Once the Dauntless fixed its sights on the mysterious pirate ship that had been stalking it, the dark vessel vanished almost as quickly as it appeared. It had a slight list on it's port side from the damage it sustained at the hands of the Dauntless's guns, but nothing too drastic...for now. It seems it's crew had underestimated the power of the Dauntless and now realized that his particular vessel was not a force to be reckoned with. It retreated to the horizon and with it went the fog that had surrounded it like a silent curtain.
The rest of the trip was uneventful for the passengers aboard the Dauntless and they reached Port Royal and it's welcoming shores in record time. Elizabeth was quite taken with the beauty of the tropical forest that blanketed this island but she couldn't help but wonder what had happened to the pirate. She had blacked out just after he had broke the surface of the water and the last image she recalled of him was almost mystical. His swimming was fish-like in quality, using his legs to propel him and his arms held out stiffly in front of him cutting a path as he went. She had never seen anyone swim so well and she wished that she too could someday learn to do the same.
Arriving at their new home she was amazed at the size of it and was quite pleased that she had a view of the ocean from her chambers. The trip from England was long, but she didn't mind and now that she was back on dry land again she felt a little lost. She missed the sea but at least she could look out at it and dream, watching the ships sail in and out of the harbour.
After a long day of welcoming ceremonies, tours, meetings and a very large dinner, Elizabeth was more than ready to retire early to bed that night. The moon was full and it streamed in through her bedroom window and fell across the foot of her bed. Before drifting off, she scanned the horizon for the ship that might be that of her pirate's, but this night she saw nothing but ocean and sky. A breeze was starting to pick up and the first traces of rain clouds were forming on the horizon.
She closes her eyes and dreams of pirates.