A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 1 A flash of green. The signal that someone has come back to this world from the dead. Or someone has left this world without dying. As a great pirate named Gibbs has said, "Some go their whole lives and never see it, some claim to have seen it who ain't." And as Elizabeth Turner stood there on that island beach, seeing it for the second time in her life, she could only cry at the sight. Someone had indeed left this world. And he had left her alone.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She clutched the chest that she now held tight to her, cradling it in her arms. "Will," she whispered to it, "What am I to do for the next ten years?" She was alone on an island she was unsure of. Her husband, Captain of the Flying Dutchman, had stranded her there. Stranded is such a harsh word, she thought to herself. He loved her. He had left her there to keep her safe. Safe from danger, peril, and life-threatening adventures. The things she loved and longed for.
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 2 Elizabeth awakened slowly with the chest tucked under her arm. The sun shone so bright in her eyes, she lifted a hand for shade from it's light. She then noticed that she'd tossed and turned in her sleep, for she was covered in sand and her dress had ridden up, exposing her bare leg.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 27 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Quickly she pulled the hem down, hoping no one had noticed, then remembered no one was there to see anything. She turned and laid on her side, her back to the sun, her eyes on the chest. "Will," she spoke to it, "if only you were here. You could take my mind off of the whole Jack business." Her eyes peered behind the chest, to the horizon... there was a boat out there. A small boat, to be sure, not much bigger than a dingy. And someone was on it. He was standing up, looking quite large on his little boat. Then, she heard something behind her, frightening her. She sat up and turned around, realizing it was just a coconut that had fallen out of a tree. Her eyes moved back
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 18 Elizabeth couldn't believe what she was doing. She was kissing Jack and she did not feel guilty. She did not feel ashamed. All she felt was love. He was kissing her back. She knew she should be scolding him for doing so, but she was too lost in her fantasy world that she had only believed existed in her dreams. Wrapping her arms around his neck, she stopped for a breath, then pulled him back. He held her close, as if protecting her from danger.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 187 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
If she opened her eyes, Elizabeth knew that reality would appear. For now, she kept them shut, kissing the pirate she loved. Jack moved his hands up to her face, placing one on each cheek. She was surprised at how gentle he was being. She curled a leg around his torso, not letting him escape. Tangling her fingers in his hair, she stopped for another breath.
Elizabeth brought a hand down to Jack's chest, feeling his heartbeat. It was at a rapid pace, exactly as hers. When she started to fall b
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 13 "...my compass...is unique-" Jack opened and shut the lid.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 137 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Unique, here having the meaning of 'broken,'" Norrington interrupted.
"True enough," Jack said matter-of-factly. "This compass does not point north."
"Where does it point?" Elizabeth asked.
"It points to the thing you want most in this world..."
Elizabeth sat on the bow, feet dangling over the edge. She watched the clear black water ripple as the ship pushed against its small waves. The Black Pearl had been sailing from Shipwreck Cove for days now. They'd resupplied enough to journey to the Fountain of Youth twice. Six times, if you counted the rum. She still hadn't forgotten where the compass had pointed to. Jack was the thing she wanted most in this world? Did the compass know her better than she knew herself?
She dug into her pocket and pulled it out. Flipping the lid, she watched the needle spin around. Once it stopped, it was pointe
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 31 Elizabeth sighed and gazed at the scene that was playing in front of her. The pirates had all of the lanterns lit, giving the ship a sort of romantic feel to it. The moon was full and bright. All of the stars were out and there were few clouds in the sky. She listened to the gentle sound of the waves colliding with the hull of the Pearl. As if the moment couldn't be any more beautiful, she was also holding the helm of the fastest ship in the Caribbean, with Captain Jack Sparrow watching.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 317 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But, even the beauty of the moment could not hide the harsh reality that she was going home, leaving it all behind. She was going back to that wretched spit of land--her "prison", as Jack called it. She heard his exact words in her head,: "Elizabeth if you had stayed on that island, you would have suffocated. That island was a prison that Will unintentionally placed you in. You could never live a life like that... you long for freedom. You knew that that is
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 27 Harrell Island was many miles from the Fountain of Youth. The days alone in the cell dragged on and on and Elizabeth and Jack eventually lost count of the weeks. Elizabeth spent most of her time sleeping or eating what little food they were offered, while Jack thought up a plan for their escape. Collins came down for a visit every once and a while to taunt them and tell of the progress the ship was making to their destination.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 277 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
One morning, Elizabeth woke up just like she had on previous mornings; with a tear-stained face and an aching back. Her head was lying on Jack's chest and her arms were hugging his waist. No matter where she ended up falling asleep in the cell, somehow she always ended up next to Jack in the morning. Her head rose and fell with his chest as he breathed. She could hear his snores rumble beneath his rib cage.
Elizabeth fell back asleep with a smile on her face, but a nightmare followed as she drifted.
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 3 Elizabeth woke before Jack did. She didn't have as much sleep to catch up on as he, and was also terribly thirsty. There was water all around her, but not a drop to drink. She shot a quick glance at Jack. He had his arms tucked under his head and his legs were crossed. Relaxed, as usual. A smile was spread across his face. She could just imagine what he was dreaming about... the Fountain of Youth, the Pearl, rum... the list could go on forever!A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 37 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I'm so thirsty! she thought to herself, gazing at the sea. Then she looked back at Jack. She noticed that his small rum container was slightly peeking out of his pocket. Normally she would not drink rum without considering it, but under these circumstances, did she have a choice?
Slowly but surely, she reached her hand towards the container, grabbing the cap with the tips of her fingers, and started to pull it from his pocket. It slid out, but suddenly, his hand shot
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 34 Will was extremely confused. Elizabeth was standing in front of him with tear-filled eyes.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 347 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I'm sorry, Will," she said, "but, then again, I'm not."
For what? What was she sorry for?
She spoke again, "I'll always love you, but... "
But? But what?
She answered him unspoken question, "I love him too."
Shooting up from his sleep, Will awakened to find that it was all just a nightmare. An awful one. Did it mean anything? He glanced up at his ceiling as he remembered something. It had been a year since he'd seen Elizabeth. Nine more years until he could go ashore.
Tortuga. Of course! Of course he would be at Tortuga! Elizabeth smiled. It had been a long journey... far too long. The compass had lead her to Tortuga, where Jack was supposed to be. She felt excitement bubbling inside of her. Liam yawned in her arms.
"Missy," she heard Barbossa say behind her, "we're going to dock now."
"Thank you! Thank you!" she replied,
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 32 "Land ho!" How could two short, simple words tear Jack's heart into pieces? He closed his eyes again and threw his sheets over his head, pretending like he heard nothing. Breathing slowly, he tried to keep himself together. He let the thought process for a bit. They were at Curdy. Elizabeth was home. It was the day to say goodbye. Jack didn't want to believe it. He smashed his pillow into his face.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 327 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Right on cue, Liam started to cry. Jack waited to hear Elizabeth walk over to calm him down, but all he heard was Liam. He removed his pillow and the sheets from his face and looked around. Elizabeth wasn't in the cabin. She wasn't sleeping on the couch. She wasn't sitting at his desk.
Jack got out of bed and trudged over to Liam's crib that the crew had made for him out of a crate and some broken oars. The baby sobbed onto Jack's chest for a bit, but then calmed down. The pirate bounced up and down, like he'd seen Elizabeth do before. "S
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 33 Pete washed the last cup and put it away. "It's closing time, Jack," he said for the sixth time. "I need to go home." The owner of the pub was desperate to close, but the pirate would not leave the bar.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 337 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Come on, Pete," Jack pleaded. "Just one more drink. For old times sake."
"Jack, ye've had nine bottles 'fer old times sake'."
"Why do you think I'm in Tortuga?"
"I don't wanna."
"Yer actually drunk, Jack."
"No, I'm not. Although... I don't remember you having a twin."
"By the powers... I can't let ye go out like this. Yer gonna get yerself hurt."
"Wouldn't matter anyways... " Jack said under his breath.
"Where be Gibbs?"
"Inn at the probably."
"Ye mean 'probably at the inn'?"
"That's what I said!"
Pete came from behind the bar and put an arm around Jack's shoulders, saying, "Come on. Let's go."
"Where are we going?" the drunk pirate asked, slurring.
"To the inn. We're gonna go see if Gibbs can sober ye up."
"I don't wanna be sober. I'll remember
A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 30 Liam stopped crying. Jack couldn't believe it. The minute Elizabeth shut the door behind her, the cabin was lost to the quiet of the evening. Although he most certainly wouldn't admit it out loud, Jack was growing to like Liam. Sure, he cried too much and he smelled sometimes, but the faces he made were entertaining and they made Elizabeth smile bigger than she ever had before.A Swann's Freedom: Chapter 307 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Jack gazed at the child in his arms. He noticed that Liam had drooled on himself. Jack started rubbing the slobber off with his thumb. Without warning, Liam reached out and grabbed it. Jack tried to free his finger from the baby's grasp, but the child was stronger than the pirate had thought.
"Decided to take my finger hostage, have you?" Jack asked Liam, "Eager to be a pirate already?" The baby let go of his thumb and attached to one of the captain's dreadlocks instead. The owner of the captured dreadlock pulled his head back, hoping Liam would let go, but i