"Are you quite finished?” his employer said, “We have some pirates to send to the bottom."
”Which if you didn't bathe in your blinking armor, I wouldn't be polishing it, would I?"
Diego spat emphatically on the rag and rubbed harder. This was a sore subject between the Admiral and his steward, but the bickering ceased when a midshipman reported a sail, hull down to larboard.
"And if ye would stay still…” began the irate steward, but the Admiral was already racing up the shrouds like a monkey.
Hours later the sun was slowly melting into the sea, and the chase had revealed itself to be little more than a longboat. But, it was a prize to be won, so they bore down on it, ran out the guns and desired the occupants to surrender.
He came aboard with a flourish, announced himself as ‘Captain’ Jack Sparrow and demanded rum. The marines lowered their muskets a hair, but a stern glance brought them back up. Pirate.
“Clap him in irons!” demanded the jolly Admiral.
“No, no, wait.” The captive raised his hands and backed up a step as the marine sergeant drew his sword.
“I’ll make a deal with you. If you let me go, I’ll tell them not to attack you, savvy?”
He gestured off into the distance. As the entire quarterdeck whirled in disbelief, he dove over the rail. “This will be known as the day that you almost cau--“ The bark of the bow chasers cut his speech short, and the longboat raced away into the darkness.
(My first Eurobricks post, by the way)
And still 300 words.
Edited by Seagulls, 09 July 2011 - 09:50 PM.