Night had fallen fast over the ship, the young night guard walked
slowly among the deck, looking out in to the vast nothing that
lay before and behind the ship. Down in the crew's courtiers,
Tom, Shawn and Andrew sat in there small room talking about the
day and what they had all done
"So then, we sprung a leak so I had to go down and help try and
repair it! Do you know how hard it is to do that?" Andrew
complained, tom just look at the wall, he didn't want to tell
them about what had happened between Anne and himself
"So Tom, what did you do today?" Shawn asked
"Oh, um… the same thing I do every day, nothing special"
"Oh, ok. Do you think we have seaweed for brains? Something is
wrong! You can tell us" Shawn said, Tom turned and face his
"Ok I'll tell. I did something bad today"
"Like what" Andrew said sarcastically
"I kissed Anne" Shawn and Andrews eyes grew wide with interest"
Well, she kissed me but I kissed her back and I shouldn't have"
"Why not, don't you love her?" Andrew objected
"Yes I do, but I swore that I would never fall in love again you
"Tom, you have to let her go, Anne could be the best thing that
ever happened to you. You have to let Jennifer go"
"I can't! She meant so much to me! How can I just betray her like
"You wouldn't be betraying her at all, she would have wanted you
do live you life to the fullest, she would want you to be happy!"
Tom thought about it for a minute
"Wait a minute, who is this Jennifer person?" Andrew asked
"Oh that's right, we never told you about her, Tom she was your
fianc� you tell him" Shawn said
"Ok, Jennifer was my fianc� but she died a few years ago. There
was a pirate ship just out side of our dock, and they started
firing at our town, we tried to get away put a cannon ball hit
right in to our house and it killed Jennifer and two other people
that we lived with, from that day on I swore that I would never
give my heart to anyone else" the room was silent, then Andrew
"Well, I'm with Shawn I think that you should just say good bye
to Jennifer and give your whole heart to Anne"
"It's not that easy" Tom passed " I don't want to talk about it
any more, lets just go to bed" Tom turned around and pulled the
blankets up over his head and waited for the others to climbed in
to there beds. Shawn slept on the bed on top of Tom's and Andrew
slept on the one on the other side of the room. The others
quickly fell asleep, but questions were filling Tom's head,
should he let go of Jennifer after all these years? Or should he
stay true to her and never love again? It was all so confusing to
him, he knew deep, deep down in his heart that he loved Anne but
he also knew that he love Jennifer. Tom couldn't take it any
more, he got up, pulled on an old dirt stained shirt and a pair
of knickers and his boots and walked out of the room and hallowed
the hallway all the way till he came to the stairs that led to
the deck, then he fallowed the stairs and was greeted by the cold
night's air. Tom then walked over to the railing and just looked
out at the sea.
"Tom? Is that you?" said a voice, Tom turn and there walking
toward him was Anne, dressed in a white night gowned, her long
black hair blew elegantly in the soft wind that blew across the
"Yes, it's me" Tom answered, Anne walked up to him and leaned
over the railing
"Couldn't get any sleep?" Anne asked noticing the dark circles
under tom's eyes
"No, and what about you, you can't sleep either"
"No, it's hard to sleep; I have so much on my mind right now"
"I suppose that a lot of what's on your mind is because of me?"
"Why would you think that?"
"Well, it's just what happened today and every thing"
"It doesn't even madder anymore, I understand"
"You do? Did you talk to Shawn or something?"
"No but I just know, it's fine, no hard feelings"
"Ok, well then um… I think I'm ready to go to bed now" with that
Tom turned around with out saying good bye and walked to the
stairs and disappeared in to the darkness. Anne could feel the
cold heartless tears swelling up in her eyes again
"I understand. The only thing that I understand is that you don't
love me, and you never have and you never will" Not being able to
hold the tears back any longer; Anne turned and ran back in to
"Evel, what do you think about Shawn?" bonnie asked as Evel and
her climbed in to there cozy beds.
"I don't know, he seems like a nice guy, but what do you think
about Andrew?" Evel answered
"He's not my type, but like you said, he seems like a nice guy?
"Ya, but you know, I never thought that I could be in love, it's
all so knew to me. I thought it was going to be the three of use
for ever, but know that we are in love, or at least this feels
like love, are we going to stay the same or is it all going to
change?" the two were silent, that question had been troubling
the both of them for sometime now
"I really don't know, I know that we are all loyal to each other
I mean I would take a musket ball for either one of you two but-"
"I know what you mean, I love you two, you're my only family but
I would kill to have a nice wedding and have a man by my side
that will always be there?" Evel said
"Yes that does sound nice" the two laughed,
"But what if Tom and Anne never fall in love, would we be able to
leave her?" Evel said
"I don't' know, I guess I didn't think about that" bonnie
answered "Listen I'm tired, let's go to bed we'll talk more
"Alright, good night" Evel said as she pulled the covers up to
her head and fell quickly in to a peaceful sleep, but bonnie
couldn't sleep she had a feeling that what they said had been
heard so she got up and walked over to the door and opened it,
but no one was there. Being satisfied that no one had heard what
they had said; Bonnie went back over to her bed and fell in to a
not so peaceful sleep. The one thing is, some one had heard the
two talking, and now that person was on her way back to her room.
What was she going to do? Were her sisters going to leave her all
alone? Was the bond between them braking? So many questions and
no one to talk to, what was Anne going to do?��