The loud sound of a tooting horn awakened Aurora from her sleep. She was wondering where she was…she just remembered, she was with the other princesses. However, she was taken away sa pamamagitan ng Gaston, and now she had no idea where she was. She rubbed her eyes and realized though, that she was in a dim area in a small enclosed space.
She stood up and stated, “Oh no, where am I?”
“So, you’ve woken up,” a voice stated weakly.
Aurora twisted a bit and stated, “Gaston, stop it! Let me go!”
“No, Gaston is not me,” the voice stated.
“Well, then, who are you?” Aurora asked.
“Open the door,” the voice continued on. “So you can see me and we can have some light from outside. My name’s John Smith.”
Aurora opened the door a tad and realized that she was not in a building at all, she was actually on a ship! The sky was relatively cloudy outside, and she went back into the cabin, and now she could see that John Smith was a very handsome blonde man wearing bandages and a blue jacket.
“Oh no!” Aurora told him. “You’re hurt! Did Gaston do this to you?”
“No, this had nothing to do with Gaston,” John told her. “This had to do with one of my own people. My own governor shot me.”
“How could he do that?” Aurora asked, shocked.
“I discovered how to paint with all the mga kulay of the wind,” John replied. “And the governor shot me afterward.”
“I don’t understand what you mean,” Aurora told John. “Are you all right?”
John smiled at Aurora and told her, “Oh yes, I am…” then he frowned and stated, “Do you know where Virginia is?”
“Oh no, I do not,” Aurora told him.
“Well,” John told her. “I went there to find ginto and have adventure. But then I met an Indian princess named Pocahontas.”
“Another princess?” Aurora asked John. “But I was just at a party of princesses, and this Pocahontas was not present!”
“Maybe those were regional princesses,” John told Aurora before he continued, “Pocahontas taught me that her people were not savages, and she saved my life. As a result, the governor, who didn’t believe me, shot me.”
Aurora gasped and stated, “Why, how terrible a governor!”
“Yes,” John stated. “Our people were not though, and they sent me back on this ship for medical treatment…it turns out that several supplies are on the ship, as I found out later. My fellow Englishmen began to help heal me, and now I can sit up and ilipat a little bit. But I am still not perfectly well, and my condition has worsened after the ship was taken over…and that’s where Gaston comes in.”
“Where is Gaston now?” Aurora asked John.
“He’s not on the ship anymore,” John told her. “He apparently refused to sail, for he claimed he had important business. Thus, he left who apparently were his two servants on the ship, and they are controlling it. They aren’t very good ship captains though, as they don’t seem to know what direction they are going in and…”
“You did it!” a voice came from the front.
“No, you did it!” a segundo voice replied.
“You can peer on them if you want,” John told Aurora. Aurora did just that. She peered around from the door and walked out a little bit and hid behind the main mast. Two young girls were at the front of the boat, both of them were in dresses, one was in a kulay-rosas dress and had red hair, and one was in a green dress and had black hair. Aurora gasped as apparently were blowing raspberries at each other in the front of the boat.
“We’re never going to get them to Mother’s at the rate you’re going, Anastasia!” the black haired girl yelled at the red head, Anastasia.
“Well it wasn’t my fault that you had to sing on the bangka so much and distract me from steering the boat, Drizella,” Anastasia replied to the black haired girl, Drizella, angrily. “If you don’t stop making your hideous noise…”
“Who are you to talk!” Drizella stated, punching Anastasia on the head, causing her to topple onto her back. “I am much better at steering the ship than you are.”
Anastasia got back onto her feet and stated, “No, no, no, Mother specifically stated that I should be the one to control the boat!”
“No, Mother told me that I should control the boat!” Drizella fumed back at her.
“Maybe now’s my chance,” Aurora thought, but she was nervous…she couldn’t devise a plan to get John some madami medicine.
Aurora walked back into the room, and John told Aurora, “I need a cast…and after I have that, I'll tell you how we'll get out of this place…”
“Where is the cast?” Aurora asked. “And where is the medicine too for that matter?”
“It’s in a malaking kahon nearby the main mast,” John told her, and then Aurora got the message. She had to be sneaky about this, as Anastasia and Drizella must not hear what she was up to. Aurora snuck along the side of the boat, always trying to be somewhat concealed sa pamamagitan ng crates.
Luckily for her, the sisters were still distracted. “Mother!” Drizella screamed on the ship, attacking Anastasia vigorously. “Why did you have us drive the ship! We’ll never find our way home!”
“You idiot,” Anastasia replied. “It was your idea to agree with this…”
“Was not!” Drizella angrily fumed.
“Was too,” Anastasia replied.
During all the commotion, Aurora finally managed to find both a bottle of medicine and a cast in one basket. As the sisters continued to fight, Aurora managed to slip the bottle of medicine and cast into her sleeve and then she got back with them both in her hand and gave them to John.
“Thanks,” John stated as he leaned up a bit and put on his cast. “Now let’s get out of here and we’ll have some adventure!”