This is a very old long story. I would love to reread it but can't remember much. It is OW and somehow the seven are after a gang, out in the desert/ mountain wilds. Ezra is separated and captured by the gang; includes a young woman/girl who is rather like a servant to the gang, cooking etc. E is held in a cave and badly abused / tortured first by the gang, then left to their crazy white indian to 'play' with. Somehow, E and girl escape and are rescued by the 7 but E is very withdrawn and the girl is the one who tells the tale though she doesn't trust the seven to care for E. These are only fragments of the story, but all I really can remember. Please let me know if you recognize it or can direct me to where it might be found. Many thanks in advance! MAC
FOUND IT!! - The Past Redeemed by Sue Bartholomew - at the gen Black Raptor site.
Whew, I knew it was somewhere and it is a long angsty great read, I recommend it to all!! (Especially those who like angst for Vin, Chris, and Ezra!)