Author: Laura H fried_flamingo
Category:AU for CotBP, Character death
Characters: Elizabeth, Will, Jack
Disclaimer: The Mouse Owns All
A/N: 100 words for the blackpearlsails prompt 'I should have...'. Sal, I'm really sorry and I promise I'll fix it in the next one *looks sheepish*
She watched him drop, saw the rope break his neck, heard the snap. The crowd didn’t cheer as she thought they might. When it was over, they drifted away, the show not as satisfying as anticipated. Some remained to watch them cut him down. A rope was waiting at Gallows Point and the sea spray yearned to touch him.
Elizabeth pictured those clever hands, stilled.
One man stood alone, the sullen wind blowing loose hair across his tight, pale face.
You should have done something, Will, she thought.
The breeze picked up the words and threw them back at her.