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 Tal Vez Mi Media Naranja?, (Possibly my other half?) Monica & Jean
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JEAN SERRE, pirate, former slaver


Everybody around Tortuga seemed to know the story about the prisoners exchange… and also the one of the missing ship. It didn’t belong only to those around Captain Sol’s entourage, as stories spread, especially unusual ones like these. So the prison stay wasn’t a secret anymore.

In his arms, Monica started explaining there were different kinds of prisons, and he agreed with it. Slavery was a prison too. He hadn’t been a slave, but he had witnessed it enough to realize. And even a man like him, who had worked with the slavers, obeying their orders, had done it only because he couldn’t see another alternative. The pirate captain he had sworn allegiance to, took the King’s pardon with all his crew, and turned into slavers. Where else to go, when pirates were chased? To turn privateer against his brethren wasn’t the same thing… or rather worse, since there was an oath he had made once?

”We can heal physically better than getting rid of what remains to torture our dreams,” he replied, pulling her closer. ”I saw you have a slight limp, and I don’t mind this. My mind and my soul soar too, after having met you.”

He kissed her again, in an attempt for both of them to forget what was fearsome and evil in their past, and to replace it with a brighter future. How bright, it was still difficult to ascertain. For now, there was a party to attend tomorrow, and she agreed to accompany him.

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