Disclaimer: I don't own anything from the movie pirates of the Caribbean.

A/N I don't know whether this is going to be a you/Jack fic or a Jack/Ana fic so I'll see as it continues. By the way this is just the prologue and is just a little background on what the story is set on. Enjoy....

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The Man I am Today

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*7 years old~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

A seven-year-old boy looked around. His eye catching his sister as she walked towards him hurt and upset written all over her face. The little boy looked up at her with his big brown eyes and asked in a tiny voice, something he didn't really want to know the answer to.

"Emily, where's mama?" Tears spilled down his older sisters cheeks as she bent down and placed a hand on his soft face.

"Oh baby, mama isn't coming back. She's gone to a better place, I promise." The boy's big eyes glistened with tears begging to be freed.

"Where has she gone? Can we go see her?"

"Oh course we can baby, just not for a very long time." Emily proceeded to hug her little brother as the tears that begged to be freed, fell down his little cheeks. They both jumped apart when a voice boomed down on them.

"EMILY, what is it you are doing?" The 13-year-old girl had panic written all over her face, and she desperately tried to hide it.

"Farther I...I just told him about mother." The girl was greeted by a heavy slap across the face from her farther, the little boys eyes grew wide with fear.

"You had no right. He was to be told in due time. Not when you saw fit. You are not his mother, but his sister, and you won't be making any choices for him now Bella has died. Am I understood." The young girl looked towards the floor and nodded and said yes quietly. This was obviously not enough for the man as he gave her another hard slap across her already red face. "AM I UNDERSTOOD"

"Yes farther."

"Good. Now you" The middle aged man pointed towards the little boy. "Go to your room and don't come out until you're sent for. Do you hear me?"

In a tiny voice he spoke, "Yes farther." And walked away, up the stairs into his room. When his farther heard his door click he grabbed hold of his daughter. The young boy quietly opened his door in time to hear his sister scream, "No farther no please no."

He slid down against the doorframe thinking to himself, is this how my life is going to be now. My mother has left to go to some unknown place and my farther beating me, and raping my sister at every chance. That's not how this should be.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*10 years old~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

For the past 3 years the young boys fate had been how he feared it would be that night he told his mother was never going to come back.

At every chance his farther would take Emily somewhere 'private' to 'talk' to her. And every time they returned she would rush up to her bedroom and cry on top of her bed. He knew this; as he was normally the one to cheer her up, take care of all the new scratches, bite wounds and bruises she came home with. If ever he did something wrong or if his farther was just in a bad mood then he would be beaten to a pulp, and be himself left with bruises and cuts all over his body.

There was nobody they could turn too; every one had started to shun them after their mother's death. When the news got out that their farther beat his son and raped his daughter people had steered clear of them, as they were now 'damaged', nobody thought about helping them.

One night, while his farther was 'talking' to his sister, this brown-eyed boy went walking around the bustling town. Normally he wouldn't out of fear of being caught by his farther and be beaten more then usual, but that night was different. He went out because he heard screams, and gunshots and by looking out of his window he saw fires burning right in the midst of town.

Walking around the town, steering clear of the fires, his big eyes watched as people were chased around by dirty looking people, and other's shot by them. As he watched in amazement he didn't notice a man come up behind him until this man gripped his elbow. Jumping in surprise the boy turned around his eyes pleading with the man that stood before him.

"Are you going to send me to my mama?" The man looked confused. "My mama went 3 years ago, and hasn't come back, my sister says we'll go to her one day. Are you going to send me to her."

"Lad, ye shouldn't want' a die. Ye should go find ye papa, he'll take ye home. Where ye are safe. Not safe here right now." The boy's eyes glistened with laughter at the thought of his farther keeping him safe. He doesn't even look after him properly!

"I am not going back to my farther. Never again. I want' a go be with my mama, where I wont be beaten." The man looked sympathetically at the boy who was pleading with him, and a thought came to his head.

"Me capt'n be needing' a new cabin boy. What say you? Come with me and ye wont die or be beaten." The boy smiled then shook his head. Now the man was even more confused. He had just said he was going to give this lad a second chance of a life had he not?

"I can't leave my sister. She needs me."

"Lad ye can't stay, look at ye yer full of bruises. Bring ye sister with ye, she can clean 'nd cook until we go back t' England. Then she can stay wit' me wife." The little lad brimmed with happiness as he took the pirates hand and guided him threw to find his farther and sister. Only when he did find them he stopped dead.

"What's wrong lad?" The boy's eyes met his farther, and realization dawned on him. She had fought back, and he had killed her. Their own farther had killed his daughter, and without realizing it, he had killed her in front of her 10-year-old brother.

"We have to go. Now."

"But I thought ye wanted t' git ye sister." The boys eyes brimmed with tears as he walked away with the mans hand still in his and nodding he quietly spoke.

"She's with me mama now."

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Jack sat up straight in his bed panting and sweating like crazy. Why was he having that nightmare of his past over and over again recently?

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A/N was it good? Bad? Terrible? Please review! If I get more then er 2 reviews I'll continue. Please review, cookies to everyone who dose!! :) Suzy xxx