Sorry I know it’s been a long time since I updated but real life has been a bit hectic and I find it hard to find time to write. Here is the next chapter. I hope you like it.
When Buffy woke up that morning it was too the worse hangover she had ever had not that she had had many.
“Feeling better lass?”
Buffy looked to see that Bootstrap was beside her. With his help, she slowly sat up. She saw a shirtless Will rowing the boat, and that was when she noticed that his shirt had been her pillow.
“Not really. Where are we?”
“Not really sure. Luck has been with us and the current has been with us pushing us away from the Black Pearl.”
“That’s good. My head is killing me.” Buffy said putting her hand to her head.
“How much did you drink last night?” Bootstrap asked.
“More than I thought. He kept pushing the rum on me. I tried to pour it out when he wasn’t looking, but that wasn’t often. I think in total I drank half a bottle of wine and a bottle and a half of rum.”
“You hold your drink well. I am amazed you were able to free us.” Bootstrap told her.
“I’m paying for it. I have the mother of all headaches” Buffy told them.
“Why don’t you get some more rest?” Will suggested.
“I’ll be fine in a few hours. Let’s just hope we run into another ship before our food and water run out. Do even have food and water?”
“Some but not much. What food we have is in the bag here? I was able to fill up two rum bottles with water.” Bootstrap told her. Buffy nodded.
A day and a half later Buffy and Will were both resting. Buffy’s head was resting on Will’s chest and his arm was wrapped around her. Bootstrap had been rowing but when the current had picked up he had just let the water guide the boat. When he had spotted the merchant ship, he woke up Will and Buffy to help him get the ship’s attention. It wasn’t long before the boat was turned in their direction. The captain of the ship had been reluctant to take them on at first. The captain had been reluctant to bring any kind of women on board especially one as beautiful as Buffy.
“I don’t think the miss would be very safe with this bunch. We’ve been on the sea for a few months without female companionship.”
“I assure you between my father and myself we can protect her though my wife can take care of herself. I have a few gold coins I’d be willing to give you for our passage to whatever port you are headed to.”
“All right but her safety is your concern. I cannot guarantee it.” The captain told them.
“We’ll take our chances.” Will told them.
“Haps take them below and find them someplace to bunk.”
“Aye Aye Captain.” The young bearded ship’s hand said. “If you’ll follow me.”
Will put an arm around Buffy and they followed the ship hand with Bootstrap behind them. They went below and they were led to where they would sleep.
“We don’t get many passengers so I’m afraid this is the best I can offer you.”
“This is fine. We’ve been sleeping in a long boat for the past two days.” Will told Haps.
“I’ll see if I can find you some blankets to cover up with and I’ll bring some rags and some water to freshen up with.”
“Thank you.” Bootstrap said as he shut the door.
When Buffy was sure that they were alone she turned toward Will.
“I know I was drunk the other night but did I forget about our wedding? You didn’t have Barbossa marry us while we were escaping. I hate to have missed the wedding night.” Buffy said in a seductive tone that caused Will to blush and Bootstrap to laugh at his son’s embarrassment.
“I don’t think he would have let you on any other way. Besides you don’t look like you mind too much.”
“Oh, I don’t, but the question is can you keep up the part?” Buffy asked with a flirting tone.
“You tell me.” Will walked over to her pulled her close and kissed her passionately.
When Will broke the kiss, Buffy was weak kneed and was breathing heavily. Bootstrap chuckled again, but he had a proud look on his face. The knock on the door signaled the return of Haps.
“This is the best I could do for blankets. Here’s some fresh water and a rag to clean up with.”
“Thank you.” Buffy said accepting the water and rags while Bootstrap took the blankets. Buffy shut the door.
“You first my dear wife.”
Will said with a grin as he and his father turned their head so that Buffy could clean up. Buffy began to take off the maroon dress Barbossa had her wearing and then began using the water and the rag to clean up a bit. Buffy would have rather had a bath but this was the next best thing. She quickly redressed and called out to Will.
“Will my dear husband do the honor of zipping me up?”
“Of course dear.” Will said with a grin.
Will zipped her up and now it was Buffy’s turn to wait for the men to clean up.
“Buffy lass, where did you get the gold from?” Bootstrap asked.
“From Barbossa. Technically from the Isle but it’s still Barbossa money.”
“When did you have time to grab that?” Will asked having taken off his shirt.
“When we were rescuing Elizabeth. I figured we might need it.”
“How did you keep Barbossa from finding it?” Bootstrap asked.
“I hid it in my boot. I’ll show you when you both are decent.”
A few minutes later both men were properly dressed and they told Buffy she could turn around.
“These boots have a false bottom.” Buffy sat down and took off the boot to show them. She watched as she slid the bottom of the boot to reveal some more gold. “I had these boots specially made and then enchanted by the same person who enchanted the coins. They’re enchanted so that you can’t hear the coins and they don’t feel any heavier.”
Buffy closed the bottom and let Will and Bootstrap see the boot. They each shook the boot and were amazed that they couldn’t hear anything.
“Incredible lass. However did you come up with this?”
“You don’t hang around Jack Sparrow without picking up a few things.” Buffy said giving them a grin. “Should we venture out and see if our gracious host has anything to eat?”
“That sounds good. Shall we?” Will offered Buffy his arm and Buffy accepted.
Buffy, Will, and Bootstrap all walked together on the deck. Haps spotted them and waved them over.
“I was just about to come check on you. The Captain wanted me to bring ya to his mess. Figure ya might be hungry.”
“We are at that.” Bootstrap told them.
“Follow me, I will take you to the Captain’s Mess.” Haps took them to the Captain’s Mess where he was waiting for them.
“Please have a seat.” The Captain said standing.
Will pulled the chair out for Buffy, and she gave him a warm smile. Will and Bootstrap took the seats on opposite sides of her. The Captain sat down in his chair and it wasn’t long before the cook brought in three bowls of some kind of soup.
“It’s not much but we were headed to pick up supplies when we saw you.”
“Believe me Captain this is fine. We were down to an apple and a stale piece of bread.” Buffy said with a smile.
“Do you mind if I ask how you came to be out in that long boat?”
“We escaped off a pirate ship that had kidnapped us.” Bootstrap told him.
“Really? What ship were you on?”
“The Black Pearl.” Buffy told him and watched as his eyes went wide with surprise.
“The Black Pearl? I’ve only heard stories about that ship. Is it really crewed by the damn?”
“No they were actually cursed pirates, but they’ve recently broken the curse.”
“Really?” The trio nodded. “You were lucky to get away at all.” The Captain told them.
“We were, but we were really lucky that it was you that found us and not them.” Buffy said between spoonfuls.
“We probably wouldn’t have spotted you had it just been you two men, but like I said my men haven’t had female companionship in a couple of months. The lookout spotted your wife almost immediately. Are you trying to get to any place particular?”
“Yes our home is in Port Royal.” Will told him.
“I’m afraid I’m not going that far.”
“Whatever port you are going to will be fine.” Will told him. “We will find passage from there.”
“You should also be on the lookout for the Royal Navy. I’m sure Commodore Norrington and Governor Swann are still looking for us and we can get back to Port Royal with them.”
The captain nodded and the trio finished their food as they explained most of the adventure they had had. I know it’s short but something is better than nothing. Hopefully it won’t take me long to write the next chapter. Please REVIEW.