Chapter 10 is finally finished and has been proofread~ Enjoy!
I woke up early to someone knocking on the door of the 'Captain's Cabin'. It was Carolina.
"Morning," she greeted. "Jack says to meet him in the Crow's Nest an hour from now."
"For what?" I asked curiously. "And why does it feel like something bad is going to happen?"
Carolina only shrugged; even though she was a few years younger than me, she was the only other female on the ship.
We both spent some time going through the ship, checking that the food was still fit for pirates.
We were soon interrupted by Diego.
"Good morning, Carolina." Then, suddenly remembering, "And you too, Angelica."
I simply said my greeting and left the two 'lovebirds', as we called them, to themselves. Now it was time to meet Jack. While climbing up the riggings, the sinking feeling that something horrible was going to happen kept coming back. I quickly swallowed the feelings though, knowing I would regret it.
"Hello, Angelica," I said, rather happy to see her. "Eh? You okay?"
She didn't look sick, but her eyes showed a bit of…uncertainty?
"I'm fine, Jack. Just tired." her attention was caught by something. "Is that it?" she asked. "Saint Dominique?"
"Aye, love, a place full of people to con," I said like I've been drinking a sea full of rum, which, mind you, would be every pirate's dream.
She looked at me, trying to seem excited about Saint Dominique, but I could tell that even after all this time, she still had some regret about leaving the convent to come with me.
"Jack, how long do you think we can go on…until we're bound to the gallows?"
Her eyes showed more uncertainty. Could it have been my mistake, worse than my normal ones, to take her with me? I looked over the sea, a perfect mix of both the calm and raging power that it had, somewhat thinking about our 'relationship'.
After a while of awkward silence, I motioned for her to climb down the Crow's Nest with me. She followed and we found ourselves in front of Diego and Carolina.
"Captain Sparrow!" the young Spanish pirate greeted, followed by Carolina, though slightly less enthusiastically.
"Mornin' 'lovebirds'." Once that was said, the two immediately turned bright shades of red. Angelica tried to calm Carolina down as I teased Diego.
"Don't get all embarrassed, we all know you two have…er…feelings, aye, feelings, for each other!" He turned an even brighter shade, one that not even the most drunken men in the taverns of Tortuga have turned to.
"At least you-know-who isn't here anymore." He nodded, knowing I meant the irritating sister of Jean's, Constance, otherwise known as 'Marcella'.
After about 15 minutes the two had calmed down; well, kind of. Carolina nearly attacked me after some minor teasing, which caused Diego to hold her back, which caused both of them to turn red again.
"Let's just go, love; I'm out of rum anyway."
She nodded and followed me to the bow. As soon as I looked into her eyes, which I had been trying to avoid, these feelings kept coming back. It couldn't be doubt. No, that's impossible! I'm Captain Jack Sparrow, the most feared pirate in the world, there's no way I would doubt anything I did!
"Jack?" She looked as though we just met. "These past few months toward Saint Dominique, you seemed to be avoiding me a bit."
I had forgotten that even though she was a pirate now, her faith was still incredibly strong. Much too strong for a pirate.
I took a swig of the rum I picked up not too long ago, trying to drink away these thoughts.
"Bloody demons," I murmured, though she didn't seem to notice.
"Well, love-" someone interrupted me. I said a silent 'Thank ye, mate'.
"Jack, it be almost time to set port!" It was Barbossa, who, might I add, did not have quite as nice a hat as me.
"Ah, Barbossa! What's this about port? I'd say we're still 'bout an hours away." He looked at me like I was crazy, but I wasn't!
"And it's 'Captain Jack Sparrow'!" I added.
"Aye, Cap'n." Then my odd first mate grunted away.
Nearly an hour later we made port. I decided it would be best to forget about the subject.
"Oh Jaaaaaack," Barbossa said, suspiciously. "I could watch ye ship. It wouldn't be any trouble at all."
"Quite alright, mate," Jack said, genuinely oblivious. "I be needing you with us!"
His face turned angry and annoyed. Of course Jack hadn't noticed.
"Jack, where'll we be going?" I asked.
He thought for a minute; it was obvious he didn't have a clue as to where we'll go.
"Good question, love. We'll figure it out sooner or later!"
Jack left soon after, deciding it would be better to go alone the first time. At the very least, it was better than leaving Barbossa alone with the ship.
"Carolina, hasn't Jack been acting a bit…er…-"
"Odd? He has, like he has something planned," she finished.
"It gives me a weird feeling, but I wouldn't be surprised if he went off and did something stupid," I said, looking over at the mast. Catastrophe Shane was still tied there, and for good reason too. "Something stupid," I muttered.
Sometime later Diego appeared in front of us, saying Jack was back from the town. "Wasn't that quick, though?" he asked.
"It's Jack; what do you expect?" I answered.
Once he got back on the ship, he immediately had me go to his cabin. There was an air of suspiciousness coming from him, something you couldn't quite trust.
"I've got the perfect plan, love!"
"What is it this time?" He made a playful pout on his face.
"What do you mean 'this time', love? Since when have my plans ever failed?"
"The plan, Jack," I said, not wanting to get into another 'argument' with him.
"Right! Apparently there's a noble-of-sorts that lives here, savvy?"
Con a nobleman, something we haven't been able to do before. But even now that feeling kept coming back; it was stronger now. Should I really not trust Jack? I shook my head, trying to get rid of those doubts.
"So, what do you think?" he asked, snapping me out of my daze.
"And how do ye suppose we do that?" I turned to see the doors opening. It was Barbossa.
"Have you been spying on me?" questioned Jack.
"That doesn't matter now, Jack," said Barbossa, waving his hand to emphasize. "How are we supposed to con a noble?"
"It's 'Captain'," defended Jack. "And the plan is simple."
"What is it?" I interrupted, not wanting Barbossa to start a fight.
Barbossa and I just stared at him. Though his plan wasn't unbelievable considering it was coming from him, we were expecting something less…stupid.
"What?" I asked, wondering why for any reason they were staring at me like I was an idiot.
"That'll never work!" shouted my First-Mate, "Jack," he added sweetly. Barbossa does act odd at times, but I'm sure it's nothing!
"Of course it will, mate!" I looked around; something, or rather, someone, was missing. "Where'd Angelica go?"
"She left after ye told us about yer 'wonderful plan'."
"Go on then, I've said the plan. I'll get you all when it's time, savvy?"
"Captain Sparrow." I turned around to face Diego.
"What is it, lad?" I took another drink from my now empty bottle of rum. "Trouble with women? Carolina, isn't it? Don't worry, it goes away eventually…unless you get them mad."
"I-it's nothing like that!" panicked Diego. "I just wanted to know who's going with you to town."
"Tell them to go to me cabin, savvy?" I said, walking over to my quarters once again. From behind were Diego's shouts, asking 'Who?'
"Get them all within an hour, mate!"
This probably isn't my best chapter...but I hope you'll have patience with me. Review Please~