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The Burden of Truth
by BurgundyHope reviews
She'd evaded the noose once already, just in the past year, in fact, but not this time. You can't always be free from your past...some demons will never be defeated. -some dialogue is taken from "The Jailer"
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,277 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/12 - Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R., Festus H. - Complete
Defend Me From My Friends
by mahc reviews
NEW CHAPTER! BACK FROM HIATUS - STORY WILL BE COMPLETED SOON! On the forsaken prairie, alone except for the wind and dust, Kitty Russell's world fell apart.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 32,798 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 2/2 - Published: 11/5/2011 - Matt D., Kitty R.
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Some Things You Just Can't Forget reviews
What started as a chance to be alone by the river turned into a nightmare. They got back to Dodge but Matt wasn't the same. Set at the start of Season 7
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,163 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/17 - Published: 1/25 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A., Chester G. - Complete
Life's Mysteries reviews
Young Marshal Matt Dillon only knows one thing. Despite his injuries he has to ride hard and fast for Kitty's sake. Set during January in Season 1 when Matt's only known Kitty for a few months.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 15,948 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/21 - Published: 12/22/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A., Chester G. - Complete
It's an Honor to Be Here reviews
Sometimes when things look worst, something special occurs. This is an adjunct to Die a Little Live a Lot with reference to actual episodes & as much historic accuracy as possible.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,637 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 12/28/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A. - Complete
Can She Forgive Him? reviews
Five-year-olds Adam Dillon and his best friend John O'Brien have been shot and the evidence points to Matt Dillon as the man responsible. Although Kitty and the others close to them can't believe he intentionally shot his own and Newly's sons, the possibility exists Matt's own actions led to a tragic accident. Set 2 years after my post series Die a Little Live a Lot.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,155 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/17/2013 - Published: 11/20/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A., Newly O. - Complete
A Special Thanksgiving reviews
The Dillon family is invited to a Thanksgiving dinner with a bit extra by a Jewish family outside Dodge City in 1888.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,731 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 11/29/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A., Festus H. - Complete
New Beginnings reviews
The war over - Chester, Doc, Matt & Kitty each travel to Dodge City. It's not easy getting there and for Matt, at least, even after he arrives there's trouble to be faced and a badge to honor.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 27,858 - Reviews: 42 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/10/2013 - Published: 10/18/2013 - Chester G., Doc. A., Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Is This How It Ends? reviews
Young Marshal Matt Dillon knew his life could end at any moment. What he didn't expect was that it would be at the end of a noose under a different name after his murder trial in Quinton near the Republican River.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,273 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/18/2013 - Published: 6/10/2013 - Matt D. - Complete
Go West Young Man reviews
Doc Adams finds himself at a Kansas crossroads on the Santa Fe Trail near Fort Dodge at the behest of his mentor. The young doctor must hone his medical skills among the rough frontier types who find themselves in the temporary town. His abilities are put to the test when a teenage Matt Dillon arrives and finds himself in dire need of the doctor's services.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,150 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/16/2013 - Doc. A., Matt D. - Complete
Trip to Denver reviews
Little did Matt suspect that a relapse with his arm after returning to work following season 19's The Disciple while investigating a series of saloon takeovers would lead to a nightmare. All he'd wanted was a bit of a vacation with Kitty to offset having to testify in court not attempted murders and dire consequences. This is a prequel to Die a Little, Live a Lot.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 26,856 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/31/2013 - Published: 3/21/2013 - Complete
The Stalker reviews
Matt comes home from Ashland but has the feeling he's being watched. Kitty has the same feeling. Whoever it is can't be up to anything good. An ATC to Season 7's The Summons.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,714 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/2/2012 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
A Thanksgiving to Remember reviews
Kitty wonders if all the trouble she's gone through to make Thanksgiving wonderful will be worth it. It all depends on Matt making it back in time.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 11/22/2012 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
Fiddles & Footprints reviews
A young actor, at first accused, uses the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of tracking down criminals. Will he absorb what Matt Dillon has to teach him before he and the suspects leave Dodge?
Crossover - Sherlock Holmes & Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,523 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 11/1/2012 - Published: 10/29/2012 - Sherlock Holmes, Matt D. - Complete
You and Me and Rain on the Roof reviews
Matt and Kitty go for a romantic picnic, but a storm hits. Will it spoil things for them or lead to something wonderful. This is an ATC to Season 7's The Dealer.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,962 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/9/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Boys Gone Missing reviews
Several years after Matt's retirement to become a judge his and Kitty's sons disappear. How much danger are they in? A sequel to Die a Little, Live a Lot that covers the years immediately following Season 20.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Crime - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,205 - Reviews: 11 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/26/2012 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Early Blizard reviews
A sudden snow storm brings trouble to Kitty and Matt. Will it end their relationship?
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 35,940 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/24/2012 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
One Hot August Day reviews
Matt and Kitty take advantage of a quiet day to deal with the heat in their own way. Meanwhile old friends come for a visit and a couple of strangers may spoil things for everyone - old friends and new.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,423 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/24/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
A Long Story Becomes Two reviews
Two orphan boys complicate Matt and Kitty's lives. An ATC to Season 7's Miss Kitty
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,773 - Reviews: 9 - Updated: 4/17/2012 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
A New Orleans Problem reviews
A man from Kitty's childhood in New Orleans appears in Dodge to stake his claim on her. Will he ruin her life and those of her friends? An ATC to Kitty's Outlaw
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,315 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/14/2012 - Published: 2/5/2012 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
Promises to Keep reviews
Two men plan to rob the Dodge City bank without interference by shooting Matt and kidnapping Kitty. Will their plans be thwarted or will Matt and Kitty each face danger alone?
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,277 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/14/2012 - Published: 11/16/2011 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Matt & the Dying Old Woman reviews
ATC for Long, Long Trail set between Seasons 19 and 20. Matt tells Gody Banes what he should have told her when he was with Sarah Drew and should have told Kitty
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,169 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/31/2012 - Matt D. - Complete
Die a Little, Live a Lot reviews
Post Season 20. Matt & Kitty come to some conclusions about their future. How does this affect them, their friends and their town?
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 51 - Words: 258,506 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 11/22/2011 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Thoughts on Triplets & Related Matters reviews
Matt & Kitty's thoughts & actions during and after the Baker's Dozen episode from Season 13
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,842 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/27/2011 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Chester's Wedding reviews
Chester leaves Dodge but still thinks of his friends and they still care for him. However, two of them quarrel because of it.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Western/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,911 - Reviews: 7 - Updated: 11/2/2011 - Published: 11/1/2011 - Chester G., Kitty R. - Complete