Dumb Headcanon I love about my Courier’s story.
After the events of Fallout 3, the Lone Wanderer and her partner Butch DeLoria continued to wander, aimlessly. After a few years, they decided to settle near New Reno: There, they built a house, and began a family.
Influenced and fascinated by the past of his parents, Marie DeLoria spent the first ten years of her life in harmony. Marie admired what their parents have done, and she committed herself to not be outdone. She learned from them everything there was to know, how to use weapons, how to survive. In particular she showed a passion and talent for weapons.
But the family haven’t came to terms with the real threat of the Mojave Wasteland yet. Not Cazadores, not Deathclaws: the Legion of Caesar.
One day a group of legionary recruits decided to attack the city. There were not many, but enough to disrupt a life.
During the attack, Marie’s mother went to the city, while Butch and Marie remained at home. As soon as the Legion attacked, the Lone Wanderer tried to return home, to protect her family. But in the run, she was seriously injured. One Legionary reached couple’s home, his name was Ulysses. Panicking, Butch decided to close Marie in a closet: he tried to protect her, and attacked Ulysses. It was a tough fight, Ulysses recognized that rarely fights with civilians were so exciting. When the woman reached her house, she saw something that took away all life energy left. Butch was exhausted, to the ground, motionless, Ulysses was bleeding, the gun was pointed at her husband. The wounds were too many, the pain even more. The Lone Wanderer fell to the ground. They were dead. Or is this what he thinks Ulysses.
His attention was diverted by a gunshot from inside the house. With caution, and the gun ready, he entered. In one of the rooms a child pointed a 10 mm gun to him. She had blue eyes, like his father, And the tears fell like rain on her cheeks. She stood, trembling, holding with both hands the heavy gun, too heavy for her small hands. Behind her there was a closet, the lock had been destroyed by a bullet.
"You … You killed them, did you?". Speaking, she stared into the eyes of the enemy.
“… Why? What did they done to you? Why?!”
“Nothing. Civilians often die in fightings. We’re fighting for the ideals in which we believe, that go beyond a few lives. As much it may seem horrible to you, this is what they teach to us. This is war.”
“No … The life of a person, it worth much more than any stupid ideal. All those innocent people have nothing to do with this … War, war is just a slaughter, that you try to justify with something stupid. It’s that war … War never changes!”
Ulysses thought for a while to leave the Legion. Those events convinced him. He felt indebted to the little Marie. He recognized her courage and thought that it could not go to waste. So decided to raise her until she was capable of looking after herself.
At the age of 17 years, now alone, Marie got a job as a courier. The events of the Divide aroused Ulysses’ hate, who devoted seven years of his life to her, and now he was thanked in this way.
Marie will continue her work as a courier until a city boy shoot her in the head. He spoke in a strange way, and he was wearing a checkered jacket.
And the Courier, in a Wasteland where she thinks she can not trust anyone anymore, will find something that she hasn’t find before. She will find friends. She will find love.
"Ya’know sometimes the journey beats the destination…"
Yeah I know that the events of Fallout New Vegas takes place four years after the events of Fallaout 3. For this and many other reasons, this headcanon is dumb.