Prompt Number: 119 submitted by tarasinecera
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius, James/Lily, Moody/Shacklebolt, Hestia/Emmeline, Remus/various OMCs
Summary: In which James and Sirius are pirates, Lily runs a brothel, Peter is a sailor, and Remus is a lot of things.
Warnings: (highlight for details): *Minor Character Death, Enslavement, Drug Use, Violence, Language, Sex, Abuse of Authorial License*
Word Count: 21120
Author's Notes: Thank you dear prompter for giving me so much to work with. I enjoyed writing this tremendously and I hope that you enjoy reading it. This is a quasi–historical (heavy on the quasi)and non–magic AU. I borrowed from British naval history and the Golden Age of Sail, but this piece cannot be nailed to any point in history, and I even made up facts when it suited me. This is a love-at-first sight bodice–ripper of sorts and should be taken with a grain (or perhaps a bucket) of salt. Major thanks go to whitmans_kiss for the fast beta, I honestly don’t know how you do it, and more thanks to my other beta flaminia_x for pointing out some serious problems and telling me whoa, try that again, please, and final thanks to toujours_nigel for always giving me your honest opinion and pointing me to the concept of 'mateloge'. Clearly it takes a village to write a fic… or something.
( And A Star To Steer Her By )