What a touching story. Little Joe feeling guilty not only for what happened to Adam, but also for having killed one of the bandits, is true to character. I could hear his voice in my mind as I read this and in a way, found myself adding to Joe's plea: "Please don't die..."
Thanks for a great read!
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the story, littlejoenice. Thank you for the review. I appreciate it. :)