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    Awesome update about Margaret playing Scrabble with her grandparents! :clap: 10 out of 10 points! :jump2:

    LOL ... Margaret already has dreams of becoming a full-time rancher??? :giggle: Now, that says a lot about her relationship with her dad! :gotcha::kiss: I chuckled when Margaret said: "I’ll try them again later.:lol: She's not a quitter, that's for sure! :box:

    Sweet and also funny conversation between granddaughter and grandparents in the Southfork kitchen! :clap:
    • I’m just not used to a greenhorn out-riding me!” :think:
    • “Well, Grandpa, I’m still a novice, but next time, I’ll try not to make you look bad.” ;)
    • “Well, that’s okay. I mean, I’ve been out of practice, and you’ve practically lived on a horse these past few weeks.” :cooler:
    • “You know, she takes after her daddy. He’s always been the best horseman around here.” :hat:
    • “See? It runs in the family.” :)
    • “There’s no denying you ... ... You have too much of both of your parents in you—which is a good thing.” :gotcha:
    I love that they've grown so close in such a short time! :loveit:

    Please update soon! :best:
     
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    A couple of days later, the time had come for Donna to arrive home. Margaret was still at Southfork, which was perfect since Ray had already made plans for the day. He entered at the airport and waited in the terminal for her to depart the plane. He finally saw her, and she smiled at him as she met his gaze. They embraced and looked into each other’s eyes.

    “I missed you so much,” she said. “I can’t get used to sleeping alone.”

    He traced the outline of her face with his index finger. “There aren’t any words to describe how I felt without you.” They lingered on the next kiss before leaving the airport. Ray held Donna’s hand as he drove back to her house. He wanted to welcome her home properly. At last, they were in the driveway. Donna noticed Ray seemed kind of anxious, but said nothing. She smiled to herself as he led her up the walk and inside.

    Once they were in her bedroom, he took the lead. He unzipped her dress and began to kiss her neck.

    “I haven’t had time to unpack yet,” she quipped.

    Ray paused, but only briefly. “You don’t need any clothes for what we’re getting ready to do.”

    “Very true. But what will I tell Margaret if she asks what I’ve been doing all afternoon?”

    “Tell her you went bareback riding with me.”

    “I’d call you a pervert, but I want you too much right now. Hurry up and get out of those jeans.”

    He followed Donna’s orders and got back on the bed, where he finished undressing her. She guided him inside of her and they started to move together. Donna could tell he was ready to explode so she slowed him down. She kissed the skin on his sun-darkened shoulder as he quickened his pace. Soon they climaxed together; exhausted, they each needed a moment to catch their breath. After a few minutes, Donna rolled over, kissed Ray on the chest, and went to put on her robe. As she went into the bathroom, Ray crawled out of the bed and put on his jeans. He pulled something out of his pocket, sat on the edge of the bed, and waited for Donna to come back out. After a few minutes, she reemerged and smiled when she saw him.

    He smiled back at her, a look of hope in his eyes. “Donna? Can I talk to you for a minute?”

    “Of course,” she replied.

    “Come sit on the bed next to me.”

    She smiled at him again as she sat down in front of him, and it sent a chill up his spine. “Okay,” she said.

    “Listen, these past two months have been the happiest of my life. I never thought I’d be as happy again as I was when we first got married. But being with you and Margaret, I know that I could never forgive myself if we weren’t together again as a family.” He couldn’t believe he was able to express his feelings in so many words, but now that had it made complete sense.

    “It’s been really great for me, too. I’m so happy that I pinch myself every day to make sure I’m not dreaming or something.” As she looked into Ray’s eyes, she knew that she would never leave him again. He finally showed her what had been in his pocket: a diamond ring.

    “Donna?”

    “Yes?”

    “Will you marry me?”

    She only had to think about it for a second. “Absolutely. Yes, Ray, yes. I love you. I always have and I always will.” He slid the ring on her finger, and they kissed for what seemed like an eternity. “We could celebrate again, but I don’t want Margaret to think we’ve abandoned her. Give me a minute to get dressed. I want us to tell her the good news together.”

    “Okay.” Ray smiled to himself, happier than he’d ever been and elated that they were going to be together. If it hadn’t just happened, he never could’ve believed it.
     
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    DALLAS is so weird in regards to children--the show has this feeling of a multi-generational saga, and yet only two children who were born during the course of its run actually became long-term characters. There were multiple miscarriages, an abortion, and later pregnancies (i.e., post-Dream) resulted in babies who were quickly spirited off the show. Imagine TNT's DALLAS if it actually revolved around the Ewing grandchildren: John Ross and Christopher not only have to contend with each other, but politically savvy/ambitious/intelligent Margaret, bitter Lucas, and Lucy as the most ruthless of them all.

    I hope it met your expectations :) And I don't actually know where the place was that she touched him--I leave that up to the readers' imaginations :D
     
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    Great points! :gotcha:

    Yes! :) And even more so if there had been more grandchildren! ;)

    You hope??? :confuse: Didn't I use the word "outstanding" about that particular update??? :dance:

    I loved how you left it up to the readers' imagination what the "magic" spot was!!! :spinning: The fact that Ray and Donna knew what the other was referring to said it all! :hat: This is when sex and true love gel (to use Mr. Elton John's famous lyrics)! ;)
     
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    The homecoming update was ... ... amazing ... ... outstanding ... ... beautiful ... ... well-written ... ... sweet ... ... romantic ... and most of all ... surprising!!!

    :loveit::loveit::loveit::kiss::kiss::kiss::fantastic::fantastic::fantastic::jolly::jolly::jolly::jump2::jump2:

    Wonderful homecoming scene from the airport! :jum:Sweet and tender scene about a couple most definitely in love! :)

    Honestly, I hadn't guessed what Ray had up his sleeve when I read that he seemed kind of anxious! :oops: I thought that he might have spread rose leaves all over the king size bed and perhaps had arranged for chilled champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries to be waiting for them! But a marriage proposal totally surprised me ... ... which is not a bad thing! ;)I was thrilled to be completely off here!!! :kiss::kiss::kiss: Anyway, I'll address the "question" a bit later! :p

    Cute dialogue when they first made it to the bedroom:
    • I haven’t had time to unpack yet:innocent:
    • You don’t need any clothes for what we’re getting ready to do.:giggle:
    LOL ... ... Ray's bluntness just cracks me up: “Tell [our daughter] you went bareback riding with me.:lolo:

    Beautiful intro to Ray's marriage proposal: :kiss:
    Listen, these past two months have been the happiest of my life. I never thought I’d be as happy again as I was when we first got married. But being with you and Margaret, I know that I could never forgive myself if we weren’t together again as a family.:group:

    I swear ... I had no idea that Ray was getting ready to pop the big question, so the penny didn't drop for me until I read the word "diamond ring"! :dance::dance::dance: I was thrilled to find out that Donna didn't leave Ray hanging for longer than a split second before she accepted! :jolly: I wonder if Margaret will pass out when she is told that her parents are not only back together, but also all ready to walk down the aisle!!! :loveit:

    Beautiful ending to this update! :) I'm so happy for the two of them! :jolly:

    Please update soon! :best: And you better make sure that we're invited to the wedding and all! :wink@
     
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    A bit of reality set in on the drive home—for Donna, anyway. Ray was on cloud nine, and since they left Donna’s house, he hadn’t stopped smiling. When she was married to Ray before, she didn’t care about their differences or what anyone else thought. But now there was someone else to think about, someone who was eleven years old. Of course, Donna had no qualms about saying yes to Ray—she knew she’d made the right decision. She knew that Margaret loved her father, but she had never seen them as a married couple. She didn’t know how this was going to work, or how she would react. She did know that all of this thinking was getting her nowhere, so she decided to just go ahead and vent her feelings to Ray.

    “What do you think she’ll say?”

    Ray knew instantly what Donna was referring to—they were officially on the same wavelength. “Oh, I don’t know. I’m pretty sure she’ll be okay with it. If nothing else, it means she gets to live on the ranch.”

    Donna smiled at him. “That’s true enough. I was just wondering if this would come as a shock.”

    “I think she knew how I felt about you already. She asked me one day and I told her as much,” Ray reasoned.

    Donna winked at him. “She really is too smart for us. Well, I guess I feel better about it now.”

    “You’ll see. She’s going to be just as happy as we are about the whole thing.” He looked over and gave her that same reassuring smile that only he could.

    “I hope so.” Donna smiled at Ray and they held hands all the way to Southfork. As they pulled in the drive, they could see Miss Ellie sitting on the patio with Margaret, enjoying the early afternoon sun.

    “Hey Mama! Guess what? I missed you,” Margaret said.

    Donna walked over to her. “I missed you, too, honey. But the good news is that I’m finished, and I won’t have to leave you again for awhile.”

    Ray looked lovingly at mother and daughter. “I hope she wasn’t any trouble for you, Miss Ellie.”

    Miss Ellie smiled at him. “She was no trouble at all. I’d love to have her here again anytime.”

    Margaret went back to hug her. “I’ll see you again soon, Grandma.”

    “Okay, dear. I’ll come over and see you next week right before you start school.” Margaret walked toward her parents. Miss Ellie noticed something different about them, but couldn’t quite put her finger on it. “Donna, could I speak to you in private for a moment?”

    “Of course, Miss Ellie. Ray, you and Margaret get in the truck. I’ll be there in a minute.” When they were out of earshot, Miss Ellie gently grabbed Donna’s left hand.

    “I noticed that someone is wearing a ring on an important finger.”

    Donna blushed slightly. “Miss Ellie, no one was supposed to notice. That’s my fault.”

    “Well, that’s okay. I’m very happy for the both of you.”

    “Thank you. We’re going to tell Margaret this evening.”

    “I know she will be very happy with the news. She’s very excited to be here and to have the two of you together.”

    “I think I realize that now. I’ll talk to you later, Miss Ellie.”

    “Good luck, Donna. Call and let me know how it goes.”

    “I will. Goodbye, Miss Ellie.”

    “Bye-bye.”

    With that, Donna walked back to her family—it feels good to call them my family, she thought—and they headed toward Ray’s ranch.
     
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    Amazing update for the 19th time (or something like that)!!! :spinning::spinning::spinning: 10 out of 10 points from me! :vote:

    Cute that Ray told Donna that their daughter had already picked up on the love signs! :kiss: They really do have a smart daughter! :jolly:

    I loved that Miss Ellie was able to pick up on that something was different! :wink@

    Very sweet talk between Miss Ellie and Donna: :loveit:
    • “I noticed that someone is wearing a ring on an important finger.”
    • “Miss Ellie, no one was supposed to notice. That’s my fault.”
    • “Well, that’s okay. I’m very happy for the both of you.”
    • “Thank you. We’re going to tell Margaret this evening.”
    • “I know she will be very happy with the news. She’s very excited to be here and to have the two of you together.”
    It was a so easy to picture BBG and SH acting out this scene on the Southfork patio! :tv: :):):) :tv1: Great job on the writing! :clap:

    Beautiful ending to yet another amazing update: "With that, Donna walked back to her family—it feels good to call them my family, she thought—and they headed toward Ray’s ranch." :spinning:

    I can't wait to see what happens next! :jolly: Please update soon! :best:
     
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    That Evening

    Ray and Donna thought it best to wait until after supper to tell Margaret the good news. Ray was nervous about waiting; Donna tried to calm him down by rubbing his leg with her foot all during the meal, but stopped when she noticed him begin to sweat. Finally they had finished eating, and Donna decided it was time to give Margaret the good news.

    “Margaret, honey, your daddy and I have something to tell you. Let’s go sit in the den.”

    “Okay, mama.” She left her chair and walked across the foyer to the den. Donna smiled at a very nervous Ray. She decided to hold his hand and guide him into the room where their daughter was waiting. They sat down so that they were facing Margaret. Ray figured since Donna had done most of the talking up till now, it was his turn.

    “Honey, we have something important to tell you. When I saw you and your mother at the airport, I knew that my life was about to undergo a change. I never stopped loving your mother, and I wanted more than anything for us to be a family. Spending this time with you two this summer made that even more clear for me. I waited for your mother to come around, and I saw that she felt the same way. I’ve decided that I can’t lose her again, and I’ve asked her to marry me.”

    Donna smiled at him as he finished and continued to hold his hand. “And I said yes.”

    Margaret’s face was a mixture of amusement and confusion. “So does this mean I’ll get to live here at the ranch full time?”

    Ray and Donna could only stare at her. Finally, Donna managed to get something out.

    “Yes…yes it does.”

    “Then I can’t wait.” She ran over to hug her parents. All they could do as they hugged her was smile at each other in bewilderment.

    That Night

    They lay in bed together that night and talked about being a couple again, planning for the future but mostly focused on the present. They were both a bit bemused by Margaret’s reaction.

    “She took it well, but I’m not sure if she was hiding something,” Donna said.

    Ray smiled at her as he brushed the hair off her face. He maneuvered around to kiss her. “I think she was too happy to react much. She’s old enough to know what it means for us to be together.”

    “You think so? It just seemed kind of muted, that’s all.”

    “She’s seen us together all summer. She doesn’t need any reaction. Besides, she just wants to be able to ride Tumbleweed every day.”

    Donna slid her arm down his back and felt him quiver. “And I want to be able to do this every day.” They kissed again, and came together once more…
     
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    Donna was already downstairs the next morning when Miss Ellie called and asked if she would take her shopping. Ray was still asleep—probably exhausted from last night, she thought—and she smiled as she watched him while she dressed. The sunlight filtered though the blinds and streaked across his face. She kissed him on the cheek, left a note beside the bed, and closed the door behind her. She walked down the hall to Margaret’s room. Donna smiled to herself when she saw that Margaret was sleeping in the same position that Ray was, right down to the arm slung over her head on the pillow. She gave her daughter a kiss on the forehead before going downstairs. She figured Ray and Margaret would spend the day together, and as she drove over to Southfork, she reflected on how lucky she truly was. Miss Ellie was already sitting on the terrace, waiting for her when she arrived.

    “Good morning, Miss Ellie.”

    “Good morning, Donna. Are you ready to go look for a dress?”

    Donna was taken aback. “A dress?”

    “Yes. You’re going to need a wedding dress.”

    “I know, but I really don’t need anything too fancy,” Donna reasoned.

    “That’s alright. Just pick out something you’d like, and I’ll pay for it.”

    Donna looked at her. “Miss Ellie, I can’t let you do that.”

    “You don’t have to let me. I want to do it. Now let’s go—as the men would say, we’re burning daylight.”

    They got in the truck and drove toward Dallas. After visiting a few shops, Donna found a dress she thought looked suitable, and Miss Ellie seemed to agree. “Of course, we’ll have to bring you back for alterations, but you’ll look beautiful.”

    “Miss Ellie, can I ask you something?”

    “Yes, of course. You can ask me anything.”

    “Would you be my matron of honor?”

    Miss Ellie smiled softly. “Why Donna, I’m very touched. But I assumed you’d ask Margaret to do that.”

    “Well, I thought about that, but Ray said he was going to ask Clayton to be his best man, and I had already thought about asking you. It just seemed to make sense.”

    “I’d be honored to do it. If you don’t mind my asking, how did Margaret take the news?”

    “Well, to be honest, she didn’t have much of a reaction to it. She seemed more excited than anything to be able to live at the ranch full-time. She hugged us, but she didn’t jump for joy.”

    “Well, I’m sure she’s fine with it.”

    “Ray said beforehand that she knew how we felt about each other, so maybe she wasn’t surprised.”

    “I think she’ll be very happy for you all to be together as a family. And I will be happy to see it, too.”

    “I have to tell you, Miss Ellie, that I’m really happy. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this happy before. I never saw things turning out this way, but I’m so glad they did.”

    Miss Ellie hugged her. “Donna, when you flew off to Washington all those years ago, Ray was devastated. He never really recovered from losing you, because even though he didn’t always show it, you were the center of his world. You made him whole.”

    Donna felt herself start to cry. “Miss Ellie, you don’t know what that means to me. I never meant to hurt him, and I know he never meant to hurt me. This time it’s going to work, and all of that has been forgotten.” She wiped off her cheek. “I have to thank you again. It’s been great to have you here to help with Margaret, and now this wedding.”

    “I’ve enjoyed it too. Now dry those tears so we can go to lunch.”

    Donna smiled. “Okay,” she replied “but this time, I’ll pay.”
     
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    Another amazing scene from the brick house! :up:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve heard the term “supper” used, but I love it! :) It’s been my experience that the term is more often used by people from the South! But am I way off here? :think: Anyway, since you’re from Kentucky and this fanfic is centered in Texas, the term fits just perfectly! :gotcha:

    Interesting that Ray was the one who was nervous about telling Margaret the good news! I would have thought that it would be the other way around! ;)

    I’m quite convinced that Donna rubbing Ray’s leg under the table got him thinking about something completely different (and that might not be the best way to go with their daughter present)! :D

    Short and swift ... ... straight to the point ... ... no need to beat around the bush ... ... Ray cut right to the chase and spilled his guts about his feelings for Donna! :)Honey, we have something important to tell you. When I saw you and your mother at the airport, I knew that my life was about to undergo a change. I never stopped loving your mother, and I wanted more than anything for us to be a family. Spending this time with you two this summer made that even more clear for me. I waited for your mother to come around, and I saw that she felt the same way. I’ve decided that I can’t lose her again, and I’ve asked her to marry me.:kiss::kiss::kiss: I guess that Ray couldn’t have been all that nervous after all? :cool1

    I loved Margaret’s reaction to her parents’ news! Amused, confused and seemingly only worried about her future living arrangements! :giggle:

    Beautiful bedtime scene from Ray’s bedroom! :wink@

    I agree with Ray (when they discussed Margaret’s reaction): “She’s seen us together all summer. She doesn’t need any reaction. Besides, she just wants to be able to ride Tumbleweed every day.:loveit:

    I’m so happy for Ray and Donna! :spinning: I’m thrilled that everything is working out for them and their daughter! :dance: And I’m glad that they’ll be able to do “you know what” every day! :) A nice added bonus would be for them to have another child or two down the line! :jolly:

    I can’t wait for the next update! :bowing Things are so exciting right now! :best:
     
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