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Losing Him is a The Loud House fanfic, originally written by TvFan2244. While the original version was discontinued and eventually deleted, a republished version was started on September 02, 2021 by Monsterzilla.

The story takes place after the Loud family kick Lincoln out of the house after believing he is bad luck; this leaves Lincoln to question if his own family even loved him at all. Things get worse when the poor boy is gunned by a criminal (and survives to disown almost the whole family): now the family must be prepared to face the consequences of their actions; at the same time, it becomes clear there was more behind Lincoln getting shot than the boy simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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The story provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Lynn Sr. and Rita didn't hesitate for a second to side with their daughters' idea to evict Lincoln from the house so that his so-called bad luck wouldn't spread. This comes back to bite them hard in Chapters 2-3 and onward. They come realize too late
  • Accusation Fic: The Loud Family is called out for believing that Lincoln was bad luck and for kicking him out of the house, the latter of which kicks off the plot.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The Loud Sisters are ostracized by all of their friends and classmates once news about them kicking Lincoln out of the house gets out, especially Lynn, who gets kicked off of all her sports teams.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: In this version of the events of "No Such Luck", Lincoln ends up getting shot due to being kicked out of the house and ensuing consequences soon follow after.
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  • Armor-Piercing Question: Albert asks Lincoln if can he really hate his own family forever. This causes Lincoln to be unsure of himself.
  • Audience Surrogate: Detectives Stone and Brookes can be seen as surrogates for the two sides of the Loud House fandom: the former represents the side that condemns the Loud Family for their part in the Bad Luck debacle, wants to see them punished for their actions, and believes they deserve to be miserable; the latter represents the side that, while disgusted with the Louds' actions, can tell they feel guilty for what they did and feels sympathy towards them.
  • At Least I Admit It: During his rant towards his family, Lincoln admits that he isn't a saint himself, as he did his own fair share of selfish things in the past and thinks that claiming that he was bad luck in order to have some alone time wasn't a smart move on his part, but thing is he wouldn't have had the idea if Lynn hadn't threatened him to go to her game only to be blamed when she loses, not to mention he honestly didn't think that his own family would kick him out over that stupid superstition.
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  • Berserk Button: While child abuse can be one for any sane person, it's clear that Stone does not tolerate it no matter the severity of the crime or how regretful the perpetrators are. Considering he had Abusive Parents when he was a child, it's very much an understandable excuse.
  • Betrayal Fic: A continuation of No Such Luck that many other fics do as well.
  • Darker and Edgier: Very dark compared to the show as this story presents a realistic take on the Loud's actions towards Lincoln in No Such Luck showing the consequences of Lincoln getting shot and the Loud family's life falling apart as a result. There is also some swearing and blood.
  • Dead Fic: The original was discontinued after January 28, 2019 and was later deleted in August 2021. For now, it remains to be seen if the republished version will be finished.
  • Disappointed in You: Albert tells his daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters that he's disappointed in what they did to Lincoln, but ensures them that this doesn't mean that he hates them.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: How the whole plot started. The Louds kicked Lincoln out because of the fact they believe he is bad luck in No Such Luck. As a result Lincoln gets shot while wandering the streets at night.
  • The Dreaded: Whoever it was that ordered the hit on Lincoln. This mystery Big Bad is so feared, another shooter working for him who is about to be caught by Stone decides jumping into a trash compactor and getting crushed to death is preferable to what his boss might do if the police manage to make him talk.
  • Everyone Has Standards: According to Lana, even Flip is disgusted by what the Louds did to Lincoln.
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: Clyde, despite having a crush on Lori, is disgusted at her and the rest of Louds' actions towards Lincoln.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: Detectives Brookes and Stone respectively. Brookes is the good cop who keeps his cool, while Stone is the bad cop who makes no secret of how much he despises the Louds for what they did and acts angry and antagonistic towards them. Justified for Stone, as he came from an abusive family himself, so for him, the case hits close to home.
  • Heel Realization: Lynn Jr. in Chapter 3, when she realizes how the family treated Lincoln, only for her to learn that Lincoln has been shot.
  • Humiliation Conga:
    • The Louds in the first two chapters. Lynn Jr. loses a baseball game, Vanzilla gets towed due to Lynn Sr. having an expired driver's license which forces all of them to have to walk back home, the front door of the Loud house gets destroyed by Lisa as the only way to let any of them back in when the doorknob broke off, their TV just shows static, and, of course, Lincoln gets shot because the rest of the family kicked him out.
    • In Chapter 10, the Loud sisters have been shunned by all their friends and classmates with Lynn Jr. being kicked out of all sports teams.
  • I Have No Son!: Inverted; Lincoln disowns his whole family except for Pop-Pop, Lily, and even Aunt Ruth (despite the fact that she is a Fat Slob), and actually claims he hates them, breaking their hearts.
  • Idiot Ball: The police literally refuse to believe that the family had no idea that kicking a minor like Lincoln out of the house was incredibly illegal since everybody knows it's a major felony.
  • Jerkass Realization: The Loud sisters have this as they regret all the bad things they did to Lincoln in the past up to No Such Luck. Special mentions to Lola after her twin Lana calls her out on her bratty behavior.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: The Loud family, especially the sisters, receive comeuppance for their actions towards Lincoln and are treated as pariahs as a result.
  • Meaningful Name/Names to Run Away from Really Fast: It's rather appropriate that an attempted murderer would have the surname "Lynch".
  • Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: Lincoln getting shot by a random crook started off as a case of him (forcefully) being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Then it's revealed that said crook, Simon Lynch, was actually hired by someone to kill Lincoln by purposely bumping into him after mugging someone. This leads to the sisters hoping to find out who it is to prove that they truly love Lincoln.
  • The Mole: Aaron, a police officer, works for the same person that hired Simon Lynch: it was he who poisoned Lynch.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In Chapter 3, The entire family, especially Lynn, regret kicking Lincoln out when they find out that this caused him to get shot, but it was already too late for them to make amends to him.
  • The Oath-Breaker: In the "Ties That Bind", Rita and Lynn Loud Sr. promised the kids that they (the parents) would never kick any of them out. This is brought up by Lincoln when he tells his parents that they broke their promise by kicking him out over the bad luck debacle and believes that they were only referring to the girls and not him, which causes Rita and Lynn Loud Sr. to look down in guilt and shame unable to respond to that claim.
  • Perfect Poison: In Chapter 10 officer Aaron gives Lynch water laced with poison. Only a few sips and Lynch immediately starts coughing before keeling over dead.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Lincoln when his family visits him in the hospital to apologize: the normally calm and happy boy yells at them for what they did ending with him declaring that he now hates them.

  • Redemption Quest: After hearing Lincoln's declaration of hatred towards them, the Loud sisters made a decision to try and make up to Lincoln for all the bad things they have done to him in the past to get him to forgive and love them again and to also find out who hired the crook to shoot him in order to prove to him of this.
  • Rejected Apology: The Lincoln's family tried to genuinely apologize to him for kicking him out and selling his things, but it falls short on Lincoln's ear as he angrily rants at them.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Lincoln gives his family one when they come to visit him in the hospital to apologize, topping it off with yelling how he hates them.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • Kicked out of your own house or not, when a defenseless child is just wandering around town with no adult supervision whatsoever, you can almost guarantee that something bad will happen to them. And naturally, people are going to be wondering why a child would be wandering around town with nobody watching them in the first place.
    • Stone and Brookes arrest Mr. and Mrs. Loud on the spot once they find out they evicted Lincoln from his own home, since throwing an unemancipated minor out of their house is a major crime. They also have an understandably hard time believing the two parents when they admit that neither of them knew that kicking Lincoln out was a crime at all.
    • Lincoln isn't so willing to forgive so easily to his family as they had hoped, due to them being the main reason he was outside only to get shot in the first place.
    • When the Loud sisters' peers find out about them kicking Lincoln out of the house, they all become outcasts and all of their friends hate them for treating their brother like bad luck.
    • The Squirrels' coach tells Lynn that people saw her blaming Lincoln for their loss and that he was informed by her teammates that she forced them to partake in good-luck exercises to increase their chance of winning games. The coach is disappointed in Lynn's unsportsmanlike behavior and he tells her that she's getting kicked off of the softball team, as well as all of her other sports teams. Lynn may be great at sports, but being a Sore Loser and relying on luck to win will not be tolerated. As the coach points out, great athletes rely on skill to do well and they take losing in stride, as well as using it as a motivation to do better.
  • That Poor Plant: In Chapter 10, Stone and Brookes discover the water an unnamed officer gave Lynch was poisoned when they pour the remains of it in a potted plant, and it immediately withers and dies.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Lincoln feels that his family will never earn his forgiveness for their actions. His grandfather, however, makes him think twice if he really wants to hate his sisters (except Lily) and parents for the rest of his life.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The Loud family kicking out Lincoln due to his supposed bad luck started the plot that leads to him being shot by a crook and the parents getting arrested for it.
  • Wham Line:
    • Lincoln saying that he hates his own family in Chapter 8.
    • Chapter 9 ends with Simon Lynch confessing to Stone and Brookes that someone had hired him to shoot Lincoln, and he was only robbing the store as a cover to get close to his target; this statement is further backed up by the fact that in the next chapter, he is poisoned.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Simon Lynch, the criminal who gunned down Lincoln without a second thought when the boy got in his way, and as we find out later was actually hired to shoot Lincoln.
  • You Have Failed Me: Lynch's Boss does this to him after finding out that Lincoln survived and has his mole kill Simon.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The reason Simon Lynch's boss wanted him dead after Lincoln was shot: he hoped his mole Aaron could get the job done before the police would arrest and interrogate Lynch, but Aaron was too late for that.


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