Pairing: Edward / Bella
Link: Cutlass on FFNSummary: Isabella Swan is certain notorious pirate, Edward Cullen, murdered her father and stole his prized cutlass. Out for revenge, she sneaks onto his ship, but Captain Cullen claims she has the wrong man. A tale of the search for truth…and treasure of course.
This week, I decided to review a story that has only just begun to post. I'm sure you're wondering why on earth I'd decide to do such a thing, when the plot has barely been mapped out in the first chapter.
Well I'll tell you why.
Cutlass is a story written by one of my favorite authors Tkegl. If you've ever read any of her other stories, Just One of the Boys, Do Over or Beyond Time, you know she writes with such enthusiasm for her characters, you can actually see them doing the things she describes in her tale, no matter how ridiculous it may seem at the time. The details and plot all mesh seamlessly into a magical romp into the lives of her characters. By the end of her stories, I'm always waiting on the edge of my seat for her next to appear in her profile.
Cutlass only just started posting last week, and even with one measly little chapter, she's managed to suck me into the characters and the plot.
Smith ducked his head and ran from the room without another word. Edward shook his head in frustration at the boy's audacity as he turned around to consider the cutlass that had held him so enthralled. With a small smile, he pulled it from the shelf, sliding the shining blade from its leather sheath. To most, it would seem like an ordinary sword, he supposed and – except for the single large sapphire set in the hilt – of very little value. Edward knew its true worth, however – and it was far beyond the value of the glittering blue stone. He studied the engraving encircling the gem, whispering the now-familiar words aloud.
Dixitque Deus fiat lux et facta est lux.
Latin for And God said, "Let there be light."
The significance of the piece of Scripture, Edward was still unsure of. Yet he knew it was yet another key in the mystery he was endeavoring to solve. One that he would come a step closer to unraveling once he set foot on board the Enchanted Lady.When you start the story, Captain Edward Cullen is in search for a ship that is rumored to have a great deal of treasure on board, and one chest in particular, is especially of interest to the fine Captain.
After threatening any of his crew that may think they deserve their own secret stash of the booty, he comes upon a slight boy named Smith. He sizes the lad up and down, before deciding to make him his cabin boy, fearing for his safety on a ship among brutes.
By the end of the chapter, Tkegl's managed to throw in a mystery not only about the famed Cutlass, but the special treasure on the Enchanted Lady,and the peculiar boy who is now tending to the Captain's every need.
I tend to be behind the curve ball on stories in the Fandom, but for once I'm urging you to read this story right from the start. If you're looking for a swashbuckling good time, look no further and give Tkegl's newest story a try. I promise it won't disappoint. Her posting schedule is on Tuesdays (US time) - so you won't have to wait long to get the second chapter.
Until next time,