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    Dutch didn't plan on keeping the boy for long. Not after he was paid to kill Arthur's father and Hosea gave him a few dollars to get by. The boy just followed them, grunting and flinching like a kicked dog with nowhere to go. He may as well teach him to take care of himself, to hunt, read, and be a civilized man. At least until they find a safe place to drop him off.

    He spends weeks teaching Arthur to shoot, to hunt, and even to steal. Little by little Arthur starts coming out of his shell, until a rival gang starts causing more and more problems for their small family.

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    Arthur should have known, should have helped more, should have stayed.

    Timestamps I guess from if Isaac had managed to survive.

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    Excerpt from Ch1;
    “A thief and murderer, my ass.” Arthur’d grumbled, arms crossed and hat tipped forward over his forehead. “Now you just gotta to stand there and look as pitiful as always and the ladies’ll just dance right up to ya.” He continued and swatted at the boy’s attempt to kick his shin. The second attempt was cut short, however, when Miss Grimshaw gripped him roughly by the ear and Hosea chided him loudly for moving.

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    A collection of events that transpires before the start of Red Dead Redemption II, where brothers are assholes and robbing isn't always the easiest of things.

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    6/?
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    Arthur gets drunk and talks to a tree.

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    As he and Dutch stood outside the saloon at night, passing a cigar back and forth, he’d said as much in a fit of poetic melancholy. Dutch had laughed at him soon as the words left his mouth.

    “Well, Hosea,” he’d said, ashing the cigar against a hitching post, and his eyes glimmered in the half-moon light the way they did when he had something grand and enormous behind them that only he could see. “Some hearts are eager to bleed for the unfortunate. Eyes like that, I reckon they’ll cut yours and mine just fine.”

    (Or: Dutch and Hosea see things before they see people. Opportunities and trouble. Fire and ghosts. It's a slow walk, but Hosea discovers that he is like a human being, and will do what it takes to keep Arthur from becoming something else.)

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    5
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    "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy,"

    It was going too well, if Arthur had to be honest, bound to go downhill at some point.

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    Sometimes Arthur thinks he personally offended fate, somehow had gotten her, luck and karma all against him.

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    Arthur doesn't want to die alone.

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    Arthur knows he's dying, can feel the unstoppable pull of it, feels the spirit appear behind him to take him along. And yet, he finds he does not want to die. There is so much that went wrong, so much he regrets and he wishes, with all his being, he could change it. Could at least ensure those that managed to get away really make it out alive.

    A second chance, he asks, begs, really. Just give me the chance to save them.

    The being behind him pauses and Arthur can't look away from the moment he's frozen in, staring at the dark mountainside, aching to see the sun rise just one more time.

    One chance, the spirit seems to whisper, voice satin soft. Make the most of it.

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    Arthur is nineteen when he comes across two graves.

    John is nine when he sees Arthur lose himself.

    Dutch is twenty-seven when he realizes his two sons mean the world to him, and he won't be able to hold on to them forever.

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    Arthur is officially an orphan.

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    Don't you never leave love aside; it's all we got.

    Sometimes, though, you got to leave other things.

    (Or: Hosea sees it coming. But he doesn't see enough.)

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    Of course, Arthur could handle it.

    “I’ll get ‘im!”

    He sprinted towards the door, pushing past Hosea as Dutch called after him.

    ”Art- Stay here, we’ll handle it! Goddammit-“

    ”It’ll be fine, come back!”

    But he ignored them, shouldering the door open and bursting into the frigid air as he scrambled into the next coach.

    Of course, he probably would have listened to Dutch and Hosea if he’d known about the patrol just beyond the trees.

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    Their life has always been rough, but Arthur Morgan had his family behind him to catch him should he fall. Lord help him and his gang if he falls.

     

    *Updates randomly*

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    Hosea has some... conjectures, about the newest member of the gang.

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    A fateful encounter with a mysterious Stranger shifts the tides of fate. Arthur has a second chance to save those he loves, to stop the demise of the only family he ever knew. To stop the man he swore his loyalty to from his own self-destruction. But even second chances come at a price. (AU Arthur doesn't get TB, ArthurxSadie, and maybe some other pairings if I feel like it.)

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    Arthur always seems to get the worst end of everything. As a bad cold spreads through the gang, Arthur tries to all that he can to help, and of course happens to get sick himself.

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    A trade with Gunderlinde (PatchWorkPoet).

    Dutch gets nabbed by some bounty hunters and gets his ass handed to him, leaving Hosea and Arthur to come rescue his ass before he gets brought to the law or killed.

    Things don't go as smoothly as they would have liked.

    On hiatus.

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    The sack of groceries fell to the ground with a crash, alcohol bottles shattering against provisions, but that was the least of Arthur’s concerns at the moment.

    “C’mon, or Morgan’s gonna get away!”

    He dug his spurs into his horse’s side, pushing her to her limits while mentally apologizing for the abuse. The shouts and taunts of the O'driscolls behind him kept him going, itching to reach for his gun but knowing he's have to focus all his energy on riding away

    Of course, things were about to get a whole hell of alot worse for them both.

    Arthur was jerked back sharply by his neck as a lasso tightened around his throat, yanking him back from his saddle as the spurs drew gashes across his white arabian's flanks, causing her to whinny in alarm and take off.

    Arthur is ambushed by a pack of O'driscolls while on a supply run and falls into a sinkhole. After he fails to return with the supplies, Charles begins to get concerned. It isn't like him to go off on one of his long outings without letting him know first. The gang is mostly annoyed, but isn't worried, knowing Arthur.

    That is, until his white arabian barrels into camp with no rider.

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    11
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    "He shoots him then; once, twice, thrice, until there’s a call from the bridge further aways and John is cursing loudly and Dutch pretends not to hear that other pitch in his other boy’s voice. Hosea takes his gun from his hand before he can shoot someone else already gone, but Dutch suspects that the other man now wishes to shoot something too."

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    Things go a little different.

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