|shyaway (shyaway) wrote in wallflowering,|
@ 2008-03-22 17:29:00
|Entry tags:||fic: potc - pairing (jack/pearl)|
PotC fic: Respite (Jack/Pearl, G, drabbl-ish)
Disclaimer: Pirates of the Caribbean and its characters are owned by Disney.
Summary: Homecomings take work.
The first night after Captain Jack Sparrow got his Pearl back, he stayed at the helm all night long. Turning the wheel, rocking it, stroking it, caressing it. It had been a long, long time since he'd felt this. In the morning his stagger was that of exhaustion and his eyes were heavy, but they shone.
The second night after Captain Jack Sparrow got his Pearl back, he was coaxed into resting. Sleeping in the bed that for ten years had been the property of his traitorous former first mate, he dreamed: flesh rent from bones in the moonlight, Lethean waters closing over his head, a killing lonely heat, and biting, everlasting hunger. The following morning he threw those sheets and blankets overboard. Then he went to the gun deck to find that cannon, the new cannon, the one that was a replacement for - the other - and clean it. As eventide drew in, he reloaded his pistol.
The third night after Captain Jack Sparrow got his Pearl back, he slept better than he had done for a decade.