Hi all, My mc is having a memory in the middle of a scene, the story is written in third person pov, past tense. And I know had's are important for past perfect. But I'm a little confused as to how many had's are needed. One to set the idea - or one for all? Here is the sentence - Searching for a bite mark and finding none, his father had hit him with the still warm barbeque tongs and hissed, “If you make me burn those twenty dollar steaks over your bullshit, Noir ...” Do I also need a had hissed?