Ch-1

Chapter 1

Dis: I OWN NOTHING, except my original characters............

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Alex stood in the rain watching the Pearl disappear in the fog. The weather seemed to mirror his feelings, dismal and gray. He looked up at the sky to see if there was even a slight chance of sun, but the rain and the clouds had blocked out all the sun. He took a deep breath and clenched his fists. He didn't cry, he felt like he was going to but he didn't. He held back his tears, he was a man and men didn't cry. Even when they person they loved left them.

He walked back sulkily to the smithy shop and grabbed one of the swords that his dad had left hanging half finished. He heated it up and put it on the anvil. He proceeded in pounding it. He hit it with all his strength cussing and yelling angry curses at it, getting all of his aggression out. He stopped when he saw that the sword was ruined, the steel wasn't straight, and it had lumps in it where he had hit it. But he felt much better.

"Feel better?" A voice said from behind him (a/n: that happens a lot in these fics)

He turned around startled and found his father leaning on one of the roof supports. He nodded, "Yeah, ruined the sword though."

"I heard what happened." Will said walking closer to his son.

"I don't want to talk about it." Alex said bitterly.

"Of course not. I understand.' Will said reassuredly. 'Shall we go home then? You need to get changed." Alex nodded.

Alex and Will made their way home through the rain and when they entered Elizabeth stood at the door way worried. "Alex!" She exclaimed running up to him and cupping his face with he hand, 'What happened?"

"It rained." He said walking remorsefully up to his room.

Elizabeth looked at will questionably and Will sighed and ran his hands through his hair tiredly. He then told Elizabeth all that he had heard.

"She just...left him?" Elizabeth said trying to process the information.

"That's what it seemed like." Will answered solemnly.

"Wait until father hears about this. He'll be thrilled.' Elizabeth said. 'Already he's looking for eligible women for Alex."

"I feel bad for Alex."

Alex woke up the next morning with a headache. He rubbed his forehead in pain and trudged down the stairs to breakfast, his hair messy and his shirt partially undone. He heard voices coming down the hall from the dining room and walked closer. He suddenly recognized the voices.

"Bloody hell." He said running his fingers through his hair and buttoning his shirt up. He quickly walked through the dining room into the kitchen trying as hard as he could not to be noticed.

"Is that my dashing young grandson?" Governor Swann said from his seat at the head of the table.



Alex stopped in his tracks; he was so close to the kitchen, yet so far. "Good Morning, Grandfather!" He said forcing a smile on his face.

"Come! Sit! Your mother and father and I were just talking about you!"

By the looks on his parents' faces he could tell he didn't want to hear what his grandfather was talking about. But it was his grandfather so he sat down.

"Really, and what were you talking about?" Alex said taking a sip of the tea one of the servants put in front of him.

"Possible betrothals." His grandfather said smiling.

Alex choked on his tea and Will slapped him on the back helping him regain his composure. "Excuse me?"

"You will be eighteen next year and you should get married!"

"I uh...I um..." He looked at his parents for help.

Elizabeth looked at her father, "Father, I think that Alex should choose a girl on his own."

"Nonsense! Look what happened when you did! No offense, William, but Alex would have never known to use the word parley, had it not been for your gallivanting with pirates."

Will rolled his eyes and got up, "Very well then, I must be going to the forge.' He walked towards the entrance hall but turned around instead and said, 'But you do know that if Alex not known the pirates code, the pirate would have killed him."

"I should uh...go with him." Alex said getting up.

"You have no more need of the blacksmith training if you are to become governor."

Alex sat down defeated and ran his hands through his hair.

'Now, to pick a suitable mate for you Alex, I was thinking about the young girl, Darla Darling, the daughter of the new Commodore." His grandfather said smiling at his idea.

Alex almost choked on his tea again, "Umm, I'd rather not."

"Nonsense! She's a beautiful girl of high social classes."

"It matters not to me." Alex said defiantly.

"But it does to Port Royal. I'll arrange a meeting with her family tomorrow night for dinner at their house."

"I'd rather you not." Alex said truthfully.

"Too bad, it's been done." The governor said getting up.

"But I already know who I want to marry."

"My God! You didn't tell me! Who is this lucky lady? A princess, a governor's daughter?" The governor said getting excited.

"Not exactly." Alex said looking to his mom for help. She shrugged her shoulders.

"Well then..." His grandfather said testily.

"She's a pirate."

Governor Swann fainted in his chair.

~~Later at the forge~~

"He fainted!" Will said chuckling as he watched worked on a sword.

"Yeah, maybe I should have told him at a different time." Alex said pausing to ponder his thought.

"Between you and your mother, that man is going to have a heart attack."

"Hopefully he doesn't go soon, I don't want to be governor."

"What do you want to be?" Will asked changing the subject.

"Something that I can have fun doing like maybe sailing." Alex said smiling.

"Could this sailing be with a certain someone at your side?" Will said giving Alex a devilish smile.

"Possibly." Alex said shrugging.

"Do you miss her that much?"

"Yeah, I mean I have only known her for a couple of days but we had that connection." Alex entwined his fingers to emphasize their "connection."

"Connection?" Will said mimicking Alex.

"I can't get her out of my head." Alex said running his hand through his hair.

"Maybe when you meet this Ms. Darling, you'll forget." Will said teasing Alex.

Alex decided to ignore his father's comment and asked, "What are you going to do about my job."

"I already have someone coming in today. They should be here shortly." Will said matter-of-factly.

"Well, good then. Can I stay here? I'm afraid that grandfather will come after me if I go home." Alex said sitting on a bench petting the donkey.

"Sure." Will said.

Just then, the door opened to reveal a man around Will's age and a small boy. The man walked up to Will and held out his hand, "Nathaniel Wood here for the blacksmith job."

Will smiled and shook the man's hand, "Will Turner, and who's this young man?" Will said gesturing to the young boy.

"Thas' me son Joseph. He ain't go a mother so, if it's okay by ye can he hang 'round the shop? He won't be any trouble."

"Sure.' Will said smiling. Alex cleared his throat. "Oh, and this is my son, Alexander."

Alex nodded his head in greeting and sat back down. The two older men started conversing about the job while Joseph sat himself down next to Alex. Joseph was a small boy with brown hair in a mushroom cut, tan skin and fierce, green eyes. He smiled a gaped tooth smile at Alex. Alex nodded to him.

"Ello sir, I'm Joseph Wood, pleased to make your acquaintance." The young boy said in bowing crookedly.

"Nice to meet you too Joseph." Alex said in a bored tone.

"Most people call me Joey. I suppose you have a nickname too Alexander." Joey said smiling.

"Alex." Alex said in a monotone.

"Hiya Alex." Joey said cheerfully.

Alex just rolled his eyes.

"What's got you down? Is it girl troubles?" Joey said putting his arm around Alex's neck in a friendly gesture.

"What do you know about girls?" Alex said cocking an eyebrow, now interested in this little boy.

"A lots. First of all, they stink. You get ta love one then they drop ye. So confusin!"

"How old are you?"

"Eight." Joey said holding up seven fingers.

Alex laughed and ruffled the young boys hair, "I like ya."

Joey gave him a weird look and smiled, "We can be bestest friends."

"Sure." Alex said shrugging his shoulders.

"Now tell me your troubles." Joey said seriously.

Alex told Joey all about what happened. Starting from the beginning when Angeline took him to the Pearl and ending with her sailing away on the Pearl. Joey gaped at him through the whole thing.

"Wowiezowie Pirates!' Joey said excitedly. 'I bet ya she was real pretty, huh? Those pirate girls are always real pretty."

Alex chuckled and nodded standing up, "She sure was, but she's gone now."

Joey looked up at Alex, "Seems to me that she'll be back."

"How do you know?" Alex said cocking an eyebrow.

"Cause they always come back. Me dad says if ye love somethin' let it go and if it comes back it was never yours. Wait no, if it comes back it was yours but if it don't then it was never yours. There it is!"

Alex smiled at his new young friend and Joey smiled at his new role model. He wanted to be exactly like Alex and from then on almost never left Alex's side. Alex taught Joey how to sword fight and taught him all about pirates and told and re-told his story to the young boy who was always anxious to hear it then come up with a new ending. Maybe Angeline hid and is now in Port Royal, maybe she'll come running back to Alex and they'll live happily ever after. Alex would listen to his endings and thought to himself, "Young people have such hope."

YAY! First chapter to the sequel is up! Hope ye like it so far! Next chapter will be about Angeline! YAY! Lol!

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