Together again, Matthew and Rebekah continue their journey west. But Fisted Hand is determined to have Rebekah for his own. First he must take Matthew out of the equation. Matthew is forced to face Fisted Hand in hand to hand combat and both men end up badly wounded in the fight. Thomas finds them and brings them back to the train, but only after Matthew exacts Thomas's promise that he'll care for Rebekah should he die. When Matthew returns to camp, wounded and covered in blood, Rebekah fears the worst. She is heartened to learn he's alive, but knows even if the bleeding is stopped, infection may still take his life. She doesn't want to go to Oregon without the man she loves. She prays, now that Oregon is closer than before, God won't take Matthew away from her.