PotC fic: Sacrificing Blood and Taffeta (Barbossa, Elizabeth, PG, drabble) Title: Sacrificing Blood and Taffeta Author:shyaway Rating: PG Disclaimer: Pirates of the Caribbean and its characters are owned by Disney. Summary: Barbossa and Elizabeth take their places at dinner.
The dress was purple, imperial purple, rich and decadent like the lavish feast set out for the maid's enjoyment. She wore it awkwardly, the low shoulders an antique fashion to her. Barbossa could remember ladies wearing dresses like that in years gone by, in his childhood when smell and taste and touch were still fresh.
She stared at him as they sat down to the banquet, half-fearful, half-defiant, with big brown eyes like Bill Turner's. Bill's eyes would be nibbled out by fishes by now and his flesh rotting chalk-white. Blood coursed through her veins - Barbossa could see those veins, could hear the blood - flowed in rivers of life and hope. His life. His hope.
The girl had not yet tasted the feast. He looked her over again before instructing her to begin. She was ripe. Fit to be offered to the gods.