PotC fic: Tempest's Child (Jack, PG, drabbl-ish) Title: Tempest's Child Author:shyaway Rating: PG Character: Jack Disclaimer: Pirates of the Caribbean and its characters are owned by Disney.
Born on a pirate ship in a typhoon, Jack says he was, when his crew are quailing and he wants them to sail on through the storm. Born of such tempestuous waters as he was, how could they ever do him or his harm?
When his hearer is a lady with skirts to be lifted, he'll claim descent from a peer of the realm. Which lord it is who has the honour of being his father changes with the seasons; the candidates all share the qualities of wealth, roguishness and great charm.
Sometimes, when he is in his cups and he can find someone minded to listen, he declares that he is the son of Poseidon himself. Even Gibbs gives no credence to that one.
Then there was the time he made reference to an early memory of the slums of Saint Giles, in London. Only Anamaria heard it; he looked sheepish, glanced around to see if any had taken note; and loudly ordered more rum.