|shyaway (shyaway) wrote in wallflowering,|
@ 2008-03-23 16:06:00
|Entry tags:||fic: potc - gen|
PotC fic: Eviscerated Simian (G, triple drabble)
Title: Eviscerated Simian
Characters: The monkey, the crew of the Black Pearl
Disclaimer: Pirates of the Caribbean and its characters are owned by Disney.
The Black Pearl's last trip voyage to Isla de Muerta was also the most fruitless. Her restored captain and new crew had hoped to inherit the accumulated wealth of their predecessors. Instead they found the treasure cave collapsed, the gold washed out to sea, and the only sign that anything had ever been out of the ordinary there, the undead monkey.
He bounded onto the ship, screeching. Jack emitted a similar shriek and demanded that they get that blasted animal off his vessel immediately, with all haste, pronto. "Alive or dead. Or," he added, remembering the simian's zombie condition, "in pieces."
Over the next few days, the crew wasted much ammunition on the monkey, who simply hissed and swarmed further up the rigging. Whenever anyone climbed after him, he scampered down again, sometimes running into the captain's cabin, where he would jig around on the table, knocking rum and candles over onto the charts.
They attempted clouting him with a pulley's hook, but he was an impossible target to hit. Jack tore his hair and authorised a gentler approach.
First they tried tempting the monkey with bananas, then, recalling his late master's preference, with apples. Having been cursed for more than ten years now, he was uninterested in food and refused the bait.
"Might help if we called it by its name," Gibbs said eventually, after all Anamaria's efforts with a net and a stick came to naught. "Do you know what it is, sir?"
Jack paused in the act of reloading his pistol. After a moment's reflection, in which his brow furrowed deep and his lips pursed tight, he said, "Hector."
Gibbs shrugged and called out to the unresponsive monkey, "Hector. Hector!"
"Bane of my life," Jack growled, and fired.
The monkey waved his tail at him.