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    “So, first,” Ed began, holding the karate belt up and folding it roughly in half, “you’ve gotta make sure you’ve got it symmetrical. Then you start from the front. Mind if I—?”

    “Not at all,” Stede interrupted, lifting his arms reflexively as Ed moved the belt toward his waist, thumbs just brushing against his hips before they disappeared behind him, fingers trailing around the circumference of his body. Oh, God. Ed was… embracing him. Why was this so bloody unnerving?

     

     
    A modern AU retelling of Our Flag Means Death in which Ed is a master karate instructor and Stede is a divorcee history professor who is taking his kids to Ed’s class.

    Now complete!!

    I hope you'll check out my Blackbelt podfic (performed by me! 28 chapters posted so far!)

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    The Titanic AU no one asked for but I wanted.

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    Stede Bonnet is happy, or so he thinks, as happy as he's ever been in his life now that he's established a whole new life after the catastrophic divorce. But at night, when he's alone, he feels the crushing weight of the loneliness that comes from a life unshared with a partner who might actually understand him and love him just the way he is. Stede had no hope of that ever changing, so he sticks to the life he's trying to maintain-- being a good teacher and a good dad to his children.

    When he finally meets a beloved student's adoptive father for the first time, well, that changes things in a drastic way neither man expect. Both of their lives are about to be turned upside down in a way they've both been craving for a long time, but aren't quite ready for. Hijinks ensue... and so does love?

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    The 80s are in full swing, and the golden decade of Nintendo Gameboys’ and Sony Walkmans’ has never looked better. In the neon jungle, Stede Bonnet, a young salaryman, meets enigmatic mechanic apprentice Edward Teach, and the pair strike up an unlikely friendship via fax machine, page beepers and gifts in the mail.

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    Edward, Stede thinks, examining the man laying on the bed. He looks for all the world like a fearsome outlaw, which makes the failed robbery all the more confusing to Stede, but there’s a vulnerability in his sleeping face that tugs on his heartstrings. Stede’s always been a bit of a sucker for a stray. He attributes it to being a bit of a stray himself.

    Edward looks tired. Really tired, more than just the wound would justify.

    Perhaps he can get some rest here. Perhaps Stede can help with that, at least.

     

    In which notorious outlaw Edward Teach and his band of miscreants are taken in by kindly ranch owner Stede Bonnet and his misfit crew of semi-reformed criminals.

    AKA the cowboy au no one asked for but I desperately want. Yeehaw.

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    There are some days, when he will simply open his eyes, feel sleep bleed out and the world bleed in, and know, without a shred of a doubt, that it’s going to be a shit one.

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    (She) Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
    (He) I have come into my garden.
    (She) My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies. I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.
    (Friends) Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?
    (She) I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.
    Song of Songs 4:16–5:1, 6:2–3, 6:10, 7:9

    -or-

    stede and ed meet each other, teach each other new things, and pass the time well over good meals and the occasional pun

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    Modern AU! Ed goes to a neighborhood block party, not expecting much but a fairly okay evening, but a run-in with the cops, a dashing rescue, and meeting Stede Bonnet for the first time changes it into one of the most magical nights of his life.

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    When Stede’s meeting with the British Navy doesn’t go as planned, the course of The Revenge goes slightly off plan.

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    When Prince Stede Bonnet saw his betrothed for the first time, he very nearly blushed.

    Edward Teach was a fearsome thing: pirate turned warlord, scourge of the continent. He wore black armor and bristled with weapons, including his famous sword, the Queen’s Revenge. The notorious beard which had earned him his nickname was gray now, but still full and menacing. They were almost of a height, but Stede felt dreadfully small in his presence.

    Blackbeard had taken one look at Stede and grunted his approval. And Stede had almost blushed.

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    Stede Bonnet is arranged to marry Mary Allamby, but he can't seem to say his vows correctly. After thoroughly embarrassing himself at their wedding rehearsal, he goes to the beach alone to practice until he gets them right.

    He is surprised to find that the first time he says his vows correctly is also the time he asks the vampire Viago to marry him.

    The setup, at least, is a shameless ripoff of Corpse Bride (2005).

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    Ed was here, and they would build a new home. Together.

    The Revenge was moving faster than she had under Stede’s captaincy, and however fast he could swim there didn’t seem to be much chance of actually catching up.

    The moments before death, when one knows one is going to die, are a strange business.

    Fuck him. All his years of piracy, and there were still surprises to be found after all.

    Power wasn’t for women. Mary knew that all too well. Men were kings and lords, the ones who made decisions in this world.

    A collection of short works for Our Flag Means Party 2022 Day 2

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    Stede is a lonely and anxious corporate attorney who finds himself stuck in a mid-life rut. Blackbeard is a successful outsider artist with a dangerous reputation who feels trapped by his fame. When they meet on an art gallery roof one fateful evening, they discover just how much opposites attract.

    What did I know, what did I know
    of love’s austere and lonely offices?
    -Robert Hayden, from Those Winter Sundays

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    Stede Bonnet is a trans man, who didn't embrace his identity until he ran away to sea and took up the mantle of The Gentleman Pirate. At first, this changes very little about about how his pirate career unfolds. Then, as his past life begins to catch up to him, it changes a lot.

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    Ed Teach, a grizzled but kind tavern owner finds a drunk Stede Bonnet in his Seattle bar one night and lets him stay with him rather than kicking him out on to the street. The pair realize that some things cannot be stopped.

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    Just a silly series of short videos counting the total number of swears used in Our Flag Means Death.

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    Male dancers! Pirate theme! No cover charge! Two drink minimum. Private rooms available.

    Stede didn't regret staying friends with Mary after their divorce. He did, however, wish she hadn't insisted on him joining her hen party at The Kraken.

    Ed had been a dancer for Spanish Jackie's club for years and was frankly getting bored of it. But there was something about the flustered man in the three piece suit that made him think that maybe this job wasn't all bad.

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    Stede Bonnet does not live in a bubble. He is just a little suicidal.

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    Pete glances at the book and rolls his eyes a bit. “Babe, can't you see that I'm sick?”

    “That's why I'm here, dummy.”

    “That doesn't look like a storybook, is all. And Captain Stede's other books are suuuuper dull.”

    Lucius fixes him with a glare. “This is a special book. It was one that my mother used to read to me when I was sick. And today, I'm gonna read it to you.”

    Pete grimaces. “Has it got any killing in it?”

    Lucius, determined to sell it, animatedly replies: “Are you kidding? This book has everything. Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes.” His eyes soften. “True love. Miracles”

    Pete props himself up a bit higher on his pillows. “Doesn't sound too bad, I guess. I'll try and stay awake.”

     

    Or: Lucius reads his sick boyfriend a story with some VERY familiar characters.

    It's Princess Bride, y'all. Starring the crew.

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