Rainbow Haired Girl
Summary: Elizabeth's older sister Rose is 15 when Will Turner is picked up from the water. Eight years later things change quickly. Rose is unmarried and wishes not to marry. Elizabeth is supposed to marry Norrington and where does that leave Rose? Well Jack Sparrow opens her eyes up to the life of being a pirate. Jack Sparrow/OC/James Norrington
Disclaimer: I don't own anyone, but Rose.
Authoress Note: There is early on Norrington/OC romance in this chapter before Norrington takes a liking to Elizabeth. There will be original stuff in this story too and some of it won't be.
"Yo, ho, yo, ho, a pirate's life for me. Yo, ho, yo, ho, it's a pirate's life for me...drink up me hearties, yo, ho..." My twelve year old sister Elizabeth sang.
My eyes widened when my little sister was singing about pirates. I watched her jump when Joshamee Gibbs clutched onto her shoulder.
"Quiet, Missy! Cursed pirates sail these waters. You want to call 'em down on us?" He said in a harsh tone to her.
"Mr. Gibbs." Norrington a fine young man closer to my age than Elizabeth's and he was actually a good friend of mine even though he was five years older than I was. Ten years older than my sister. "That will do."
"She was singing about pirates. Bad luck to sing about pirates, with us mired in this unnatural fog... mark my words."
"Consider them marked. On your way."
"Rose back away from the rail. I know you get sea sick when you look at the water." Father said to me.
I picked up the hem of my light green dress and walked towards father and Norrington. Norrington put his hand on my shoulder in a friendly jester that he normally did when we were together.
"'Aye, Captain." Gibbs said before moving along. "Bad luck to have a woman on board, too. Even a mini'ture one and a young adult."
"I think it would be rather exciting to meet a pirate." Elizabeth said with a smile.
I simply shook my head. Yes, it would be exciting, but it would also be rather dangerous.
"Think again, Miss Swann. Vile and dissolute creatures, the lot of them. I intend to see to it that any man who sails under a pirate flag, or wears a pirates brand, gets what he deserves: a short drop and a sudden stop."
My eyes widened. "James." I said softly looking up at him.
"Captain Norrington... I appreciate your fervor, but I am concerned about the effect this subject will have on both of my daughters."
"My apologies, Governor."
My hand shot to my mouth. Even being away from the rail it didn't do me much good to not get sick.
"Miss Swann do you wish me to take you below deck to the Captain's corridor?"
I nodded my head.
James looked to my father. "Governor I am going to take Rose down below deck."
Father nodded his head.
James pulled me closer to him and took me below deck. He took me into the captain's room and looked at me. "You should rest Rose." He said softly touching the side of my cheek.
"Thank you James." I said softly as I removed the hat from the top of my head.
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Eight years later...
I awoke with a start. Someone was knocking on my door. I quickly grabbed my robe and slipped it on.
"Rose are you decent?" Father's voice rang from the hallway.
A smile came to my lips. "Yes, father I am decent."
Father opened the door and my maid came into the room with him. He had a large box in his hands. "I have a gift for you." He said with a smile. He always brought me and Elizabeth gifts when it was time for that. He opened it revealing a beautiful dark green dress.
"Father it's beautiful."
Father smiled. "Anything for my 25 year old daughter." He said with a smile. "I was hoping that you would wear it to the ceremony today."
"Captain Norrington's promotion father?" I asked looking at him.
"Yes, that would be correct." He said with a smile.
My heart leap into my throat. I liked James a lot, but he had his eyes set on my sister as she grew up. My blond hair wasn't strawberry blond like my sister's hair and I had no idea why James fell in love with my sister when my sister really didn't like him. I had given up on him and decided that it was best that I never ever got married. I walked behind the screen that was in my room and my maid followed with the box.
"I am going to take Elizabeth her gown." Father told me softly.
"Alright father." I said softly as I heard him leave my room. I knew that father was trying to push Elizabeth and James together when there was someone far better suited for him. He could give either of us the stability that we needed to live in life and protection that we truly needed.
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I left my room and walked down the stairs gracefully when I heard my father speaking with William Turner.
"The blade is folded steel. That's gold filigree laid into the handle. If I may..." William took the sword from my father and balances it on one of his fingers. "Perfectly balanced. The tang is nearly the full width of the blade."
"Impressive... very impressive. Commodore Norrington will be pleased, I'm sure."
"Father." I said, with a smile as I finished walking down the stairs. "That is quite beautiful Mr. Turner." I said, with a bigger smile when I looked at the sword. It truly was a beautiful sword. Never once had I really had the chance to look at one not like this anyways.
Father smiled. "Do pass my compliments onto your master."
I watched Will's face fall. He flipped the sword around to allow my father to take it. "I shall. A craftsman is always pleased to hear his work is appreciated..." He stopped talking.
I looked up and saw that my sister was in the same style of gown only lighter in color.
"Elizabeth! You look stunning!" Father looked at me as well. "You too Rose dear."
"Will! It's so good to see you!" Elizabeth said as she walked down the rest of the stairs.
I shook my head lightly trying to bite back a laugh. Those two were smitten with each other that was very true. They just never realized it.
"I dream about you last night."
Will's eyes widened in surprise.
"Lizzy this isn't appropriate." I scolded her before father could. I had taken over being a mother figure to Elizabeth since our mother died and I hardly had the time to go and do the things that Elizabeth did.
"About the day we met. Do you remember?" Elizabeth said completely ignoring what I said.
"I could never forget it, Miss Swann." Will said softly.
"Will, how many times must I ask you to call me Elizabeth?"
"At least once more, Miss Swann. As always."
"Well said! There's a boy who understands propriety. Now, we must be going." Father took the case from Will and opened the door for us.
Elizabeth straightened her back and gathered her skirts and strides past Will. "Good day, Mr. Turner." She said walking out the door.
I gathered my skirts and slowly began to walk. I put my hand on his shoulder. "I know you made the sword Mr. Turner. Have a good day." I said, as I followed my sister out the door. I was helped into the carriage and sat next to Elizabeth.
"Dear, I do hope you demonstrate a bit more decorum in front of Commodore Norrington. After all, it is only through his efforts that Port Royal has become at all civilized." He said to Elizabeth. He knew not to say it to me I was proper.
I always did what I was told. I just didn't like it when father had not said a word to me about anything.
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I stood next to Elizabeth in the crowd while father dealt with James. I looked over at her with concerned eyes. "Are you alright Lizzy?" I asked, generally concerned. She looked so uncomfortable.
"Corset too tight." She said breathlessly.
I knew how she felt with the corset being too tight. I wore the same style of gown that she did and I wasn't fairing as badly as she was. "I know Lizzy. It will be all over soon." I told her softly. I just hoped that we would leave soon.
James strode up to us. "Elizabeth... Rose... Elizabeth may I have a moment."
I felt my heart drop. He wanted to speak to Elizabeth. I gathered my skirts and walked away from them to go and meet up with father who was busy talking to a few friends of his.
"Rose dear... why so glum?" Father asked me, slightly confused of why me, his eldest daughter was sad and upset about something.
"It's nothing father." I said, brushing the question aside. I didn't want him to worry. Besides he knew what was wrong. He just refused to realize it. He wanted me to be with someone else. Someone who wasn't well off even though he knew that James and I were infatuated with one another 8 years ago.
"Governor Swann!" James's disrtressed voice rang out.
I turned my head and saw the look in his eyes. Something had happened to my little sister. "What happened James?" I asked, concern laced my voice. Even though I despised everything that was going on I still had a soft spot for him and Elizabeth both.
"She fell off the cliff."
I gathered up my skirts and rushed towards the docks. I didn't care if I looked unladylike. I needed to get to my sister. James was hot on my heels and so was father. I saw a man cutting open Elizabeth's corset. I let out a sigh of relief when I saw her take her first breath of air.
James strode past me pulling his sword out and pointing it at the man that saved my sister.
"James!" I shouted in shock.
"On your feet." James ordered the man.
Jack stood up.
"Elizabeth! Are you alright?" Father said as he strips off his jacket putting it around her.
"Yes... yes, I'm fine... Commodore Norrington, do you intend to kill my rescuer?" Elizabeth said.
"James please." I said softly walking up to him putting my hand on his shoulder.
He quickly sheathes his sword and extended his hand to the man that saved my sister. "I believe thanks are in order." The man reached and shook James's hand. James quickly jerked his arm closer to him and pulled up the sleeve. "Had a brush-up with the East India Trading Company, did you... Pirate?"
I looked at him in shock. "James he's Elizabeth's rescuer." I tried to reason with him.
James ignored me. "Keep your guns on him, men. Gillette, fetch some irons." He looked at the man's arm more closely and saw a sparrow flying across an ocean.
My eyes widened. It couldn't be? Jack Sparrow?
"Well, well... Jack Sparrow, isn't it?"
"Captain Jack Sparrow. If you please."
James looked out at the bay. "I don't see your ship... Captain."
"He said he'd come to commandeer one." Murtogg said.
I rolled my eyes.
"I told you he was telling the truth. These are his, sir." Mullroy said holding Jack's pistol and belt.
"Step back Rose." He told me as he took the items for Mullroy.
I stepped back a little bit.
He began to examines the items. "Extra powder, but no additional shot."
Jack shrugged his shoulders.
"Compass... doesn't bear true." He drew out the sword. "Pity I half-expected it to be made of wood." He handed the items back to Mullroy. "Taking stock, you've got a pistol with only one shot, a compass that doesn't point north... and no ship. You are without a doubt the worst pirate I have ever heard of."
"Ah, but you have heard of me."
The lieutenant brushed past me.
"James, I must protest. Pirate or not, this man saved my little sister's life." I told him. I was getting a little bit upset with him that he wasn't listening to me.
"One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness, Rose."
Gillette snapped on the manacles onto Jack's wrists.
"But it seems to be enough to condemn him."
"Finally." Jack said as he snapped his arms around my form. I felt the cool metal of the shakles that were put on him around my neck.
"ROSE!" James yelled.
I knew that James still cared for me even though he was infactuated with my little sister.
"Commodore Norrington... my pistol and belt, please." Jack ordered as he backed away towards the land.
My eyes widened when I saw that James was hesitating.
Mullroy handed the pistol and belt to James.
James held them out to Jack.
"Rose... it is Rose?"
"It's Miss Swann." I said outraged that he still was using me as a shield from him getting shot at.
"Miss Swann, if you'll be so kind?"
I carefully take the belt and pistol away from James. The pistol was quickly taken out of my hand. He jerked me around so I was facing him.
"Now, if you'll be very kind?"
I put the belt on him in anger. "You're despicable."
"I saved your life; now you've saved mine. We're square." He turned me and began to back up until he bumped into something. "Gentlemen... m'ladies... you will always remember this as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!" He shoved me into James.
I gasped when I felt his arms quickly wrap around me.
"On his heel! Gillette, bring a squad down from the fort!" He looked down at me. "Rose, are you..."
I looked up at him. "I'm all right... Go capture him."
James looked down at me in shock. He was surprised that I would say that. Normally I would be scared half to death. For some reason I wasn't. "We will talk about this later." James stroked my cheek lightly before hurrying away.
I looked at father and Elizabeth. "Shall we go?" I asked softly biting the inside of my cheek. Today was truly a long day and it wasn't even over yet.
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That is the end of chapter 1. Please review and let me know what you think.