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    The word's gotten out. Unfortunately, the Revenge is slow, so the faster merchant ships are beginning to run at the first sight of them, and picking satisfying targets is getting harder and harder. Izzy can't help worrying that if their momentum slows, Edward will regress - his instincts are telling him he has to keep the man occupied, avoid idle time at any cost.

    As far as Izzy's concerned, that makes it the perfect time to push for something he's never really been able to get Edward to consider seriously before; a raid on a proper treasure fleet. As Blackbeard he was always cautious about avoiding them - taking on a significant target of course invites a significant response - but it feels like the capstone of re-establishing Blackbeard's reputation, and it will also hopefully win them enough money to get another ship. Izzy cannot wait to get off the fucking Revenge.

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    Bonnet's gone, Blackbeard's back - mostly - and there's a Spanish treasure fleet begging to be robbed. Life looks good for Israel Hands. Until they make port to spend some winnings and everything goes directly to hell.

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    13 May 2022

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    The first letter appeared only a few weeks after Stede left him alone on that beach. Ed burnt the first, and the second, and the third. But they kept coming.

    Or: how Edward Teach got a pen pal, reunited with an old friend, lost a first mate, gained a new one, learned something about seagulls, asked for some fashion advice, found Stede Bonnet, found himself.

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    12 May 2022

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    “Now you’re—” Stede babbles, going absolutely pinkish. “You’re laughing again!”

    Ed nods, still giggling. “I’m just—I’m sorry, it’s not because—”

    “Am I doing something wrong?”

    “Stede, darling,” Ed says, cupping Stede’s face. “Don’t be foolish. It’s because you’re doing something right.”

     

    Or: Stede’s never laughed during sex before. Hell, he’s barely even smiled. So when Edward can’t stop giggling during their first time, he’s not really sure what to think.

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    11 May 2022

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    “Can we speak? Somewhere more private, perhaps?”

    “We can speak right here, mate. In front of the crew and god and this cherry masted ship and anything else that might be watching. You abandoned us all, so whatever you need to say, you can say to us all.”

    “I love you.”

    “That,” Ed said in a flat voice, “is a hell of a fucking thing to say.”

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    11 May 2022

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    The watch arrives from a local courier, in an Apple bag, not in a box with international postage, so she has no reason to suspect it's from Ted.

    But, it is. Of course it is.

    He calls – FaceTimes, actually – only moments after she's unwrapped it, having given up looking for a note.

    "You ready to be walking buddies?" he says, holding up his own wrist and matching watch for the camera to see.

    (post-s1, Rebecca/Ted)

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    05 Dec 2021

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