PotC fic: Blood Money (Aztec gold, G, drabble) Title: Blood Money Author:shyaway Rating: G Disclaimer: Pirates of the Caribbean and its characters are owned by Disney. Summary: The provenance of the gold.
Eight hundred and eighty-two identical gold pieces they minted with painstaking care, each coin created to be a drop of rain on the fires of destruction lit by Cortés, fashioned out of the metal that for the white man shone brighter than the sun.
But the reconciliatory gold was never pure; not yet cursed, nor was it blessed, for it was sent forth bearing the death's-head. An invocation to the gods who watched over the invaded lands, and a warning to those mortals that might cross them: those skulls that were sightless, lifeless - senseless.