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    “You want me to call you good?” Wangji says. “To make you feel good?” Wei Ying makes a wretched, soft, surprised sound in the back of his throat. “Then will you be good?”

    “Uh,” Wei Ying says. His lashes flick down again, nervously. “Good how?”

    Wangji hasn’t quite thought that far ahead.

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    24 Apr 2022

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    Stede comes back.

    Ed does too. It just takes a little longer.

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    22 Apr 2022

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    "Hey." Ed reaches across because it's the only thing that feels right. He grasps Stede's wrist and smoothes the pad of his thumb across his knuckles. Stede stops fiddling with his ring and looks up at him, wide-eyed. "This isn't Captain shit. This is God shit. Are you God?"

    The room is blank with silence.

    Gently, Ed repeats, "Are you God, Stede?"

    Stede's voice is thin and high when he answers, "I'm not God."

    "And is God here, in this room?"

    Comically, Stede looks around like he might find God perched on the edge of his desk, or pulling books from his shelves to examine the spines.

    "He's not," Stede concedes.

    "That's right, mate. Stupid bugger doesn't associate himself with pirates."

     

    Or: The Revenge has been becalmed for six days. Ed has bigger things to worry about, like sharks and being in love.

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    22 Apr 2022

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    “Here we go again,” he heard Lucius scream over Izzy’s furious cursing.

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    22 Apr 2022

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    If there’s a truism in his profession, it’s that fear is a better bet than love. A man fears you, you both know where you stand. Love, though, love’s a right fucker. Steals your footing out from under you, leaves you dizzy and useless as a green-arsed cabin boy on his first day at sea. But he doesn’t want to be thinking about this tonight. That’s why he’s drinking.

    (Four months later, Ed's on a bender in Nassau when Stede finally tracks him down.)

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    22 Apr 2022

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