⚘ 10 pirate fics you should read ⚘
Sail Across Me (21k)
Harry is a prince that is about to be forced into marriage against his will and running away to sea seems like a much better option. Louis is the captain of the infamous pirate ship The Rogue and he has a thing for helping defenseless creatures. Especially when they’re as pretty as this one.
Harry is the captain of a pirate ship, and Louis is an accidental stowaway.
Louis is the commodore’s son who is forced to become a part of Harry’s crew when he is captured.
1647. “Pretending you don’t have a heart is not the best way to not get it broken. It’s just the easiest.”
“You know,” He whispered. “The pirate way is to take your pretty finger with the ring. If you want to keep your lovely hand you have to give me something else of value.”
Louis swallowed again, harder this time. “I don’t have anything else.” He mumbled worriedly. Averting his eyes.
The pirate grinned. “Oh, but I think you do.”
Swim In The Smoke (101k)
“What about this, Captain?” Liam asks, nudging the boy kneeling between their feet with the toe of his boot. The boy hisses and swipes at him, slurring out something unintelligible around the makeshift gag Niall had to stuff in his mouth. He misses by a mile and tries again, just as ineffectively.
Harry looks down at him, at the way the sun streams over his face and shoulders, at the way the gag stretches his mouth, lips pink and chapped. He’s lithe and pretty, smudged all over with dirt. They had found him tied up below deck, mostly unconscious, next to a barrel full of gold. He’s clearly a prisoner, but there’s something familiar about him, something that niggles at Harry’s brain. Something he can’t quite put his finger on.
“Put him in my cabin,” Harry decides, turning back to deal with the rest of the loot. The boys screams out jumbled curse words at Harry’s back, muffled by the gag, and Harry can’t understand any of it.
Drowning In Your Eyes (45k)
“Capt’n Styles, are you certain of this? They be attracted to man-made light.”
“What is? Sharks?” The young blonde asks in terror.
“Worse than sharks, lad. There’ll be flesh eating mermaids upon us in minutes, mark my words!” Paul huffs as he continues to wave the bright lantern in front of him, “And Captain Styles here, has us bait!”
Louis is trying to start a new life as a pirate. Harry just so happens to be a most notorious pirate of the time. It’s 1680.
Pirate AU. That’s it; that’s the summary.
Louis is a pirate. Harry has never been to sea, but he’s eager to learn.