Category Archives: Adventures of Maite and Kepa

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 81

The beach was picture perfect. The air was cool, but not cold, just enough to counter the heat of the sun. A gentle breeze came off the ocean, bringing with it the salty smell of the sea. Maite took a deep breath.  “Almost reminds me of home,” she said, suddenly homesick. Javi chuckled. “You haven’t […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 80

Kepa and Maite sat down at the dining room table. In front of them sat a selection of pastries and fruit. Javi brought some cups of coffee as he joined them. “Wow,” said Kepa, “this looks great!” “No problem,” replied Javi. “It isn’t quite bollos de mantequilla, but it’s as close as we can get […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 79

Though Javi and Kepa didn’t drink all that much, it was still late when they finally made it back to Javi’s place. Kepa quietly slipped into his and Maite’s room, into the bed, and was soon fast asleep.  Maite, lying awake next to him, simply smiled to herself. She mused over the time since they […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 77

A couple of hours later, long after the sun had set and the night sky had filled with stars, they pulled into Javi’s driveway in Santa Barbara. Kepa had woken up just as Maite had pulled the car onto Javi’s street, the speedbumps jostling him awake. As they pulled in, the front door of the […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 76

“We should get going,” said Maite, her head resting on Kepa’s chest as they both lay on the dusty floor of the Noriega’s bar. She listened as his heart beat normally, and wondered if the effects of the bullet were really completely erased. “Bai,” replied Kepa. “Javi’s still expecting us tonight.” He paused. “It’s so […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 75

Kepa felt a sudden stab of pain shoot through his chest. Panic rose as he felt another as something slammed into his chest. Were more bullets ripping through his body? Again, he felt something smash against his chest. Was Donny standing over him, emptying his gun into Kepa’s mangled body? He opened his eyes. Maite […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 74

Donny slowly slid off his saddle, his boots stirring up a small cloud of dust when they hit the dry ground. His horse was panting hard and frothing at the mouth, but Donny paid it no heed. His attention was focused on Kepa and Maite, who stood just behind him. “I admit,” said Donny as […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 73

“Lagundu!” cried Kepa as he barreled into town a few hours later, Santi slumped against him as he tried to guide the exhausted horse down the road toward the Noriega. “Help!” It was late at night and most lights were out. Even so, a few weary souls came rushing out of the Noriega as Kepa […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 72

Donny screamed, his hands covering his face as the bright light shooting from Kepa’s hand blinded him.  Kepa rushed over to Santi, who was staring at him with wide eyes. “Sorgina!” exclaimed the older Basque. “Witch!” he said as he trembled and cowered away from Kepa’s reach. “I’m no witch!” yelled Kepa as he tried […]