Marie exited the house as quietly as she possibly could. She felt guilty about this but knew this is what she had to do. She shut the door silently and walked outside the front gate. She swung her bag over her shoulder and took one last look before saying softly,

"Goodbye."

Marie felt a bit uncomfortable wearing trousers for the first time. And the boots wear very different from the shoes she was accustomed to wearing but she tried to walk casually nontheless. She walked past by a few people who gave her a confused glance. She ignored them and kept walking. She saw that she was nearing the docks and felt a little giddy. She was almost free. She was surprised to see a large amount of people heading toward a building. Her parents would've been getting ready to go... She shook her head to get rid of the thought.

Marie went behind a pier and looked at ships. She needed to decide which one. She picked one with the word, Interceptor, written on the side. She immediatly recognized the ship as the fastest ship on the sea. She slowly crept toward the ship. She noticed there were two navy men guarding the ship. She looked at the two men and they seemed rather thick-headed. She could outsmart them easily.

Just as she was about to approach she saw another man stride toward them. He was obviously a pirate and a cocky pirate at that. They immediately stepped in front of him saying,

"This dock is off limits to civilians."

"I'm terribly sorry, I didn't know. If I see one, I shall inform you immediately." He said once again attempting to get past them.

Marie had to try to contain her laughter. She listened as they talked and waited. She needed to wait until the time was right to sneak on the ship while the pirate distracted them. She blinked as she went back to listening to the conversation,

"...but a ship like that, makes this one a bit superfluous really."

"The Dauntless is the power of these waters, sure enough, but no ship can match the Interceptor for speed."

"I've heard of one. Supposed to be very fast, nigh, uncatchable. The Black Pearl."

One of the men chuckled,

"There's no real ship that can match the Interceptor."

"Black Pearl is a real ship." The other said looking at him.

That was her cue. She shook her head in humor and snuck past them. She climbed on deck and looked back at them for a moment and saw the pirate wink at her. She quickly looked away and hid behind a barrel hoping he wasnt one to rat someone out. She looked over and saw he himself had found his moment and was striding on deck as if he owned it. He walked past her and said softly,

"Well done, love."

She hid quietly and peeked around the barrel to see the two navy men still arguing amongst themselves. Apparently their argument had ended and upon realizing the pirate had snuck past them, the two men ran on deck yelling,

"Hey! You! Get away from there! You don't have permission to be aboard there mate."

"I'm sorry; it's such a pretty boat. Ship." He corrected himself.

"What's your name?"

"Smith or Smithy if you'd like."

Marie had to bite her lips to stop her giggles. She liked this pirate quite a bit.

"What's your purpose in Port Royal, Mr. Smith?"

"And no lies!" the second one added.

"All right then, I confess. It is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, rape, pillage, plunder and otherwise pilfer my weasly black guts out." The pirate said confidently. Marie smiled softly, he was one funny pirate.

"I said no lies!"

"I think he's telling the truth." The first man said quietly.

"If he was telling the truth, he wouldn't have told us."

"Unless of course he knew you wouldn't believe the truth even if he told it to you." The pirate countered.