Stories
Summary:

A What Happened Instead story for No Less A Man. The Virginia City Town Council convinces Adam and Ben that Roy Coffee is no longer capable of doing his job. When Adam explains the situation to Roy, the sheriff swears him in as a deputy and then quits his job. It's then up to Adam to protect Virginia City from the Wagner Gang. When the gang arrives in town to rob the bank, Adam is injured. Ben, Hoss, Joe, and Roy all feel guilt for what has happened to Adam while serving Virginia City's citizens.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10067 Read Count: 358
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
A Tangled Web by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 26]
Summary:

A What Happened Instead story for The Lady From Baltimore. Deborah Banning's scheme to marry her daughter to a Cartwright had come to fruition when Joe proposed to Melinda. But Melinda was in love with Adam. What if Melinda decided to have Adam, no matter the cost?


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9583 Read Count: 371
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
After Forever by RedShirt Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Feature

A Cartwright son -- with family of his own to rely on -- returns to the Ponderosa just in time to stave off an outsiders' effort to take it from the remaining members of the original Cartwright clan.


Categories: What Happens Instead? Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 39553 Read Count: 190
Published: 02/26/2018 Updated: 02/26/2018 [Report This]
Devil's Bargain by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 21]
Summary:

WHI for Death at Dawn.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5702 Read Count: 305
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Family Ties by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

WHI for The First Born and WHN for The Last Viking. Can Hoss protect Joe when Clay Stafford reveals Marie was his mother? Disclaimer: I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. This story is for entertainment. Original plot is property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended against the scripts by Judith and George W. George or Anthony Lawrence.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8098 Read Count: 76
Published: 08/02/2015 Updated: 08/02/2015 [Report This]
Fevered Dreams by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

WHI for The Savage.  Was Ruth Halverson real?  Did Adam really propose marriage to her?  This story attempts to explain some of the events in this episode.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4690 Read Count: 275
Published: 06/07/2008 Updated: 06/07/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

Joe rescues a mysterious girl from the river.

Written as a birthday present for a friend whose least favorite episode is Dark Star.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3778 Read Count: 89
Published: 09/03/2012 Updated: 09/03/2012 [Report This]
Forever by Rider Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Joe meets and marries Alice Harper


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Romance Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Cartwright
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1934 Read Count: 59
Published: 09/16/2011 Updated: 09/16/2011 [Report This]
Summary:

This is a What Happened Instead version of Marie, My Love. In the episode, The First Born, Marie's son was named Clay.He had quaiities I didn't care for, so I changed the character and his name to Charles. 

Ben goes to New Orleans to sell his furs and to let Jean D'Aurigny's family and friends know about his death. He meets Marie du Val D'Aurigny and falls in love with her. Can he persuade her to marry him? 


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21930 Read Count: 380
Published: 12/07/2014 Updated: 12/07/2014 [Report This]
Summary:

A What Happened Instead to The Crucible. What if Joe went with Adam? WARNINGS: Rated due to bad language, descriptive violence, and extremely harmful injuries.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, All, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 58390 Read Count: 2568
Published: 04/15/2011 Updated: 04/18/2011 [Report This]