The Bargain

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Giana's made a bargain...a possibly deadly bargain which may cost her or her family their lives.

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The Bargain

Submitted: August 04, 2009

Giana's made a bargain...a possibly deadly bargain which may cost her or her family their lives. Read Chapter

Submitted: August 04, 2009

Giana was dragged into a dark alleyway. No one was in sight as the beefy hands released her. Giana frantically searched her surroundings ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 04, 2009

Giana screamed as she attempted to escape, but something held her back. She whirled around to see her captor clutching her skirts in his ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 04, 2009

"Hey!" a loud voice called, echoing in the alleyway. Giana's and her captor's heads turned to the source of the sound. Fear and rage ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 04, 2009

Giana gazed at her rescuer thankfully. "Bless you," she sighed, extending her hand. The man grasped her dainty hand in his calloused ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 05, 2009

Giana shot a dirty look at the man. "If you didn't take my sister, you wouldn't be in this position." "I suppose," the captain shrugg... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 06, 2009

Giana stumbled along, her feet dragging on the ground from her recent attack. Her whole body ached, and she could feel a bruise forming a... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 06, 2009

Once the life vessel reached the side of The Blue Nightmare, a rope ladder was let down. Exclamations of every sort reached Giana's ears:... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 07, 2009

Giana gasped when she saw her sister's appearance. She couldn't help it. Nyssa was an absolute mess! Her once lovely auburn curls were no... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 07, 2009

Giana and Nyssa were thrown roughly onto the main deck. Giana's knees buckled, and she collapsed to her knees. When she looked up, there ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 08, 2009

Giana awoke with a splitting headache. She was sprawled out on a very comfortable bed, a pillow beneath her head. She sighed. She was bac... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 09, 2009

Giana yanked on the handle of the door, but it didn't budge. Fury and frustration tore through her very soul. Her sister was in shock, co... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 10, 2009

Giana allowed herself to be flung back into Carlson's chamber like a sack of potatoes. She collapsed onto the floor, and Carlson stood ab... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 12, 2009

The rain pounded mercilessly down from the heavens, and the ship was nearly flooded with the overwhelming waves that crashed over the sid... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 13, 2009

It was still a living nightmare when the foursome arrived at the main deck. The rain still pounded mercilessly down on the crew as they s... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 16, 2009

Giana froze? Part of the British fleet was coming to get her! They would rescue her from this nightmare! She and Nyssa could go home to t... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 17, 2009

The crippled vessel was completely useless. Now that the mainmast was collapsed, The Blue Nightmare could only move a few notches an hour... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 18, 2009

Giana and Nyssa froze. The sound of stomping boots echoed as they marched across the ship. Giana rose quickly and hastened to the door. "... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 19, 2009

There was nothing Giana or Nyssa could do. They were being watched like hawks by the British navy men. Despite the fact that they weren't... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 20, 2009

Giana thought she heard something. It was late that night, long after she and Nyssa had retired for the night, when she heard it. She sat... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 21, 2009

It seemed like an eternity before Reuben finally said, "That should do it." Giana bent over the captain, whose face hadn't changed fr... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 24, 2009

Giana felt a shudder run up her spine as the cold, sea air blew in through her open window. Since the day she'd helped the captain's reco... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2009

"Good to see ya, mate!" Beckendorf rasped, with a toothy grin. "Sorry about this. I didn't realize you had joined companies with the Brit... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2009

Captain Conrad stood on the deck of The Crimson Dawn, bottle of rum in hand, contemplating the happenings that had just occured that very... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 27, 2009

Captain Conrad sauntered down the dirty streets of Tortuga, flanked by Beckendorf and one of his men, Zacharias. The captain took in the ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 31, 2009

Giana looked over the calm waters of the North Sea. The sky was painted with crimson and pink as the sun peeked above the horizon. She he... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 01, 2009

Nyssa and Giana sat nervously in the Sullivan Manor's parlor on a sofa directly across from another sofa, where Lord and Lady Sullivan an... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 04, 2009

Giana found herself surrounded by British navy men. Their flashy red coats blurred her vision slightly, but when her clear sight returned... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 06, 2009

It was the next morning. It was posted all over London that there was to be a hanging that day for one pirate, and Giana was ready. She'd... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 06, 2009

A war cry sounded through the silent crowd, startling everyone in attendance. The crowd parted in panic as a dozen horses galloped throug... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 07, 2009

Giana stared at the moon, a full, glowing orb that hung in the black, night sky. The stars twinkled above, laughing at Giana's doubt and ... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 18, 2009

Frederick Conrad stood on the deck of The Crimson Dawn, thinking about the woman that slept below. She'd given up everything for him: her... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 20, 2009

Giana arose the next morning, feeling much comfort since the night before. She'd discuss her choice wtih Frederick. Surely he'd be please... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 20, 2009

Frederick lay in bed that night, considering what had just occured that morning. Technically, Giana Sullivan was now his fiancee. He smil... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 21, 2009

Giana watched the choppy turquoise waves of the Carribean rise and fall in a soothing, rythamic pattern. She inhaled the scent of the fre... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 22, 2009

Frederick paled with shock. Rosalina, the sister of Blackbeard himself, was coming after them! Although she was a woman, she was as tough... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 23, 2009

"I never thought I'd see the day when Captain Conrad would be willing to stick his sorry head out of his shell to help a woman," Rosalina... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 24, 2009

Giana drifted in and out of consiousness, not staying awake long enough to recall anything definable. The last thing she remembered was F... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 26, 2009

The thud of boots woke Giana from her restless sleep. She broke into a cold sweat as the door swung open to reveal Zeke. Giana yelped and... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 27, 2009

Giana gasped with horror. Frederick? Her Frederick had ravished Captain Rosalina? Impossible! Her mind refused to believe it! "I don't be... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 06, 2009

Frederick hung his head, ashamed. So Rosalina had told her. Now what would Giana think of him, yet how could he deny the truth? "Yes, tis... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 21, 2009

Giana blinked, the sun momentarily blinding her vision. Hopelessness and longing tugged at her heartstrings as she remembered Frederick's... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 24, 2009

Muscles burning and eyes watering, Giana dragged herself across the soft, white sands of the island she had been marooned on. The sun sho... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 25, 2009

Giana sat in her favorite tree, mango in hand. She bit into the sweet, juicy fruit, savoring its flavor. Her feet hung lazily off the bra... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 27, 2009

Aniya, balancing the basket of fruit on one hip, strode quickly out of the jungle. The sun was setting in the west, casting its last hope... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 16, 2009

The forest was dark and quiet, and rather eerie in Aniya's opinion. She'd been walking for nearly twenty minutes with no clue of where sh... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 23, 2009

Frederick Conrad sat, alone in his cell, awaiting his demise. Rosalina had taken her sweet time, sailing around the numerous trading port... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 24, 2009

The sky was turning black, and yet Rosalina still walked. They'd been traveling for hours, and yet they hadn't stopped once. Frederick's ... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 24, 2009

Frederick was led into a circular room, with torches on all sides. In the middle sat a circular mahogany table with ten chairs seated aro... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 25, 2009

But first, there was a quiet pause. Time seemed to slow down. Blackbeard released Frederick, who curled up on the floor. Rosalina whirled... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 25, 2009

Blackbeard froze, his expression torn. Could he really kill and innocent girl. "No," he whispered. Rosalina's eyes blazed with fu... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 26, 2009

"I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride," said the preacher solemnly. Frederick looked down at the beautifu... Read Chapter

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