Hazard returns to Blaze and tells her she cost 300 ponies. Blaze likes being the center of attention and wants to bang. Hazard ask for at least one hour of sleep before doing the humpty hump and Blaze agrees.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hazard sets a trap by putting one horse in the field running along the creek (convenient) and the other horse he snags the bridle in a tree, so i looks like he got stuck there. Hazard hopes his attention to detail will attract the trackers close enough so he can get a clean shot. Isn't he clever! He heads back into the rock, takes the rifle from Blaze and settles in to wait. Eventually he sees the trackers coming up the creek bed, two he recognizes as this dude from this thing who is super deadly and the other dude is from this other thing and he is also super deadly. There are more detailed descriptions in the book, but since these men are due to be dead soon (What?! That's not a spoiler! You can't tell me you didn't see that coming!) I don't see any reason to go through a lengthy description. So Hazard shoots both of them with one shot (HOW DOES HE DO THAT? I mean... all they say is he fires a shot and two men fall down. What the hell?! I didn't even know Hazard was PLANNING on doing such a thing until he did it! I can't decide if this is sneaky or poor set up on the authors part.) and then goes down into the creek bed to flush the other two dudes out (the less deadly ones).
Hazard flushes out the two other dudes by jumping into the creek bed and starts to fight them. Blaze, freaking out but keeping her shit together, shoots one from the rocks (WITHOUT HITTING HAZARD WHICH IS AMAZING) and Hazard shoots the other. Hazard confirms the dudes are dead (Yup. They're dead.) and goes back to the rocks and Blaze. They coo at each other and make starry eyed looks at each other a bunch. Blaze and Hazard both think about the INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS AGAINST THEM, but decide its best not to talk about because, hey, we just lived through that shit! They saddle back up and start to ride into the territory, thinking that they've got problems, but it'll be okay, because we're TOGETHER (gag).
Blaze and Hazard leave Lydia's and set off for Hazard's people. Hazard buys a stage coach, drivers and some horses in the next town, easy as pie, and since AUTHORITY DRIPS FROM HIS POURS, nobody questions why he needs these things and in such a hurry. I'm not totally sure WHY the author needs to tell us over and over and over again how muscly and intimidating Hazard is, but APPARENTLY its an important plot point to the story. So make a note in your journals kiddies: Hazard = MUSCLES AND AUTHORITY. Got it? Good.
They ride like hell for a few days before Hazard notices a cloud of dust following their stage coach. He assesses it to be eight to ten hired men chasing after them. But no worries, Hazard has a plan! Hazard leaps onto the back of the stage horses (nimble! lithe!) and cuts the two leads free (ingenuity! skill!) and pulls the two horses back behind the stage. Hazard instructs the drivers to keep pushing at full speed to the next town, while he and Blaze hop onto the horses he cut free and ride off into the sunset THE END (no... no. thats not the end. they ride off towards a creek bed with the hopes that the trackers won't notice their tracks. Still not the end. Sorry.).
Monday, July 9, 2012
Hazard packs Blaze into a stage coach and they head towards the outskirts of town. Blaze cries for awhile (with "silently splashing" tears (wha?)), realizing that Hazard really might not come back to her and how will she ever pierce his heart when he BELIEVES THINGS THAT JUST STRAIGHT UP DON'T MAKE SENSE. They stop at a farm house way outside of town and we are introduced to Lydia Bailey. She tsks at Hazard for his obvious rough treatment of the girl, takes Blaze and bundles her into bed. Hazard frets silently until he is permitted to see Blaze. He apologizes for pushing her so hard and she says she's fine and she thinks the baby is doing well, but she doesn't really know cause, ya know, she's never been knocked up before. Hazard REALIZES HE IS TALKING TO THE SAME BLAZE AS THE BLAZE HE MARRIED (Pah! She's wet blanket Blaze now. No more blaze in that Blaze there...) and feels CONFLICTED. It was so easy to think of her just as the woman raising his beh-bay when she was TWO THOUSAND MILES AWAY but now that she's HERE its much harder to dismiss her. They tip toe around each others feelings for a bit before Hazard admits he's scared of Blaze and the power she holds over him. Hazard leaves to tend to the horses and Blaze sleeps like a log.
Hazard sits on the porch with Lydia, and tells her about Yancy, Mummy and why they're chasing them. Lydia informs him that Blaze loves him and she has had 8 beh-bays and knows a thing or two about relationships and if you want to make it work, you can make it work. So there. They chit chat on the porch for awhile until Blaze wakes and joins them. She ogles Hazard from the doorway for a bit before joining them on the porch. Lydia removes herself from the porch and Blaze asks if Hazard remembers the good times (i'm paraphrasing). Hazard INTENSELY REMEMBERS THE GOOD TIMES and is having trouble keeping his feelings in check wherever Blaze is involved. Blaze asks Hazard why they can't be together and Hazard says BECAUSE WE JUST CREATE PROBLEMS BEING TOGETHER I'M GOING FOR A WALK STOP LOOKING AT ME. Hazard jumps the railing and saunters off. I wish I could just walk away from conversations I don't want to have. Then my life can be as simple and exciting as Jon Hazard Black's!!
On a happier note, YAY SUPER SHORT CHAPTER YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
Sunday, April 22, 2012
They board a train in upstate New York for St. Louis and Hazard hires a whole car, which he keeps Blaze locked in anytime he leaves. Blazes reminds him she isn't trying to escape from him but Hazard is unmoved. This goes on for a few days till Hazard comes in with breakfast one morning to find Blaze vomiting. She explains its morning sickness and he holds her hair, cradles her and props her up in a chair with some pillows. After realizing his was being NICE, he gets moody and super quiet around Blaze. Blaze eventually has enough of this and forces him to talk to her. They talk about Yancy possibly being on their trail and a bunch of other stuff till we learn that Hazard's first wife died after she tried to give herself an abortion. Blaze is very apologetic about his first wife, says she never planned to go through with the abortion anyway, and asks Hazard to just try to be her friend. Hazard agrees but is sure to leave the train car anytime Blaze dresses or undresses, so as not to be "lured or enchanted again by Blaze's beauty or sensuality." Cause, ya know, Hazard has to make sure to keep everything in his pants lest his FEELINGS come jutting out. Eww.
Monday, January 30, 2012
He grabs her and chokes her till she tells him that Blaze has been taken to see Madame something something in New York. Hazard (OH THATS WHO IT WAS, I DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING) drops Mummy and runs out of the house, hell bent to get to New York before something TERRIBLE happens.
PS: I looked ahead and this book totals 47 CHAPTERS WITH AN EPILOGUE! HOW IS THIS BOOK STILL SO FAR FROM BEING OVER?! Gughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Once Hazard feels well enough he returns to his people but does not find the solace he seeks. He spends lots of time alone, BROODING LIKE A CHAMP, and the tribe starts to become worried. When Hazard approaches Bold Ax about marrying HfH Gurl they take it as a good sign (WHAT?!). Hazard decides that marrying HfH Gurl will finally squelch all the feeling he has still burning for Blaze (THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA AND BLAZE WILL PULL HER HAIR OUT). As Hazard sits by a tree in the crisp fall weather watching a mother and her two toddlers play together (condensed down from a page and a half into one sentence) he realizes he HATES EVERYTHING ABOUT BOSTON WINTERS (rightfully so) and NO BABY OF HIS WILL GROW UP THERE. So he saddles up, determined to bring his child back to where it belongs. Rising Wolf checks in with him before he leaves, and Hazard grinds his teeth a bunch and is very determined to win and all the ladies do as he says, or else. I really see this working out for Hazard. I mean this attitude has always done wonders for him, so I can't see it failing now! (end sarcasm.)
Hazard takes the train from Diamond City, resting his arm and sleeping with a hat over his eyes. Everyone is a little wary of him, but gives him his space. Outside of Salt Lake City some rustlers attempt to hold up Hazard's train and are promptly shot dead "in less time than the human eye could follow" (direct quote). Then everyone on the train give him LOTS of space. He makes it to Boston in a little over ten days flat (Ugh. Can you imagine? Ten days sitting on a coal train. Bleghhhhhhh).
Yancy lets Blaze in on the fact that he taking her to get an abortion about an hour before they are scheduled to leave for Planned Parenthood (see: big giant expensive house run by Madame something something in New York). Blaze says you can't make me and Yancy says yes I can and Blaze says you can't make me and Yancy says YES I CAN. Blaze decides this is a good time to try to plan an escape and decides to wear her REALLY EXPENSIVE black pearls, in hopes she can bribe Madame something something in New York to let her sneak away without telling Yancy. Blaze plans to head south in a hired carriage and then hop on a train west from Baltimore and get back to Montana as fast as she can.