Hey guys, hope you enjoy this chapter. I have now officially finished writing this story! So it's now just publishing the chapters, [2 more to go] then it's onto the next story, which should be started by next week . So there will be more Scarlet and Jack for you lot to enjoy, anyway I don't own POTC but Scarlet is mine.
The first thing I realised was that whatever hit me hurt my head a lot. I groaned as I opened my eyes and the light blinded me completely, "What happened?" I managed to ask as I carefully lifted my head off the sand and tried to focus.
"Jack hit you on the head with a shovel," Elizabeth replied, while I was blinking trying to gather my surrounding, I noticed that the man had disappeared.
"Are they fighting?" I said looking around a bit and finally spotting the man swinging their swords around like idiots. Elizabeth nodded next to me, "Might as well relax for a bit then."
I decided it wasn't worth getting up to try and kill Jack cause there seemed to be two people already attempting it for me. Although I was angry at Jack for whacking me over the head I knew that he's heart was probably in the right place. Even if he didn't like my family he seemed to like me enough to stop me damning myself into hell with the Dutchman.
"Will," Elizabeth yelled as he ran off to where Jack and Norrington were fighting.
"Guard the chest!" Will yelled back simply.
Elizabeth paused for a second as if thinking of an answer, "NO!" she screamed.
"This is barbaric! This is no way for grown men to settle!" Elizabeth ranting had begun, "Oh! Fine! Let's just pull out our swords and start banging away at each other! This will solve everything! I've had it! I've had enough! Wobbly-legged, rum-soaked pirates!" Elizabeth finished throwing a rock in the direction of the men. It was quite entertaining to watch her flip like this, she always seemed to get all the boys attention it was nice for her to know what it was like to be ignored for a bit.
I laid down onto the sand and closed my eyes, "No point Elizabeth, they ain't gonna stop for us," I said to her simply.
I could hear what sounded like Pintel and Ragetti coming to join the moment. They should have been near the boat but after all Davy Jones' crew coming to shore would probably make even the strongest sailor abandon his post. Elizabeth was still shouting the odds at Will, Jack and Norrington.
"Well, each wants the chest for himself, don't 'e? Mister Norrington, I think he's tryna regain a bit of honor. Old Jack's lookin' to trade it, save his own skin. And Turner there - I figure 'e's tryna... settle some unresolved business 'twixt him and his twice-cursed pirate father," Ragetti seemed to be explaining to Pintel what was going on.
I zoned out of their conversation and went back to watching Elizabeth who was now pretending to pant with exhaustion, "Oh! Oh…! The heat!" she said before pretending to faint, knocking her hat off in the process. I burst out laughing at the failed attempt to get the boys attentions. I saw Elizabeth open one eye to see the men hadn't even noticed her display. She sat up and shoved her hand back onto her head in anger.
It was then I noticed that something was actually missing from around us. Pintel and Ragetti had both disappeared but so had the chest. I got up just as Elizabeth did, she must have noticed as well. We ran quickly after Pintel and Ragetti leaving the men to fight amongst themselves.
It took us around five minutes of full speed running to finally reaching Pintel and Ragetti who were giggling to themselves. Elizabeth stepped towards Pintel and Ragetti blocking their path. They dropped the chest and pulled out their swords on Elizabeth. I took mine out and pointed it towards them, but Elizabeth sword wasn't were it was supposed to be.
"'Ello, Poppet," Pintel said advancing slowly on Elizabeth, who retreated while facing them. I noticed something odd coming on out of the corner of my eye and whistled loudly to get their attention and pointed at the wheel. We all paused for a moment watching the wheel roll by with Will and Norrington duelling on the top of the wheel.
Jack was running behind the wheel trying to catch up with it. Pintel shrugged and continued to advance on Elizabeth. We continued to walk backwards when suddenly an axe seemed to embed itself in the palm tree next to Elizabeth's head. We all turned to see Jones' crew crashing towards us through the bushes. It took a matter of seconds before we were sprinting in the opposite direction, leaving the chest wherever it was. We managed to get ¾ of the way to the beach before the cursed crew caught up, there wasn't really a lot of options but to fight in that second. I turned and came face to face with a random fish person, who swung his sword towards my head. I blocked quickly before cutting my sword along his chest causing water to spill out.
"Sword," I heard Elizabeth shout beside me. It was then I remembered we only had three swords for four of us, making this fight a lot harder.
"Sword!" Pintel exclaimed from around about three meters away, I got distracted again by another fishy thing, this time the fight took a bit longer some of these fish people actually knew how to fight, but I was still better after all I had learnt from the best.
"Sword!" I heard Ragetti yell, I threw my sword over to him before trying to avoided any fights coming my way. One of the fish people walked towards me, as I stepped away I noticed a puddle of water. As the fish person stepped in it I moved my hands up shooting up the water over its head and listening to its scream as I push the water down on it forcing it into the earth below us.
As he was lowered into the ground another fish person attacked me, "Sword," I yelled trying to get someone to help me. I ducked out of the way of a sword, it swung over my head, grazing my hair. Elizabeth threw her sword up in the air I jumped up and caught it before swinging it down through the creatures head.
We took off running again as the creatures just kept coming. When we reached the longboat I looked it in to see that the dirt had been spilt all over the boat with the chest now empty and I could sense the heart wasn't in the jar either.
I saw Jack fighting with one of the fish using an oar, I joined in and slashed the creature from behind, separating the two halves of his body, "Thanks," Jack said.
"Welcome," I replied simply, before turning and fighting once again.
I saw Jack hit Will over the head with an oar, "Leave him lie! Unless you plan on using him to hit something with," Jack said to Elizabeth before whacking another fish person with the oar.
"We're not getting out of this," Elizabeth said as we were getting closed in on.
"We need a distraction," I muttered trying to think of anything that would help as well as sensing the heart which was close but I couldn't pin point it.
"Into the boat," Norrington said suddenly taking the chest out.
"You're mad," Elizabeth replied realising what he had planned.
"Don't wait for me," Norrington said before running off with the chest.
It took me a second to realise that the heart had just got further away. So there was only explanation Norrington had the heart.
"Uh, I say we respect his final wishes," Jack said jumping into the boat.
"The heart Jack," I began trying to explain as I got in the boat.
"It's safe," he replied pointing at the jar.
I sighed heavily, "Don't say I didn't warn you," I muttered. Things were about to get a hell of a lot worse for all of us.
Okay so that this chapter done, 2 more left now. Hope you enjoy it please do review if you think I could improve or if you like it
Until next time
Artistic Blue eyes