Marie sat on the ledge of the ship looking out into the misty night. She and Gibbs were waiting for Jack to return. She rubbed her arms in the cold and Gibbs began to sing in humor,
"Fifteen men on a dead man's chest. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Drink and the devil have done for the rest. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Ha ha ha!"
At that moment a noise filled the air that made them jump. They looked at each other nervously and Gibbs immediately stopped singing. After a few moments Marie asked quietly,
"You think he's alright?"
"A course he is." Gibbs said sounding a bit surprised.
She nodded knowingly,
"He is Captain Jack Sparrow; it's just been a while. I thought he would be back by now."
Gibbs put a hand on her shoulder and said,
"Knowing Jack, he'll be fine."
Just as he said this they saw a small boat approach. They're widened when they realized not only was Jack the one inside, but it was not a boat but a coffin. They pulled Jack over the side and Gibbs said,
"Not quite according to plan."
"Complications arose, ensued, were overcome." Jack said simply.
Marie pulled him into a hug,
"How'd it go?"
"It went well." He said cryptically,
"So you got what you went in for, then?" Gibbs asked.
Jack nodded and pulled a piece of folded clothe out of his vest. Marie looked at it while Gibbs said to Jack,
"Captain, the crew, meaning me as well, were expecting something a bit more shiny."
"Shiny?!" Marie asked confounded.
"What with the Isla de Muerta going all pear shaped to be claimed by the sea, and the treasure with it." Gibbs continued nervously.
"And the Royal Navy chasing us all around the Atlantic." Someone added.
"And the hurricane." Another put in.
"Aye!" They all said.
"All in all, it seems some time since we did a speck of honest pirating." Gibbs finished.
"I can't believe you…" Marie said angrily, "Who are you to question Jack's motives?!"
"Be silent, girl. We weren't addressing you." One of the pirates said.
"That's only because I happen to remain loyal." She shot back at him.
"Hold up a minute, love." He said to Marie, "Shiny?" He asked addressing the crew.
"Aye, shiny." Confirmed Gibbs.
"Is that how you're all feeling then? That perhaps dear old Jack is not serving your best interests as captain?"
Suddenly Cotton's pirate said in answer to the question,
"Squawk, walk the plank."
Jack immediately aimed his pistol at the bird shouting,
"What did the bird say?!" while Marie tried pulling the pistol from his hand.
"Do not blame the bird." A pirate said testily, "Show us what is on that piece of cloth there."
Marie opened her mouth to give him a retort but suddenly, Jack the monkey sprang in out of nowhere, causing all of the crew members to jump. The monkey snatched the clothe and began to run off as Jack shot it, causing him to drop the clothe.
"You know that don't do no good." Gibbs said.
"Does me." Jack replied.
A crewmember went over and picked up the clothe saying,
"It's a key."
"No, much more better. It is a drawing of a key." They all looked at Jack confusedly, "Gentlemen, what do keys do?
" Keys...unlock things?" One guessed.
"And whatever this key unlocks, inside there's something valuable...so we're setting out to find whatever it is this key unlocks." Gibbs said,
"No. If we don't have the key, we can't open whatever it is we don't have that it unlocks. So what purpose would be served in finding whatever need be unlocked, which we don't have, without first having found the key what unlocks it?"
"Good point." Said Marie.
"So we're going after this key." Gibbs tried again.
"You're not making any sense at all. Any more questions?"
"So, do we have a heading?" someone asked.
"Ah, a heading." Jack said pulling out his compass. Marie saw it was switching from side to side and Jack looked at confusedly. Finally after a moment he pointed in a direction and said, "Set sail in a general...that way direction."
"Captain?" Gibbs asked
"Come on, snap to and make sail, you know how this works." Jack said ignoring him and walking off. Marie followed asking,
"Jack what's going on?"
"Nothing you need to worry about, love." He said quickly. He entered his chambers and Marie followed.
"Jack." She said waiting for him to turn and look at her, "I need you to trust me."
He looked away for a moment in thought. Marie didn't say anything but waited. Finally he let go of his pride and said nervously,
"I honestly don't know…"
Marie brow furrowed in concern and she hugged him saying,
"It's alright, you'll figure something out. You are Captain Jack Sparrow."
"Indeed I am." He said smiling nervously.