The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part OneThe tavern was alive with the sounds of cheery fiddles and drunken dance steps. Pointless conversations floated upon the thick atmosphere of sweat and bad breath. A man passed by you, staring with strained eyes as if trying to ascertain which gender you were—apparently your masculine disguise was working perfectly. You adjusted your dark hat further down over your eyes, pushing your way past the confused barfly towards the back of the building.
At last, you spied who you were looking for. A burly man with a brandy-stained beard and a jungle of chest hair sat at a long table in the corner near the bar. His eyes were made of cold steel; his missing left arm and numerous scars showcased his seasoned prowess as a pirate. A large book lay open before him, its yellowed parchment awaiting the signatures of new recruits he deemed worthy to join his crew.
This was your chance; it was now or never.
You bravely sauntered up to the table, putting on your best manly air.
The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part TwoYou awoke to the smell of meat cooking. The more you sniffed, the more the sweet scent of bacon filled your senses, and your stomach gave a low rumble.The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part Two2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You yelped as you rolled over, falling out of your hammock in the process.
A child’s hysterical laughter caught you even more off-guard.
You lifted yourself onto your elbows and rubbed the swelling knot on your forehead. As your vision came into focus, you finally were able to get a good look the child. It was little boy with dirty-blonde hair and the biggest blue eyes you had ever seen. He wore a hand-sewn tunic and black slacks held securely with brown suspenders. His feet were bare and calloused, as were his hands. He seemed awfully young to be the cabin boy—and there was no way a pirate would allow his son to tag along for a voyage. Who in the world was he?
“You should’a seen yourself, mister! Your face went BAM!” He slapped his palms together, illustrating y
The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part ThreeYou nodded once to Mickey, acknowledging his commands just before turning on your heel to head to the captain’s quarters. Men scrambled about the deck in a mad frenzy of preparation; you weaved around rolling cannons and freshly drawn blades, surprisingly able to keep your footing through the commotion.The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part Three2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Upon reaching the black door to Kirkland’s room, you thrust out your hands to shove it open.
“Captain! We’re being attacked!” you called before noticing the room was empty.
You paused to survey the room in earnest, but Kirkland was nowhere to be found.
“Dammit!” you spat, spinning back around and dashing back out on deck.
Suddenly, your entire weight slammed into something hard, nearly knocking you off your boots. A hand shot out to your waist, steadying you as you regained your composure.
“Watch yourself, you useless whelp! Next time, mark me, I will let you fall!”
You blinked. “Captain!”
A half-dressed Kirkland glared d
The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part FourIt was quiet. For a moment, you wondered if you were dead, and this darkness the pits of purgatory; however, pain slowly crept its way along your limbs, until the aching grew so strong you jolted out of your slumber. A sharp sting soared from your lower back to your shoulder blades, immediately rendering you motionless. You must have hit the deck (no pun intended) harder than you first thought. What’s more, your left shoulder—the one that had been shot—twisted with a pain so indescribable you could hardly stand it. You clamped your teeth down on you lower lip and clenched your right fist to keep from crying.The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part Four2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Through your flashes of agony, you noticed you were in a bed. The once white sheets were stained crimson with dried blood. Shoddy-looking medical supplies and vials filled with what you could only surmise was medicine lay in messy clutters on several shelves throughout the room. The room was tossing, and you knew it was not simply because you were still swimmy-hea
Pirate!EnglandxReader-Pirate Thief Ch 1You stood on the rooftop as you scanned the ocean, it wasn't blue at the moment as it was currently dark as the moon shone brightly in the sky, the stars twinkled. You frowned and then sighed as you looked around more.Pirate!EnglandxReader-Pirate Thief Ch 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
You have been on the streets for a long as you can remember, your mother died and your father was more interested in arresting pirates than you, so you had lost your home and had been living on the streets.
You had resorted to thieving as there were no options for you, you quickly learned how to use a sword and a dagger as there was little choice and no weapons meant you could end up stabbed any time.
You sighed and then shook your head, it was a miracle you hadn't been caught at all, you thought you would be rotting in prison by now. You soon sat on the rooftop as you hugged your knees, the wind blowing through your hair as you adjusted your belt which held your sword in.
Sadly there was nobody out to rob from, you did steal from a drunken man earlier, which was good as
The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part SixThe sun’s rays beat brutally against your skin as your aching arms robotically pumped the oars back and forth. You had been rowing for two days now, and the provisions you swiped from Kirkland’s stateroom were starting to grow sparse. What’s worse… you could see what looked to be a hellish storm brewing darkly on the horizon.The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part Six2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You wanted so much to simply throw away your oars and give up. You were in the middle of the ocean, heading God knows where into God knows what; that damned Antonio could have been anywhere. You stopped rowing and laid your head in your hands. A sickening hopelessness overwhelmed you. You cursed yourself for jumping ship…
Kirkland’s image flashed before your mind’s eye, and your chest tightened. You knew he wouldn’t have helped you, had you had the chance to ask… But still… Even though he was drunk when it happened, the love you made together was so sincere… As if he were apologizing for how he
The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part SevenYou felt yourself drifting back into consciousness, the repetitious groans of the ship slowly passing from one ear to the other as you awoke. You lazily rolled over in your cot, kicking the blanket… and something else—something harder. Your eyes quickly blinked open to see what was next to you. A grumble of annoyance gurgled in your throat.The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part Seven2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Dammit, Lovino… Not again…”
Lovino was comfortably snoring away, curled up and clinging to the corner of your pillow. This was the fifth time he had done this—and for what reason, you had no earthly idea. At first, you supposed it was because Antonio wanted to spy on you, but when Antonio asked you if you knew where Lovino had been going the past few nights, that option was blown out of the cannon. Antonio thought it was cute that he snuck in to sleep with you, and started playfully calling you “Mama _________.” You despised the name. The last thing in the world you wanted to be—at leas
The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part EightYou couldn't move.The Dagger Key~ Pirate!England x Reader Part Eight2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You couldn't breathe.
You couldn't believe it…
Kirkland’s ship drew ever closer to Antonio’s, bringing with it a flooding of emotions that roiled throughout your petrified body. You didn't know whether to be elated or furious, or whether Kirkland had come to claim you or kill you. The confusion was maddening, but you breathed past your relentless nerves and turned to Antonio.
“Don’t engage him… unless he fires first. Please…”
Antonio sighed heavily. It was more than obvious how frustrated he was at your request, but the hand he placed on your shoulder was a friendly one.
“I will attempt a negotiation. Should words fail… I cannot guarantee his life.”
You nodded slowly.
After your short response, you both watched Kirkland’s approach, until you could at last see him clearly. He stood strong and proud on the ship’s railing, holding tightly to a rope for support.
Give Me Your Loyalty-Pirate!EnglandxReader(1)Give Me Your Loyalty-Pirate!EnglandxReader(1)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
(y/b/n) - your brothers name
(s/e/c)- Sibling eye color
(s/h/c) - Sibling hair color
The sea, home to some of this lands best fighters. . .
All the men in your family have been the ones to protect the seaports of your country, (country name), they were marines, soldiers of the sea and land. They protect the innocent and punish the guilty, they were the ones that wore the most elaborate white clothes ever, the ones that fought so bravely during battle. The more dedicated to his work was your brother (y/b/n), he fought like no other and completed every task he was given.
"AH~!" The sound of metal clashing each other was heard in the backyard of the (l/n)'s and two men seemed to be dueling. One had (s/e/c) eyes, (s/h/c) that was long enough to cover his neck and wore the white elaborate marine uniform. He had determination of winning the battle with his sibling in his eyes, he swung across to the y
The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part TenAnother several weeks passed, and at last you reached the China Sea. The announcement of your arrival sounded from the crow’s nest in the small hours of dawn, waking you from an unusually peaceful slumber. You stirred, feeling the warm weight of an arm draped across your waist. You smiled, remembering whom the arm belonged to, remembering the reason why your rest had been so calming the past few fortnights.The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part Ten2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You gently rolled over, facing Arthur’s sleeping visage. A soft beam of sunlight fell through the porthole above the bed you shared; it gracefully accentuated his fair eyelashes and fly-away blonde hair. He was sleeping on his left shoulder without grimacing now; his bullet wound had healed nicely. You reached over and touched his cheek with your fingers. The heat of his skin filled you with a blissful rush. This must have been what the happiness of waking up next to the one you loved felt like. You basked in its soothing glow, gazing upon your most precious treasure. Th
The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part NineYou lost yourself in the elation spurned by Arthur’s confession of love. Each kiss sped the beating of your heart, in turn sweetly elevating the temperature of your skin. You were overwhelmed with happiness - so overwhelmed you had to pull back and look into his eyes, just to be sure this wasn’t a dream.The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part Nine2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Something wrong, love?” Arthur murmured, stroking your cheek with the backs of his fingers.
It felt so good to be touched by him again. You closed your eyes, bringing your hands up to take hold of his wrist.
“It’s just so surreal… I never thought I would see you again after that night. And here you are…”
“Did you honestly think I would let you get away with loving and leaving me?”
You released a bittersweet laugh.
“I thought you hated me. When you found out that I’m a woman, I honestly expected you to let me die…”
Arthur sighed and gently pulled you into his arms.
The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 12“Exactly. This is the Dagger Key… And you, Miss ___________… are the harbinger of war…”The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 122 years ago in Romance More Like This
Your eyes narrowed at Wang as he finished his explanation.
“What do you mean by ‘harbinger of war’?”
Wang smirked, beckoning you to follow him.
“I shall show you. Come this way, but only you and the captains. Everyone else return to your respective ships.”
After the crew took their leave, you, Arthur, and Antonio followed Wang out of the palace throne room to a separate building annexed by a thin, open-air corridor. The doorway led into a large room brightly lit with several hanging lanterns, each glowing with a multitude of soft hues. Swords from each part of the globe decorated the walls, while their corresponding suits of armor rested on golden mounts beneath them. On the far back wall, there hung a large world map which expanded from wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor. You gaped at it in awe; there were so many lands unknown to
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I wandered leisurely through this seaside Spanish town shortly after my ship docked. My men had been ordered to restock the ship’s supplies without drawing too much attention. Our recent pirating escapades had resulted in extra security measures being placed amongst many Spanish towns and outposts by the sea. We were quite the talk of these Spaniards, although they certainly weren't praising our skills. I paused by one of the market stalls, pretending to be mildly interested in the fruit for sale, as I overheard my name spoken in one conversation.
“Didja hear? They say Kirkland’s crew raided another village not too far from here,” one of the customers was saying. He spoke in Spanish, but luckily I had managed to pick up the language enough over the years to understand what he said.
“Sí,” the shopkeeper replied, nodding his head, “Fearsome pirate if I ever heard o’ one.”
The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 11Yao Wang may have been rather small and slender for a great pirate captain, but you could see in his eyes that he had seen his share of bloodshed - others bloodshed. Death ominously reflected in his eyes as he haughtily scanned your crew. His gaze soon settled on you, and you couldn’t help but shudder.The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 112 years ago in Romance More Like This
“A woman?” he said, tilting his head.
You swallowed, preparing to defend yourself.
Wang lowered the hand that had been stroking his chin, and elegantly descended the stairs from his throne. He stopped before you, his eyes seeming to peer directly into your soul. Your muscles tensed, but you held your ground, refusing to let yourself show any weakness.
“This is _________, a member of my crew and--”
Your heart nearly came to a stop. In less than a blink, Wang had his sword drawn and trained on Arthur’s jugular.
“You know the legends, Kirkland. Having a woman aboard a ship brings ill fortune. And you ha
The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 14You heard an infuriated growl come from Arthur.The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 142 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Those damned imposters! How dare they think they can fly my colors!”
He gripped his already drawn sword and defiantly shot it up into the air.
“To arms!! Prepare the cannons and ready the artillery! Look alive, you lazy dogs!!”
Arthur continued to bark commands while the crew militaristically carried out their assignments. The helmsman steered the ship towards the battle in the distance; the sails caught a slow, ominous wind that pushed the ship forward with the speed of a man trudging to the hangman’s noose. As you drew closer, your heart gave a sickening throb. Despite the need to form a battle strategy… all you could think about was the nightmare you had…
A strong clap on your back brought you out of your trance. You turned to see Mickey, who beseeched you to get to your own post at Arthur’s side at the port railing. You blindly made your way across the deck, finally catching sight of
The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 17The week’s long journey to the Gate’s island seemed to pass both too slowly and too quickly. Now, you stood by Arthur at the ship’s helm, staring down the black-veiled mass of land with a hard determination in your eyes.The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 172 years ago in Romance More Like This
“It hasn’t changed a bit…” you heard Wang mutter from nearby. “How many times have I seen that jet miasma…?”
“Hopefully this time will be the last,” Antonio responded, placing a hand on the rapier at his side.
Arthur adjusted the wheel, a rather excited smirk dancing across his face.
“Oh, I assure you all… We are going to leave this accursed place with that bastard’s head on a spike and that Gate locked for good.”
You nodded in agreement, clutching tightly to your dagger… the Dagger Key. The thing upon which all your fates rested. You felt it’s weight increase in your palm, as if it knew what sort of fate awaited it. You squeezed it tighter, feeling as though
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_______ sat upright in bed, cold sweat dripping down the side of her face. Lightning flashed purple and the booming thunder followed. She sighed and threw off the silk covers, ‘Just another damn nightmare’, she thought and walked over to her balcony window. ______ loved storms, she loved rain, she loved pretty much anything wild and free. Being the princess and heir to the throne of England, she was expected to be everything but free. It was going to be her 19th birthday in a couple of days also meaning that her stepmother was going to marry her off to some suck up noble’s son and bare children. She shuddered furiously, trying to shake that thought out of her mind.
_______ threw open the curtains to be greeted by the brightest flash of lightning and furious rain pounding on the glass, beckoning her to come outside. She looked down at herself. Wearing nothing but a sleeveless, short, cream, satin sleeping gown. Her (h/c) hair fell lazily to the small of her bac
Pirate England X Reader Part 1I was holding up a sword to my father's neck, about to slice him. I had it with him abusing me all the time! Whenever he got home, I was always hit, smacked, punched, and more! He would even take a knife a slice my arms or waist. I even have the scars to prove it and ever since mom died from him abusing her, he started with me. I wasn't going to take it anymore and I adored the fear in his dark, blood red eyes. I chuckled slightly and said to him, "Well well well, It is had for me to believe that my father is scared of his own daughter who he has beaten up and sliced and much much much more! You discuss me so much, I remember that day where I saw mom. She was screaming and pleading for my life when it was her that was dieing because of you! Do you know why she was crying and praying for my life? Because I sure do!" I growled and held onto the sword tighter, causing my knuckles to turn white. My father looked up from the sword to me a few times and finally said in his harsh voice, "ThatPirate England X Reader Part 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
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The huge ship loomed above the others in the dock. Its figurehead, formerly a beautiful wooden mermaid, was faded and scratched. This was the ship you were to board.
This was the ship of the pirate Kirkland.
Underneath your simple maid's dress was a plain button-up shirt with a gray vest and a pair of patched breeches. You had hated pirates since they had killed your best friend five years ago, but this crew was different. They only took from the rich, and gave some of what they took to the poor. Not only that, but they didn't believe in the sailor's tale about women on board bringing bad luck. Hopefully they would take you.
You climbed the ladder and went to the captain's cabin. Luckily the rest of the crew was looking for supplies in town. Captain Kirkland allowed you in after a knock. After a demonstration of your Skills He allowed you to join the crew. He pointed you to the room where everyone ate, where he instructed you to ta
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It was just another simple day for a lass like you. Stealing loot from treasure troves and disappearing like the high winds. Yup.
That's was your simple way of life as a pirate. Well,it wasn't so simple anymore until the day you met your match.
It just happened one day. You were in your usual tavern,with a shot of Scotch in your hand.
You were wearing a crisp,white long-sleeved shirt,a navy blue vest,knee high boots and a hat. Why all that,you ask? Nothing really. I mean,a girl sitting in a tavern? Clearly bad news.
Idly tapping your leg against the high stool you were sitting on,you lower your head and listen to the loud yammering voices that could probably echo endlessly in a cave,have you left them like that.
"Hey,have you heard? That scoundrel,____,got another one again!",a voice whispered. It seemed to be coming from two tables away from where you were sitting.
Your ears perked up,almost like a dog,when you heard your name being mentioned. A scoundrel? How rude. I'll have
Pirate EnglandxReader: On the Gales of Time Ch.1This was pointless.Pirate EnglandxReader: On the Gales of Time Ch.12 years ago in Drama More Like This
Just staring at the thing wasn’t going to help you. Boring your eyes into it wasn’t going to give you an explanation of what this thing was. Looking at it continuously wasn’t going to answer all your questions. But, yet, here you were, just staring at the strange device as if that would make you understand everything about it.
The strange device...
Strange was just one of the words you could use to describe it. “Weird” was another. So was “unusual”. “Abnormal.” “Unbelieveable.”
But there was no question that another way to describe it would be “a total question mark”...
It was true, you knew absolutely nothing about the device. You didn’t know what it did, why you needed it. You didn’t even know what it was. You just knew that your mother had given it to you, not even a few minutes before her unfortunate death. She had claimed while on her deathbed that th
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You were too busy to realize that your brother, Gilbert Beilschmidt, was trying to get your attention. You have been so preoccupied with the music you were playing on your violin, so you didn’t realize he had called your name.
“What do you want Gil? This is the second god damn time you interrupted me!” you snarl.
You see Gilbert step into the dusty room you were in, the light from the open window nearby reflecting off of his ruby red eyes.
“Come on (name), you have been cramped in this room all day! Come outside with me so we can fight!”
It isn’t really every day someone’s sibling asks for a fight. However, ever since you were about ten years old, you had always beaten Gilbert at sword fighting. Your father had taught you both how to fight with swords, but you seemed to pick it up quicker than Gilbert. Ever since your first fight toget
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Dark, damp, and depressing. Those were the first things you had noticed about your surroundings, the second had been a dull throbbing that resounded in your skull. It didn’t take long to discover the blood encrusted to your scalp. Fear sharpened your senses; your hands were bound, wrists raw from the thick rope, and you hurt. You soon realised that you were not alone in this darkness. Peering through the gloom, you met restless shadows and frightened eyes, many of which glistened with tears. You vaguely recalled screams of terror and pain as flames licked the ship’s tall mast, twisting around the wood in a dance of destruction. The fire had long since been consumed by the sea as the smouldering shell of your previous vessel had been sent to a watery grave. The smell of burnt lumber still clung to your clothes, but it was now dulled by the salty musk which stemmed from the appalling conditions in which you currently found yourself.
The shadow closest
The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 15You jerked upright, sucking back a knife-like gasp. You looked around frantically, gathering your surroundings. You were in your and Arthur’s bed; the room you shared looked exactly the same. The sun shone through the porthole above the bed, reflecting off of a full-length mirror in the corner. You fought to calm your raging heartbeat, then slipped your legs out of the bed.The Dagger Key ~ Pirate!England x Reader Part 152 years ago in Romance More Like This
There was no possible way what you saw had been a dream…
Images of blood and innards and faceless demons flashed across your mind’s eye so vividly, you had to cover your mouth against the sick feeling rising up from your stomach. You quickly rose from the bed and dashed to the door. The instant you reached for the handle, the door swung open, and a confused Arthur stood before you.
“Oh, morning, love. How did you sleep?” he greeted with a smile.
You shook at the sight of him. That was him… wasn’t it?
You examined him carefully, paying close attention to his eyes. They were
Pirate!EnglandxReader-Pirate Thief Ch 10You sat on the bed as you felt your eyelids getting heavier, today's event really got to you as you yawned softly and took the jacket off as you placed it on the chair, mentally noting to place it back into the chest tomorrow. You took the boots off and gave a stretch as you crawled into the bed and allowed your head to hit the pillow as you sighed in bliss, it was an eventful day today, you never realized being captain was so hard, now you knew how Arthur felt. You yawned as you covered your mouth and crawled into the covers as your head hit the pillow once more and your eyes closed.Pirate!EnglandxReader-Pirate Thief Ch 102 years ago in Romance More Like This
You heard the door open followed by footsteps. You stirred slightly as a weight was on the bed. You shifted but then mumbled, next thing you knew arms wrapped around you, pulling you to whoever climbed into the bed with you. You opened your eyes slightly as you turned your head to meet emerald eyes.
“Thanks _____, I think I would have been a goner without you.” Arthur mumbled.
You gave a small