While scouting Rowdy stumbles on rawhiders. After Rowdy refuses to kill Brock in a fight, the leader forces Brock to give Rowdy his intended bride in return for his life. Rowdy is allowed to escape leading the rawhiders to the herd.
Rowdy finds a dirty young woman cleaning a hide while scouting. He is taken captive by her rawhider friends and forced to fight Brock but after winning, Rowdy refuses to kill him. The leader "Daddy" says the "book" mandates that Brock give something of equal value to Rowdy. His only possession of value is his intended Valley Rose. That evening Daddy allows Rowdy to escape knowing he will lead the rawhiders to the herd. Rowdy tells Favor about it except the engagement part leaving Favor angry and knowing his herd is in danger. Later the rawhiders show up wanting the wedding to go ahead but planning to take much of the herd. Favor plays along but delays the wedding until that evening to give them time to prepare properly for it. After a bath and a clean dress, everyone including Brock sees how beautiful Valley Rose is plus she still wants to marry Brock. That evening much to Rowdy's chagrin the wedding goes forward and Favor has a wedding present ready. Written by