Author's Note: This takes place during Norrington's last scene, in his POV, could be seen as a companion to Choose, but you don't have to read Choose to understand this. Reveiws are as always greatly appreciated. Italics in quotes are Lizzie's words, plain text in quotes are Norrington's words, bold in quotes are Jones' words.

Disclaimer: I don't own any of this, not Lizzie, not Norrington, not anybody.



You told me to make a choice

From the beginning I've chosen you

I've made a choice now,

Please, forgive me.


I didn't kill your father

I swear I didn't know.

You won't believe me,

I know the chances of that are slim.


But please trust me

This one last time.

I swear on this sword - made by your fiancée -

I could never bring myself to hurt you.


I've made my choices

Now it's time for you to make yours.

Do you trust me?

Will you follow your men and save yourself?


"It's too late to earn my forgiveness."

"I had nothing to do with your father's death.

But that does no absolve me of my other sins."

"Come with us.

James, come with me."


You want me to come with you?

I'd love to, you don't know how much.

But this is the fate I've mistakenly chosen

So I must follow through.


"Our destinies have been enterwined, Elizabeth,

But never joined."


I speak such rubbish,

That voodoo lady had said we were meant to be

But you must go now, because I know

Today is my day to die and I don't want you to see that.


I'll kiss you, because

I love you

Even though you don't love me.

Now please go, before it gets harder for the both of us.


Remember always, my darling Elizabeth,

That from the very start

I have chosen to love you.

These are my choices.


That sea star soldier is calling the men,

You are starting to come back,

But I cannot let you

So I must shoot the line down instead.


The sea star soldier, Bootstrap you called him,

Has stabbed me with a sword of wood,

Please don't watch, Elizabeth,

I don't want you to see this.


I hear you screaming my name one last time,

You shouldn't have watched

You should have looked away,

I'm sorry you had to see that.


"James Norrington. Do you fear death?"


I stabbed Davey Jones with my sword

For that fiancee of yours,

But it does no good

And he laughs and takes my sword.


Goodbye, my darling,

Never forget, please,

That from the day we met, I've loved you

I still do.


All these choices I have made

Have all been for you.

This is the path I chose.

These are my choices.