Jacklyn and Anamaria had spent quite a bit of time untangling hair and washing the dirt and grime off of the crew, but when they were finished the crew looked almost presentable. On the day before the wedding, however, Jacklyn hit a stumbling block.
"We can't do this!" She cried when she walked ondecks.
"What can't we do now?" Jack said, rolling his eyes.
"We can't simply sail into Port Royal on the Pearl! She's.."
"She's what!?" Jack cut in, getting rather defensive after a day and a half of constant change, "Not good enough? Not fast enough? Not clean enough!?"
"No." Jacklyn said, a small grin on her face. "She's too famous. Everyone in Port Royal would recognize her."
Jack thought about that for a moment, she was right, it would blow their covers completely. "Well, darling, I have no idea how fix that."
"But maybe Gibbs does, he's rather good at ideas, ye know."
"Gibbs? I always thought he was better for gossip then ideas."
"It's worth a shot, though.:
"Alright, I'll go ask him." Jacklyn then ran to the other side of the ship and tapped Gibbs on the shoulder.
"AAHH!" Gibbs shouted when she tapped without warning. "Ye shouldn't sneak up like that, girly!"
"But I have a question." Jacklyn said sweetly.
Gibbs sighed. "What is it?"
"How does one pretend to be a noble when sailing a pirate ship?"
"So you have no idea as to what I should do?"
"Well, ye could give up."
"I'm no quitter!"
"Ye could dress up the Pearl."
"We don't have time."
"Ye could hide the Pearl and row in."
"Any other ideas?"
"Then I guess we're going to have to row."
"I guess so."
The Next Day
Jacklyn got up very early the next morning and rang a loud bell.
"Wake up everyone!!" She yelled. And within a matter of minutes she had everyone assembled ondecks.
"Alright, men." She began, "Today's the day. If all goes according to plan then by sunset my fiancé will be dead."
A cheer erupted from the crew.
"Now, now. This isn't just fun and games. If you blow yer covers they will hang me before I can say I don't. Understand?"
"Good, now let's go." And as soon as she said that everyone onboard climbed into the longboats and rowed away.
When they arrived in Port Royal it was just past 7:00 AM and everyone in the small town was preparing for the wedding. Jacklyn led the disguised men to her home atop a hill.
"Welcome back!" Elizabeth said whilst giving Jacklyn a hug. "How was the trip?"
"You speak of it as if it were a cruise." Jacklyn said. "But it was wonderful."
"That's good." Elizabeth said half-heartedly, "Well, why don't you just scurry upstairs and get dressed, Robert and his guests will be arriving soon and we don't want them to suspect anything."
"Alright." Jacklyn said as she bound the stairs.
"And make sure to take out the earrings!" Elizabeth called up to her before turning back to the crew. "Well, would any of you care for tea?"
"Yes, thank you M'Lady." Jack said as he bowed and kissed Elizabeth's hand.
"Come along, Mr. Turbet."
"Ugh, Turbet? Why can't I be something more unique, like Bond?"
"Bond? Jack Bond? That's silly."
"So is Turbet." Jack mumbled.
"Ssh!" Elizabeth snapped when she heard a knock on the door. She walked over and opened it to reveal Dameon Gillette, and his son, Robert.
"Good day, Elizabeth." Dameon said, "May we come in?"
"Of course, sirs." Elizabeth said opening the door, "We've just begun to receive guests" She turned to the crew. "These are Will's cousins, the Turners and Turbets."
"Oh, I didn't know Will had cousins." Robert said.
"You didn't? Well that's because he didn't know about us until just last week." Jack said.
"He forgot his own family?"
"No, actually we forgot him." Elizabeth rammed Jack in the shoulder to get him to shut up.
"Shall we go sit down and talk?" Elizabeth said "Jacklyn will be coming down shortly."
"Alright." Dameon said as they walked into the parlor. Everyone had started talking by the time Jacklyn came in. Jack was talking about how he was intending to change his name and Elizabeth was laughing at everything he said pretending he was joking. Basically everyone had gone crazy.
"Ahem." Jacklyn said as she walked in,
"Oh, Jacklyn!" Robert said, then he jumped up and gave her a huge hug, "How was the trip? I see you managed to pick-up your cousins without problems."
"Um, yes, yes I did. Robert, I think I need to talk to you, um, privately."
"Alright, darling. What about?"
"Just come with me." Jacklyn grabbed him by the arm and pulled him into the empty kitchen.
"Why all the secrecy?" Robert said, quirking an eyebrow.
"Robert, for own safety, I must warn you." Jacklyn said, breathing deeply, "I'm not who you think."
"What are you talking about?"
"My father, he's not Will."
Robert stared at her for a moment then sighed gravely. "Jacklyn. I already knew that."
Jacklyn blinked. "What?"
"I know who your father is. I've always known. Jack Sparrow, correct?"
"Robert, if you knew then why are you still marrying me?"
"Well, darling, revenge. I am going to marry you and then you are going to obey me. Your father, who I know is in there will be hanged and so will you if you try anything. So I suggest that you tell him to go his way before I have him hanged. Is that clear?"
Jacklyn just stood there for a moment. How was she going to do this?
Well, that's it for this chapter. Only 1 or 2 left and I'll be done. Allot more action coming up too.