Young Fiery Spirit

This story is based on a roleplay that I did a couple of years ago. This is my first fanfic, please go easy on me. RR, people. I own nothing except Joanna. I am not making any money off of this.

Joanna Flames was your average twelve-year-old girl. Emerald green eyes, long wavy black hair that reached the middle of her back. She loved the outdoors; climbing trees, looking at the clouds. Most of all, she loved the sea. Every day Joanna would sit outside her home and watch ships come and go to her hometown of Tortuga. All her life, Joanna wondered what it would be like to sail around the world on her own ship. Just like her father.

Joanna had a small family. There was her father, Christopher Flames, former pirate captain, now a family man. Her mother, May Flames, a barmaid now a stay-at-home mother. Last, but not least, there was Crystal Flames, Joanna's eight-year-old sister and the youngest of the family. Joanna loved them all dearly.

"Papa!" Joanna called. "May I go into town?"

"What for?" Christopher asked.

"I saw a cute puppy at the pet store", she answered. "I want to see how much it's for."

"If it costs too much, you are not getting it", Christopher said.

"He's right, dear", May said picking up a pan. "We can't afford a lot right now."

She opened the oven door. A black puff of smoke rose out of the oven into May's face. May put the pan down and used her apron to fan the smoke.

"Christopher", she coughed. "We need to get this oven fixed."

"We don't have the money to get it fixed", he replied. "Go ahead and go out, Joanna."

Joanna opened the door and headed out to town. As she stepped out into the open field, she saw Crystal picking flowers by the house. Joanna walked by and ruffled her hair.

"Where are you going, sissy?" Crystal asked.

"Just into town", she answered. "I'll be back in a while. Be good for Mama and Papa, okay?"

Crystal nodded her head. Joanna turned toward town and started skipping toward the pet shop. As she walked into town, she noticed a ship coming into the harbor. Joanna stopped in her footsteps. As she watched the ship dock, Joanna began to daydream. She couldn't wait to grow up. As soon as she got enough money, she was going to buy her own ship. She would be the captain of her very own ship. Command her very own crew. That's all she wants to do: become a pirate captain just like her father.

Joanna was pulled out of her thoughts. There was a foul smell in the air. Something was burning. Joanna looked up into the sky and saw smoke. She turned around to see where it was coming from. She looked up into the sky and followed the smoke. Joanna pushed her way through the bushes until she found herself face-to-face with her own house…burning to the ground.

"Mama! Papa! Crystal!"

Sorry if the chapter was short. This is my first fanfic. Tell me what you think!