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John Marston



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    John should’ve left already.

    He willed himself to go. Get up, get moving. Would be so easy to gather his feet under him. Hell, there was a horse grazing in eyeshot, one of many they’d shot the Pinkerton off the back of. No Old Boy, but still. He could ride down to Copperhead Landing, no fuss. Gather Abigail, Jack, get the hell out of New Hanover.

    He couldn’t leave Arthur. The thought settled in his stomach like a weight, tethering him to the ground below him.

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    John forces Arthur to keep on living. Even acts of love come with consequences.

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    It's one of John's bad days where he longs to do something reckless to get rid of the strain inside of him. Only this time, Arthur doesn't let him, finding a better solution instead.

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    The bigger man crowded him against the wall, seizing him by the collar, “Anyone see you?”

    “No! No one saw me, I promise! It was just some chickens from that house up on the hill. The hill behind the church. I ripped up one corner of the wire, made it look like a fox got in. I didn’t leave no sign, no footprints. Nothin’! Honest!” At the withering glare that was leveled at him, John shrunk against the wall. Looking afraid. Not necessarily afraid of Arthur. But afraid of disappointing him.

    Afraid of Arthur being afraid of him.

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    10 Dec 2019

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    After a shootout leaves Arthur shot through the thigh, he and John are forced to lie low in an abandoned cabin. Being forced into the same vicinity never ends well.

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    19 Nov 2019

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    “Don’t mention it. Being wary ain’t the same as being rude.” The stranger held out a hand. “John Marston.”

    “Arthur Morgan,” Arthur said, looking John curiously over as they shook hands. John was older than he was, probably in his late twenties, judging from the dark scruff that he wore over his jaw. Two great scars bisected his face, healed badly. He wore a dark grey hat with a snakeskin band and a black vest over a discoloured white shirt, a blue bandana that had seen better days around his scarred throat. He was also armed to the teeth. Arthur counted a repeater, two rifles, and a bow hung against John’s saddlebags. “Jesus,” Arthur said. “You angling to start a war or what?”

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    10 Nov 2019