The World Was Wide Enough

Hamilton fanfiction
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This story is similar to how things really went, but a few of the couples are different. The story is also told from many people's perspectives.

Yellow for death because of war and duels. Also the Reynolds Pamphlet was a thing...

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14. Twelve

Washington's POV

The war just kept getting worse. The British kept winning every battle and my soldiers were getting weaker. Congress wasn't sending the supplies we needed despite the fact that Hamilton wrote them so many letters. 

 

I had to promote someone to general. I had Hamilton as my right hand man and I knew he wanted to be a general. However, I knew Hamilton would do something dumb and get himself killed. I couldn't let Hamilton die. His wife sent me a letter yesterday saying that she was expecting their first child. I couldn't let his kid grow up without a father. I decided to promote Charles Lee. He wasn't a very good soldier, but he had to do.

 

Later on the battlefeild, Lee got really scared. As I kept ordering our men to "attack" he would tell them to "retreat". I knew that this was not the person I needed. I told Hamilton to tell Lafayette to take the lead, since clearly Lee was unable to.

 

I decided it would be for the better if we just deserted Lee the next time we moved. Lee was too inexperienced and not a very good leader. He had quite the temper, so I knew if I let him stay but took away his rank, he would be furious. Maybe he would do something dumb too.

 

I later found out that after we left Lee, he started saying bad things about me. I couldn't care less about what he said, but I knew that Hamilton was worried for me. I knew Hamilton wanted to get involved in a duel with Lee but I told him no. There was no chance that I would let Hamilton die on my watch. It had been about a month since I recieved the letter from his wife saying that they were going to have a kid.

 

A few days after I told Hamilton that there will be no duels, a soldier notified me that some people were dueling that morning.

 

I rode my horse to the nearest dueling grounds. I was almost there when I heard the shot.

 

"What is the meaning of this," I yelled at the men on the field. "Burr get a medic for the general."

 

"Yes sir," Burr said in response. He went over to his horse so he could ride to go find help.

 

"Lee, you will never agree with me, but believe me these young men don't speak for me. Thank you for your service." It was Lee who was shot. It didn't look like Hamilton was directly involved in the duel, but I believed he was the second for Laurens.

 

"Let's ride," Burr said to the other people there that helped get Lee onto a horse.

 

"Hamilton."

 

"Sir?"

 

"Meet me inside."

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