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    Honestly, Arthur enjoys the kind of hand to mouth existence this life affords him. His wants and concerns a single track road, no doubts or anxieties clouding his way, it's simple. He's an easy man to please, so long as he has enough pocket change for smokes, to indulge in the odd bottle of whiskey and enough left for food in his belly. He doesn't want for anything else, doesn't know what he'd do if say tomorrow, someone were to drop a crisp hypothetical million bucks in his lap, honestly would just rather not have the headache.

    He works at a local dive, has done for the past five years or so. It's relaxed, but the routine keeps him in line. The joint proprietors, Dutch and Hosea, he's known for years though, has them to thank for cleaning him up, giving him a honest job, daren't think where he'd have ended up without them, probably prison if he's being optimistic, that or dead in a ditch somewhere.

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    Cautiously, he walked over to the fire. The dark-haired man noticed he was up and about not long before Arthur reached them. "Ah, hello, son. How ya feeling?" He asked.
    "Better," Arthur replied simply, deciding to not tell the man he still felt a bit like shit. All things considered, he was still doing better now than he had been even before the coyote had gotten him. Save for the fact that he still hadn't eaten, but it wasn't one of his biggest concerns right now.
    The younger man stood to his feet and seemed to size Arthur up for a few moments before he stuck out his hand for him to shake. "My name is Dutch van der Linde, and this here," He pointed to the other man with his free hand while Arthur shook his extended one, "is my associate, Mr. Hosea Matthews. What's your name, son?"
    "Arthur Morgan," Arthur replied, feeling a bit silly to use his full name. He hadn't needed to for a while now.
    "Well, then, Arthur Morgan, come take a seat by the fire."

    My interpretation of the Van der Linde gang, mostly Arthur's POV, 1878-1899
    Updates are spotty recently. I just got a new boyfriend, and corona panic sucks my creativity dry sometimes. Don't worry, I ain't abandoning this.

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    After the events of Blackwater and the mess that came along with it, Arthur Morgan and the rest of the Van der Linde Gang are reeling, running from the law and hiding from those who would love to see their heads on pikes. Forced to flee and rendering their future uncertain, Arthur isn't confident that the gang will ever recover. Harboring his own doubts about both himself and his future, Arthur questions whether or not they can get through this with their usual "plans," going about things as they always have. The world is changing, and it might be time they changed along with it. And maybe with the help of a woman unlike any Arthur has met, maybe they might get out of this alive. But as deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals, loyalty to the gang who raised him, and a future he didn't know he wanted.

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    “Was thinkin’… Turkeys make funny sounds,” Arthur rubs his face, trying to keep himself from giggling again like a fool. Charles, from his spot on the ground an arm’s length from Arthur, stares at him. Arthur stares back, a panicking alarm bell prancing its way into his mind. That was probably a stupid thing to say.

    Then, Charles bursts into his own fit of giggles as he takes in a shaky breath and exhales it as a surprisingly accurate imitation of a turkey gobble.

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

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    It starts with a speech, as all things in Arthur's life do. Yet this time it ain’t Dutch speaking, it’s Arthur, and the words coming out of his mouth are vile and black as his heart, but he has to say them. So he does.

    True to form, as all words and talks and lengthy speeches typically bring him, a world of trouble follows.

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    He’s this fearsome giant, with skin of a ghostly tone, bearing red marks like a warrior from a distant land. I can’t convey just how terrifying he really is, how his infernal glare burns my soul, and how I tremble when he speaks with a voice like rolling thunder that could only come from some kind of beast. I feel he could kill me at any moment, yet he’s the only reason I’m still alive.

    He found me and brought me here after I was left to die. I don’t know why he would spare me, and he’s not given me much insight as to how he cured me of my illness. He insists I rest up here, and he left no room for argument, to say the least.

    I should be dead by now. God knows folk would be better off for it, but this stranger seems to think my life is worth saving. He has some knowledge I have yet to grasp, but I’m left pondering how wise he is for keeping a bastard like me around. I guess I’d like to know what reason he has to show mercy to a wretched criminal.

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    Separated from the Vanderlinde Gang after the disastrous Blackwater Robbery Eve Miller is running for her life. Hunted by the notorious Skinner Brothers Eve is fighting a losing battle of survival when an old gang mate offers a helping hand

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    Surviving the freezing cold, numerous shoot-outs, and being full-on tackled off a balcony has put Hosea at his absolute limit. Pain was something that he was used to.

    But waking up in the morgue? Not so much.

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    The veil separating the dead from the living is delicate, easily pushed aside in the right places at the right times. Though there are those who wear this veil like a shroud, unable to exist on either side but haunt the grey fray in between.

    Arthur Morgan has sensed...things...in the lonely corners of the world, things he's never been able to explain and doesn't waste his energy trying to. The world is unforgiving and vast and beautiful and absolutely unknown -- wild. Arthur wouldn't have it any other way, it wouldn't call to him like it does if it wasn't. And the cosmic irony that he meets that which he has always left un-examined in his peripherals in the rotting epicenter of civilization is not lost on him.

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    That is the weakness of love.
    If you fall so deeply, you
    could not picture your life without them.
    So instead of leaving and living
    he stayed and died. Deserted and
    haunted by the ghost who have past before him.
    Saden by the betrayal of a mentor.
    But with peace of dying with his lover.
    And on the cold mountain top, with the rising sun
    he took his last breath.

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    Piper has a run-in with the Van der Linde gang, and becomes attached to a certain gang member.

    Long story, with many more chapters to come!

    Throughout their journey together, Piper manages to get Arthur to give love a second chance.

    Romance and smut, the story of Piper and Arthur's bonding and eventual love. Mostly follows the story of the game, and gets intense at times!

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    Arthur is tired of feeling alone.

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    Arthur survives his suicide attempt. The days after are tough on them all.

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    “If he ever comes back here,” He whispered to the fire, the rage pumping through his veins with every beat of his heart, “I’ll make him wish he had died.”

    Hosea gave him a look over the fire, a soft, heartbroken thing, but Arthur could find no remorse within him to give.

    The year John left and what could have been.

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    Out of all the ideas Dutch and Hosea have schemed up, thrusting Arthur into the role of older brother had to be the most ill-advised yet. Taking care of others, especially a boy with fire in his eyes and mischief in his heart, was far beyond his skill set. Destruction seeped from Arthur's fingers, laying waste to every good thing that ever came his way. It was only a matter of time before he would lead the boy to ruin.

    This story follows John growing up from Arthur's perspective. Arthur struggles with the responsibility of being an older brother, particularly being looked up to, as his own actions cut away at his soul and his self-worth continues to erode. He teaches John different things along the way--with varying degrees of success--and strives to protect him from harm. This is easier said than done, as is Arthur's desire to prevent the kid from becoming like him.

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    He just wanted… He couldn’t allow himself. No. It was too much, it was too unrealistic.

    You deserved better than omega like him. An omega who was not soft and supple, an omega who would submit to you how you needed and wanted them to.

    Not some bared-teeth mess who refused to accept what he was at heart.

    [written for glowsticklesbian on Tumblr.]

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    There are nights where John wakes up, breathless with the loss of something he can’t even remember. Phantoms of memories, of dreams - people - linger somewhere outside the edge of his consciousness that he can never reach.
    Whatever it is he's lost, he needs to get it back.

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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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    Other members of the camp often talked about him, when they thought he couldn’t hear them, his brothers, friends talking about the demon dog Arthur Morgan, how cruel, how vile, will do anything his master ordered.

    How he hated their words, the truth within them

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