I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but this story is fantastic! You've really captured the essence of the characters here, and the clash of their ideals. It feels like a side story that could have easily been slipped into the series--everything's perfectly in character, and you've got just the right mix of somber and silly to match Trigun's atmosphere.
I noticed one little error on this readthrough, though: /but a young widower kept me a bit longer after her husband's funeral/. Since a widower is male, I'd assume Wolfwood meant to say "widow." :-P
Thank you so much! I've edited it to fix that. If you catch anything else, feel free to let me know!