Gaston didn’t answer to household pets. He didn’t consort with them either, and yet he began revising that particular rule when the mocha beauty with the sassy attitude wouldn’t leave his mind. How could his brief meetings with Reba leave such a lasting effect? He wanted to see her again, now. Yet, in this modern time and place, he couldn’t just pluck her off the street. Nowadays they called it kidnapping and forced confinement. Back in the day, it was considered part of the courtship.