All right everyone this is a story I had to get this out of my head after reading Wingedslayer’s A Heart’s Desire. I hope you like it.
Disclaimer: I do not own Pirates or Buffy. I am just borrowing them. E
lizabeth Swann and Buffy Summers had become the best of friends. They had met over a year ago on a ship headed to Port Royal from England. There had only been a few women on board and they were all older and very stuffy. So Buffy and Elizabeth had bonded. Buffy was glad to have finally found a friend having been dumped into the past by some demon she had been fighting. The two had instantly become friend especially after Buffy had saved her life when the ship jerked violently and the cargo that hadn’t been properly secured fell. Buffy had seen what was happening and pushed Elizabeth clear only to feel excruciating pain coming from her right leg. Several large crates had fallen on top of her leg. Governor Swann had been so grateful that he insisted that Buffy stay with them. That had been a year and a half ago and Buffy was still living with them. Governor Swann had come to think of her as a second daughter, and Elizabeth had come to think of her as a sister. Once Buffy’s leg was completely healed, Elizabeth had made it a point to introduce her to all her many friends and acquaintances including Will Turner. The first time Buffy had met Will Turner she had felt her heart flutter. He had been very charming and polite kissing Buffy’s knuckles when Elizabeth introduced them. The next time she had seen him she had run into him literally. The Governor insisted that she needed a new wardrobe. Buffy didn’t want a fuss to be made, but she had finally relented when the Governor and Elizabeth began double teaming her. The Governor was going to send a few of the servants with her to help carry her packages but she insisted that she could handle everything herself. She had been carrying quite a few boxes and really couldn’t see where she was going. She had fallen backwards onto her bottom. Looking up her eyes met with Will’s. Flashback
“Miss Summers, are you all right? Here let me help you.” Will Turner offers her his hand. Buffy accepts his hand with a warm smile.
“Thank you. I’m afraid I didn’t see you, and I thought I told you to call me Buffy.”
“You did Miss Summer, but a lady such as yourself deserves to be treated with respect.”
“I’m no one special Will. Besides if you let me get away with calling you Will than you can call me Buffy. Beside friends don’t go around calling each other by their last names. We are friends aren’t we?” Buffy asked with just the right amount of pout on her face. She could tell by Will’s face that he was going give in. Will watched Buffy and smiling hugely on the inside. He thought Buffy looked cute when she pouted.
“Of course Miss—Buffy. Let me help you carry these. Where were you going?”
“Thank you Will. The carriage is at the end of the street.”
Will helped her pick up the packages and gave her a warm smile as they walked toward the carriage. End of Flashback.
From that moment on Buffy and Will had been the best of friends. When Buffy was feeling sad or missed her friend she could go talk to Will. She could tell Will things that she could never tell The Governor or Elizabeth. He would listen to her and would never judge her. B
uffy had woken up bright and early that morning knowing that today was a special day and she wanted to make sure she looked her best for when a certain blacksmith showed up to deliver the sword for the ceremony. Buffy was working on getting her hair right when there was a knock on the door. Buffy moved to open it.
“Good morning Governor.”
“Good morning my dear, I’m glad to see that you are up.”
“I wanted to make sure that I looked all right for soon to be Commodore Norrington’s promotion ceremony.”
“I’m sure you’ll look fine, but maybe this will help. I was hoping you would wear it today.”
Buffy opened the box to see the beautiful dress that was inside for her. She held it up to herself and looked in the mirror.
“It’s beautiful. Thank you. I would be honored to wear this today.”
“I’m glad you like it. Do you need assistance in getting ready?”
“No, I can manage. Besides, you’ll need all the help you can with Elizabeth. I think she’s still in bed.” The Governor just shook his head and sighed.
“I best get her up. We’ll need to be leaving soon.”
“I’ll be ready.” Buffy told him as he left shutting the door.
It didn’t take long for Buffy to finish her hair and get it into a style of her liking. She then quickly got dressed and looked herself over in the mirror and approved of what she saw. B
uffy passed Elizabeth’s room and could hear the sound of grunting and was grateful that her dress had nothing to do with a corset. She made her way downstairs intent on finding something to eat before the promotion ceremony. Going in the dining room she tried to sneak quietly into the kitchen hoping to grab an apple without being caught by Mrs. Ramsey. Mrs. Ramsey was a nice plump older lady who was always trying to fatten Buffy up.
“Miss Buffy, just in time to eat.” Buffy heard the voice and held back the groan.
“Good Morning Mrs. Ramsey. I was just coming to find an apple to eat. I didn’t want to trouble anyone.”
“Nonsense my dear, you need to eat. You are far too skinny.” Mrs. Ramsey set a plate of eggs, bacon, and toast with a glass of milk in front of Buffy. “Eat! Eat!”
Buffy ate to appease the woman. She managed to eat most of the meal before she decided that she was full. The woman smiled warmly at Buffy as she took the plate and glass into the kitchen to be washed. Buffy was headed back upstairs to see what was keeping Elizabeth when there was a knock on the door. Buffy watched from the dining area as Will was let into the foyer. As the doorman went upstairs to alert the Governor, Buffy came out looking as casual as ever.
“Will, how are you today?” Buffy said with her most charming smile.
Will had already been nervous and was trying to hide it but when he looked up and saw Buffy his heart sped up, his mouth went dry, and he couldn’t help but stare.
“Good morning Buffy.” He managed to croak out. “Is that the dress you’re wearing to Norrington’s promotion ceremony?”
“Yes, do you like it?” Buffy asked twirling around.
“The Governor picked it out. He has a wonderful eye for clothing.”
“Thank you my dear.” The Governor said as he came down the steps. “Mr. Turner and I have some business to conduct. Can you go and hurry Elizabeth along? We really do need to be leaving.”
Buffy nodded and headed upstairs to Elizabeth’s room. Elizabeth was dressed and one of the maid’s was doing her hair.
“Your father said that we need to be leaving soon.” Buffy told her. “He’s in the foyer talking to Will about the sword for Norrington’s promotion ceremony.”
“Will’s downstairs?” Buffy nodded. “Well we mustn’t keep father waiting any longer.”
Elizabeth said looking herself over in the mirror one more time. Elizabeth then moved toward the stairs. When they got within sight they looked to see that both men were watching them.
“Oh, Elizabeth, you look absolutely stunning.” Her father told her but the compliment flew over her head as she looked at Will.
“Will!” Elizabeth spoke as if she was surprised to see him. “It's so good to see you. I had a dream about you last night.”
Buffy almost groaned at that. Elizabeth had told Buffy on more than one occasion about the day she and Will met. They had both made it to the bottom of the stairs and Buffy knew that now that Will had seen Elizabeth he would look her way no more.
“About me?” Will asked surprised and Buffy wanted to laugh at the picture of innocence he represented. The Governor was about to speak but Elizabeth cut him off.
“About the day we met, do you remember?”
“How could I forget, Miss Swann?”
“Will, how many times must I ask you to call me Elizabeth? And why is it you won’t call me Elizabeth but you’ll call Buffy, Buffy?”
“To answer your first question at least once more, Miss Swann, as always, your second question…”
“I don’t carry the title and responsibility that you do. After all you are the Governor’s daughter and you must be treated as so.” Buffy told them and she looked at Will and winked. He was relieved that Buffy had answered for him so smoothly. “Governor, we better get going if we don’t want to be late. It wouldn’t do any good for the man presenting the sword to be late.”
“You are quite right my dear. Come along Elizabeth. Take this and Buffy make sure you grab one too.” The Governor said handing Elizabeth a parasol that matched her dress. Buffy selected one and they all walked to the carriage.
“See you later Will.” Buffy said as she was helped into the carriage. When she took her seat she waved to him. Elizabeth was next followed by Governor Swann
“Good day Buffy. Good day…Elizabeth.
” The last part was spoken barely above a whisper as he watched the carriage leave. O
nce at the ceremony Buffy stood beside Elizabeth who was fanning herself with a fan. Buffy was bored and was thinking of all the things she could be doing and some of them involved Will. That was probably why she never noticed the distress Elizabeth was in. When the ceremony ended the celebration party began and music was playing. Buffy had moved as far away from everyone as she could and decided to sit on one of the walls that over looked the ocean. She sat looking out at the water thinking about her friends and wondering how they were getting along without her. She heard footsteps behind her and didn’t bother to turn figuring that it was Elizabeth.
“There you are. I was wondering where you went. What are you doing over here?”
“Just thinking, plus it’s a bit quieter over here. What about you?” Buffy asked still looking at the water.
“I’ve been nonchalantly avoiding the Commodore. I have this feeling that he has been wanting to ask me something. So far I have managed to avoid him quite nicely.”
Elizabeth shifted again as if she was trying to shift something. Her breaths were becoming shorter and this time Buffy noticed.
“What’s wrong?” Buffy said standing up to join Elizabeth.
“I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe!” She gasped.
Before Buffy could say anything there was a crowd of people that seemed to be scrambling to get out of the way of something. They were a panic driven mob and did not notice when they came too close to Elizabeth knocking her toward the edge. Buffy grabbed on to her but with nothing to keep her up there they both fell into the water. This is the first chapter and I would to know what you think. Please let me know if I should continue this.