honorat: (Elizabeth by Honorat)
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By Honorat
Rating: G
Character: Barbossa
Pairing: Barbossa/Apples :D
Disclaimer: We are cursed fanfic writers, Mr. Disney. Compelled to write, we were, but now we are consumed by it.

Summary: A missing moment in CotBP. Where did all the food come from? This is as close to a drabble as I’ve come in years. For the “Practice” challenge at Black Pearl Sails.

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For the first time in almost ten years, the Black Pearl is taking on provisions.

Tonight they will set sail for Isla de Muerte, and Cook will prepare a banquet. Barbossa’s teeth glint in anticipation. Pigeon and duck, sirloin of beef and chyne of mutton. Breads and cheeses. Plenty of vegetables well served up. Puddings and trifles. Tea and wine and syllabub.

And all manner of fruits. Bushels of apples.

Barbossa licks his lips with a dry tongue.

The Turner maid has gone without food for three days now. It will never do to starve the lass to death before she has a chance to donate her father’s blood to the Aztec gods.

And Cook can use the practice.

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The End

Date: 2010-08-19 08:24 am (UTC)
ext_15536: Fuschias by Geek Mama (PotC - Aztec Gold)
From: [identity profile] geekmama.livejournal.com
Sounds just like Barbossa, and it's true that we never learn exactly how much time passes between the attack on Port Royal and the Pearl's arrival at Isla de Muerta.

Barbossa licks his lips with a dry tongue.

Wonderfully horrible.

Date: 2010-08-21 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
You're almost always my first commenter! Thank you so much. I know Gibbs says the mutiny happened 3 days out from Tortuga, and Tortuga is at least 3 days by sail out from Jamaica, so I figure the trip had to be over a week.

Wonderfully horrible.
I'm glad you liked the effect. I thought that adjective "dry" would emphasize how empty that feast would be for him, and I hoped by putting that line between the description of the food and of Elizabeth that it would hint that she might be on the menu for dessert. :P

Barbossa the complete villain of CotBP is always such fun to write.

Date: 2010-08-19 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evilmissbecky.livejournal.com
Love that last line!

Date: 2010-08-21 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you! It would be a sad thing if that first meal after they regained sensation went pear-shaped because the Cook had forgotten his craft.

Date: 2010-08-21 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharklady35.livejournal.com
> ...pear-shaped... <

Do you happen to know the origin of that expression?

Date: 2010-08-21 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Alas, no. I don't know. My source is DMC and the inimitable Gibbs.

Date: 2010-08-19 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharklady35.livejournal.com
I'd always assumed that the Pearl's crew stole the food during their raid on Port Royal, on the assumption they'd soon acquire the final coin & break their curse. And wouldn't they be wanting to slake their appetites then!

Fine little scene-filler drabble!

Date: 2010-08-21 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you for your comments. Yes, there are a number of different ways that food could have arrived on board the ship. What is true in all cases is that desire to slake their appetites as you say. Elizabeth was lucky her blood didn't work!

Date: 2010-08-21 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharklady35.livejournal.com
> Elizabeth was lucky her blood didn't work! <

Aye, and luckier still that William and Jack had come after her. If they hadn't shown up when they did, the pirates might've killed her in that cave from sheer frustration.

Date: 2010-08-21 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Very true. They did seem to be a bit over hasty to burn their bridges.

Date: 2010-08-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aletheiafelinea.livejournal.com
I love when a fic fills places in the plot.
Perfect last line. Heh, would be horrible, to lift the curse and then to find out the Cook's skill got rusty.

Date: 2010-08-21 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
It's lovely to hear from you. Thank you so much. Plot-hole filling is a favourite pastime for me.

Heh, would be horrible, to lift the curse and then to find out the Cook's skill got rusty.
This made me laugh.

Date: 2010-08-20 03:32 am (UTC)
captaintish: (PotC -- Jack Sparrow)
From: [personal profile] captaintish
Ooh, so good to see you writing again!

Oh, and your disclaimers are as awesome as ever!

Date: 2010-08-21 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
It's grand to hear from you again, too! I'm glad you're enjoying the disclaimers. They do amuse my little mind.

Date: 2010-08-21 04:12 am (UTC)
captaintish: (Potc -- A Pirate's Life for Me)
From: [personal profile] captaintish
How is your little one? And how old now?

Date: 2010-08-21 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
He's 3 1/2 now--just starting to walk on his own without holding on to things. He's learning some sign language. We're starting a new medication that we hope will be better at controlling his seizures. And he starts a special school this fall! We love our sweet little happy boy. If you want to see pictures and are a facebook person, you could send me a friend request--I'm on there as Honorat Selonnet.

Date: 2010-08-21 04:38 am (UTC)
captaintish: (PotC -- Jack Sparrow)
From: [personal profile] captaintish
Wow, 3 1/2!! Time flies.

Thanks, but I'm really not much of a facebook person -- I'm on there, but I just never check it, lol. Thanks, though!

Date: 2010-08-20 09:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peladonww.livejournal.com
Just love it, thanks!

Date: 2010-08-21 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
I'm so glad. Thank you.

Date: 2010-08-22 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pearlseed.livejournal.com
Wow, packs a punch this little slice of life aboard the Pearl! Just a goody on all levels, especially the view of Barbossa, all eager hopeful selfishness. Wouldn't do not in the least--and Cook...

Date: 2010-08-28 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
I'm glad you liked this view of the "want-to-be-salivating" Barbossa. He's just such a combination of creepiness and pitifulness. Thank you so much for commenting.

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