Pairing(s): Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton
Word Count: 9899
Warnings: Graphic violence, major character death
Summary: When all fell apart around him and all was taken from him, Thomas Hamilton was not broken.
Why I loved it: This is one of those fics I would've missed if I hadn't come back to fic right now, and what a travesty that would've been. This is a graphic portrayal of what happened to Thomas after his father found out about everything, and it is disturbing, heartbreaking, and will cut you to the bone. I started watching this show because of Tom Hopper, but the second season changed all that. Yes, I still love Billy, but the story of why Flint became a pirate in the first place became my emotional core. The tragedy of him and Thomas killed me. This fic twisted that knife even deeper.