September 2nd, 2008

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Drabble: Pieces of Eight

Title: Pieces of Eight
Fandom: Pirates of the Caribbean
Characters: Elizabeth, Gibbs
Word Count: 100
Written for: blackpearlsails' Gold challenge

“But Sao Feng passed his token on to me! I have it right here!” Elizabeth exclaimed.

“Aye,” Gibbs said, regretfully. “But that isn’t the original piece of eight.

“Unfortunately, the original captains were… pirates. To a one, they spent those nine pieces of eight the next time they were broke. What you have is the replacement. Good for passing on the title, but nothing more.”

The newest pirate lord couldn’t help but think that history would have gone very differently if the first Brethren Court had instead bound Calypso with pieces of whatever they happened to have in their pockets…