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    These are the headcanons & drabbles that I've posted on my Tumblr. Head on over there if you want to request something. This will be updated each time I make more headcanons!

    These will all be SFW unless stated otherwise in the chapter notes.

    Used to be called 'Red Dead Redemption 2 Headcanons!'

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    That strange light in Hani's Bethel does more than just shine down on Arthur, and he takes away more than just a few trinkets. There are some things that cannot be explained, certain events that cannot be controlled, but life must continue on and time stops for no man.

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    A reimagining of that strange little UFO encounter in the game.

    My first fic, please be kind, and please mind the tags.

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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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    If you've read my other fan fic, An Outlawed Kinda Love....what would happen if Lily got sucked into the game?

    Lily Vallent has finally finished Red Dead Redemption 2, and is distraught-- her heartbreak over Arthur Morgan dying is endless as she goes to sleep wishing he could have had a happy ending.

    She finds herself waking up in the game-- Lily isn't sure if this is a dream, but when the she ends up coming face to face with Arthur Morgan during a fire fight with O'Driscals she has come to the decision that this man is going to live whether he likes it or not.

    Cue hilarity, gang shenanigans, horses, hunting, fluff alongside annoying ex fiancé's, and meet Lilith's interesting family known as the Volkier as Arthur begins to navigate life with a new view while trying to stop Micha's bullshit.

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    "To Arthur's confusion, the path had changed. What was once a clear, straight road was now split into two, the ends of both pathways obscured by trees and newly grown foliage."

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    Whilst on a ride to escape the chaos of Beaver Hollow, Arthur meets a strange man who helps him make a decision.

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    Lily Hawthorne has finally finished Red Dead Redemption 2, and is distraught-- her heartbreak over Arthur Morgan dying is endless as she goes to sleep wishing he could have had a happy ending.

    She is woken up by a very confused-- very ALIVE and angry outlaw, who demands to know where in the hell he is. Lily isn't sure if this is a dream, but when the cowboy doesn't disappear come sunrise she excitedly takes on helping Arthur live a life he's happy in. Not realizing he can't exactly see himself happy without her.

    Cue hilarity, nosey country neighbors, horses, hunting, fluff alongside annoying ex boyfriends and interfering well meaning southern mama's; follow the romance as Arthur Morgan learns of the new era and finds happiness alongside a spunky city slicker turned country girl with an attitude.

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    Arthur Morgan is fourteen years old when his father's shot dead in front of him in their small cabin in northern 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. And 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. Has Arthur found his place, or will his second family crumble just like his first did?

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

    WARNING. As is the nature of most long fics like this, there's a bunch of ugly stuff going forward. Mostly violence, a few mentions of some darker stuff, but probably never anything too overly graphic. TL,DR; shit gets real.

    Updates are a bit slow, due to life sucking. Never more than a month and a half without an update. No plans of cancelation.

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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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    Arthur has been looking awfully thin, Charles noticed.

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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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    Is he dying?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    He knows he’s dying, what a silly thought.

    Silly.

    Just like his life, all those years, everything he did is..

    Foolish.

    Did he do enough? Did he see enough, make up enough for all those terrible things he did so blindly? He tried so hard to be good towards the end. He tried so hard to be happy in this life, yet it only hurts now.

    He wants to be happy again.

    Arthur is found on the brink of death, The few remaining members of the gang attempt to heal alongside Arthur, but the damage has been done and nerves are stretched thin as they try to move on from their past.

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    “I can’t stop lookin’ back, Al, much as I’d love to. I wanna focus on the here and now, on you and us. John coming here, it just brought it all back. Guess I ain’t as done with that part much as I wished I was.”

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    After losing a bet with Albert Mason, Arthur has to do a favour for Charles Châtenay that leaves him more than a little flustered.

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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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    Arthur isn't the man he used to be. He's not the young man who could believe anything. He has more doubts, fears and worries than he could ever care for as of late. No problem has an easy solution anymore.
    However, he might've found one in the educated and worldy journalist he managed to stumble across.
    If she can transform the narrative and the public image of the gang, could it be enough to save what he cares for most in this world?

    “All we are not stares back at what we are.”
    ― W.H. Auden

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    Charles is observant.
    He slowly starts to realize that Arthur is a deeply flawed individual, which sends him into a spiral of an intense longing to help.

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    Arthur is in love with Albert. He'd never tell him that though. Nobody could love someone like him... could they?

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    Hosea and Bessie Mathews had been trying to have a baby since they got married with no luck. That is until they have a beautiful baby girl,Viola. Soon after she turns 5 the small family joins Dutch Van der Linde in his pursuit of a greater America. She grows up alongside the band of misfits and outlaws and learns to fight her way through a dying wild west alongside the crew. Eventually finding a family outside of her own.

    (Previously titled: and we go back)

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    It was a silly idea to begin with. Arthur wondered what he was thinking when he thought it was a good plan. But the moment it appeared in his head, he was already drawing the silly Valentine card that wasn’t even that good.

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    Chapter 50: They both knew very well that this could go either way.

    Tags will be added along the way. Please prepare yourself for _absolutely anything_!

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