May 20th, 2009

Due South

Drabble: Memories

Title: Memories
Fandom: Pirates of the Caribbean
Character: Jack
Word Count: 100
Written for: potc100's Memory challenge

No man remained long at sea who did not find ways to cope with the tedium—long voyages, repetitive shifts, monotonous days, the odd endless nights. Jack had a multitude of methods for dealing: telling stories, believable or true; partaking in rum enough to even sate his thirst; fantasizing about those women who hadn’t yet succumbed to his charm; remembering those who had. But for those long, lonely nights when the sea was restless, when the ship uneasy, what really got Jack through was the memories of his Pearl and the promise that one day he would get her back.