The North Star

A @sbbsnippets from my SBB Pirates Historical au, where Captain Steve Rogers commands a crew of scallywags across the high seas in search of plunder.

Steve finds Luis in the Captain’s quarters. Three rooms, each one twice the size of Steve’s own cabin. The one Luis is in seems to be devoted to clothes. Luis crouches in the eye in a hurricane of silk and brocade, a green velvet jacket in his hands.

“You see this shit?” he waves the jewel-encrusted cuff under Steve’s nose. “These ain’t even real, they’re fuckin’ paste! Cheap bastards!” He throws aside the offending jacket and picks up a frilled silk shirt. “And you seen the state of this? Hijo de puta, there’s like three shirts worth of silk in all this business! A man wears that you’d mistake him for a fuckin’ jellyfish!”

Steve reaches down into the pile and pulls out a plain-looking jacket and shakes it out. It’s made of sturdy, quilted cotton in blue, the wide front flaps overlapping and fastened down one side with wooden buttons covered in matching fabric.

A good jacket, one that would keep the wearer warm on cold nights. Would bring out the blue of their eyes.

Luis makes a triumphant sound and holds up another coat. It’s made of felted wool in deep blue, with a silver trim along the shoulders and cuffs. The front is a simple row of silver buttons.

“Cap, you would look fan-fucking-tastic in this thing. Feel it, that shit is serious. Silk lined too, oh man, you gotta try it!”

The coat Steve is wearing is frayed around the edges, so he shrugs it off, setting it to one side, and takes the offering. Luis claps his hands together and Steve pulls on the coat and fastens up the silver buttons.

“Oh yeah, that is some premium shit right there. The cut of the waist, all those pleats and shit, great for bringing out that whole…” Luis sketches an upside down triangle in the air between them. “Shoulder to waist thing you got going on.”

“Luis,” Steve says softly.

“All I’m saying is you wanna catch a fish you gotta throw out your line.”

A Royal Mess

Imagine being Erebor’s Royal Maid and walking in on Thorin naked.

Another day of chores as monotonous as the one before and the one to come after. When you had thought of returning to the Mountain, you had never expected to do so as a maid. Though what could you expect. Before you had been nothing but a servant and Erebor had enough smiths as it were, so you were not of much use to the Forge.

The only grace was the dwarf you served: the king. Thorin was an admirable king and his character was much the same behind closed doors. He was kind to you, kinder than any you had worked for before. He had his days when his mood was darkened and you bore them quietly and patiently. It was not so bad being a royal maid, even if it was quite dull.

You knocked at the door of the king’s chambers and received no answer. Likely he was still in council which meant you could do your work swiftly and be on your way. You pushed inside, fresh linens stacked in your arms and crossed to the grand bed which stood against the far wall. You stripped it, though not easily, as the blankets were nearly heavier than you, and then pulled on the clean sheets.

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