Chapter 13-Goodbye love

So last chapter the end of this road, but the beginning of the new one. The first chapter of the next story in the series 'The scarlet dagger' will be published on the Wednesday of this week I will add a notification on this story to tell everyone anyway, but for the last time in this story I hope you enjoy and for the last two chapters [seen as I forgot to write this on chapter 12] I don't own POTC, but Scarlet is my inner pirate.

It was dark as we travelled to Tia's hut. The natives were standing by the edges of the water holding candles and gently singing, all mourning Jack Sparrow. I curled my body up into a ball hugging my knees on the seat trying to escape away from it all.

When we reached Tia the atmosphere was so tense, Tia was waiting outside for us. I wondered for a moment what it must have been like to know what would happen in the future and have to watch it all play out, but I ran over to Tia and hugged her tightly, "Mother," I cried softly into her shoulder as she rocked me gently in her arms.

"Shh my child," she whispered her hand rubbing up and down my back in a calming motion, "It will all be alright."

I cried even harder, "how can it be alright? His gone, and I never got to tell him I love him. I never got to kiss him one last time."

I felt as if the world had turned black and white like everything good had left the second the kraken's jaws had snapped around my darling Jack. I felt so terrible about not apologizing or telling him that it was always his side I would take over my father's forever. Tia moved me slowly towards a comfy armchair and sat me down before walking off to get us drinks. I felt like I was all alone the scared little girl who had not had a mother for so many years afraid of the Tortuga streets. I rolled up into a ball like I used to do then and sobbed to myself quietly blocking out everyone else in the world apart from Jack. The only sound I could hear was the steady banging as a knife hit the wooden table top, it matched the beat of my heart.

"Against de cold... and de sorrow," I heard Tia voice echo in my head, "It's a shame. I know you're t'inking that wid the Pearl, you coulda captured the devil and set free your fadder's soul."

"Doesn't matter now. The Pearl's gone. Along with its captain," I heard Will's voice. The world was still in black and white but I had managed to get enough control back to calm down my sobs, Tia offered me a drink which I accepted grateful for anything to stop me thinking.

I looked around seeing everyone standing around the small hut, all of them looked so sad. I felt myself well up again but stopped the tears from following, there were more important things to deal with.

"Aye. And already the world seems a bit less bright. He fooled us all right to the end. But I guess that honest streak finally won out. To Jack Sparrow!" Gibbs said holding his mug up to the air.

"Never another like Captain Jack," Ragetti chipped in.

"He was a gentleman of fortune, he was."

"He was a good man," Elizabeth joined in her voice cracking as she spoke.

"He was everything perfect, My pirate!" I said lifting my mug into the air joining the crews other's, "To Cap'n Jack Sparrow!"

We all took a deep drink out of our mugs, the warm liquid floated down my throat and started to warm my too cold heart.

I noticed that Elizabeth hadn't drunk so did Will, "If there was anything could be done to bring him back...Elizabeth," Will said standing up.

"Would you do it? Hmmm?" Tia interrupted their conversation jumping in between then and then turning to Elizabeth, "What would you? Hmmm? What would any of you be willing to do? Hmmm? Would you sail to the ends of the eart', and beyond, to fetch back witty Jack and 'im precious Pearl?"

"Aye," Gibbs spoke first before everyone else's voice joined in the chorus of 'aye'

When all the crew had finished they turned to face me waiting for my reply, "and more," I whispered honestly.

"Alright," Tia smiled her croaked smile, "But if you're goin' brave de weird, and haunted shores, at world's end, den you will need a captain who knows dose waters."

The stomping of boots descending the stairs was the first thing to be heard. Then they appeared on the coming towards us, the brown leather boots that I recognised within a second, followed by the blue long coat that could only be associated with one person.

"Impossible," Ragetti whispered next to me.

"Never impossible! Just unlikely!" I muttered back as I stood to face a person I thought to be very much dead.

"So tell me, what's become of my ship?" Barbossa smirked biting into one of his infamous green apples the juice dribbling down his chin. Jack the monkey was sitting on his shoulder.

Things were definitely going to get interesting.

That is the end of this story I hope you enjoyed and please do review.

Until Wednesday

Artistic Blue eyes

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