Title: He's a Pirate

Type: Drabble

Timeframe: end of At World's End

Character(s): Will Turner, mention of: Elizabeth Swann, Jack Sparrow

Genres: General, Angst

Summary: Take what you can, give nothing back.

Disclaimer: I own nothing in the wondrous kettle that is Pirates of the Caribbean. Will Turner belongs to Disney, so does Jack Sp... excuse me, Captain Jack Sparrow, and so does the distressing damsel (Elizabeth).

A/N: A companio piece to "A moment".

"He's a Pirate"

He loved her enough. He was strong enough. And if anyone was deserving enough, it was her. He would be just as deserving now if he did this. It'll be noble and painful and right. It'll be life (even though it feels like death, and the lack of heart makes nothing easier).

You finally realise you're nothing more than a pirate when you can't do this. Nothing more than greed in the place where your heart used to be. Nothing but your need, not hers.

You cannot let her go, even though she deserves it.

But then you tell yourself that besides, Jack and Elizabeth aren't meant to be, and anything but the fate itself be damned (like you are).