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A/N: I'm not a native speaker, so forgive my mistakes pls.
Into the depths
Once the sun rose, Jill put her cloak and went out the ward towards the cabin. She didn't want to wait too long because soon everyone would be awake and that would be a bigger risk. She remembered Leon told her that Keith would be in the cabin until the morning and she needed to speak to him urgently.
Jill ran into very few men on the way and when she arrived close to her friend, she was happy to see that he was all alone. Once Keith looked at her, she took out the hood .
"Damn it! I knew you would do something like that!" He kicked the air "You'll put we both in trouble, you headstrong."
"Stop with the drama, Keith. I have not been uncovered so far. I just need you to help me with something."
"I refuse myself to be your accomplice this time."
"You always say so and you always help me." Jill placed the hood again. "It's simple. During the parties, when Leon is not around, I just need you not to allow any man to choose me. Yesterday I was almost discovered. It was my luck that the guy who chose me was the captain, he doesn't know who I am and he did not force anything, we just talked. But I may not be that lucky the next time."
"The captain was nice to you?" Keith laughed "You were lucky because this guy seems really nice. If it was one of our men he would have told your father."
Somehow Jill got happy to know Chris was really a nice guy.
"I Know that. So I need your help. I always be in purple." Jill raised eyebrows "You will help me, Keith?"
"Do I have another option, Valentine?"
Jill hugged her friend before running to the deck to go back to the ward. Gradually the men were returning to their positions. When Jill approached the lifeboat she heard a voice behind her.
"Hey stranger." Jill stopped and put her hand on her face, before turning to the caller "Strolling through the deck? You know it's dangerous , don't you?"
Jill tried to hide her smile. In front of her there he was, Chris. With the sun illuminating his face she realized he had tanned skin and his eyes were dark green.
"What are you doing here?" Jill asked opening her hood a little to see him better.
"Back to my post, and you?"
"I came to ask a friend not to allow any captain to kidnap me the next party."
"Aw" Chris laughed "You have to pray for it to be me again. You know that you will only be safe with me. I will always give you coverage."
"I bet" Jill smirked.
Chris looked away and pulled Jill closer.
"What's that woman doing here, sir?"
Jill's eyes widened when she heard Leon's voice behind her. Certainly she didn't want him to find out she was there with Chris, so she hugged him, putting her head on his chest to hide her face.
"We're just saying goodbye."
"The night was long, right captain?" Leon approached Chris and tapped his shoulder before going away from them.
"Wait, he's still close." Chris said. Jill felt when he opened his hands and embraced her back fondly, bringing her closer and putting his face in her hair. "Wait a little longer."
Then Jill realized she was more concerned with that embrace than with the fact that her boyfriend almost caught her talking to another man. Jill did not think twice, she put her hands on his belly and pushed him away.
"ENOUGH!" Jill regained her composure before speaking again "I think you forgot to return my bracelet."
"Gee! What a shame, it's not with me here. That means you'll have to find me on the deck tonight, after everyone else is asleep." Chris winked at her.
Jill turned and walked away.
"I can't promise." She said walking quickly. After some steps she looked back over her shoulder and saw him putting his hand on his pocket. 'Smarty pants.' she thought.
Wesker took a set of keys from his pocket and chose one unlocking the door slowly before he entered the cell. Piers was lying in bed with his feet and hands tied. The boy was asleep, but he woke with the sound of the door opening.
"Governor? Please, sir, I did nothing." Piers spoke scared, stirring in the bed.
"You're not condemned of anything yet, child."
"Then why am I here, sir?"
"Just a way of ensuring that your brother will not go away with my map."
Wesker looked at the girl, who was still asleep and turned back to Piers.
"I'll tell my men to release you two, but remember young man, you're just a bait and most of the times we sacrifice the bait to catch the fish. So do not try to play the smart guy." - he said turning around.
Wesker left the cell ordering the guards to let them free. Then he walked down the stairs. As soon as he arrived in the basement, Wesker took the set of keys back opening the door. He went down a dark corridor where there were two more doors, unlocking and entering the second.
It was a large and nicely decorated room, although it was a little dark. In the right corner there was a dresser. A woman was brushing her long straight black hair looking in the mirror. Wesker closed the door behind him and smiled at her.
Jill picked up a small package and handed it to Leon. He opened it and smiled when he realized they were candies from Isabel. Without saying anything, Leon took one to his mouth.
"I knew you would like them. I always like to carry these candies with me on long journeys."
"I'll expel my two roommates so you can get in to stay with me."
"No Leon." Jill nodded, she was by the door of his berth compartment "It would be risky. We can do it tomorrow. I prefer to return to the ward."
"Suit yourself" Leon ate another candy "I would love it if you could stay, you know." Leon smirked .
Jill smiled slightly and gave Leon a kiss on the cheek before saying goodbye.
"I'm going. Good night, Leon."
"Night night my princess and thanks for the candies."
Jill was going down the hall towards the infirmary, but she stopped for a moment. She picked some candies she had saved and looked at them thoughtfully. She turned around but she hesitated before she walked forward 'Shall I?' Jill didn't ask herself again, she walked back to get to the deck. She was confused and curious at the same time. She felt something like affection for that man, she really enjoyed his company. Although confused between her duty and what she wanted to do, she decided to do what she wanted and ignore the voice that asked her to leave.
Chris was sitting on the ground near the railing, looking up the sky. She came up and sat beside him. Chris didn't move his head, he kept looking up at the moon and Jill realized he just smiled.
"You thought I wouldn't come?" she asked.
"I knew you would. And I knew you would be late."
"Shouldn't you be in the cabin, captain?"
"Not exactly. I was there during the day. Keith is quite experienced, he's helping me by now."
"Keith? Hmm..." Jill tried to hold back her laughter.
"You know him?"
"I've heard about him." She lied. Jill looked around and realized that night time was not very dark "Something's different today"
"Full moon." Chris looked at her and pulled her hood "Look at how the moon is beautiful tonight. Look how the Queen Amaranthus glows."
"Chris, it's dangerous for me to keep my head uncovered."
"You are safe with me, don't worry. If any of these pirates approaches, I throw him in the sea. Into the depths"
Jill laughed and looked at Chris, who was once more staring at the moon. Although she knew that his eyes were green, she noticed that his eyes were shining just like two black gems. Chris realized that she was staring at him and turned to her. Their gazes met and they both remained silent for sometime. Chris looked at Jill's lips and then looked back at her eyes.
Feeling what was about to happen, Jill got a package of candies giving them for Chris.
"What is this?" He frowned.
"My mother made those candies. I brought these for you."
"Wow! I'm honored" He smiled and accepted them, opening and tasting the first one. "A piece of heaven."
"I know right?"
Chris licked his sugary fingers before saying:
"Thanks for remembering me. You are sweeter than this candy."
"I 'm not sweet, I'm a warrior." - she smirked.
"A Sweet warrior"
"As a warrior I cannot be sweet, Chris Redfield."
"C'mon, Of course you can. A sweet warrior can deceive any man she wants with her soft voice and seemingly harmless appearance." Jill said nothing, just watched him. He approached her face and touched her hand. "A sweet warrior can be as sweet as the moonlight and as fierce as the sunshine. She may surprise the most experienced man, drive the most lucid man crazy and overthrow the strongest."
"And are you any of these men?"
"I'm all in one." He lowered his voice.
When Jill heard those words from his mouth, she could not hold the attraction she felt for the captain since she met him. All her concepts disappeared. Her reason disappeared. All her fears flew away. All she knew until that moment about feelings no longer existed and she no longer knew where she was, who she was and what was her fate. Jill just knew that the man in front of her was someone she loved being with. Someone she knew well even without knowing.
Jill put one of her hands on his shoulder and another on his neck and brought him closer until her lips got Chris' upper lip. He quickly kissed her back, running his hands through her blond hair.
'What are you doing? You are a gypsy, you will never marry this man. Don't let him seduce you. Don't be weak.' A voice inside of her started saying, making her think reasonable.
Jill put her hands on Chris chest and pushed him hard.
She put her hood back as she stood up, then she started running back.
"Jill, where are you going?" He ran after her.
"Leave me alone."
"Jill, come back here. Let's talk."
"You took advantage of my trust." She said angrily .
"But you're the one who kissed me, Jill." Chris reached her and grabbed her arm.
Jill moved to the side, getting free from him. She looked over her shoulder and saw when he tried to approach her again, trying to dodge and push him at the same time she overbalanced and fell over the railing of the ship, falling into the sea.
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