August 20th, 2008

Due South

Drabble: Encouragement

Title: Encouragement
Fandom: Pirates
Word Count: 100
Character: Davy Jones
Written for: blackpearlsails's Wager prompt

He encouraged the game, though the crew would never know it to look at him. They played only when out of his way, for fear that he would crush that last lingering hope of getting off the ship before serving their full hundred years.

But that was why he liked it, being able to watch the light in their eyes die as they cried out increasingly desperate bids that no one would match, realizing it would take more than their original hundred years to rid themselves of all that additional time they’d wagered and lost.

That was why he watched.