Sorry about that. Don't know how the hell I managed to post this without writing the message. Anyone see the last one, just delete or ignore. Anyway, I've decided to write a Western about an outlaw named Mike Wolfletter and its set in the late 1880s/early 1890s Arizona. Basically, he's doing outlaw things (stealing, robbing, fighting other gangs, etc) until one day he and his gang spot a little kid lying face-down by a shubbery. Mike sees that the boy has a leg problem because to the side is a makeshift crutch. The plot is basically them taking the boy back home. (Of course, for this to last more than a chapter, they'll probably have to be across Arizona or something.) The boy's name is Timothy Gordon, an Irish who's parents live on a farm. How Timothy got there is revealed when the boy tells them he was kidnapped by a rival gang and barely escaped with his life. (This happens in a later scene, when the Wolfletter Gang settles in their hideout and he wakes up.) I just want to get your ideas of why my notorious outlaw, who's a cross between Billy the Kid and Jessie James, would take young Timothy with him. Here are some of mine: #1- Mike is reminded of how he used to be as a young boy and believes that because the boy was kidnapped, his parents and farm are probably long gone and wants to train him in being an outlaw. #2- Mike wants to hold the kid hostage.