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    When Eliza is killed by robbers, Arthur Morgan decides to bring his son, Isaac, back to the gang. The addition of a child causes some adjustments for all gang members, but Arthur is left wondering whether or not he can balance the outlaw life and fatherhood.

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    15/?
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    Reader and Arthur haven't talked in weeks because of things they both unintentionally did to hurt each other. The two people who can't seem to get along at the moment happen to also be the best option for a potential job that could bring in a big reward.

    As always, jobs don't go as planned and unexpected things can occur.

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    15/?
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    113
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    7
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    Hosea’s gone. Left to their own devices in the wilds of Wyoming, Dutch and Arthur do their damnedest to get themselves killed.

    (A look back at the Van der Linde gang before there was much of a gang at all)

     

    [This is a prequel to Undone; you don’t have to read Undone to read this, but it’d sure be nice if you did ♡]

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    Chapters:
    47/54
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    426
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    131
    Bookmarks:
    12
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    4349
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    Arthur reminisces on his early days riding with Dutch and Hosea; specifically moments spent in Dutch's company from the 1870s - 1899.

    Over two decades worth of flashback filled with shame, longing, repressed desire, smut, and love. Super angst, TRASH fluff, emotional pain, relationship exploration, mush, dreams of domesticity, and a true happy ending.

    Yeehaw!

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    124,385
    Chapters:
    28/?
    Comments:
    78
    Kudos:
    162
    Bookmarks:
    10
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    3013
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    Hosea tends to wake up with the sun.
    Sometimes, he even wakes up with you.
    Sometimes you don't need to hurry back to your bed straight away. Whatever shall you do with that time?

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    7
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    1
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    160
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    Stopping a gas station with his biker gang, Dutch gets the surprise of his life in the form of a hot blonde man named Hosea, who gives him a very public blow job.

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    2
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    In the early 1890s, the Van der Linde Gang were truly at their finest. Experts at stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, they've made a name for themselves across the West. Two of their newest recruits, a pair of rebellious Irish siblings with an unknown past, slowly find their footing and settle into their new lives as outlaws.
    And yet, as they grow older, threats from all sides begin to appear. A strained relationship with Colm O'Driscoll spells disaster for the gang, and no matter how far they roam across America, the world continues to change around them. If they want to survive, difficult choices must be made.
    No one is as they seem and the impending arrival of law and order threatens to tear the siblings, and everything they hold dear, apart. Is it too late for anyone to find a happy ending?

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    Chapters:
    50/?
    Comments:
    639
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    270
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    46
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    In the late summer of 1887, Arthur and John find themselves looking into what should be a few simple scores in the town of Jewel, Colorado. But the deeper they dig, the more complicated it becomes. How far will they go to discover town's secrets?

    A story revolving mostly around the brothers and their escapades!

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    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    22
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    73
    Bookmarks:
    17
    Hits:
    775
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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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    Chapters:
    37/?
    Comments:
    530
    Kudos:
    542
    Bookmarks:
    91
    Hits:
    13048
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    Dutch is a bad dad and it shows. This takes place prior to the official formation of the Van der Linde Gang. Arthur and John and children. Hosea is married to Bessie.

    **Note: explicit themes begin in chapter 3.

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    Chapters:
    3/?
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    14
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    “Right,” Dutch broke the silence, standing admist the room. “I think this will do us just fine – Miss Grimshaw, ladies, will you do us the honor of turning this place into a home? Chances are, we may be here for a few days. Hosea and I have some talking to do. Arthur will head on out, see if he can find you ladies something nice to cook up for us.”

    Arthur felt something colder than even the air about him, strike him in the chest. “I'm gonna what?”

    _________________________

     

    John's only been with them for a month. In desperate need of food, Arthur takes him out on a hunting trip.

    What could possibly go wrong?

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    Chapters:
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    Comments:
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    109
    Bookmarks:
    22
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    1782
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    1887, Arthur Morgan rides back into camp with his traumatised four year old son. Eliza is dead and Arthur is left to raise his boy in the gang.
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    Six glimpses into what Isaac's life could have looked like if he survived.

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    Words:
    14,980
    Chapters:
    6/6
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    62
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    699
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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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    185,316
    Chapters:
    43/?
    Comments:
    192
    Kudos:
    232
    Bookmarks:
    38
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    7163
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    A sudden itch has begun to plague Arthur, one that makes it hard to focus on anything else except the crawling sensation on his scalp. He desperately wants relief but reluctant to accept the cause of whats ailing him.

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    2,197
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    16
    Hits:
    177
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    A Van Der Linde Gang Oneshot, and maybe two shot book, with much much smut. Contains rare Pairings, most shipped Pairings, X Reader, X Oc and some Pairings nobody else ships?! Enjoy :)

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    26,395
    Chapters:
    31/500
    Kudos:
    29
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    John Marston Matthews has been accepted to New Haven University, three hours from home. His parents urge for him to attend, do better and become the best example for his younger brothers. Abigail encourages him to do the same while she works in town.

    They all promise he'll have the best time in college, even as an Alpha. It all begins on the first day.

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    Words:
    126,962
    Chapters:
    26/?
    Comments:
    28
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    54
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    1618
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    Nothing grows in Harmstead. Aside from patches of weeds sprouting between buildings, it's hard to find nature running its course in a small dirt-ridden town hidden on the east coast. The same goes for its people, and Sol Avilés knows this better than anyone. She wants more than to work for her parents in a place long forgotten and rarely visited. But when a brooding, burly cowboy crashes into her family's shop overnight, she finds herself with two conflicting emotions: a fear of the mysterious man and everything that accompanied him, and an overwhelming desire for a connection outside of her desolate town, regardless of the cost.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    18,790
    Chapters:
    6/?
    Comments:
    30
    Kudos:
    30
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    560
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    Arthur and Hosea decide to surprise Bessie with a homemade pie! There's no way this can go poorly :D

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,376
    Chapters:
    3/3
    Comments:
    37
    Kudos:
    40
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    221
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    [ THIS STORY IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS / NOT ABANDONED ]

    The Nightfolk inhabiting Bayou Nwa are more of a threat than anyone in Lemoyne believes.

    Arthur is invited into a cabin . . . He comes out a different man.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    32,231
    Chapters:
    8/25
    Comments:
    91
    Kudos:
    104
    Bookmarks:
    22
    Hits:
    1463

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