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Mag7 Bingo Challenge 2017

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Title: Greenhorn
Characters: JD and Buck
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD and Buck: Partners

When the kid jumped off that stagecoach Buck hadn't expected to give a damn. He didn't have time for a greenhorn who had learned all he knew about the Frontier from dime store novels. But women and kids had always been a soft spot for him so maybe he should have figured he'd end up taking JD under his wing. Hell, he nearly died protecting the kid and bore the scar from the Colonel's sword that almost cut him down for good. It took a few years but the kid was now a man, and he made a fine partner.

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Title: Twilight Years
Characters: Nettie
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Nettie: Alone for too long

There had been a boy. She'd been sweet on him and he'd come a-courting, bringing her wild flowers. She decided he was the only boy she'd ever marry and they set a date for the wedding. He died just two weeks before the day, thrown from a horse when a rattler sent it spooking. Another man came a-courting a few years later but he couldn't measure up to her first great love.

Now she was in her twilight years, alone, and as she looked back she wondered if she'd been just a little too quick to dismiss him.

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Title: Natural
Characters: Vin and JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Vin and JD: Horse riding

Vin considered himself a good rider. He'd been taught on Indian ponies, riding bareback for the most part until he left the village and rejoined the white man's world, and saddled up. When JD arrived in town all he carried apart from a suitcase was a saddle. He said he could ride and he proved himself real quick, able to handle any terrain with ease. JD was a natural, knowing how to get the best out of a horse without resorting to spurs or whips. If Chris ever got himself that horse ranch, JD would also have a place there.

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Title: Enough to Forgive
Characters: Casey
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Casey: Stronger than she looks

She lost her parents young, turning up on her Aunt Nettie's doorstep with a chest filled with clothing and personal possessions, scared and alone. Perhaps she needed Nettie's gruffness, her indomitable spirit, and fiery independence, using her aunt as a role model as she started a new life out West. With no men around she learned pretty quick how to do all the heavy chores, leaving behind the pretty dresses that were useless when doing man's work. By the time she met JD she was as fiery and as independent as Nettie, and strong enough to forgive JD for Maddie.

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Title: Pedestal
Characters: JD and Chris
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD and Chris: Hero worship

Chris had seen the hero worship in JD's eyes from when they first met, saving Nathan from a hanging. He knew the kid was romanticizing him like a character from one of his books, putting him high on a pedestal. Chris knew he was fast and deadly with a gun, and he knew JD wanted to emulate him. Yet no matter how often Chris tried to tell him different, he knew in the end JD had to figure it out for himself. When the truth finally dawned, Chris hoped he didn't fall too far off that pedestal in JD's eyes.

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Title: Simply the Best
Characters: JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD: Better than everyone else

When he arrived in the town he was full of romantic ideas of life out West. He wanted to be the best so he practiced knife throwing like Nathan only to lose out to a girl, became faster and more accurate with a gun like Chris and Buck but never fast enough. He tried to shoot a rifle like Vin but couldn't always make the shot. He tried to drink whiskey like Josiah but found it disgusting, play cards like Ezra and lost every time. Maybe he'd never be better than everyone else... but he was the best horse rider.

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