Author: Bianca.T.Sparrow101 PM
Leticia Hanover is the youngest child of King George III and wants freedom from corsets, suitors and her brother. Will Jack be able to give her this? What else happens on the way? First film with OC. Jack/OCRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Capt. Jack Sparrow - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,697 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 02-19-12 - Published: 01-27-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7779023
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Leticia Hanover was the youngest of the five children of King George III. She was raised as a proper Princess until she was thirteen years old and she was relocated to Port Royal to live in the palace there. Her father said it was for safety purposes but she knew it was because he didn't like her as much as her four siblings due to the fact that she was female. One of her brothers, Edward came with her and brought his wife Victoria but they moved so they could live life as a married couple separately from life in England. Leticia remembered the crossing from England, particularly when she saw the wreckage . . .
Elizabeth Swann was standing at the front of the ship, singing a pirate song that entranced Leticia. She could tell that, despite being a Governors daughter, she had a rebellious side, just like Leticia herself. She hated to interrupt and Elizabeth turned to face her before she could.
"Hello I'm Elizabeth Swann," she introduced herself. Leticia smiled.
"I'm Leticia Hanover," she replied and approached the railing that Elizabeth was standing next to.
"You're the Princess," Elizabeth stated and Leticia nodded sadly.
"Yes, I am. Can I tell you a secret though?" she asked politely and the young Swann nodded eagerly.
"Of course you can," she assured the young Princess.
"Sometimes I really wish I wasn't a Princess. It's so hard to be proper and stiff all the time. My father hates me too," she quickly told her and she immediately felt better for it.
"I know how you feel. It's very difficult to be so mature when we are so young. I'm sure your father doesn't hate you though," Elizabeth said kindly and the sad smile on the Princess' face said otherwise. She decided to change the subject.
"Could you teach me that song?" she asked and Elizabeth realized that Leticia was uncomfortable with the current topic of discussion and eagerly tried to ease the girl's discomfort. So she taught the Princess the pirate song, not noticing Master Gibbs approaching them. When he laid a hand on each of their shoulders, they turned and gasped.
"Quiet, misses. Cursed pirates sail these waters. You don't want to bring them down on us, do you?" he hissed. Before they could answer, the lieutenant stepped in.
"Mr. Gibbs, that will do," he admonished him.
"They were singing about pirates. It's bad luck to be singing about pirates with us marred in this unnatural fog, mark my words," Gibbs replied and the lieutenant stared at him with a grim expression.
"Consider them marked. On your way," he ordered. Gibbs nodded.
"It is bad luck to have a woman on board too, even miniature ones," he grumbled as he took a swig from his flask.
"I think it would be rather exciting to meet a pirate," Elizabeth stated and Leticia nodded along.
"Think again Miss Swann, Princess Leticia: vile and dissolute creatures the lot of them. I intend to see to it that any man that sails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves: a short drop and a sudden stop," Norrington told them. Leticia understood what he meant but Elizabeth had to turn to Mr. Gibbs. He mimed being hanged, causing her to gasp.
"Lieutenant Norrington, I appreciate your fervour but I am concerned about the effect this subject will have upon my daughter," the Governor stepped in quickly.
"And I agree with the Governor. I'd rather these stories were kept from my sisters ears," Edward snapped. Norrington nodded.
"My apologies Governor Swann, Prince Edward," he said and walked off.
"Actually, I think it would be rather exciting to meet a pirate," Leticia said happily and Elizabeth agreed.
"Yes, that's what concerns me," the Governor and Edward said together. The girls smiled at each other as they were left by themselves. They soon spotted a lonely umbrella in the water but that was quickly followed by a plank of wood with a boy lying still on top.
"Look, a boy! There's a boy on the water!" Elizabeth cried out. The crew rushed to the railings and peered out.
"Man overboard!" Norrington cried and the crew managed to get the boy on board alive.
"Mary, mother of God," Gibbs whispered, causing everyone to turn and see flaming wreckage that was once a merchant vessel. The girls didn't pay attention and were charged with watching the boy. When Elizabeth stroked his hair out of his face, he awoke with a gasp.
"It's alright. My name is Elizabeth Swann and this is Princess Leticia Hanover," she introduced herself. Leticia tried not to grimace at her title.
"Will Turner," he gasped out.
"We're watching over you Will," Leticia assured him. That was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. A gold medallion was found around his neck.
"He's a pirate," Elizabeth whispered but they hid the necklace before Norrington saw it. Will was taken below deck and the girls looked out to sea, spotting a black ship with black sails. It looked like a pirate ship and the two girls gaped at each other.
*End of flashback*
"Your Highness, you must wake up or you'll be late." The twenty year old Leticia was awoken by the sound of her maid's voice. Her eyes opened slowly and she groaned at the gorgeous Caribbean sunshine pouring through her open window.
"What will I be late for?" she asked through her covers.
"Captain Norrington has his promotion ceremony today," Emily, the maid, answered politely. Leticia grudgingly got out of bed. She had to go to the ceremony. James was one of her closest friends and she'd been pleasantly surprised to find that he wasn't completely boring as she'd thought. She certainly had no intention of becoming friends with him but she was glad that she had and he was very good for her, apparently. Elizabeth would be there too so she would be spared from utter boredom and might be able to escape before dying from the heat.
"What should I wear?" she asked Emily worriedly. The maid smiled kindly.
"Your brother had a dress picked out for you. They are the latest style back in London," she answered and Leticia nodded hesitantly. The last time her brother had given her the 'latest style' she hadn't been able to walk for three days due to swollen and painful feet. Emily opened a box that Leticia hadn't noticed before and produced a stunning dress which caused the Princess to smile. Maybe it wouldn't be too bad.
A/N- I really hope you like it. It's a new territory for me, writing for POTC even though I'm totally obsessed. But, here you are. Let me know what you think and the next chapter will be up soon! If you want it that is x