This is a nice additional scene for the episode. I enjoy when Hoss has one of those moments where he speaks the truth. Very nice!
This story is based on the episode, "A Question of Strength" and shows a scene that might have been. Due to that, the first few hundred words explained and set up the action. The plot is relatively simple, Hoss is trying to keep down the fever of one of the men, now injured, who robbed them.
The plot is mainly about overcoming one's personal feelings in order to serve a hgher good. Mother Veronica seems to need a lesson in compassion and Hoss is just the person to teach her.
Hoss, is wonderful--kind and compassionate although he resents the burden of nursing the man as much as Mother Veronica seems to. And in the end, Hoss shows himself to be the better person, the more compassionate, and more dedicated to good works than the Mother Superior. A wonderful characterization of arguably, the most beloved Cartwright of all.
I love how you portrayed Hoss in this story, as it's spot on with what I can imagine him doing and saying. The fact that Hoss counters Mother Veronica's Bible verses supporting her side with his own supporting his is wonderful. I always thought Hoss should be slightly more openly religious than he was, and the scene is a great addition.
Aww! Thanks! He's always been one of my favourite characters to write about (even though it seems like I write about Joe and Adam more). I agree and I'm glad that you think so too! I think, because Hoss always seems to be more in tune with nature, he has a closer, more visible relationship with his Creator.
Thanks again and I'm so happy that you enjoyed this little added scene!
This short is a nice addition to the episoe.
Aww! Thank you, Tracy! I aim to please. :)
The only thing that would have made this episode better is if Sister Mary Kathleen had not died and was able to see the Beautiful Ponderosa. Very nice story, Annie. Thanks for sharing
I completely agree with you, LMC. I would have loved to see her marry Hoss--they were so good together.
Well done, Annie K!
Why thank you, Pt29646!