"Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me." sang Captain Jack Sparrow.
"To Tortuga!" called one of the crew.
The rest shouted in agreement. Jack grinned and turned the ship in the
direction of their destination: Tortuga. They reached the port, and were
happily met by the women of Tortuga, the pirates of The Black Pearl drank
and celebrated the return of their captain and the fortune of getting a new
"Scarlett!" said Jack upon arrival.
"I'm over you, Jack Sparrow," the tall redhead proclaimed as she walked by
He watched her walk by, and soon he came across a blond woman.
He went in to kiss her and she slapped him.
"Last time you didn't even come to find me!"
She walked off, leaving Jack to himself. He went into the tavern, the
Faithful Bride, and sat in a dark corner, watching his crew celebrate.
"May I join you?" came an old, weathered voice.
"Bugger off," muttered Jack, taking another drink of his rum.
The old woman glared, and repeated her question.
"I suggest you take my offer," she warned.
"Listen, lady, what part of 'bugger off' don't you understand?" asked Jack,
his words slurring.
He looked closely at her, she was old, hunched over, missing more teeth
than anyone he had ever seen, and she had wrinkles on her wrinkles'
wrinkles. Her eyes were dark and cold, she had a hair lip, and her skin was
dark, tanned. Her hair was gray, a tattered cloak covering her body, and a
hood over her head. She looked at Jack, and she straightened up.
"I could have given you anything you ever wanted, Jack Sparrow. Anything,
but because of you insolence, you shall be cursed until a pure soul can
love you. You shall remain twenty seven and you shall never be happy, until
that pure soul loves you."
The woman disappeared.
"Not a gypsy! Damn!" he cursed, his luck going from bad to worse. "Well, at
least I'll never get old, and I won't have to retire."
Jack thought and thought, trying to find a way of breaking the curse.
That's it! Giselle! She's a sweet girl. Jack left the tavern to look for
the blonde beauty. He found her underneath a merchant who had long since
"Jack! Help me, I can't move," Giselle called out.
Jack kicked the man off of her, and kissed her. She slapped him.
"Now you come after me! What do you want?"
She smiled, and Jack kissed her again.
Two months later.
'I wonder if the curse broke, I can't tell. I'm not happy because
Norrington's after us again, and there's nothing worth pirating between
September and March, and it's now October!' thought Jack, miserably.
"Look at Port Royale! There's some fancy high-to-do going on!" shouted
Gibbs, from the crow's nest.
Jack pulled out his eyeglass and looked at the parapet, high above the
water, Jack saw white being put everywhere.
"Well, it seems that Will and Elizabeth are getting married!" said Jack.
The Dauntless approached the Black Pearl. "Damn," muttered Jack.
"I wish to speak with the captain of this vessel!" called a voice, from
aboard The Dauntless.
"That would be me," said Jack.
"You're Captain Jack Sparrow!"
"We've been searching for you!"
The man on The Dauntless pulled out a scroll, and began reading it.
"Governor Swann requests your presence for the union of Miss Elizabeth Mary
Swann, and Mister William Jacob Turner, on the date of October 15th in Port
The crew looked at one another, confused.
"And you've only been looking for us to give us the invitation?" asked
Jack, trying to understand the situation.
"Yes," said the man, as if it were the most obvious thing in the world.
"All right, then. Gents!" then he saw AnaMaria. "And lady. We're going to a
There were shouts of joy, and they reached the dock of Port Royale. The
pirates got off the Black Pearl, and made their way to the Governor's
Mansion, escorted by the man from The Dauntless. They were showed into the
Foyer, and they awaited Governor Swann.
"Gentlemen! And Madam!" said Governor Swann, shaking their hands.
"Governor," said Jack.
"Elizabeth and Will will be happy to see you all!"
Elizabeth came down the stairs.
"Jack! Mister Gibbs! AnaMaria! Mister Cotton!" she said, happily.
"Congratulations are in order, it seems," said Jack.
"Yes, and it's all thanks to you."
"Yes, if it weren't for you, neither Will nor I would be alive, and clearly
wouldn't be getting married."
The pirates were shown to their rooms and given clean clothes to wear to
"I'm not wearing that!" Jack heard AnaMaria say, as he passed by her door,
on the day of the wedding.
"But it's customary, Miss," said the maid.
Jack walked in.
"C'mon, love. You'll look fabulous!"
"Jack. get out or I'll shoot you!" shouted AnaMaria.
Jack put his hands up in surrender, and backed out of her room.
"All right, all right. I'll leave. But don't insult our hosts by not
wearing the lovely dress they picked out for you."
"Fine, I'll wear it, but if anyone laughs."
"I'll take care of it."
Jack closed the door, and continued down the stairs where he saw Will.
"Here are the rings."
"You want me to steal them?" asked Jack.
Will looked taken aback.
"You're my best man, didn't the Governor tell you? I'm sorry I couldn't be
here when you all came in, but I had a very important guest."
Will looked pointedly at a man behind Jack. Jack looked at Will, and then
he turned around and saw someone he'd never have expected.
"Bootstraps!" shouted Jack.
"Jack!" said the man who was nothing but an older version of Will.
"I thought you were dead!"
"Nah, takes more than a cannon to get rid of me."
"How did you?"
"I untied the cannon and floated topside. I was still cursed along with
them, when they threw me overboard. They didn't realize that. A merchant
ship heading to London picked me up. I went back, looking for my wife and
son. I found a dead wife and no trace of my son. I heard a few stories
about pirates down here, so I came to find you, and hopefully. my son."
Bill Turner looked at his son. Governor Swann came down the stairs.
"Will! You all should be up there all ready! Go! Go! GO!" the governor
Will, Jack, Bill, and the crew got in several carriages and were taken up
to the fort. The guests took their seats and Jack stood by Will.
"Why me?" Jack asked.
"Why you what?" answered Will, pacing back and forth.
"Why did you pick me for your best man?"
"Because if it weren't for you, none of this would have happened. I never
would have saved Elizabeth, I would have been killed, and I never would
have had the courage to tell Elizabeth that I loved her."
"I did all that?"
"Will, mate, you need to calm down, and breathe. You love her, right?"
"Then no worries. Just stand there, do what the preacher tells you to do,
say 'I do' and be happy the rest of your life, savvy?"
Will took a deep breath and noticed that all the guests had arrived, and
the wedding music had begun to play. Will watched as the most beautiful
woman walked down the aisle toward him. He smiled at her, and she returned
the smile. Governor Swann handed Elizabeth's hand to Will.
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today." began the preacher.
"I saw the most beautiful woman in the world walking down that aisle, and I
knew it couldn't be anyone other than you," Will whispered to her.
"Thank you, and you look very dashing."
He smiled. The wedding went on, and the couple said their vows, Jack gave
them the rings for one another, they said 'I do' and they kissed. The
groom's side of the wedding cheered loudly, while the bride's side clapped
politely. Will and Elizabeth couldn't resist laughing. The two went on
their honeymoon, and Jack and his crew went back to sailing the seas, but
this time, with a new addition: Bootstraps Bill Turner.
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