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Oath of I'm Fine by SycamoreSunrise reviews
Even wounded or ill, Jess insists "I'm fine." That phrase hides his condition, but it's also his solemn oath that he will triumph. Where did his 'never-give-in-to-the-pain' spirit come from? Ten short stories show what shaped Jess from the child to the gunfighter to Slim's pard. (Read a story or more; they make sense alone and together. Table of Contents in Chapter 1.) COMPLETE
Laramie - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 46 - Words: 97,478 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/29/2023 - Published: 5/18/2023 - Jess H., Slim S., Andy S., Jonesy - Complete
Two Rebels by A Michigan Skylark reviews
The American poet Walt Whitman wrote movingly about soldiers he had met in army hospitals during the Civil War-in particular, one badly wounded young man who impressed him with his character and great courage. Could Jess Harper have been that soldier? What would the young Texas rebel have thought of the rebel poet from New York? What would the poet have thought of him?
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Western/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,805 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/21/2022 - Jess H., Slim S., Andy S.
Choices by RainyDogwood reviews
When a drifter shows up at the Sherman Ranch looking for work and holding a grudge, Slim, Jess, and Andy find themselves in more trouble than they could have possibly imagined.
Laramie - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 38,851 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/9/2022 - Jess H., Slim S., Andy S. - Complete
Leading to Defiance by SycamoreSunrise reviews
Jess Harper has been at Sherman Ranch for only two weeks when he hears news about outlaw Frank Bannister. His reaction starts Slim Sherman on a discovery about his new ranch hand's violent past and volatile future. To build a friendship, they both will have to get through a passel of troubles and dangers! (Fills in some blanks and missing scenes for the "Men of Defiance" episode.)
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 45,277 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/13/2022 - Published: 2/21/2022 - Jess H., Slim S., Andy S., Jonesy - Complete
A Key to Great Joy by Jantallian reviews
Journeying home on Christmas Eve, an accidental encounter brings Jess unexpected friendship and unusual gifts.
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,136 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/24/2021 - Jess H., OC - Complete
The Many Ways He Says My Name by MustangSallie reviews
Slim is in a very pensive mood as he remembers some of the ways Jess says his name.
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Western/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,508 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/11/2021 - Jess H., Slim S. - Complete
Spook by Calico West reviews
Jess, a black cat and Halloween. ... This story is written as a tribute to my black cat, Duke that I lost earlier this year, honoring his life, bravery and love.
Laramie - Rated: T - English - Western/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,744 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/30/2021 - Jess H., Slim S., Andy S., Jonesy - Complete
A Low-Hanging Branch by RainyDogwood reviews
After a friend of Jess's is lynched at the Sherman Ranch, both Slim and Jess try to work through the aftermath. A What-Happened-In-Between for the episode "Dark Verdict." (Takes place after Jess confronts the lynch mob in the saloon.)
Laramie - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,321 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/3/2021 - Jess H., Slim S. - Complete
Israelites by Sevenstars reviews
Pre-series. Trying to track down Pete Morgan, Jess rides into a small Colorado town where he becomes involved with a shrewd Jewish JP who has a problem only a Texas gunslinger can solve.
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 56,104 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/9/2021 - Complete
But When It Comes to Jess and Women by SycamoreSunrise reviews
Slim has tried to keep him out of trouble. Advised him. Warned him! But does Jess listen? Maybe not when it comes to women. And this time, the outcome could be mighty dangerous! (It's NOT what you may be thinking, pards. NOT a romance. And watch for the twist Slim won't see coming!)
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,024 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2021 - Jess H., Slim S. - Complete
Brotherhood Begun by SycamoreSunrise reviews
Pre-Laramie. During the Civil War, two young soldiers, Jess Harper and Slim Sherman, will unknowingly cross paths several times. And the life of one of them will depend on the actions and decisions of the other. (This is kind of a prequel to "Memories' Battle Cries." So if you liked that story, you'll likely want to jump into this one. But each story can stand as a separate read.)
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,986 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/21/2021 - Jess H., Slim S. - Complete
Jess's Answer by Sevenstars reviews
A look at Slim through his pard's astonished eyes.
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 962 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/19/2021 - Complete
No Home for a Gunfighter by SycamoreSunrise reviews
Jess Harper's violent past catches up with him, bringing dangerous consequences. When the Sherman family and the town discover a gunslinger lives among them, will Jess lose his chance for a home and family? (Complete two-part story. Part Two begins in Chapter 13.)
Laramie - Rated: T - English - Western/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 63,779 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/4/2021 - Published: 3/3/2021 - Jess H., Slim S., Mort C., Andy S. - Complete
Saints and Sinners The Complete Story: by SonoraDesertBloom reviews
This is the same Saints and Sinners story. However, it is all six parts compiled into one piece. I intended to separate this into chapters as well (a daunting task), but I cannot figure out how to do that as I upload the story from a separate writing platform. At any rate, I hope you enjoy reading the story if you haven't already.
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134,086 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/2/2021 - Jess H., Slim S., Mort C., Andy S. - Complete
The Jess Harper Story by Sevenstars reviews
On his way to testify at a critical trial, Jess is ambushed, loses his memory, and is picked up by the Christopher Hale wagon train—whose scout Cooper Smith is en route to Laramie to buy beef cattle. #3 in the Laramie-WT trilogy.
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 61,183 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/14/2021 - Jess H., Slim S. - Complete
The Great Privy Heist by Laramie Station reviews
I know it's not Halloween. But the world is crazy and we need a little humor. The further adventures of a fledgling guardian angel in charge of (Uhm, well, more like "in cahoots with") our favorite cowboy, Jess Harper. What happens when you mix Halloween, Jess Harper, A Plan, and a Very Special Helper in the form of a Guardian Angel? Laramie will never be the same, just ask Mort
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Western/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 12,499 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/23/2020
Long Is The Way And Hard by WillowDryad reviews
Jess and Slim are on the trail of a pair of murderers, but that's the easy part. This story is COMPLETE. This gorgeous cover image was made by Wendy Maynes and is used with her permission.
Laramie - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 47,446 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/12/2020 - Published: 9/29/2019 - Jess H., Slim S. - Complete
I Am Going To Take Up Drinking by Laramie Station reviews
The further adventures of a fledgling Guardian Angel in charge of our favorite cowboy, Jess Harper. If you want to meet Maxwell, I recommend reading "Just Keep Him Alive" first. A short read that answers the burning question: How long does it take Jess Harper to drive an angel to drink? Hope you find both as fun to read as I did in writing them. Thanks for reading.
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Western/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,279 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/3/2019 - Complete
The Weight of Fire by WillowDryad reviews
For Jess Harper, fire is heavier than iron.
Laramie - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,603 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/8/2019 - Daisy, Jess H., Slim S., Mike - Complete
Their Handshake by A Michigan Skylark reviews
Whether at parting or in greeting, Slim and Jess seal the event with a gentleman's handshake. Though there are poignant handshakes in Track of the Jackal, Circle of Fire, Badge of the Outsider—I find the handshake in The Pass especially tender. Even after the handshake ends, the boys linger for a moment looking at each other, wondering in silence if they'll see each other again.
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/8/2018
The Emperor's Gunslingers by Sevenstars reviews
A winter vacation trip to San Francisco throws Slim back into contact with Adams and his men—and his old friend Flint McCullough—while Jess encounters another reformed gunslinger, the former Johnny Madrid. #2 in the trilogy.
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140,305 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/14/2017 - Jess H., Slim S. - Complete
IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH by HattieLynn reviews
This is my translation and condensation of LARAMIESTAR'S original, German language story, IM SCHATTEN DES TODES, the very first story on the Laramie FanFiction Archive (July 14, 2004). It is published with her permission. See Chapter 1 for details. Since it is a translation of the German language story, it is not a second publication of the story.
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 46 - Words: 181,710 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/7/2017 - Daisy, Jess H., Slim S., Mike - Complete
Settling In (revised) by Sevenstars reviews
Jess's first weeks at Sherman Ranch. This is a new version of a previous fic, slightly revised and extended to make it fit better with "Destiny."
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Western/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21,152 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/18/2017 - Jess H., Slim S., Andy S., Jonesy - Complete
Just Keep Him Alive by Laramie Station reviews
My first story. Please be gentle. Thank you. This idea came from a random thought during a discussion with a friend. How long would it take to drive an angel to drink? What if you were Jess Harper's Guardian Angel? Yes, I have a strange sense of humor. I hope you like the story. This was Beta'd by the incredible Sally Bahnsen. Thank you for your sharp eye and incredible talent.
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Humor/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,174 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/18/2016 - Complete
Getting Acquainted by Sevenstars reviews
Just how did Daisy know enough of what Jess was capable of doing as to "faint" and give him his chance in Jubilee? A little vignette to explain it.
Laramie - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,518 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/7/2016 - Complete
HSEEP AAR IP Company Man by Fortitudine reviews
Mr. Sherman? I'm with the Department of Homeland Security. Can we talk about your rapid response and asset recovery procedures?
Laramie - Rated: T - English - Western/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,212 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/19/2011 - Complete
Johnny Reb by Fortitudine reviews
I sat down and wrote this after watching the episode "The Replacement."
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,990 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/19/2011 - Complete
Sheep's Clothing by Fortitudine reviews
She thinks Jess Harper is a bully and a no-account drifter. So of course he can't resist when he gets the chance to play a little trick on her...
Laramie - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,477 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/3/2011 - Complete
IM SCHATTEN DES TODES by laramiestar reviews
Eine Gewehrkugel bringt das Leben Jess Harpers in Gefahr und den Haushalt der Sherman-Ranch gewaltig durcheinander.
Laramie - Rated: K+ - German - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 47 - Words: 455,665 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/20/2004 - Published: 7/14/2004