The dog days are done, the horses are coming so you better run | Delaney & Justin
Seeing the leaves change color at the farm was one of Delaney’s favorite things to watch, seeing the progression. Everything at the farm during the autumn just seemed more peaceful, business wasn’t as busy but Delaney often preferred it that way. Sure she enjoyed sharing the farm with others, but nothing suited her more than to see family scattered, walking around the premises, mixed in with a few workers. That’s how she grew up, that’s how she enjoyed it most.
Lately, she farm seemed to be welcoming more people, more friends to consider as family. Colton came a long a few years ago, as well as Justin, someone Delaney would call a brother within a second, if not sooner. Hazel too was another welcomed guest, Hazel and her rascally sisters, a group everyone loved. And more recently, Raegan, who seemed to catch wind of Justin’s sights. It was referring for everyone to see Justin in the uplifted spirits, he smiled more, which was nice.
Though, recently Raegan had been a little more sparse in visits than usual. Ever since her fall, she seemed off, different almost. If she did come to the farm it was just for the human side, hardly for the horse, unlike her first visit, that being the main reason she knew of the Robertsons. Though Delaney didn’t know her well, she missed the side of Raegan that rushed to see horses, but she knew Raegan well enough to know that she knew what was best for her.
As for Delaney, she loved being around the horses, even the smell of the stables was something she didn’t mind. She was found on a horse back more times than not, but she wasn’t near as good of a rider as Aeryn or Raegan. And she couldn’t count on hand how many times she had attempted to break Justin and get him on a horse as well, but his no was a consistent answer, eventually leading Delaney to cease her attempts, though the teasing was inevitable.
But on a day like today, Delaney found herself sitting on a bale of hay that was lined against the stall walls, letting her head rest against the wood wall, just before it met the metal frame, outlining the window. Her phone was in her pocket, with a white cord extending up to her ears, allowing her to plug out the world as she plugged in her music. It was relaxing and Delaney could easily see herself in a few minutes sitting in ease, with her eyes closing.
Though, her sense of relaxation paused as she saw Justin walking in from the corner of her eye, a saddle in hand. Delaney’s eyes look puzzled, and the same kind of confusion written on her face was flashing through her mind. Delaney tilted her head to the side, trying to make sense of what she was saying but coming up with nothing. Out of instinct, she sat up straight, pulling the headphones out of her ears in one swift motion. “Whoa, whoa there cowboy. What are you doing?” Her voice sounding shocked at confused, causing Delaney to stand up from the bale of hay she was sitting. “There uh.. someone here to ride cause lord knows that saddle isn’t for you.”