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The ship was theirs again. Back home in Tortuga. Everything was right in the world.

And Gibbs could sleep well for the first time in ages, aided only by a little rum.

Well, maybe more than a little.

Date: 2007-10-19 05:35 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (I know something you don't know)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
All things considered, Jack Sparrow's well pleased with both himself and the world at large. His effects safely stowed away on his person -- including the new and entirely unexpected one -- he strolls down along the docks with one arm around Scarlett and the other around Giselle, explaining what it is they're about to see.

(It's too bad the lad had gone on back before making the ladies' acquaintance, but Jack's blithely certain there'll be time for that, now.)

"Granted," he drawls, a wicked light in the black eyes, "it tends to list to port and has been known to on occasion frighten young women."

Over Scarlett's sudden giggle, Jack continues,

"But I promise you-- you will not be disappointed."

Date: 2007-10-19 05:42 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (giselle)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
She knows better than to believe the pretty lies of any rogue, even as charming a one as Jack Sparrow-- but he does have a way about him.

Giselle rolls her eyes as they reach the end of the dock, and then stares at the ship.

"Is that it?"

Even for Jack, this is stretching the facts a bit much.

Date: 2007-10-19 05:42 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (scarlett)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
"That's the Black Pearl?"

Scarlett looks at the boat in surprise, then back at its captain.

Date: 2007-10-19 05:43 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (giselle)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
"It's not very big--"

Date: 2007-10-19 05:46 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (in the green)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
"Luv, that is a dinghy."

Jack sounds a little exasperated as he continues,

"My vessel is magnificent, and fierce, and huge...ish, and-- gone."

He's having a little trouble believing this is real, evidently. Jack looks up into the air, as if seeking an answer from something unseen.

"Why is it gone?"

Date: 2007-10-19 05:50 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (giselle)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
It's at times like these when she wishes she'd stayed in the little dress shop.

Men. Worse than children, I swear.

Giselle sighs and looks around, then--

"Is that it there?"

Date: 2007-10-19 05:55 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (in the green)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
Everyone looks where Giselle's pointing.

The Black Pearl's sails stand out against the deep blue of the sky as she sails off toward the horizon, and Jack exclaims,

"Yes, there it is!"

Rather a long way off, actually.

"... why is it there?"

Date: 2007-10-19 05:56 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (giselle and scarlett)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
Scarlett looks at Giselle.

Giselle looks at Scarlett.

Is he having us on?

Date: 2007-10-19 05:58 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (are you sure you want to do that?)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
Jack tears his gaze from the Pearl and looks down at them both.

Not good.

"It's much larger up close," he reassures them.

Date: 2007-10-19 05:59 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (scarlett)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
Oh, for--

"Jaaack," Scarlett complains, "you promised to take us for a ride!"

Date: 2007-10-19 05:59 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (giselle)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
And at this, Giselle's head snaps around.

"I was to be given first ride!"

Date: 2007-10-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (scarlett)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
"You? From what he said--"

Date: 2007-10-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (giselle)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
"Well, I never!"

Date: 2007-10-19 06:06 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (why is the rum always gone?)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
He's got more important matters to deal with than being stuck in the middle of a squabble. Jack ducks nimbly out from between them and looks around.

It doesn't take long for him to spot Gibbs-- who's lying on the dock, eyes closed and hugging a stuffed bear. There's a blissful smile on his face.

Distinctly unamused, Jack upends the mug he's carried with him from the tavern, pouring its contents over Gibbs's head.

Date: 2007-10-19 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pirate-gibbs.livejournal.com
Oh, how peaceful things were. Just Gibbs and Belle - or some other young woman, but does it matter who? - on the beach at Shipwreck Cove, sharing rum and kisses. All is---

Abruptly brought to a halt as rum pours over Gibbs' head, and he coughs and sputters and has no idea what just happened.

Date: 2007-10-19 06:17 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (negotiating)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
"Mr. Gibbs?"

He's proud of how even-tempered he sounds as he inquires,

"Any particular reason why my ship is gone?"

Date: 2007-10-19 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pirate-gibbs.livejournal.com
The pirate stirs slowly. Clearly, rum is once again proven as a soporiphic of high quality.

"The ship? We're ON the ship!" He settles back, thnking things are well after all.

He doesn't notice the stuffed bear that he's hugging.

Date: 2007-10-19 07:19 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (now that's interesting)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
...

For once without words, Jack just stares at him.

Date: 2007-10-19 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pirate-gibbs.livejournal.com
It's a stare that could wake any man. And that jolts Gibbs from his stupor.

And thus the man notices that the ground beneath his feet isn't rocking in the least.

"Jack! The ship's gone!"

He still hasn't noticed the bear, though.

Date: 2007-10-19 08:17 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (negotiating)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
Now it's Jack's turn to roll his eyes as he lashes back, exasperated,

"Really?!?"

Date: 2007-10-23 01:25 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (giselle and scarlett)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
From behind the two of them comes a piercing shriek as Scarlett slaps Giselle, who retaliates with a yank at the other woman's brightly-tinted hair.

Sometimes words just aren't enough.

Date: 2007-10-23 01:27 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (now wait just a minute mate)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
It's an opportune moment, of sorts. Distracted by the commotion, Jack turns away from Gibbs and stalks over the dock to confront them both.

"Ladies, will you please shut it?!?"

Date: 2007-10-23 01:28 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (giselle and scarlett)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
Jack's never spoken to them like this before.

Surprised speechless, Giselle and Scarlett leave off their squabble and stare at him.

Date: 2007-10-23 01:35 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (hello beastie)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
He's quick to seize the advantage.

"Listen to me!"

And evidently this latest occurrence is finally enough to break through what patience he has left, as Jack promptly informs Giselle,

"Yes, I lied to you."

To Scarlett, he adds, "No, I don't love you."

Then, to Giselle, "Of course it makes you look fat!" Her mouth drops open in angry shock, but Jack doesn't wait before turning back to tell Scarlett, "I've never been to Brussels."

Which reminds him of something else, and he rolls his eyes at Giselle and gestures with both hands to accent his words as he points out,

"It is pronounced 'egregious.'"

"By the way, no," he puts in as an aside, to Scarlett, "I've never actually met Pizarro, but I love his pies."

Finally, Jack levels a flatly annoyed stare at them both as he concludes,

"And all of this pales to utter insignificance in light of the fact that my ship is, once again, gone!"

A beat.

"Savvy?"

Date: 2007-10-23 01:37 pm (UTC)
bringmethatnpc: (giselle and scarlett)
From: [personal profile] bringmethatnpc
Giselle and Scarlett exchange a glance.

CRACK!

That's the sound of Giselle's open palm meeting the side of Jack's face in a slap. As his head snaps to the side, Scarlett adds her own opinion.

CRACK!

Date: 2007-10-23 01:38 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (are you sure you want to do that?)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
Not to be outdone, Jack promptly swings around and delivers a blow of his own--

CRACK!

-- and then glares at its recipient.

Date: 2007-10-23 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pirate-gibbs.livejournal.com
Gibbs offers a sheepish look at his captain. He knows that he quite deserved that. (Indeed, some captains would call losing a ship a hanging offense, so he might be getting off easy indeed.) He shrugs.

And he knows that it might be time for a parting of the ways. Till Jack gets his ship back, of course.

"Take what you can--"

Date: 2007-10-23 01:53 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (knowing smile)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
A very small, knowing smile quirks his lips.

"--give nothing back."

He raises his hand as if holding a tankard and taps it against Gibbs's own closed fist.

Date: 2007-10-23 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pirate-gibbs.livejournal.com
Gibbs heads up the dock, seeing the two spurned women walking arm-in-arm. Clearly, this is the opportune moment, and he calls out...

"Tell me, ladies, what d'ye know of sea turtles?"

The women welcome his company (at least for the time being), and Gibbs links arms with them.

Maybe it won't be such a bad day after all.

Date: 2007-10-23 02:15 pm (UTC)
pirate_jack: (bring me that horizon)
From: [personal profile] pirate_jack
Jack glances briefly after them as they stroll off together, but then turns to look out to sea, towards the distant shape of the Black Pearl.


(bring me that horizon)


After a moment, he smiles.

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