Chapter 10

Commodore Norrington approached the desk that Governor Swann sat at. Tess had yet to arrive.

"James, I am appalled at your behavior today, you do know that right? You also know that I am going to have to strip you of your title, right?"

"Yes Governor." He replied, hanging his head in shame.

"Not only did you swap Jack Sparrow for that girl. When she came to rescue them today, you could have killed her, but you decided to fight with her."

"Governor, please, there is a very good reason behind that."

"And WHAT, may I ask, is that?" At that very moment, the office door opened, Tess stood there, still in her 'pirate' clothing. Governor Swann gasped.

"Is there a problem here Governor?" She asked, walking toward the two men, "I hope James isn't giving you too much trouble."

"James, what is this?"

"Well . . . " He began, "You've always said that you won't interfere with love, seeming that you let Mr. Turner off the hook last time, maybe you could do the same for us."

"Is this your wife? All along, she was a pirate?" Swann was outraged.

"He didn't know until a few days ago, I never told him." The woman admitted.

" . . . " He was stuck, he didn't know what to do. "Fine." He gave in, "I won't take your title away, nor will she die, nor will you have to leave."

"Thank-you Governor." They couple both said, before leaving. Outside the building, James stopped, turning to his wife.

"You know, you didn't need to do that?"

"Me? You're the one who fought with me after what I did. How come?"

"Tess, over the last day, I thought about what I did, and realized that I don't care if you are, or ever was a pirate. About Jonathon, it was a bit harder to accept, but I do now. Tess, I love you, and I always will."

With that, the Commodore pulled his wife toward him, kissing her passionately. Tessa wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him closer as they kissed.