I really enjoyed this story.
Joe definitely did some deep soul searching. I think he learned a life-lesson that would stay with him forever.
The idea he had about the west could cost him his life. He looked at the grief and devastation of the other family and seen that as a symbol for his own family.
The last sentence is pure Joe Cartwright!
Love the picture with your story too.
Author's Response: Thank you, Tahoe Lee. I'm glad you enjoyed the story. I was thinking this is a little of why Joe goes after Adam in "A House Divided" and he goes after Hoss in "Vengeance". Thank you for the review. I appreciate it. :)