AN – Hello all and welcome to my very first Gravity Falls fanfiction! :D

Even though I'm a little late to the party and only started watching it on May 11th, this show still has an incredibly special place in my heart. As such, I'm going to be participating more in the fandom, whether it'll be by writing stories, drawing fan art, posting headcanons, etc.

Anyways, as this is my first venture into this wonderful world, please be constructive with your criticism on things like characterization because I know I still have to get a good handle on writing the characters in a way that they're not OOC.

And as for what this story is going to be about, well, it'll explore Stan's and Ford's relationship – both the good and the bad – as well as showcase their adventures as they travel on the high seas across the world. So, I suppose you can consider this a continuation of the finale.

There's going to be drama, fluff, humor, angst, and a whole lot more.

Well, I hope you enjoy! :)


Adventures on the High Seas

Prologue


September 2nd, 2016

It's finally time.

After all these years, my brother and I are finally getting ready to sail around the world just like we wanted to do as kids.

Stan's obviously over the moon about this. He's excited to "find treasure", "go on adventures" and "get seasick"… I sincerely hope that last one was a joke, but I somehow doubt it.

And even I'm excited, although I show that excitement in more constructive ways, such as writing in this new journal of mine. I'm going to be recording certain days, events, and findings in here while we travel. Stan said I was a "nerd" for doing so, but I can't help it. I'm mostly a scientist at heart, after all.

We've already gathered the necessary supplies, such as food and water, and anything else we may need, such as writing supplies for letters and little machines for me to tinker around with.

And our ship, the Stan o' War II, is a fine vessel with both sails and a motorized engine for the days that the wind isn't in our favor while having plenty of room for the both of us as well as our supplies. It's currently resting in the dock a few blocks away.

Seeing our shared childhood ambition finally coming true is enough to make us restless and unable to sleep in this seaside hotel we found. I can tell that this is especially true for my brother, as I can hear him tossing and turning in his bed.

He's quite noisy, I have to say.

However, as I listen to him, I can feel a certain type of guilt and anxiety cloud my mind. Even though things have improved between us from the time Stan brought me back from my inter-dimensional travels and the events of Weirdmageddon, there's still a rift between us.

After all these years, there would have to be. Ten of those years had Stan living in poverty and being a con man while I was doing great for the most part in my schooling and my studies in Gravity Falls, while the other thirty were spent with Stan desperately trying to bring me back and me hopping from dimension to dimension after a very brief and very nasty reunion which caused me to get trapped in another dimension in the first place.

And that's not even mentioning the events from before our separation, what with Stan accidentally ruining my project, which resulted in him getting thrown out of the house in the first place…

To be perfectly honest, I really regret letting my foolish anger blind me and prevent me from defending him from our parents…

I have many more regrets and I'm certain that Stan does to. So much has happened since then that I know it'll take us a while to completely repair our relationship… if we even can.

And I also know that eventually, we're going to have to confront this.

I sincerely hope it doesn't ruin our trip when we inevitably do so, and that our bond will only get stronger from what we face.

But there's only one way to find that out:

We continue on.

Well, here's to the future.


AN – So, how was that? Are you intrigued? Go ahead and comment to tell me your feelings and to share your ideas and theories for what'll happen in this story! :)