western attire runs up the steps of the large log trading post nestled deep in Cherokee Territory.
The Ridge rides with John Ross behind him followed by his band. They move toward the trading post.
EXT. GILLESPIE'S STATION
Sevier and his wounded troops move slowly through the shattered Gillespie's Station trying to forage for weapons and supplies. As they walk the soldiers cautiously look around the area at the destruction. Bloody bodies lie everywhere and buildings smolder.
Sergeant Prince retrieves the letter on the gatepost. He looks at it for a moment and takes it to the major.
Major, the letter’s from the injuns.
The major reaches for the letter. He reads intently.
They say, "When we move off their
land, they’ll make peace and they
are sorry for the women and children.
Sevier stops reading and his strong eyes survey the area considering his next move.
INT. TRADING POST/CHEROKEE NATION
Jack has walked in on a discussion between Mr. DANIEL ROSS and Mrs. MOLLIE ROSS, the trading post owners. Mr. Ross, is
a forty something year old white man that speaks with a Scottish brogue, and Mrs. Ross, is his attractive mixed blood Cherokee wife. The Ross’ are both dressed in typical store clerks attire. They are putting up stock on the shelves.
I'm worried about that boy. He's been
gone for two days. Probably with that
Ridge, Mr. perfect, in his eyes.
Daniel consoles her.