|To Have a Home
Author: DanceInTheFlames PM
*COMPLETE* Sequel to Blood is Thicker Than Rum. Even better than the prequel! Constructive criticism would make my day!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Capt. Jack Sparrow & Will T. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 10,070 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 08-10-12 - Published: 07-22-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7208412
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It's been quite a while since Elizabeth left my Father to die. And my heart still aches for him. Of any of them she should be the one to understand that going through life without one parent is hard enough, but now because of her I'm an orphan.
I can't wait to set sail to bring my Father back from the Locker. The song has been sung. There's this odd and very dreary little song to signal the need for this group of pirates called The Brethren Court to meet. Apparently Father was one of these so called pirate lords. I have to wonder if that would make me 'Lady Jacki'. I suppose it would. I turn the coin my Father gave me over and over in my hand. I still don't know what it means or why he'd give it to me but I've taken care of it just like he asked.
I still can't believe I have to work with Elizabeth to get the map that will lead us to Davey Jones' Locker. I mean, can't we just use my Father's compass? I know that what I want most is to save him.
We sail through Singapore in a dinghy dressed as natives, on our way to meet with the pirate lord of Singapore, Sao Feng, to see if he will help us save my Father.
As we row we sing the song of the Brethren Court.
"Some have died and some are alive,
Others sail on the sea,
With keys to the cage, and the Devil to pay,
We lay to Fiddler's Green,
The bell has been raised from its watery grave,
Hear its sepulchral tone,
We slow our rowing and lower our voices slightly when we see British Navy men crossing a small bridge overhead.
A call to all
Pay heed the call
Turn your sails to home
Hoist the colors high
As we step out of the dinghy we are approached by two native men.
"Thief and beggar. Never shall we die. A dangerous song to be singing. For any who are ignorant of its meaning. Particularly women. Particularly women alone."
Before either Elizabeth or I get the chance to speak, Captain Barbossa intervenes. "What makes ye think they're alone?"
"You protect them?" The first man to confront us steps forward and Elizabeth is immediately behind him with a dagger to his throat. I pull out my sword, keeping an eye on the others.
"And what makes you think we need protecting?"
Barbossa addresses the man Elizabeth is restraining. "You're master's expecting us. And an unexpected death'd cast a slight pall on our meeting." Elizabeth releases the man as we hear the command of a Naval Officer.
We silently follow the men who confronted us to their master's bath house. While we're on our way to meet with Sao Feng the rest of the crew are to hide under the bath house and provide us with weapons, should we need more. Will is already inside, recovering the map. Tia Dalma is in charge of signaling the crew and providing a distraction.
"Have you heard anything from Will?" Of course there's only two people she cares about. Will, and herself. Though is he's not careful he might be the next one she sends to the Locker.
"I trust young Turner to acquire the charts, and you to remember your place in the presence of Captain Sao Feng." I do my best to hide my satisfaction at hearing Barbossa scold Elizabeth.
"Is he that terrifying?"
"He's much like myself, but absent my merciful nature and sense of fair play."
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