The ship drifted slowly towards me and I did what my instinct told me to do. I pretended to be dead, drifting with the current. The pirates soon spotted me out and scooped my corpse out of the water in hopes I have gold on me. As soon as my body was laid on the deck I sprung into action! Stealing a sword from one of the men I held the blade up to his neck and threatened the rest of the crew to not come any closer. They cursed me but were hesitant to test my words. Then it grew silent. *thud* The sound caused the commotion of the ship to fall deathly quiet. *thud* The men seemed to have heard this sound many times before, yet their expression seems to still feel uneasy with it. *thud* The crowd split in two as a figure approaches from behind them towards me. *thud* It was the captain. A mean pirate. I mean, really mean. He had a hook for a hand, a massive beard, and a peg made out of a bone I believe. I can only imagine the unfortunate soul that used to belong to the bone he now uses as a crutch for his missing leg. *thud*
“Who dares enter my vessel, and threaten my men?” He spoke.
“It is I. Ace.”
“Arrgggg” His roar still sends chills down my spine to this very day.
“I must admit, I’m impressed. Not many mortals have the balls to board this ship and bark orders at me, Captain Shadowbeard Mcgee”
“I don’t want trouble. Just a small boat and maybe some food, I’ll let your man go and we can do this peacefully”
“Har Har Har! Peace is for the women and the weak” *THWAP!*
Shadowbeard lunged and stabbed his sword through his own man and it pierced my stomach.
I fell back. Shocked at the man’s heartlessness. NO time to show weakness. His men approaches. I started fighting my way through his men and apporached Shadowbeard. I must cut off the head of the snake.
Our blades met. The battle was of epic proportions. But his skill was too much. He backed me up into the plank. My blood gushing out of my wound into the sea and attracted sharks. They circled knowing dinner was going to fall right into their jaws.
“Any last words mortal?”
*I chuckled* He seemed confused. “What are you laughing at fool?” He asked.
“You’ve been mistaken since the moment you layed eyes on me… I’m not mortal”
I leaped over him and dodged his blade. Then sliced the plank plummeting him to his death.
I approached his crew, they didn’t seem angry at all. One by one they all bowed to me. I am now their Captain. Then I blacked out.
I awoke in a room. My wound was wrapped up and treated. Either I was dizzy, or the room was moving. Oh yeah. I was still on the ship.
I walked out of the room onto the deck and the crew cheered as they saw me. Captain Whitebeard is what they started calling me. I liked it.
I lead theses men to glory as we plundered and pillaged ships and villages. I’ve slayed so many… so much blood on these paws.
So many men I’ve killed and I felt no remorse. I was unstoppable. It was one kill however, that got to me. It was a mother and her daughter. I killed them no problem. But it was the puppy the girl had. It was so innocent. I killed it on impulse and the yelp of the pup stuck in my head. I started plummeting into depression. Drinking a barrel or two a day. It showed in my leadership too. I started to slack and my men were paying the price.
It was an epic battle. My men against Bluebeards men. The battle lasted for days. They usually are not a problem but my depression got to me. Our ship was sunk and I narrowly escaped. Floating on the plank I use to kill so many before. How Ironic. Back to square one.
I drifted for days, or weeks. I don’t know. I blacked in and out and wasn’t sure. Then another ship approached me. I’ve been here before. The ship got closer and closer and I realized it was a raft filled with Asian people. They spoke a language I was unfamiliar with. A man picked me out of the water and wrapped me in a rag.
“Together, me you goin to America. We start new life.” He said.
His name was Vinnie Tran.