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    There was a man unconscious at the edge of the property. His beard was matted with blood, hair a tangled knot, and he had a welt the size of a fist on his forehead.

    Black Pete was skeptical. “What if he’s in league with Blackbeard’s Gang?

    Stede clapped his shoulder. “I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about. What would a notorious outlaw want with a ranch like ours?” He hopped back into the wagon and shook his head. “Besides, this guy working for Blackbeard? What are the odds of that?”

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    Our Flag Means Death: A Western AU

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    17 Aug 2022

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    When Stede loses his memory of the past ten years, the Revenge crew comes up with a solution straight out of the bedtime stories they've been told, only to discover that True Love's Kiss doesn't always work quite the way it's supposed to.

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    10 Aug 2022

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    Ed pauses for a moment, letting his arms rest, holding the oars loosely. He's trying to think of the right thing to say, the thing that will pacify Stede and bring him back from wherever he's gone. 

    Stede, sensing that they've stopped, snaps his head up. Takes a deep, shaky breath. "I'm so sorry, Ed.” He gulps, swallowing his words down like stones. “I… I ruined your life.”

    Ed jerks, fumbles with an oar, almost drops it. "What are you talking about?"

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    Or, Stede does meet Ed at the dock, just as the sun is coming up. But Stede's not quite ready to accept his fairytale ending.

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    02 Aug 2022

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    The downside to being stuck on a desert island is that Stede's not awfully good at adapting. The upside is that he and Ed can finally have some peace and quiet– that is, if Ed ever wakes up from the gunshot wound in his stomach.

    Stranded in the middle of who-knows-where, Stede learns the art of reflection and how to embrace the man who looks back.

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    29 Jun 2022

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    “I reckon you’ve got a bit of a reputation, mate.”
    “Oh?” Stede isn’t sure whether to be pleased.
    “Yeah. They say you’re pretty fucking good at showing lads a good time.” The man smiles in a way that softens his fearsome appearance.
    “Is that so? I suppose I am,” Stede says, and now he is blushing a pleased shade of pink.
    “I’ve heard all kinds of blokes say they’ll never forget the nights they had with you,” the man says. “Which is pretty fucking fascinating as most guys get around. Someone in every port, y’know? Which means,” the man says, fixing his eyes on Stede’s face, “you’ve gotta be something special.”
    “Well,” Stede says modestly, “I’ve gotten rather good at making tea.”

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    AKA: Stede Bonnet accidentally becomes a sex worker but doesn't realise it.

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    18 Jun 2022