|Ghost of a Pearl : The Infamous Black Spot
Author: Deviant Little Thing PM
Jack and Pearl finally reunited after so long being parted. With Davey Jones looking for debts to be repaid, Elizabeth getting her feelings confused, and Norrington being very friendly. Can they survive? Jack/OC - Slight Norrington/OC , Jack/Liz hinted.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Adventure - Capt. Jack Sparrow & James N. - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,831 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 09-28-09 - Published: 08-07-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5284690
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Chapter 11 - Broken Soul Goodbyes
"There's no need to waste my time
Spending your life jumping from sinking ship to sinking ship
Well I think I'd rather drown
I know I'd rather drown"
Drunk, Lovers, Sinners And Saints - Alexisonfire
Half hour after Jack, Elizabeth, James, Pintel & Ragetti left.
I anxiously paced looking out toward the island, they still weren't back yet. They had been gone far too long, I paced even more worried now with thoughts of them all dying or death filtering in my mind.
Suddenly I saw a long boat moving at top speed, as fast as the rowers could row, moving towards the ship "Gibbs!! their coming"
Mr. Gibbs promptly raced to the starboard side of the ship to see for himself "Lower the ladder!" Minutes later Jack, Elizabeth, knocked out Will, Pintel, and Ragetti came on board I was confused "Will? how'd you get here. Where's James?" Everyone was running to get me ship shape to get the hell out of here as fast as possible. "Norrington took the chest to draw them away and Will was stuck on the Fly Dutchmen" I glared at Elizabeth as she was leaning over Will to get him to awaken.
I swiftly moved to find Jack, that is until the Flying Dutchmen appeared out of the water right next to The Black Pearl "Lord on High, deliver us!" Jack said something to Gibbs before making his way down the stairs all the while chanting "Hey, fish face! Lose something? Congealy" Here he fell down the steps making everyone wince "GOT IT! Come to negotiate , eh? you slimy git!" I gasped walking up to stand just behind him to the right a bit "Look what I got. I got a jar of dirt! I got a jar of dirt! And guess what's inside it?" I grabbed Jack's arm just enough to get his attention "Have you gone Mad?!" Davey seemed to agree with me for he shouted "Enough!" the ports on the side of the flying dutchmen opened revealing it's cannons.
Jack paled, seeing his plan wasn't working "Hard to starboard?" I gasped yelling "Hard to Starboard!" Will who seemed to awaken shouted "Brace the foreyard!" Everyone seemed to rush to do something. Jack stood there unmoving for a second before lowering the jar of dirt to his chest. He looked at me, I looked at him and we shared two extremely different thoughts I could tell Jack thought we would make it out of this by that arrogant look on his face, whereas I was terrified I knew I was going to die again... well sink but it all meant the same thing. I turned to see The Flying Dutchmen turning to us panicking. "Jack if I lo-"
BOOM BOOM BOOM
Whatever I was going to say was lost on my lips as I fell to the ground clutching my stomach as if in pain. Three cannon balls ripped right threw the back of the ship, you get shot three times and tell me how much it hurts "Just go Jack get us out of here" I growled out as he moved to help me, yet at my biting tone he made for the helm. I stood on shaky legs, everyone watching me "Don't stare get me moving!" I shouted and everyone went back to work I tried to move the sails to catch as much wind as possible.
Everyone raced around trying to do anything to get the Pearl moving faster to get me moving faster but we ran out of things to help and just kept running around now. I watched this all in horror frozen to the spot. People were being hit with cannons flying off the ship, Will and Elizabeth seemed to be the only ones who stopped to realize that there was nothing more to do. Jack, I give him credit, looked as panicked as I must have felt steering at the helm trying to cause me less damage. Yet every cannon that hit its mark only made me feel more light headed, though I fought through it.
If everyone saw me disappear they would know hope was lost and I didn't want them to lose that. Finally we pulled ahead, I sighed, feeling relief in the fact that we got away. Leaning up against the stairs I watched Jack's jar of dirt fall. I looked up seeing Jack's horrified face as he raced down the stairs, straight to the broken jar of dirt "Where is it? Where is the thump-thump?" My eyes widened they had found the heart. I let out a shaky breath "James" I all but said to myself, he must have taken the heart did I just condemn myself?
Everything came back into focus for me fast, we hit something making the ship slow. "Musta hit a reef" I shook my head saying loudly "No. It's not a reef!" Will shouted as everyone else ran to the side "Get Away from the rail!" Will grabbed Elizabeth from the rail as she asked "What is it?" Will never sound so serious "The Kraken" I froze watching as Jack raised his head from searching the dirt. "Jack" he turned to me as I moved towards him kneeling right next to him, he watched me. "I want you to get in a long boat, and row away" I didn't look at him I couldn't bring myself to knowing I was going to sink "Go, find a way to bring me back savvy?" Jack seemed to be battling within himself "Savvy"
I helped him lower the long boat in the water and gave him a teary eyed smile. I only turned away when I felt something utterly slimly creeping up my side. I raced to find Will just as cannon fire got rid of my slimly problem. Flinching when the Kraken hit my deck hard when going back into the sea "Will, What's going on?" everyone seemed to be racing around "We have to fight it long enough to ge-" he paused looking at me I gave him my best smile "I know I'm not making it out of this."
I watched them all running around like ant's on deck. ' Run she said run so I ran that's the right thing to do. No use in second guessing myself' I looked on as the beastys tentacles slammed into her, Pearl. I glanced at the island behind me, pulling out my compass I watched it spin once twice three times. Then soundly land on Pearl who looked as if she was being eaten alive, which she was. My decision was made right there, I started to row back.
I tried to help as best I could really but there was only so much I could do. I watched as I was slowly being torn apart. Gasping for breath as a sudden explosion, a beat then everything was a lot quieter I was half sitting half sliding down the stairs just as Jack walked past. I just watched him walk down the stairs. Everyone followed "Captain! Orders?" Jack walked right past me as if to survey the damage "Abandon Ship. Into the Long Boats." the hope I felt that he found a way out of this vanished faster then I could blink. "Jack! Pearl!" Everyone turned to me everyone that was left turned to me struggling just to stay awake. Everyone but Jack, he just stood stoic, looking ahead as if I wasn't behind him.
I know he said it so he could pretend, so if wouldn't be so hard for him to get into that long boat. Yet it stung all the same, it hurt more then anything. Even more then all this chaotic damage.
"She's only a ship, mate." He said only a hint of uncertainty in his voice "He's right" I whipped my head to Elizabeth she was trying not to look at me. I slowly sank into the stairs just under the deck. I couldn't handle hearing anymore. I felt as they all started for the longboat and Jack's gentle caresses on my railing making me smile sadly in memory. Slowly I started to make my way to the deck, floating I couldn't handle anything else. However, I should have just stayed under and given Jack and Elizabeth their personal time.
Elizabeth had Jack backed into the mast each kissing the other heatedly. "It's after you, not Pearl. It's not us. Don't you see?
This is the only way...
I'm not sorry."
Jack merely gave his half crooked smirk "Pirate" Elizabeth backed away to the long boats. I just stood watching Jack off to the side almost as if I was watching from another body. This was some sick twisted cruel joke, this wasn't really happening. Jack was grumbling to himself reaching for a lamp. I slowly moved closer and just barely moved the lamp close enough so that he could grab it, which he did. Jack looked up at me slowly then he looked away to rub the wax on his wrist springing it free.
"Pearl..." Jack trailed off not knowing what to say but I did in a voice that most likely scared Jack as much as it did me
"I'm only a ship Jack" with that said I slipped into the deck, sinking to the bottom hopefully no one will ever raise me from the depth again.
Third Person View
As Pearl sunk into herself the Kraken rose from the depths, Jack turned to look at it no grin on his face. The Kraken opens it's beak like mouth giving a ferocious roar in doing so spat out Jack's hat. "Oh." Jack picked it up after wiping some slime that also came out of the Krakens mouth off himself. He placed his hat a top his head pulling out his cutlass "Ello Beastie". The Kraken opened his mouth just as Jack went into the Kraken to stab it.
In that last second before being eaten,
Jack realized he had made a huge mistake and,
without a shadow of doubt that
I was going to drag this out and make it two chapters but I have decided it was a bit to hard te drag out.
Until the Third and final Story
The Ghost of Pearl : Never Shall We Die.