Title: From the Sea
Word count: 100
Pairings or characters involved: Jack/Stephen
Character(s) to give rum to: The Powder Monkeys! (Last one, I swear)
Author and notes: An answer to Sword challenge. A plot bunny bit me.
“Until the Sea shall give up her dead.”
That night, wine and laudanum gave Stephen a vision of the End. The Dead rose from the Sea, climbing to the deck, swords at the ready. Their tattered clothes barely covered them and flesh hung rotten from their faces, but Stephen knew who they were. Every man he had killed, in battle, Ireland or with a surgeon’s knife, was coming back for him.
He fell from his cot, screaming.
“What a fellow you are, Stephen,” said Jack, stroking his hair gently.
Stephen slept – the dead would have to pass his friend first.
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