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    It's important to Hosea, so it's important to Arthur, too. Just because it makes him want to tear his hair out is besides the point.

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    He looked toward the boy.
    He looked lost.
    Lost-wasn't something Dutch was used to. It wasn't as easily soothed as a pat on the shoulder or a squeeze around the middle. He figured the kid wasn't one to know much about what comfort was, anyhow.
    He stood without a word, felt the kid's eyes following him all the way to where the body still hang on display. Words were whispered to a guard and then, that hat was held delicately in his hands like it was some trophy.
    "I don't know much about fatherhood," he said, leaning down to be eye-level with the boy. "My daddy died when I was too young to really get it."
    Dutch stood again, propping the hat up on the edge of an empty hitching post. He looked back at the boy, revolver in hand. "But I know enough to know that whatever he was, wasn't it." He pressed the gun carefully into the kid's hands. Guided his thumb to cock it back, wrap his finger around the trigger.
    "Whaddya say we give him the sendoff he deserves?"
    And when they left, they were hand-in-hand, a fresh gunshot right in the center of the hat on the kid's head.

    OR: Pre-game oneshots following Arthur growing up as an outlaw. Arthur+John & Dutch/Hosea are the main relationships.

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    Ruth Shelton has been running with the Anderson Boys for many years, but when she and her daughter, Daisy, are abandoned in a snowy cabin in the West Grizzlies, she must come to terms with being left behind by people she thought she could trust and rely on. Determined to keep herself and her daughter alive, she will do anything it takes to ensure a better future for Daisy, but runs into trouble and has to rely on another gang to keep them safe.

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    Each inhalation sets a fire in his battered lungs, twinges of agony blossoming from his fractured ribcage, a lingering roar across his torso. Trapped in a limbo, he wants it to end. Wants to sleep. Wants the darkness.

     

    His ears twitch in acknowledgement of distant footfalls, slow and hesitant, then hurried and alarmed. He smiles in his mind; this is the end. Peace is coming. He expects a bullet or hands to his throat and doesn’t even need to prepare himself, for he is ready.
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    Arthur and John cope with what comes next. Utilizes switching POVs and flashbacks.

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    "America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him."

    or,

    The entire Red Dead Redemption II written in book form.

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    Alpha/Beta/Omega dynamics.
    When Arthur runs away from the gang as he feels the beginning of his heat nearing, he gets into a lot more trouble than he was originally running away from.

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    34/?
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    Dutch has become caught up in his outlandish plans once again, which is nothing new to Hosea. Except for this time, it involves an unruly teen.

    And Hosea is not happy.

    Although, he'll soon discover that maybe the boy isn't all that he seems.

    This story follows the gang and includes events that happened pre-game. It was originally going to be a series of one-shots but grew into a character study of sorts. The gang has been through its fair share of heartbreak, but there was also a lot of good in the past.

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    39/?
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    Kieran saved Arthur’s life, in more ways than one.

    Arthur could not save his.

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    The wind drops, suddenly, and the swirls of billowing snow settle between them slowly. Arthur squints as the figure becomes more defined, familiar but… not.

    Wrong.

    John Marston stands at the top of the crest of the mountain covered in snow and blood. There’s a dead wolf pelt with the head still attached wrapped around his neck and shoulders and he drags two more by the tail behind him. Four violent gashes cut through his cheek and up over his nose.

    It’s hard to tell how much of the blood is his and how much is from the wolves.

    “The hell, Marston?! You kill those with your bare hands?” Javier demands, looking shocked.

    John makes a face that might be intended to be a grin but it’s all teeth. It makes the cuts on his face weep and Arthur feels himself wince in sympathy. Those must be painful.

    “I had a knife.”

    Or

    John closes his eyes on Beechers Hope and opens them to teeth at his throat.

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    17/?
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    “It’s the desperation to survive that is the perfect baptism, before holy water, before blood and before everything.”

    A nameless child struggles to survive, but even surviving must come to an end. This is their story.

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    One year in the seasons of the West, where the elements are raw and young, and death walks close.
    Or: four times Charles Smith saved Arthur Morgan.

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    Alternate take on Blessed Are the Peacemakers because Arthur didn't get the comfort he deserved.

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    Excerpt from fic: “Morstan, you idiot!” roared Arthur at his wounded counterpart, struggling to keep an eye on him over his shoulder and make sure he stayed upright while also managing Bo through a particularly muddy terrain. So maybe John also got himself shot while they were at it. And maybe, just maybe, they should have planned out this heist more thoroughly. Or, well, at all.

    Just your typical slow-burn cowboy fic. I started writing this in Mars (ton) and found it again in my docs last month. So my original thought behind it might've been different, but I still like how it all ties together, and I hope you do, too! Happy reading!

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    After being captured and tortured by the O'Driscolls, Arthur is a changed man. Now, it's not that he's never been tortured or beaten up before. No, he has been more times than he cared to admit. No... they did something far worse to him and it's gonna take the whole gang to set things right.

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    **An overhaul of my first work**

    Charles knew that there was some sort of darkness brewing inside of Arthur. He thought that maybe he needed some time alone, but that just drew Charles closer to Arthur. Too close for comfort. But there wasn't much to be done when it turns out that Dutch's new golden boy Micah Bell abuses Arthur at every turn under Dutch's nose. Charles, along with John, know that they need to do something before it gets any worse.

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    Arthur Morgan is fourteen years old when his father is killed in front of him in their small cabin in Maryland. With no one to turn to, he ventures into the wilderness by himself with only a few belongings, the clothes on his back, and very limited knowledge of how to survive. Then, when all seems lost, he's taken in by a pair of charitable bandits with silver tongues, sharp wits, and big dreams of taking down civilized society to bring America back to a purer state. Along the way, they find more wayward souls, building up a strong group that's the closest thing to family most of them will ever have.

    A fairly canon-compliant interpretation of The Van der Linde Gang, mostly from Arthur's point of view, 1878-1899.

    WARNING. There's some ugly topics in this fic every now and then. Mostly violence, a few mentions of some darker stuff, but probably never anything too overly graphic; though, there'll be trigger warnings before the start of the chapter. Even still, viewer discretion is advised.

    Extremely slow updates. Still no plans of cancelation.

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    Whumptober 2021!

    First time joining in with a challenge like this but I am all about the whump and angst…

    Requests more than welcome! Prompt list is here. I'll be posting them up on my Tumblr @ignorantarmies also if you wanna find me there.

    Happy, uh, whumping?

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    1911. It’s been more than ten years since the Van der Linde gang fell apart – ten years since Arthur and John have started to build a new life for themselves, with their loved ones. Despite Arthur's travels with Albert all over the world, they have always found a way to all meet again, and to create new, shared memories, while Jack was growing up. But when Arthur comes back to Beecher's Hope that year, what he discovers changes his life forever – and the one of those around him.

    This is a story about love, family and friendship. A story about choices, justice and righteousness. A story about what they all owe to each other, as they grow old together.

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    "Uncle Arthur told me a strong handshake is real important, so I look strong too!" Jack grinned at Charles, who chuckled at the boy.
    "You did real good. That's a nice strong shake you've got there." Charles straightened back up, and Jack beamed up at him like he'd just set the sun ablaze. It felt like it should mean something to Arthur, but all he could think was that this Charles Smith feller had just earned his trust.

    A retelling of a great love story between two outlaws, set at the very end of the Wild West.

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    Arthur had two jobs, that was to help his dads with their “work”, and take care of his siblings.

    He vastly preferred one over the other, though he knew their “work” would never end, not anytime soon at least. He just wanted Dutch and Hosea to be home, so they could be a family again. With the way things were turning out recently, however, it didn’t seem like they would be.

    Their absence was tearing their family apart, and he didn’t know how much longer he could take.

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