Righteousness Ranch Part 5

Hey guys! So, Selena’s dad thinks that Tyler convinced his daughter to run away from home. Sad fact about alcoholics; their brain cells are fried. Anyway, here goes! Roll film!
Chapter 5
Thomas’s truck sputtered to a stop right in front of Tyler Knox’s house. He took one last swig of beer; it got him amped up most of the time. He swaggered up to the door and pressed the doorbell. A friendly looking woman answered.
“Ah, Mr. Thomas! Come in!” Her black hair hung in ringlets around her face, and in spite of his drunkenness, Selena’s dad thought the lady was quite pretty.
“I want Tyler.” He slurred. A thump came from the stairs and Tyler appeared.
Without warning, Thomas pinned Tyler against the wall and sneered in his face.
“Tyler Knox. You’d better tell me the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I’m assuming that you have something to do with Selena’s disappearance.”  Tyler looked frightened.
“I can assure you that I don’t have anything to do with it. I didn’t even know!” Thomas let go of his collar, but still drank.
“Fine, let’s assume that you know nothing like you say,” he said, shrugging his shoulders in an ‘I-don’t-care’ attitude. “I hear that you are very talented in tracking.”
Tyler was fixing the collar that had been roughed up in the action, but he heard Thomas and shakily replied, “Yeah. What for?”
Thomas took a long swig of beer, then replied. “I suppose you could track down my daughter.” Tyler knew where this was going.
“I’m not doing complementary tracking right now.” He said, his cowboy hat over his eyes and his ebony arms crossed in an act of defiance. “You’d have to pay me.” Thomas chuckled sarcastically.
“Boy, you don’t have a choice. Now get out there.” Tyler was mad, but he saddled his horse and started off.
Selena pulled on Lucky Charm’s rains and backed up as the rattler sounded its warning, its beady eyes focused on her and Lucky Charm. Lucky Charm’s flank was slathered in sweat, and her eyes were rolled back. Selena knew if she didn’t get out of there NOW, she would have to rename Lucky Charm Bucking Bronco. So she whispered to the Paint.
“Lucky Charm. Come on. We’ve got to get out of here.” She looked around frantically for somewhere to go. Out of the corner of her eye, she spotted an abandoned shed with a horse pole. She pulled her horse away and headed towards the shed. After she tied a clean right knot, she went inside the little shed. There was a blanket, some crackers, and water, plus a lantern. Exhausted, she fell asleep.
Tyler saw hoof prints leading towards a building. He had seen the snake marks and had been careful to avoid them. Ahead, a wooden door was open, the desert sand blowing in. Tyler got off his Arabian, Prince, and walked inside, his footprints leaving marks in the sand. Another door was shut, and he opened it to see the surprise of his life……………
So, how exciting is this? In a couple chapters there’s going to be a character contest for when Selena gets wherever she’s going. So prepare your character bios, and be on the edge of your seat for next chapter! Bye!

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