Well, here it is! The final chapter. I know it is short but I believe it is a good way for the story to end. As always, do enjoy! :) x
My wounds healed quickly although the one on my leg did leave a rather vicious scar. I was no longer having nightmares about Blackbeard so I was sleeping every well at night and Jack surprised me when telling me that he was happy to take things slowly. I guess that is proof that he truly loves me. I shifted my position on the bed do I was leaning against Jack more comfortably. "Jack." I said, disturbing a long but relaxing silence.
"Hmmm." He looked down at me slightly.
"You were a part of Blackbeards crew for a while weren't you?"
Jack sighed. "Yes but not volantarily."
"I know, Angleica forced you." He nodded. "I'm sorry but I have to ask, when you were part of his crew... Did you attack any ships?"
"No," he declared. "Although I did atempt to lead a mutiny on him. It didn't go to well." I laughed. "Anything else you want to ask?" I considered this for a second. Nothing came instantly to mind but I was curious about one thing so I nodded.
"You said that you found many bottles with ships trapped inside them." I began. "Was the White Maiden among them?" Jack seemed somewhat surprised at the question and tilted his head in thought.
"Hinestly love, I can't remember." a small wave of disappointment. "Why do you ask? Was that ship important to you in some way?"
"It was my father's ship." I said quietly. "The one I grew up on. I was simply curious to know if it survived the battle." I could feel that my voice had turned weak.
"Actually, now I come to think of it, I believe it was one of the ships I sold." I looked at Jack. It was impossible to tell if he actually did remember or if he was only saying this to cheer my up. "It had white sails didn't it, and a wonderful maiden with her arms spread out at the bowsprit." I smiled and nodded.
"Yes, that's her." I said with tears of happiness slipping down my cheek. "It's good to know in not the only survivor of the battle." I fought to hold back the tears but they just kept coming.
"I must say, she truly is a beautiful ship." Jack remarked.
"Not as beautiful as the Pearl though." he added. I rolled my eyes an hit him lightly on the chest.
"Well the Pearl is a great ship." I smiled. Jack nodded and the same proud expression crossed his face as the one he wore at the helm of his ship.
"Of course she is." He stated as if it were fact not opinion. He then leant down and pushed his lips to mine. The kiss began gently but soon deepened. His hands were warm as they slid under my top and rested on my waist. I shivered under his touch. He pulled me closer and our lips parted so that his tounge could tangle with mine. We continued like this for a while. Before pulling apart. I was left gasping for air as I opened my eyes to see his staring back.
"And now I feel free." I whispered. "Blackbeard is out of my life and thoughts, the need for revenge I have felt for so long is gone. I have friends, a comfortable life and most importantly, I have someone to love. This is the happiest I have felt in ten years." I smiled and hugged into Jack's chest.
"Freedom is the best way to live, I'm glad I could give it to you." He whispered back.
"And for that I thank you Jack. I wonder what new adventures freedom can bring us." Jack laughed. "Love." I looked up at him. "Adventure is always on the horizon."
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