled and said in a very bad British accent, "This isn't London you git!" Arthur scowled and said, "Why you!" "Hey, not in my shop!" you yelled as you pointed toward the door. Arthur looked at you in surprise and let Alfred go. "Hurry up you git!" he growled as he stomped out.

Alfred rolled his eyes and tipped his hat to you. You smiled and waved as he walked out. You grinned. You really did love your cowboy.
Cowboy and Me Short Story/Epilogue! :iconmeifiscaxx:

Hope you guys like! XD
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Sounds like a cool story!
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crazycherry459 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm not big on the west! But I do like how they act in romance! Awesome short story!!!!
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Deikus-is-hellbound Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Aw! I usually dont like this theme, but that was adorable!
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DeathIsOverRated Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! My friend told me about this and after reading all of them and reading his comment, I was just about to fall apart laughing!!!


P.S~

Don't worry, I'll kill him later at school.
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Who is your friend? lol XDD
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DeathIsOverRated Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The really really annoying boy who said that the pop sound wasn't correct...

:iconfaceplamplz: Pardon his stupidity...
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
It's alright lol XDD Boys are like that...wait, why was he reading The Cowboy and Me anyway? XDD Just curious XDD
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DeathIsOverRated Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... He wanted to make sure it was 'appropriate' for me... he's kinda' over protective... and by kinda' I mean he acts exactly like Alfred. His name actually is Alfred... Yeah, awakward.
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Bahahahahaa! XDDD Well, all of my work is mostly appropriate so nothing to worry about with me XDD
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DeathIsOverRated Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's what I was tryig to tell him. XD
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student General Artist
XDD It's cool. I kinda figured it was a guy because I never got a question like that before XDD I usually get stuff like "OMG I LOVED IT ladl;fkasdojfalsdkj" XDDD Ya know?
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sarpndo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
YAY! I like Cowboy!America! :iconyayamericaplz:
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Risa213 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student General Artist
i love stories like this! :) i always feel like the character. when i read the whole series, it made me blush in a lot of parts! ^///^ you should do more of these! they are wayyyy better than most out there!
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toritheangel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
"Hey, not in my shop!"
xDDDD that part cracked me up
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Schmo703529 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The odd thing was that when I first read this, my two best buds, ironically named Abigail and Adam, had just broken up. Now, when I read this again, it makes me cry again. They just got back together like two seconds ago. I'm so happy :')
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Holy crappers :o I must be psychic of something XDD
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Schmo703529 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Now, to find me a boyfriend...I haven't had one since two years ago.

Yes, you must be psychic.
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student General Artist
lol XDD
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HannajimaShields Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Aww Yay! I was hoping for a cute epilouge! So amazing~
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks ^^
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moushi-senpai Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Kyaaaaa *faints* yes I do love my cowboy
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jessica3932 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
yeah please let there be a really good story here
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AskCopenhagen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Is there more? Please say yes.
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
In time lol XD
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AskCopenhagen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Coolness.
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Nicci-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
<3
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FinnahShella Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Nao to read the whole story! :iconprussiaplz:
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GameLovingFox Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awww FLUFF
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kanraa-hewajima Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
you know homestuck or is dat a quinkie dink?
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GameLovingFox Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I do know Homestuck :3
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TheOtaku13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Funfact: that kind of whip is called a snake whip.
Trust me this boy in my neighborhood knows everything there is to know about whips. Weird thing to know everything about, but...
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Coolio XD A whip is a whip to me lol XDD
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TheOtaku13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Yeah me too. I just thought it was interesting.
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
It is lol XD I had Al be like Indiana Jones at that part XD Indy is my personal hero XDDDD
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llewyrch Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
HGB VJN I LOVE IT.
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xXPharaohKissesXx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
YAY FOR SUPER AWESOME FLUFFY AWESOMENESS!!! :iconblushplz:
And British lessons on moral and social standards. LOL we love ya, Iggy!!! XDDDD

I loved all of this story, really!! It just makes me want to go back and live in this era!! So cool!!! :D:D:D
And as always, I love the way you write! It's very descriptive!! :nod: :3
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! And yesh, the British know all about moral and social standards XDD

And I saw a show where they took three families to a place in Montana and they had to live like the people in that era.....It would suck lol XDD
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xXPharaohKissesXx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
LOL yes those Brits sure do..... ahhh actually, I just watched Pocohontas earlier today... maybe they don't... XDDDD :D :iconiggyisnotamusedplz:

Really?? I love to give living like that a try! It would be a lot of hard work, but maybe that's what's wrong with our world today... XD I'd love riding horses everywhere, at the very least! Theyz are my favouritest animal evaaar!! ^__^
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student General Artist
lol I'm talking about for girls though. I would actually enjoy doing the chores but, they had to wear some weird thing when they had their periods and I would not be able to stand it :iconehhhhplz: I'm weird when it comes to hygiene. I have to be clean or I'll freak out lol XDD
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Usuk16 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
AWWW its so fluffy!
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks lol XD
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Usuk16 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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x-Fai-x Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Its so sweet!!!
:iconblushplz: ... weird thought ... could iggi ... be ... jealous? :iconpervplz:
... my mind wonders...
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't think so XDD

Thanks!
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x-Fai-x Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Im in my own world now~ no return =___=
XDD!!!
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MegurineLukaCV03 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Omg~ :iconilavitplz:
DAMMIT IGGY! You might be sexy, but that doesn't mean you can ruin the mood! >:U
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student General Artist
lol He's tsundere that way XDDD
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MegurineLukaCV03 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes, very~
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Wakeupcall13 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THE FLUFF!!!!!! :iconiwantitplz:
:iconprussiasulkplz: Why can't Alfred be real?
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Silverwing100 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't know TT.TT I wish the same about Iggy hon XDD
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