Okay, my darlings. This is the very last chapter for this story. Thank you all for your great comments and support.
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Emma: Hi, love. Thank you for your review and for all your previous ones. This is the last chapter for this story. I hope you like the last chappie. I am planning on writing a new story about our dear captain and I hope you'll like that too. Thank you. :)
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Catherine smiled as she moved her hand in front of Evelyn's face, watching with amusement as the baby's eyes followed every move of her hand; well the move of her necklace that her hand was holding anyway. She stopped and watched Evelyn's eyes as they settled on the silver necklace with curiosity.
"Like that, darling? Yes, you do…" she said and Alicia chuckled, adjusting the baby in her arms.
"Careful, she might want it now." She warned and Catherine chuckled.
"Oh, well…she can have it. I have others." She said as she moved her hand again, this time the baby tried to reach for it but Alicia stopped her.
"No, love. That's not yours." She said, kissing the baby's hand.
"No use telling her that. With a pirate father…" Catherine said smirking and Alicia shrugged.
"Well…it's worth the try." She said laughing.
"Speaking of said pirate…Where is he? It's almost dark." Catherine commented as she spotted a few crew men walking out of the ship and onto the dock.
"I don't know…I joked with him before about the baby and then he left…with a bloody map with him."
"Map? Did you say map?" Catherine asked as she took the baby in her arms and bounced her slightly.
"Hmm…Gibbs was talking about a map with Tom before…Something about a fortune…" she said frowning and Alicia placed her hands behind her back as she leaned against the railing of the ship.
"Gold to be precise." She said as she rubbed the baby's back with her hand.
"Gold…Something's telling me we're up for another adventure, Catherine." She said, shaking her head.
"You think? Oh, God." She sighed before they both burst into laughter.
It was two hours later and they were still sitting there on the deck, just gazing at the sky. The ship was almost empty. Only Cotton and Gibbs were there. Alicia looked around and sighed.
"Where the hell is he?" she asked and Catherine shrugged, her hands playing with the hem of her dress.
"I've no idea…I'm going to check on the baby." She said.
"I can do it."
"No…I want to stretch my bones a bit. I've been sitting all day." She responded while rubbing her bicep.
"Okay." Alicia said before standing up as well, taking small steps up and down the deck.
She heard footsteps approaching and she turned towards the plank which was connecting the ship with the dock. Her eyes narrowed to adjust in the darkness and then they widened.
"What the hell?" she muttered as she saw Jack approaching…leaning on a much disheveled woman.
She took a few steps towards them, her hands on her hips. Jack looked drunk and sleepy?
"Missus? Is this the Black Pearl?" the woman asked in a high pitched voice, blowing strands of hair away from her face.
"Yes…Jack?" Alicia asked, half worried half angry.
"He fell asleep on me." The woman said as she tried to hold him up.
He fell asleep on her?
Jack looked up, his eyes wandering all over the ship before they settled on her. He gulped.
"Jack? Care to explain what is this lady doing with you? Here?" she asked and the woman, who was obviously a tavern girl, looked between the two of them with confusion.
"Oh, no, miss! I…"
"She's a Mrs.…" Jack corrected with a pointing finger, slightly slurring his words.
"Right…I found him like that on his table." She explained and Alicia frowned.
"You fell asleep on a table?" she asked as she was now more worried than upset about the whole situation.
"I didn't fall asleep, they made me fall asleep." He said groggily.
Alicia sighed and walked over to him to help him. As soon as she was close he let go of the other woman and wrapped his arms around Alicia's waist.
"Care to explain now?" she asked and Jack licked his lips before he pointed at his pocket.
"Give her something for her trouble." He muttered and she reached into his pocket. She produced a few coins and then handed them to the woman.
"Nice to see you again, Captain." The woman chirped in and Alicia rolled her eyes at Jack's- trying to be -charming grin.
"Jack!" she hissed and he turned to her, a sheepish expression on his face.
"I didn't do anything, luv. Even if I wanted… which I didn't! I fear little Jack wouldn't cooperate with me being asleep." He said as he sniffed briefly and tightened his arms around her.
"Jesus…what happened now? Where have you been all day?" she asked as she turned them around.
"I was around here…talking about a small…tiny treasure." He slurred, shaking his head as if to clear it.
"Treasure? What treasure?" she asked as she opened the cabin door.
"Not now, me luv…me head's about to explode. Lemme have some rum first to wake me up." He said with a golden smirk.
"No more rum!" she snapped and Catherine jumped in fright as she stood, watching over the baby.
"Will you two hush? She just fell asleep again." She scolded before walking away, closing the door behind her.
"Sit down…" Alicia murmured, helping him onto their bed. He plopped down onto it and smirked up at her.
"Stop that. It's not working." She snapped as she pushed his wandering hand away from her skirts.
"Where have you been? What treasure are you talking about and why did you fall asleep on a tavern table?" she asked, tapping her foot impatiently.
"Whoa…wait, darling. Me head can't function with all these questions at once." He murmured, blinking rapidly in order to clear his vision and head.
"Okay…first of all I was gathering information about …"
"…a treasure." She finished.
"Aye…Then I met some people with Teague…willing to give me the proper headings and…map. Then I met some other people who wanted to take what I had in me position and finally…we arrive at the falling asleep incident." He finished with a wave of his hand.
"You just fell asleep?" she asked confused and he shook his head.
"Nope! They put something in me rum…Bloody bastards…" he cursed more soberly.
"The people who wanted the new map I got!" he said exaggerated.
"Okay…you're soaked in sweat…" she said as she looked at him.
"You're not going to ask about the girl?" he asked with wide eyes.
"No, you explained it to me. Right?" she asked and he nodded quickly.
"Aye…she found me snoring she said…" he muttered slightly offended while she laughed at his pout.
"I am sure she did." She said as she cupped his cheek.
He smirked and brushed his lips against hers, his tongue moving briefly over her lower lip before pulling back.
"Take a look at the map. It's somewhere on me." He said with a grin as he saw her flushed face. Rolling her eyes, she reached for the inside of his coat and into his pocket.
"It's here." she said as she produced an old tattered map.
"No, no, Ali. This is the map I took with me when I left this morning. The good one is somewhere else…" he said chuckling as he leaned back on his elbows.
"Where?" she asked with a frown.
"Oh…just somewhere. A place you haven't visited for quite a few weeks now." He said with that damned smirk still on his face.
Alicia's eyes widened and she looked at his lower body.
"You hid it there?" she asked stunned and he nodded with a wink.
"Aye. Be so kind and fetch it for me. Me hands are still not working." He said and she glared at him.
"You're paying for this."
"I hope I will." He said laughing as she reached for his belts. Jack grinned at her as she tried to find the map, obviously having a good time at her frustration.
"Seriously, Jack, in your breeches?" she asked irritated and he stroked her cheek with a ringed finger.
"Aye. Who would think I'd put it there, eh?" he asked laughing as she finally undid the fastenings and found the map.
"God, you're unbelievable."
"Why thank you, darling! Now...since me clothes are half undone, would you like to…"
"No. I want to know in what kind of trouble we are again." She said and he grinned lopsidedly at her.
"Luv, we are pirates. We are always in trouble. Now, that is the map that leads, that helps to find, the Lost Cities of Gold." He said as he pulled her closer to him before pushing her back on the bed.
"Of gold?" she asked as he took the map and placed it on the nightstand next to the bed.
"Aye. Ever heard of Quivira? " he asked as he took off his coat and threw it away before pulling off his vest and shirt.
"Hmm. It's one of them." He whispered as he leaned down to kiss her softly.
"One of the cities?"
"Aye…there are seven of them but the most known are Quivira and Cibolo."
"Jack…what language are you speaking again?" she asked and he laughed.
"No language, luv, these are names."
"And what is in those cities?" she asked as she placed her hands on his naked back.
"Treasure, luv. Gold." He murmured as he captured her lips in an ardent kiss. She moaned softly and he groaned at the sound of it.
"It's a myth though." she whispered against his lips.
"Hmm…maybe…we'll find out." He drawled as he pushed her upwards and buried his face in her soft hair.
"Is Evie asleep?" he choked out as he fumbled with his breeches and her dress.
"I…I think so." she managed as she felt his warm hand on her stomach, gently caressing it.
"Hmmm…are you up for it then?" he teased hopefully and she chuckled.
"I think so…" she said, blinking. He groaned and kissed her again, his hand sliding behind her head to grip her neck, pulling her harder against his mouth. She tightened her arms around him and hooked one leg around his hip, causing him to moan. He removed his hand from her smooth stomach and rested it on her thigh, bringing her tighter against him.
"The other too…" he commanded throatily as he slid his hand down her neck to her back, forcefully pushing her harder against his chest. He captured her mouth again as his hand fumbled with his breeches again. He broke the kiss with a gasp and blew out the candle, his body grinding helplessly against hers, his mouth searching for hers once again.
"God, I missed you…I missed you, Ali." He gasped in a throaty whisper as he pulled her undergarments out of his way. She smiled at him and threaded her fingers in his hair as he placed kisses on her collarbone, not even bothering to fully remove her dress.
"Did you now, captain?" she teased and he groaned.
"Don't tease me." he hissed and he closed his eyes when she rubbed circles on his back with her fingertips.
He sat up slightly and placed his hands flat against the mattress, settling his body firmly against hers.
"Easy on me…" she whispered and he nodded, kissing her lips as he moved inside her.
He shut his eyes and his lips opened in a silent gasp while she gave a soft moan.
Needless to say not too much sleep followed.
Some time later Jack collapsed against the mattress, a wide grin on his face as his hand hooked around her arm and pulled her to him.
"Alive, luv?" he asked out of breath and she laughed.
"I think you killed me." he said with a contented sigh.
"Oh, yes!" he said as he looked at her, his fingers playing with her hair.
"Who made those cities, Jack?"
"Aye. From Spain." He said as he wiggled in the bed before turning on his side.
"Oh…that's interesting." She commented and he smirked as he slid one of his legs between hers, snuggling closer to her.
"It is…Aren't our lives thrilling, Mrs. Sparrow?" he asked and she smiled, wrapping one arm around him.
"That they are, Jack…that they are." She whispered into his ear before closing her eyes.
The next morning she woke up alone. She rubbed the sleep out of her eyes and sat up, her eyes focusing on the baby's crib.
"It's a miracle. She's still sleeping." She said with a chuckle as she stood up and retrieved her clothes. As she made to put on her undergarments she felt the ship moving and she almost fell over to the side.
"Oh!" she yelped, holding onto the headboard.
"We're moving?" she mumbled as she finally fixed her garments and walked swiftly out of the cabin.
They were indeed moving. The crewmen were in their stations and Jack was at the helm. She walked up to him and as soon as he spotted her a grin formed on his face.
"Morning. Where are we…" she trailed off as she saw him smirking at her with dark, mischievous eyes.
"What are you grinning about?" she asked, hands on her hips.
"It seemed that you forgot to cover your womanly parts, me lady." He said, laughter evident in his voice. She narrowed her eyes and looked down. Her chest was half exposed, giving him a very nice view from his place at the helm. She glared at him and fixed her dress, smoothing it down her body before looking up at him.
"Sorry." She said quickly and he laughed.
"No reason to apologize to me, luv. I enjoyed it."
"I am sure you did." She said as she looked around.
"No kiss?" he asked and she looked at him.
"I suppose…" she said, a flicker of a smile on her face. He pulled her close and she pecked his lips and cheek quickly.
"Where are we going?"
"Gold hunting, Ali. Oh…See that map. Maybe you can help." He said into her ear.
"Okay…" she trailed off as she leaned into him.
"Find a way to make those two down there to stop their petting…I have to watch this all day from up here." He whined, pointing to Catherine and Tom that were sitting close to each other.
"Can't separate love, Jack." She said with a smirk.
"Hmm…" he grinned as he looked at the sea.
A loud cry broke their calm moment and she laughed, moving away from him.
"Got to go…Your daughter's probably hungry." She said as she walked away and down the stairs.
"Right…My daughter…" he trailed off, his eyes on her back until she was out of his sight.
The ship rocked slightly on the right and he snapped out of his daze, gripping the spokes tightly in his hand. He whistled and grabbed his compass. He opened it and watched bored as the needle started spinning around before finally pointing at the…wrong direction.
"Bugger!" he cursed as he looked down.
"Ali! Hurry up with that map!" he called loudly before leaning back.
"Bloody…useless…peace of garbage…" he cursed. Another sound came from the cabin and he grinned. It was giggle, a tiny baby giggle.
"Goddess of the sea save me…She's laughing." he said smirking.
"I'm trying!" Alicia called up at him with a glare.
"Oh good!" he said cheerily, placing his compass back in its place.
"Now…bring me that horizon." He whispered with dark eyes as the ship moved smoothly through the blue Caribbean waters.