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Things were not going well at all. Though the pirates had left Buffy alone, they would not let her come anywhere near Will. They were passing by a beautiful but barren island that Will was sure Jack was familiar with. Barbossa had gathered Jack, Dawn, and Buffy together and had extended the plank.
"Now which one of you will be going first?" Barbossa looked at the three his eyes coming to rest on Dawn.
"I'll go first." Buffy spoke up quickly.
"A volunteer. Very well Mrs. Turner." He grabbed Buffy and moved toward the plank.
"No! Buffy!" Will struggled to get to his wife.
"I request Captain to be able to say goodbye to my husband before walking the plank."
Buffy asked from a top the plank.
"Agreed. Since it will be the last time you see him."
He said nodding to his men. Buffy jumped down and walked over to her husband. The pirates let him go but didn't move.
"I love you so much Buffy."
"I know honey. I love you too." The two kissed passionately for about minute. They broke the kiss and Buffy hugged him tightly before whispering in his ear. "I'll be back for you."
Buffy let go of him and moved back to the plank. She took one last look at him before untying her dress. She stepped out of her dress and threw at Barbossa.
"You can have this ugly thing back. I don't want anything to remind me of your ugly face." Jack's crew cheered loudly at that. Barbossa drew his gun and aimed it at Buffy.
"No! You swore no harm Barbossa!" Will yelled.
"It's okay honey because I was just leaving." Buffy said as she bounced on the plank and back flipped into the water. She came up for air as waited for Dawnie.
Jack, Dawn and Buffy made their way out of the water and onto the island. They were all dripping wet. Dawn, like Buffy, had returned the dress before she jumped. Jack turned and looked at his boat as it sailed away.
"That's the second time I've had to watch that man sail away with my ship." Jack said.
"All right Captain, you were stuck on this island before right? How do we escape it this time? Because, I know you have gotten off it once before."
"Don't you think I want to be marooned here? The Black Pearl is gone Captain Barbossa is surely to spill all of Will's blood. So unless you have a rudder and sails hidden beneath that bodice, unlikely, your husband will be dead long before either of us can reach him."
"Not if I can help it Captain. I will not see my husband die at the hands of that man. Well Sparrow, I don't know about you but I don't plan to be here too long. Come on Dawnie, let's get some firewood so we can get a signal fire going. You going to help Captain Sparrow?"
The question seemed to go right over Jack has he seemed to be counting. He came to a stop where Jack opened a rumrunner's hidey-hole. Jack brought up a couple of bottles.
"That explains a lot."
That was when Buffy got an idea. She turned to Dawn and whispered in her ear. Dawn nodded and moved to get the wood.
"Got any more of those Captain? You're right. I'm just going to drown my sorrows at my loss."
That was how Dawn found the two when she returned with the wood. Jack was already working on his second bottle. Buffy got the fire going and told Dawn that it would be dark soon and she should try and get some rest before they put the second part of her plan into action. As the night came Buffy realized it was going to take a few more bottles before Sparrow would pass out. When he finally did Buffy woke up Dawn.
"Come on. He's finally out of it. Let's grab the rest of the rum and throw it on the fire along with any wood we can find."
The two worked for hours. Captain Jack Sparrow awoke to the smell of smoke. Sitting up he looked to see Buffy and Dawn throwing the last of the rum and wood into the fire.
"No! Not good! Stop! Not good! What are you doing?" Jack asked.
"I thought it was obvious Captain," said Dawn.
"This is the biggest signal fire ever. One that's over a thousand feet high. The entire Royal Navy is looking for us you know."
"You burned the rum! How could you?" He said in an "I can't believe you did this voice".
"Easily, the rum made good fuel for the fire. You'll see that it's better this way. I bet it won't even be an hour before they find us."
Buffy took a seat in the sand right beside Dawnie. She could hear Jack muttering and the sound of him drawing his gun.
"Put it away Jack before I make you eat that pistol."
He put it away still mumbling as he walked off. He walked up an incline to spot the white sails of the HMS Dauntless. He groaned loudly realizing that Buffy was right.
Buffy stood on the HMS Dauntless arguing with her father. She, Dawn and Jack Sparrow were rescued twenty minutes later after having their conversation.
"We have to go back and save Will, Xander, and Willow." Buffy told her father. "Xander and Willow are my best friends."
"No. You both are safe now. We will return to Portal Royal immediately, not gallivanting after pirates!"
"Then we will condemn them to their deaths."
"Their fates are regrettable, but so was their decision to engage in piracy."
"To save us and to prevent anything from happening to us. If you won't go after them I will. I will not let my husband and my best friends die because they were saving me."
"Husband?" Her father asked perplexed.
"Yes father. Will Turner is my husband. We have been married since you sent me to study in England. If he's dies because you decided to take no action to help your son-in-law than I will never talk to you again for as long as we both live."
"Elizabeth, how could you?" He asked.
"I love him and he loves me. You've never seemed particularly fond of Will. Please father." Buffy gave her father the pout that she knew he couldn't resist.
"Don't give me that look! When were you planning on telling me?"
"I had actually been planning on telling you that day of the Commodore's promotion ceremony, but you came in all excited and we were in a rush. It just didn't seem like the right time."
Buffy continued to pout and she took a chance to glance at the Commodore who was looking hurt.
"Do you really love him?" Her father asked.
"Since the first day I met him." Buffy told him. She could see that he was giving in.
"You are so much like your mother. You have her fire and passion. Commodore, please set a course to look for the Black Pearl."
The pirates were all locked up in one cell. Willow, Xander, and Will were put into another cell. Willow was exhausted. The spells she had performed today had taken a lot out of her. She was lying on the floor fast asleep. Xander and Will looked at the two pirates mopping the floor. He asked the pirates some questions about his father and they told him the story of how they strapped him to a cannon. Any other question he had would have to wait as Barbossa and a few others came down.
"Time to go lad. Bring him." Barbossa threw the keys to Ragetti. He opened the cell while Pintel held a gun on the group. Will and Xander held their hands up.
"You heard the Captain. Move it."
Will came out of the cell with his hand still up. As soon the cell was locked Will was dragged up to the deck where his hands were tied behind his back. He was dragged roughly to the rowboats. It had taken them no time at all to get to the cave.
"No reason to fret. Just a prick of the finger. A few drops of blood." Pintel said. Another came up behind her grasping her shoulders.
"No mistakes this time. He's only half Turner. We spill it all!"
"Big surprise there. Let's get this over with."
"Guess there is reason to fret." Pintel said laughingly.
Two pirates held him down over the treasure as Barbossa took some of the coins and a knife. The crowd was chanting loudly.
"Excuse me." A voice made its way through the crowd. Will looked up to see Jack waving his arm.
"Jack!" Will said feeling a bit of hope.
"It's not possible," said Barbossa.
"Not probable," replied Jack.
"Buffy, Dawn, Are they all right? Are they safe?"
"The youngest Summers is fine as is your wife, who had a huge discussion about yours and her marriage with a certain father figure."
"Shut up," said Barbossa. "You're like a rash that I can't get rid of. I'll remedy that soon. You're next."
Will felt himself being pushed back down which was very uncomfortable. The pirates, on the left, had grabbed on to Will's hair and yanked back hard to give good access to his neck.
"I wouldn't do that if I were you mate." Jack told him.
"It's a good thing you're not me then." Barbossa replied as he brought the knife to the tip of his neck. Will could feel the cold steel against his throat.
"Your funeral." Jack said casually.
Barbossa looks at Will whose face was completely emotionless. He turned with a roll of his eyes to look at Jack.
"Tell me Jack, why wouldn't I want to slit this boy's throat?"
"Well, go ahead if you really want to. Just to let you know though…the HMS Dauntless pride of the Royal Navy, is floating just offshore waiting for you."
Jack said moving to stand right in front of them. Will is now standing and he shrugs off the hand holding him. Some of the pirates moaned in disbelief. Barbossa moved to stand in front of Jack. The two pirates grabbed Will and bring him to stand behind Barbossa.
"Just hear me out, mate. You order your men to row out to the Dauntless. They do what they do best. There you are with two ships. The makings of your very own fleet. Of course, you'll have the grandest as your flagship, and who's to argue? But what of the Pearl? Name me captain. I'll sail under you colors. I'll give you 10 of me plunder. And you get to introduce yourself as Commodore Barbossa. Savvy?"
"What about the boy here? Is this where you make a deal for his life?"
"Make a deal for him?" Jack asked. "No, no, no. Not at all. By all means, kill the whelp. He means nothing to me. Just not yet. Wait to lift the curse until the opportune moment."
Will looked from Barbossa to Jack. He made eye contact for a few seconds which was enough for to get the message that there was a plan.
"For instance…" Jack says picking up several coins. "After you've killed Norrington's men. Every last one." Jack said this as he threw two of the coins back in and pocketed the last one.
"That's why you agreed to help me find Buffy. You've had this planned the whole time ever since, you learned my name."
"But of course."
"I want 50 of your plunder." Barbossa said.
"25 I'll buy you the hat. A really big one, Commodore."
"We have an accord. Boys take a walk." Almost all of Barbossa's men began heading to the water.
"Not to the boats?" Jack said realizing this was going to change their plans slightly. Barbossa just gave him a look.
While all this was going on Buffy slipped off the Dauntless and had rowed to the Pearl. She was going to set them free in hopes that they would help rescue Will and Jack. Looking around she saw that the deck was clear. Quietly, she got on board. Turning around she saw the skeleton version of Jack the monkey. She didn't even flinch as she grabbed the monkey and threw it. Then she ran down to the cellblock missing the two pirates coming up.
"Miss Elizabeth!" Gibbs said upon seeing her.
"Buffy!" Xander and Willow cried out.
"We are glad to see you." Willow told her. Buffy grabbed the keys that were hanging on a hook. She went to Willow and Xander's cell.
"We've got to get to Will before they kill him."
"We will Buffy," said Xander.
Once those two were out, she hands the keys to Gibbs and the trio headed for the stairs. Buffy stops and looks at the pirates.
"We could use your help, but I won't count on it."
With that the trio headed up the stairs to deal with the two skeletons before going to help Will.
Will stood next to a pirate and watched as Jack looked through all the different treasures. Barbossa was sitting on a pile of treasure waiting. About a dozen men had been left behind in the cave.
"I must admit, Jack, I thought I had you figured." Barbossa said. "But it turns out you're a hard man to predict."
"Me? I'm dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly stupid."
Jack emphasized the word stupid. At the same moment he grabbed the sword from the nearest pirate, Buffy, Willow, and Xander entered.
"Are we late?" Buffy asked as they charged in with their swords.
"Just in time like I knew you would be." Will told her with a loving smile.
"Allow me." Buffy said as she quickly cut the ropes binding his hands.
She then turns to fight the pirate that is approaching. Will is by her side fighting the black bald headed pirate. A few minutes into the fight they get separated. Will turned to look for her and saw Jack stabbed before he stumbled back and became a skeleton. Will was glad to see that the curse had worked on him. Returning his attention to the fight Will just barely got out of the way when a cross-eyed pirate threw a bomb. He was a bit stunned from impact. He had lost his sword somewhere and the crazy bomb pirate was about to run him through.
"I'm gonna teach you the meaning of pain!" The cross-eyed pirate told him.
"How about you? Do you like pain?" Buffy said as she hit him hard with a rod. Will smiles at seeing his wife. "Try wearing a corset."
She turned the rod toward Will and he grabbed it to help pull himself up.
"I can't leave you alone for two minutes without you getting into trouble." Buffy said with a teasing smile. He grabbed and pulled her close. He planted a quick kiss on her before they turned to help Willow and Xander.
"We'll finish that when we get home."
The two of them took the rod and hit several pirates with the rod before running it through three skeleton pirates. Willow takes a bomb from cross-eyed pirate and lights it before sticking it in his rib cage. She, Buffy, and Will then pushed them into the light.
"No Fair," said cross-eyed.
"All's fair in love and war." Willow told him. They all moved out of the way.
"Nice thinking Willow," said Xander.
"I think it's time we end this." Will told them.
"Go! We'll cover you," said Xander.
Will and Buffy ran toward the chest. Buffy followed a little more slowly with her bare feet. The clicking of Barbossa's gun makes her stop. She keeps Barbossa's eyes on her.
"Take your best shot Barbossa." She told him ready to drop if he decided to shoot.
Simultaneous shots were fired. Buffy dropped to the ground. Barbossa smiled until he realized Jack had fired his gun as well.
"Ten years you carry that pistol and now you waste your shot."
"He didn't waste it."
Will said as he dropped the bloody coins into the chest. Barbossa looks at him in shock. He opens up his shirt to see blood pouring out the bullet hole. A look came over Barbossa.
"I feel…cold." Barbossa falls dead to the ground. A juicy red apple falls out of his hand forgotten on the floor.
"Buffy!" Three people called out at once. Buffy sat up.
"I'm okay. He missed." Will pulls her into a standing position holding her tight.
"Will, can't breathe." He loosened his hold but didn't let go. Jack came up to them.
"Nice fighting love, where did you learn to fight like that?"
"Who do you think Will practices three hours a day with? Besides not all the swords we practice with are metal."
"Buffy!" Willow squealed.
"I'm ju…" Will stopped the rest of her sentence with a kiss.
The trip back to Port Royal seemed longer than usual for Buffy. The Black Pearl had stayed in the area even though they hadn't come to help. As soon as Buffy had gotten on board Dawnie came up and hugged her and Will tightly. Once the pleasantries were over her father whisked her and Will into the room she and Dawnie had been locked in. They had talked for hours over the topic of their marriage. Her father asked him all sorts of questions. Finally her father was satisfied.
"Welcome to the family son. It'll be interesting having a blacksmith in the family." The governor said.
"Thank you sir and I promise to take good care of Buffy."
"I know you will. I'm going to leave you two alone.
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