Site Home

 

   

Next
Story

 

Sullied

by Dove

 

Fandom: PoTC    Rating: G    Pairing: Jack/Pearl    Full Header  Proprietary Rights - 1

 


The moonlight lies on the Pearl like a wet wool blanket, thick and heavy and cold. It's a pale imitation of the sunlight that suffuses her decks with warmth during the long Caribbean days. Sunlight pours like molten gold over the salt-scrubbed wood, blurring the hard edges and sharp angles into a soft, easy haze of perfect beauty. During the day, the Pearl is always warm and the planks of her decks feel smooth and almost soft underfoot. But it's night now, a clear summer's night with a full moon, and the moon bleeds silver onto the ship. Moonlight stabs through small holes in the sails, turning each minute tear into a mortal gash. The cold white light picks out every stain, throws every line on the Pearl into sharp relief, and she is all harsh corners in its glare. Underfoot, she feels cold, and thrusts up enough splinters that Jack has pulled his boots on to spare his feet. The boots make it harder to keep his footing in the soapy water that puddles and runs over the deck, and he slips frequently as he stands at the helm and scrubs and sobs for his beautiful Pearl, knowing he can never make her clean again.

 

Site Home

Dove's
Page

   

Next
Story

 
 
Comments (feedback) are the life-blood of the fanfic loop.  Writers love to hear from their readers, be it a simple "I read your story and liked (or didn't like) it." or detailed constructive criticism (con crit). Hearing what you, the reader, thinks about a story helps a writer improve and helps to assure that future stories are ones you will want to read.
 
[FrontPage Save Results Component]

Name and email are optional, but if you provide an email address, I will reply:

Name
E-mail

Enter your comments in the space provided below: