Title: The Brianna Aubrey Story
Disclaimer: I don't own anything… I wish I did
Beta:IceStar462 ( I like to tank her again so… thank you again)
Warning:this is 100 based off the movie… I have never had time to read the books yet so... I hope you enjoy.
Authors note: This story is already complete I just have to post it… please read and review. Chapters will get longer as the story continues. Did I thank my beta? Thank you…
Summery: This is a story about Jack Aubrey's younger sister and her advancers with him and his crew. When Captain Aubrey invites his sister to join them on his voyage not only for them to spend time together but for his sister and Doctor Stephen Maturin to finally regain their friendship after a horrible misunderstanding, he never expected a plot on not only to his life but to other members onboard the 'Surprise'.
Chapter 1: Invitation
The 'Surprise' will be docked at Port Zilla in three days. Meet me at the White Tavern around noon. There is something I wish to ask you.
Captain Jack Aubrey'
May 14, 1800
England Port Zilla
Bri read through the letter again as she sat in the tavern waiting for Jack. His ship had just docked the night before and it had been nearly a year since they had last seen each other. She saw the tavern doors open and there stood her brother Jack and his crewmembers, most of whom she recognized. Then she saw him. Someone she couldn't face no matter what Jack said. She slid into the shadows of the corner and watched them get settled.
Jack and Stephen sat at a table talking as they waited for Brianna to come. Stephen was watching the doors every time they opened. "Maybe she's saw me and ran," he said after an hour had gone by and his eighth drink was done.
Jack laughed a little, reflecting how on a normal basis Stephen never had this much to drink in a day let alone an hour. "No, she wouldn't run. You know her Stephen, she doesn't run away from things." He looked around the room, his eyes lingering on a corner for a moment before turning back to Stephen, smiling. "But she does know how to hide," he said, taking another drink.
Stephen looked at him for a moment before he understood what Jack meant, "You see her then?" he asked, not looking behind him and Jack nodded slowly. "Well, it appears she doesn't want to see me. I'll go get my supplies for our voyage." Stephen said, standing and nodding to Jack.
Jack lifted his drink toward his friend, "See you back on the ship. Don't forget we're leaving tomorrow morning," he said. "I'll see you then." Jack sat there for a few more minutes after Stephen had walked out before Bri came over. She sat in the chair Stephen had been sitting in moments before.
"Hello Jack," she said, "So how long have you known I was here?" she asked, and Jack smiled.
"About five minutes after we got here," he replied, looking at her.
She looked at him, raising her eyebrows and smiling, "So about five minutes then?" she asked lightly.
"Yep," he said, ordering two more drinks. Then he graced her with a slightly confused look, "How did you know?"
"Jack, what is a sister to do with you?" she said, laughing at his expression. "You should know you can lie to almost anyone in this world but… never try to lie to me again. It just doesn't work with me. I thought you found that out the last time."
"Very funny. Let me see what can I ask you after a year. Hmm… I know, why don't you tell me why you're so angry with Stephen," he said but was interrupted by Bri.
"I don't want to talk about him right now Jack… please." He took one glance at her expression and sighed, leaning back in defeat. "When do you leave?" she asked as a drink was placed in front of both of them.
"You want me gone already?" he asked and smiled playfully at her.
"Of course not," she said, rolling her eyes.
"I'm just joking, Sister. We leave tomorrow morning."
"So soon. You just got here," Bri said, sounding sad.
"We have a shipment we have to deliver by the end of the month. Then we'll receive new orders. I don't know when we'll be able to return to England." They didn't speak for a moment. "Of course, you could join me on the Surprise for a while."
Bri looked at him, not sure what he was asking. After a moment she said, "Are you allowed to do that?"
He smiled at her a bit. "It's my ship Sister. I can have whomever I want on board. It's just a question of whether you want to join me. However, I can't promise when you'll be able to come back to home. You'll be the only women on a ship with nearly two hundred men for an unknown length of time. Anything can happen at sea Bri. We could be attacked. You know, of course, the crew and I would protect you to the best of our ability, and I know you can handle yourself with a gun or sword. If my memory is correct you have better aim then I do. You'll also have to at least pretend to get along with Stephen."
"No, no way. I'm staying here and I'll just hope you will come home soon," she said, drinking the rest of her drink.
"You don't have to wear a dress. You can wear anything you want," he said cunningly, knowing that would get her. She always did hate wearing dresses and she was always like him when it came to adventure. "Our father always said you should have been born a boy."
Bri smiled, "Then I wouldn't have had as much fun watching you chasing away young men when I was younger," she said and they both laughed.
"You're my baby sister. Our father would be proud of you though. After the first boy tried to steal that kiss from you when I wasn't close and had a black eye for nearly a week.," Jack said fondly.
"Well he should have asked first," Bri said, leaning on the table.
"Yes, he should have. So, are you coming or not?" After a moment's silence Bri sighed and nodded. "You'll be good around Stephen?" Jack asked.
"Yes, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm still angry with him. And I still don't want to talk about it!" she said quickly, before Jack could say anything else. "I'll work on it in my own time Jack. I promise."
"Okay. Let's go get you something to wear," Jack said as he stood and offered her his arm. When she took it he said, "One rule for you Sister." She looked at him questioningly and he said, "If we are attacked, you do as I say, when I say. Agreed?"
"Agreed," she said as they walked out.
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