Title: They Sang

Summary: Not everyone was above the law, in fact most people were not.

Disclaimer: Not mine

Notes: Thanks go to Bride of Lister, my beta!


Whether they admitted it or not they were all shackled the same. Friends and acquaintances of those beyond the law, family and accomplices who were not.

Piracy was a hanging crime, but it was not the only one. Judged without trial they were found guilty. They knew no words could save them so they spoke no words at all. Silently they watched as those before them were hanged.

Until a child among them had the courage to show the world he knew the words, to remind them all that of something they had never forgotten.

So they sang the song, a dangerous song. They, whose lives were condemned.