Disclaimer: we all know that I don't own POTC even though we all want to own it someday

Chapter 17- Rescued

A rum runner was curious about the female that they had just brought on the ship. He wanted to wake her up, but the captain said to let her sleep it off. Moreover, who am I to disobey the Captain, he thought. It seemed like an hour since the captain told him, the quartermaster, to watch out for her. She can't be more than 25, he thought.

He was in his sixty's and seen his fair share of marooned people. The most interesting one was a man named Captain Jack Sparrow. He was marooned on another island by his first mate, Hector Barbossa. Sparrow was a great pirate to have to rescue because he learned a lot about a pirate's life from Sparrow. But alas that was 15 years ago.

She stirred a bit, so he got up and gently shook her. "Not now, Barbossa, we will find the fountain eventually," came the groggy reply.

"You know Barbossa?" he asked.

She shot up.

"It's not a bad dream is it?"

"No, I am afraid not."

"I thought not, because then my head wouldn't feel like it is going to explode and I would also be the captain of the Pearl. Who are you?"

"My name is Gregory Hartford, here drink this," he replied handing her a glass of water.

"Thanks, my name is Stephanie Brown," she replied as she took a sip of water.

"The Stephanie Brown, the one who rejected Lord Cutler Beckett, the scourge of the EITC!" he exclaimed.

"Yes, but I feel like none of those things right now, being on a island alone for two days can really sift ones priorities," she replied. "Plus I have a huge headache."

"So, who marooned you on the island without a pistol" he asked.

She sighed and said, "If you really must know, Elizabeth Turner, Hector Barbossa, Jack Sparrow, who I have an hunch you have met, Joshamee Gibbs, Stephanie Kingston, and Nick something."

"You're right I do know Mr. Sparrow," he answered.

"What can I do to repay you for your kindness?" she asked.

"Nothing, but don't get marooned again. I have to go and tell the Captain that you're awaked, and I advise you to stay in a seated position until I come back with food. Is there anything you would like?"

"Apples and nuts of some kind would be nice," she answered.

½ hour later

"Here you are, Miss Brown," Gregory said passing her a green apple. She caught it and started eating it.

"I can't believe how much I missed the taste of apples!" she exclaimed happily.

"The only thing, I actually know about Barbossa is that he loves to eat apples." Gregory sat down on the only chair in the room.

"Yes, he does, and soon after he took the ship from Jack, after the big battle against EITC, I became Barbossa's first mate. What position on the ship are you?"

"I am the Quartermaster and when I say you are our guest, and then you are. We are giving you a free ride to Port Royal. Then what you plan to do, go do it. So what do you feel like doing once you get to Port Royal?"

"I really don't know. I haven't been in Port Royal for five years," she answered, turning to look out the window. "But I'll think about it when I get there."

The End??

finally finished. there might be a sequle on the way.