My original work account: Pickardie
Screeching Sirens Ch1Chapter 1Screeching Sirens Ch1 by luffysister
Captain Arthur Kirkland in his ten years on the sea had known, felt, and experienced many things.
He knew what it was like to felt the salty wind at his back, how it would snap the sails like a whip
He knew the smell of burning wood and the sweet satisfaction of watching an enemy ship sink into the depths.
He knew the rhythm of his ship, the dance it made on the waves.
He knew the slick sound of a blade passing through flesh and the resistance of bone and tissue.
He knew the sound of crushing bones as a lead ball hits a human body head on.
Most of all, he knew pain. The impact and second of nothingness before the overwhelming sensation of a bullet lodging itself beneath skin. The bite of twenty lashes, the seemingly never-ending agony and the marks it made on his skin that never quite went away.
He knew of true thirst and hunger. How the tongue would shrivel and stick to the paper insides of the mouth. When a mere sip of