Author: Soleil Compeau
Fandom: Pirates of the Carribean
Spoilers: Pre-CotBP, post branding
He enjoyed integrity, social acceptance, daily wages for hard work. Then pity overcame caution and he freed them. The priveleges of square meals and a full belly vanished in one wrathful burn.
Now he was outlaw. Pariah. Pirate. And hungry. Every marketplace in every town threw rocks, beat him. One vendor tried to cut his hand off.
His belly rumbled, grew to sharp pain, then went numb. Desperate, he became stealthy. Walked quietly, looked over his shoulder often. Snatched, ran to a dark alley, crammed sustenance into his mouth.
Bread had never tasted so sweet, nor shame so bitter.