Rated:  PG
Summary:   A slow stagecoach journey back to Virginia City couldn’t be any more torturous for seventeen year old Joe Cartwright.

The only other passenger is an old man who doesn’t want to share any conversation and keeps mostly to himself.

An accident just outside the town has Ben racing to get to his own injured son, but the old man’s injuries are too severe.

Keeping a vigil over his own son, Ben and the doctor are surprised to see just how much comfort Joe brings to the old man in his last few hours of his life.

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Completed: NO – A future story to come

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