Huzzah! Finally, the rustlers have been revealed to be mercenaries. I cannot emphasize just how many times I almost gave that away in my commentary notes. Every time I referred to them, I initially wrote “bounty hunters” (which is actually kinda weird since they aren’t technically bounty hunters, but I guess it’s just because I knew they weren’t merely rustlers). Anyway, each time, I eventually caught myself and changed the text to “rustlers.” I think I caught all the instances and hope none slipped through. It was pretty stressful though. I guess that concern is behind me now. Whew!
Now I just have to worry about all the other plot points I don’t want to give away.