The crew of the Queen Anne’s Revenge sailed the solar winds. They join their ancestors who sailed the open waters of the Pacific Ocean back on Earth in the late 1800s. Captain Bloodbath ruled the ship with an iron fist, but the crew knew how to handle him. All the first mate needed to do to calm him down was climb into the crow’s nest and play Stairway to Heaven on his guitar and Captain Bloodbath melted like an iceberg in July.
“Where is that ship?” Captain Bloodbath bellowed, storming out of his cabin. “Three years and we haven’t found her yet!”
“Sir—” the first mate said.
“Don’t you sir me!” the Captain said as he grabbed the first mate by the throat. “Where is that ship!”
He let go of the first mate, went below deck, and began throwing things around the galley sending the cook scurrying up on deck to avoid his wrath. Captain Bloodbath had been like this ever since they had picked up an old signal emanating from Earth. They tried explaining things to the Captain, but he was hard-headed and not the brightest star in the galaxy. The crew did their best to placate him, but nothing was working.
Captain Bloodbath stormed back on deck screaming began hitting the crew with a soup ladle. When that had no effect, he snatched the guitar away from a crewman who was trying to sneak it into the crow’s nest and began hitting people with it until it broke. The first mate had a brilliant idea. He crawled past Captain Bloodbath who was trying to strangle the cabin boy with a guitar string and climbed into the crow’s nest.
“Captain!” he yelled, waving a spyglass. “U.S.S. Enterprise off the starboard bow.”
Captain Bloodbath ran to see the ship but there was nothing there. “Don’t you play games with me or I’ll make you walk the plank!”
“They must have entered warp, Sir!” he yelled down.
Captain Bloodbath clapped his hands and smiled. “Raise the Jolly Roger,” he ordered. “Captain Kirk can’t run forever!”
This was inspired by the 3TC prompt: Jolly Roger, guitar, iceberg