A/N: This is it. The first FULL chapter of Forever A Pirate. Yay! I really hope that you enjoy it.
MUSIC: On sidebar or go on you tube, and type in "Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Singapore Soundtrack. I love this song. I love all of them honestly.
DISCLAIMER: Don't own any of the original character nor plot but I owe Isabelle and Charles, and my own semi-plot.
MUSIC ON! GO!
It was night. The lanterns were lit, and smoke rose from the small stream that was flowing past me. Few people were out. Tia Dalma was in her tightly fitted wrap dress, and she was wearing a hat on top of her long dreadlocked hair, that covered her dark eyes. Necklaces dragged her neck down, but she never took them off. Jack the monkey was with her, cranking up a music box.
"...the bell has been raised from its watery grave; hear its sepulchral tone? A call to all, pay heed the squall, and turn your sails toward home!…" I heard a woman sing. Elizabeth was rowing on the creek, her hat tied around her neck. Her brown eyes twinkled in the moonlight.
"She's near." a man whispered to me. I looked at him. His face was broken down, with his blue eyes standing out. His thinning hair was slightly turning from brown to a grey, as well was his beard. He was wearing his huge hat, with two feathers sticking out. I looked at his hands, and realized that his 2-inch nails were painted black.
The man was wearing more elaborate pirate clothing. His white shirt was loose, and starting to look dirty. On top he had a brown vest, and a deep yellow sash was tied over his waist. On his shoulder was a thick leather strap that held his broadsword and a flintlock pistol. Top of all that, a grey coat with black cuffs, black liner and thin black brims around the buttonholes. His pants were brown to match his vest, and his leather boots where similar to mine.
He was my father.
"Singing the song." I said back to him.
". . .yo ho, all together, hoist the colors high. Yo ho, thieves.…" Elizabeth continued. She was near the shore.
". . .and beggar, never say we die. A dangerous song to be singing, for anyone ignorant of its meaning. Particularly a woman, particularly a woman alone." A man's voice interrupted. I walked out.
"Is she that alone?" I asked. The man looked me up and down, and smiled.
"Two woman are not much better than one." he said in a thick Singaporean accent. He walked up to me, and his breath was scowling.
"How about two and a man?" Barbossa, my father, came out and said. The man recoiled from me.
"You protect them?" he asked. Elizabeth pulled out her knife, and held it by the man's neck.
"What makes you think we need protecting?" she breathed out.
"Your master's expectin' us. An unexpected death would cast a slight pall on our meetin'." Barbossa said to him. I turned to see some British soldiers walking by. Elizabeth realized the man from her grip, and we hid behind the wall.
They walked above up on a bridge.
"Follow me." the man said when the soldiers where gone. I smiled.~~~
We were following the man, who's name was Tai Huang, and some of his man to see Sao Feng.
"Have you heard anything from Will?" Elizabeth asked Barbossa. I turned to look at him. "I trust young Turner to acquire the charts, and you to remember your place in the presence of Captain Sao Feng." he answered. I chuckled, and Elizabeth seemed to think the same thing I did. "Is he that terrifying?" she asked. "He's much like myself, but absent my merciful nature and sense of fair play." Barbossa answered.
"Merciful nature?" I asked him. He looked at me, and smiled with his crooked teeth.
"Yes." he answered simply. I rolled my eyes.
"Merciful nature. Please." I muttered.
How's it going? I asked Cotton. He was with the rest of the remaining crew, Mister Gibbs, Pintel & Ragetti, Marty, and Charles. They were all trying to get into the underground under us.
"We're there." Cotton answered.
Good. I replied.
Tai Huang walked up to a door, and a man looked through a small window.
"Hoi." Tai said. The door opened, and we walked inside.
He lead us to a small hide-out area.
"Remove." he ordered. We all started to remove our swords and guns from our belts. I took out my sword, my cutlass, and my two pistols, and set them on a table. Elizabeth did the same, and we tried to move past Tai, but he blocked us. "You think because they are woman we would not suspect them of treachery?" he asked Barbossa. I scowled. "Well, when you put it that way." Barbossa said. Tai turned to us. "Remove, please." he asked again. I took off my coat which is full of different pistols and bombs, and set in on the table. I smiled plea surly to Tai, and tried to walked past him. He just looked at me.
I sighed. I picked up my leg, tore off my boots, which held two daggers in the sides, and started to unwrap my bandage which covered my wound on my right leg. A pistol fell out. A looked at my deep gash. It was five inches long, one inch wide, and fairly deep. All from that damn Kraken. Tai shuddered when he saw it.
I chuckled, and bandaged it back up. That was all the weapons I carried. I looked at Elizabeth, and saw that she had over 3 dozen different weapons.
"Nice." I said smiling. We started to head out, when Tai stopped us once again.
"What?" I groan. "Remove, please." he asked, smiling shyly, and looking down at our pants.
"Oh God." Elizabeth whispered. I hastily took mine off.
We reached a different room. Many men were bathing in hot pools, with parts of the ocean growing on them. Just like Davy's crew. I thought, which made me think of something else. Somebody else. I straightened my back out, and held my head higher.
"Sao Feng." Barbossa said, and he and Elizabeth bowed. I looked at them.
"Bow." Barbossa told me.
"No." I said, crossing my arms.
"Right now." he whispered.
"No." I said once more. He sighed, and slightly pushed me down.
"Fine them." I growled, and bowed.
When I got up, I saw Sao Feng's face.
He was bald, but if he wouldn't have been, his hair would be a midnight black as his eyebrows and goatee were. His eyes were so unforgiving and cruel that it pained to even look upon them. On his left side, his face had multiple scars, which he probably thought made him look fearless.
He wore a think patch of armor around his chest, and a black gown like cloth to match his hair.
"Captain Barbossa. Welcome to Singapore." he said to Barbossa. He turned to one of his servants. She was dressed in a tight gown, with her black hair tied in a tight bun.
"More steam." Sao Feng ordered. She nodded, and pulled on a rope. In a few seconds, steam arose from underneath. He turned to us.
"I understand you have a request to make of me." he said to us. "More of a proposal to put to ye. I have a venture underway and happen to find myself in need of ship and a crew." Barbossa said to him. "This is an odd coincidence." Sao told us, stroking his goatee. "Because you happen to have a ship and a crew you don't need?" Elizabeth interrupted. Sao turned to her. "No. Because, earlier this day, not far from here, a thief broke into my most revered uncle's temple and tried to make off with these." he said, and held up charts. Thy were rolled up into a cylinder, and an ugly yellow.
"The navigational charts. The route to the farthest gate. Wouldn't it be amazing if this venture of yours took you to the world beyond this one?" Sao said calmly. He knew. "It would strain credulity at that." Barbossa responded. Sao motioned to his men, and they pulled out Will from a tub of hot water. He was soaking wet, his shirt was plastered onto his skin, and both of his hands were tied onto a ledge of wood. He was gasping for air. "This is the thief. Is his face familiar to you?" Sao asked us, pointing to Will. We all shook our heads. Sao smiled slightly. "Then I guess he has no further need for it." he said, pulling out a sword and nearly killing Will. Elizabeth and I gasped, and Sao stopped. His face was turning red from anger. "So, you come into my city, and betray my hospitality." Sao roared. "Sao Feng, I assure you, I had no idea. . ." Barbossa started. "That he would get caught? You intend to attempt a voyage to Davy Jones' locker. When I cannot help but wonder, why?" Sao Feng questioned. Barbossa threw Sao a piece of something, that he explained to me as a piece of eight. "The song has been sung. The time is upon us. We must convene the Brethren Court. As one of the nine pirate lords you must honor the call." he said to Sao. "More steam." Sao ordered. The servant pulled down the rope, but nothing happened. "More steam!" Sao yelled.
Cotton! Get him some steam. He found out! I cried to Cotton.
"On it!" Cotton said, and soon steam rose up.
"There's a price on all our heads, it is true. Since it seems that the only way a pirate can turn a profit anymore is by betraying other pirates. . ." Sao said.
"The first Brethren Court gave us rule of the seas. That rule has been challenged by Lord Cutler Beckett." Barbossa told Sao "Against the East India Trading Company, what value is the Brethren Court? What can any of us do?" Sao asked. "You can fight!" Elizabeth yelled. She stepped forward, and a man caught her shoulder. She brushed it off.
"Get off me! You are Sao Feng, the pirate lord of Singapore!" she yelled.
"Or are you not a pirate? A pirate would fight." I said to him. He looked at me, and was about to say something when Elizabeth interrupted him.
"Would you have that era come to an end on your watch? The most notorious pirates from around the world are uniting against our enemy, and yet you sit here, cowering in your bath water!" she yelled. "Elizabeth Swann, there's more to you than meets the eye, isn't there? And the eye does not go wanting. But I cannot help but notice. You have failed to answer my question. What is it you seek in Davy Jones' locker?" Sao asked. "Jack Sparrow." Will spoke up. The servants giggled.
"He's one of the pirate lords." Will continued. "The only reason I would want Jack Sparrow returned from the land of the dead . . . is so I can send him back myself!" Sao ranged. "Jack Sparrow holds one of the nine pieces of eight. He failed to pass it along to a successor before he died. So we must go and get him back." Barbossa explained.
"Do you want Beckett controlling your life?" I asked him.
"So, you admit, you have deceived me. Weapons!" Sao cried. All of his men took out their weapons.
"Sao Feng, I assure you, our intentions are strictly honorable." Barbossa snickered, and weapons flew from below us. We caught them. I caught my cutlass and my sword.
Sao Feng went up to man and put his sword on his neck, threatening to kill him. The man whimpered.
"Drop your weapons or I kill the man!" he yelled. I was confused.
"Kill him, he's not our man." Barbossa said. Sao looked confused.
"If he's not with you, and he's not with us...who's he with?" Will asked. There was a moment of silence, and then the door breaks down. British soldiers roar into the room.
At once, I start to fight. A man with his wig on securely runs up to me. He was rather plumb, and his eyes were this mysterious navy blue. I fought him with my sword, and another soldier with my cutlass.
Striking them both in the chest, I take my sword out from their bodies, and run outside. Everybody was fighting, and I run to my father.
He was fighting some guard, and almost lost until a firework comes passing by, and explodes a shack. The guard falls off the bridge. I kick two other soldiers from the bridge, and stab one in the heart.
"You are turning out to be just like me." Barbossa said, and smiled.
"I am your daughter. Figures." I said, and we ran off to the dock where the crew was with Tia, Elizabeth, and Will. Jack was on Barbossa's shoulder, screeching. "You got the charts?" Barbossa asked Will. "And better yet, a ship and a crew." Will answered. I smiled. "Where's Sao Feng?" Elizabeth asked Will. "He'll cover our escape and meet us at Shipwreck Cove." Will said. "This way, be quick." Tai said, giving us our weapons back.
"Thanks much dearie." I said.
We were on the newly acquired boat. It was nothing like the Black Pearl, but it'll do. We needed a new boat and a crew to find Jack.
I was with Elizabeth and Tia.
"There's no place left for Sao Feng to cower. Do you think he will honor the call?" Elizabeth asked Tia.
"I cannot say. There is an evil on these seas that even the most staunch and bloodthirsty pirates have come to fear." she answered. My elbows were on the railing, and I looked far onto the sunset.
"Are you meaning Beckett or Jones?" I asked. Tia smiled slightly, and left. Elizabeth came up to me.
"How did we ever get into this mess?" I asked her. She chuckled.
"You called the Commodore a bastard." she said.
"Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it you who was captured by pirates?" I asked. She laughed.
"Excuse me." she said. I smiled. At least some things still have a laugh in them.
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