Rivals: Part 4
"Hola Chica. I believe you have something I want. Don't make me take it by force." Toni can be really annoying when he calls you chica all the time like that.
"I have no idea what you're talking about Toni, unless you're asking for me to give up my cook? Because I will not force him to go, if he wants to he will I'll come find you when he does." You reply, hoping he was talking about Romano and not Arthur.
"Sadly no, _______ you have my rival on your ship and I want him here now. Unless, you have already killed him for me."
"Sadly no, I have done something worse." You tell him, trying to buy time so you can think of a plan.
"And what is that? Don't tell me you've fallen in love with the idiot." He scoffs at you.
"Maybe I have, maybe I haven't. It's none of your business so stay out of it. Anyway, no I've given him such a large wound on his back that he is close to death. Not even using some of Feli's tea has helped him he has about a day or so left." You said with a lying tone, Arthur and your crew would realize you're lying to protect him, but Toni, Francis, and not even your own brother would realize you're lying to them.
"Oh really? Then I'd like to see him in this terrible state, so I may know the truth, please." Toni said. Just then Francis and Gilbert spoke up.
"Vhat if she really haz fallen in love with him? I could not bear to hurt my little sister. If I did I vould never forgive myself." Gilbert said. Sometimes you just loved the he'd stand up for you in front of his best friends.
"I could not possibly dare to hurt a young girl by taking away her lover!!! It is inhumane!!!" Francis squealed. You may hate him, but you have to admit, when it came to romance, he sure did know a lot. Which was kinda creepy, considering he used that knowledge on you a lot.
"You guys are such pansies when it comes to romance!!!" Spain yelled at them.
"Okay I'll bring you Eyebrows, but you have to swear not to hurt him!!! He is near death, so don't try anything." You said, you went back up to the crow's nest and told them your plan.
"Okay Arthur first things first take off your shirt-"
"Why? Can't I be sick with my shirt on?"
"No you can't. They need to your scar. Second you need to come down slowly after me so you look sick okay?"
"Okay, and what if they find out I'm not sick?"
"We'll tell them the truth, and then Gilbert and Frogface would tell Toni off and he'll be forced to leave us alone, or he'll just demand for Romano instead and Romano will refuse. Then, Romano would do what he always does, wait till they dock in a port and runaway and wait for us there. How do you think I still have him as my cook?" Arthur looks at you surprised; he didn't expect you to think this through that much.
"Oh, okay then, let's go down." He replies. You both start heading down the rope ladder down to the main deck. Once you land you help Arthur down and he "falls down from weakness". So you help him up and carry him bridal style to the railing of the ship where you set him down on his stomach so they can see his scar.
"Wow chica, you hurt him pretty badly……. Too bad he's not sick." Arthur shot straight up at that, you looked at him and saw the worry in his eyes.
"Oh well, you caught me trying to protect the guy I love. Now if you will excuse me, I would like you and your crew to turn around and leave, or am I gonna have to fight you for his freedom?"
"Why would I want to fight a young chica like you? But, because you challenged me, I'll accept!!!"
"Okay if I win, I keep Eyebrows and you never come back again, and if you win……" You thought hard about this, then replied "You get to take me and Romano as your new cooks, BUT! You are to do NOTHING to my ship or my crew or Romano and I will commit suicide."
"Okay chica, but I promise I will win thi-"
"NO!!! ________ I forbid you as your brother to go through with this!!!" Gilbert shouted. Francis stood right behind him, and you could tell he was completely against this too.
"Gilbert you will stay out of this, this is my fight and I will not run away." Spain told him. He didn't have his usual kindness in his voice. He was dead serious.
"Okay then let's start." You tell him. You throw down the plank and get ready; you can't lose this battle, no matter what. Toni runs at you full speed, you wait for just the right time and you jump right over him. As a result, he rams straight into the ground breaking his nose with a 'crunch', he runs at you again and this time you charge. Your blades meet with an earsplitting 'clang' you pull out your pistol and shoot him in the knee. He falls down in pain with his back facing you; you try and slice him across the back, but he catches your sword and flings it away. You pull out your pistol again and try to put a bullet through his brain. Instead he tackles you, pinning you to the ground. He's just put his blade against your throat when Gilbert came out of nowhere and tried knock him out, knowing he'd pay the price later. Gilbert only got him off you and back to his own ship as yelled for you to run. You took his advice and pulled your plank back in and yelled for your crew to raise the sails.
"Gilbert!!! Quick jump ship!!! We'll throw our net to catch you!!!" You yelled at your older brother, hoping he'd take your advice.
"No!!! You'll have to lea- "