Doc was usually up before the sun. Years of travelling in the old west, one didn't hang around bed all day unless there was somethin' keeping him there. He'd been livin' with Nicole since he'd lost his card match to the same fiery bitch who'd nearly shot off his hand.
"You gonna be buyin' me there another one?" He eyed Kate up on that horse like she had walked right back into their past. "Take a man's house an' his guns, now followin' him like a shadow?" He remembered their last evening out hadn't gone smooth at all. Considering he'd walked out with bruises and little injury he'd gotten off light. "I ain't bein' dragged out for you to run off with some bar dog." His life had become nothin' but complicated since she'd reared in.