Category Archives: Adventures of Maite and Kepa

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 70

“What about us?” hissed Kepa, his anger barely contained. Though he had mostly hated his time up in the hills, he had still grown attached to his life there, even to Santi and the sheep if he were honest with himself. “Don’t you worry,” answered Donny. “I’ve got plans for you. And your girl ain’t […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 69

Donny dismounted from his horse and walked forward until his face was illuminated by the last remaining flames of the fire. Santi had his gun at hand the whole time, not directly pointing it at the cowboy, but aiming it in his general direction. Donny seemed not to notice. The other two remained on their […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 68

Months passed and Kepa had still seen no sign of the zatia. He had resigned himself to his routine of tending the camp. The only reprieve was when Dominique stopped by with supplies. The two of them had struck up a genuine friendship. To be honest, Dominique was the first iparraldetar that Kepa had really […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 67

The next few weeks at the boarding house seemed a blur. Every day was the same: get up, have a quick bite and some coffee, prepare breakfast for the boarders, clean the rooms, prepare lunch, and take a small break before having to get ready for dinner. Most of the faces were the same, and […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 66

Dominique returned after a few hours, beating Santi to camp. Maite got back on her horse and waved goodbye.  “It was good seeing you Kepa,” she said. “If I get another day off, I’ll try to come back.” “I’d like that,” said Kepa as he gave an overly dramatic kiss to the back of her […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 65

Another week passed. Santi was as sullen as ever, barely saying ‘thank you’ after dinner before going to sleep. Kepa just sighed as he gathered the dishes so he could wash them in the morning. While his lamb stew was getting really good, in his own humble opinion, he was getting tired of eating the […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 64

Weeks went by. Days started to blur as Kepa made meals every day, packing a lunch for Santi to take as he followed the sheep. Every few days, Kepa would have to move the sheep wagon as Santi took the flock further away.  About once a week, Dominique came to deliver supplies, arriving on horseback […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 63

Kepa was partnered with a grouchy Basque that was only maybe five years his senior, but looked like he had lived in the mountains for decades. His face was leathery from the constant sun and he had a permanent tan that had been burned into his skin. Kepa laughed to himself at the contrast when […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 62

Kepa fidgeted in his saddle as the foreman led him into the hills. He had never ridden a horse in his life, and his “character” in this time bubble had never either.  The foreman looked back and saw Kepa’s obvious discomfort. He chuckled. “Never been on a horse before, eh?” Kepa just shook his head, […]