Disclaimer: Usual disclaimer, I don't own anything except Charlotte and oh, you know the rest.

A/N: Ok, I'm here with a new story and I'm very excited, so read! For those of you who haven't read my other story, hop to it!

Feeling Cursed

Chapter 1: Taken

Charlotte walked through the streets of Port Royal feeling lost. It was late at night and she was prepared to let the darkness swallow her up. What did she have left to live for anyway? Her parents were long gone, she had no siblings and no other relatives. She had no friends and no home. What was left? Nothing, that's what. Not a thing.

Charlotte began debating with herself about how to end it. It wasn't that simple. She couldn't drown, shoot or stab herself to death. She would if she could, but she physically couldn't. She sighed and continued walking, not knowing where she was going. She soon found herself in front of a bar and decided to go in.

'If I can't drown myself, I might as well drown my sorrows,' she thought, laughing at how lame that sounded.

She walked inside and headed straight to the bar. She sat down and ordered a drink. She could feel eyes on her and adjusted the cloak that covered her and shielded her face from view. She quietly thanked the bartender and began to sip the drink he brought her. It was rum and she savored the burning feeling it brought as it slid down her throat.

Charlotte knew someone was watching her and it bothered her greatly. She turned in her seat and eyed the people in the bar suspiciously, but no one seemed to notice her. No one ever seemed to notice her.

Captain Jack Sparrow sat in a dark corner of a bar. (A/N: Picture this. In the first LOTR, Aragorn's sitting in the corner of the Prancing Pony, remember? Of course you do, he's too hot to forget. Anyway, replace Aragorn with Jack and replace the pipe with a mug of rum and you've got the picture.) He was watching the strange cloaked figure that had just walked in. Judging by the person's petite figure, he guessed it was a woman. What he couldn't figure out was why a woman was wearing a shielding cloak or why she had just entered a bar full of drunken men all by her onesies.

He watched her pick up a mug of rum and sip it before snapping her head around and glancing around the bar."

'Like she knew someone was watching,' Jack thought, playing with one of his beard braids thoughtfully. This woman interested him, but he didn't know why. Maybe it was because she was so mysterious. There was something else, though. He didn't have a clue what it was, though. All he knew was that something about her drew him to her.

He got up from his table in the corner and made his was over to him. He sat down beside her and she turned her head to give him what he guessed was probably a suspicious glare. Seeing as he couldn't see her face properly, he couldn't be sure.

"Hello love," he said

A few minutes after her glance around, a man came up to the bar and sat beside her. She glanced at him and knew instantly that he was a pirate. Not only was he a pirate, he was the strangest man she'd ever seen. He wore a white, long-sleeved shirt that showed some of his chest. Over that, he wore a dark blue vest and a coat. He wore breeches and tall brown boots. Around his waist was a belt where his pistol and other effects hung. Several rings were on his fingers and on one of his hands, a strip of materiel that wrapped around his wrist and in between his fingers. His hair was a mess of black braids and dreadlocks with beads and trinkets woven in. He wore a red bandanna around his head and a hat on top. His extremely dark kohl-lined eyes gleamed and his grin revealed several gold teeth. (A/N: Sorry this description is so long, but it's so much fun to describe him!)

"Love?" He said, snapping his fingers in front of her.

"What?" Charlotte snapped.

He grinned. "You've been staring at me for awhile now, so I'm going to assume that you're enjoying the view."

Charlotte snorted. "Hardly," she said, her voice low. "I was simply thinking how you may quite possibly be the strangest-looking man I've ever laid eyes on."

Jack grinned again, wider this time. "Oh, yes. You're definitely enjoying the view."

Charlotte scowled. She'd known this man for about five minutes and already she thought he was insufferable.

"Who are you?" She hissed.

"Captain Jack Sparrow at your service, love," Jack said, taking her hand and kissing it.

Charlotte rolled her eyes and wrenched her hand back.

"Might I inquire as to your name, lass?" He said, his eyes gleaming with humour.

"Charlotte," she said stiffly.

"Charlotte what?" Jack asked.

"Just Charlotte," she replied, eyeing him suspiciously.

"Well, would you care to remove you hood so I can see your face, Miss Charlotte?" Jack asked.

"No," Charlotte said shortly.

"No?" Jack said, raising an eyebrow.

Charlotte looked him straight in the eye. "No."

Jack chuckled. "My, my, stubborn aren't we?"

"Of course," Charlotte said tightly. It took all her strength not to hit that grinning idiot.

"Well then, Miss Charlotte, I'll take my leave," Jack said, standing up and bowing. His dark brown eyes sparkled with mischief and humor.

Charlotte watched him as he made his way back to his table in the corner. As soon as he was seated, she turned and began to sip her rum again. The instant she turned, Jack lifted his hand and beckoned to a member of his crew. He began to whisper to the man and after a moment of quiet conversation, the member of Jack's crew made his way over to Charlotte and hit her over the head with his pistol. She fell unconscious and the man lifted her over his shoulders, heading back to the Pearl with Jack and the rest of the crew.

A/N: There! Chapter 1! I apologize to all for two A/N right in the middle of the chapter, but get used to it because there are some things that just can't wait until the end! I'd also like to apologize for Charlotte. I know that she's a really mixed up character right now (with the whole not being able to drown, shoot or stab herself and what not.) BUT, I promise that all will be explained in chapters to come and it'll all make sense. Until then, please be patient and please review. I love the reviews so much!!!!!!!!