Henriette woke curled against Fits chest, practically drowning in Benny's shirt. The parchment from Benny was nowhere in sight, so she shut her eye and scooted closer to
Fits. He wrapped an arm around her in his half-sleep state.
They laid in silence for a while before Fits woke up completely. He sat up, rubbing his eyes awake for a moment before stretching and yawning, "Did you sleep at all?" he asked, knowing Henriette was in and out of sleep the whole night.
Henriette shook her head, sitting up with him.
"Please stay in here," Fits pushed himself off the straw mattress, making his way to his boots sitting by the desk, "The crew thinks yer down and out for the count."
Henriette nodded, "I know," she stared at his boots sitting by the desk.
"I'll bring you some food from storage, you need to eat," Fits told her, tucking each pantleg into his boottop. He started for the door, but went back to the bed. Gently, he kissed Henriette on the forhead and snuck out the door.
~ ~ ~
Another month flew by and Henriette began resenting Tennessee. She never felt good, only heavy. Fits was in and out, trying to keep her happy, but being cooped up was simply depressing for her. She constantly had the Thievius Raccoonus out before her, drawing pictures of The Queen and Cloclwerk and treasure chests between her logs.
Henriette had found Benny's notes, stashed with the Thievius Raccoonus and left to sit in that drawer. Finally, she got too sensible to continue drawing in her family's book, and found pieces of parchment. Sketching ship after ship, and finally moving on to people; Fits, Benny, even Freede.
"I didn't think we had that much parchment," Fits laughed, staring at the huge stack of drawings. He made his way over and shuffled through them, "You drew me?" he asked, skipping past the drawing of Benny.
"Of course." Henriette smiled, looking up from her latest drawing of the Queen.
~ ~ ~
"LAND HO!" Henriette blinked her eye open as the two words echoed across the deck. She sat up and pulled Benny's black shirt on over her growing belly.
Fits burst through the door, a big grin on his face, "We've spotted your island, Henriette!"
Henriette smiled with the corner of her mouth. She had spent much too long cooped up inside, she was ready to see her family vault once more.
"You can really teach me the Spire jump!" Fits grinned, fidgeting around the Captain's quarters.
Henriette started to pull her coat over the black shirt and paused, "The what?" she stuck her arm through the sleeve of her coat roughly, "Did you just say Spire jump?"
Fits clapped his hands together, "So, uh, we should, get out there, bring yer gold
"Fits. I never told you about the Spire jump."