Dominique has found at 6 perfectly spherical rose-pink pearls or also known as the Tears of Sea, after Tansy threw them out to sea. They are now kept safe once again at Holt Ruddaring along with all of Dominiques treasure.
Trouble lurks on the horizon as Holt Ruddaring's Arch Enemy Borsca Snaketooth, a evil lizard, got wind of the pearls being found and wants to capture Dominique in order to find out where the pears are. Dominique is terrified of Borsca due to him the one that murdered the ship that she was working one and took her captivate that lead her on the life she has now.
She opened her emerald green eyes and just stared up at the celing. She found herself back in her cabin in her hammock and not on the cursed ship that was her home for quite some time. Just just layed there, waiting for her racing heart to slow down. She got up and put on her boots, quietly she padded to her desk. The hot tea she brewed a few hours ago, was still hot, she poured herself some and put some ale in it to give it a kick. She sat back in her chair and mused staring at her maps on her desk. It has been quiet some time since Dominique last had such a vivid dream from her past, she had almost forgotten Borsca until now. Just thinking about that lizard gave her shivers down her spine and she grew her legs up and rested her head on her knees, "Past is Past, it can't haunt me know.." she muttered to herself. Dominique soon learned that the past has a way of coming back, one way or another.
A sharp knock pulled her out of her musings, as Barfs voice came through, "Captain." he said in a loud voice, "Come in." she called and straightened up as Barf came in, "You best see this Cap'an. Uknown ship, spotted on the horizon." Dominique frowned and grabbed her coat, following Barf outside, "When was it spotted?" she asked bounding up the steps after him, "A Little past sunset. We thought it was just passing, but they seem to follow us." Dominique frowned and looking through her looking glass a the ship, northeast of them. Looking up at the ship she frowned. IT looked really familar, the black sails the black painted ship, looking at the bow she could bearly make out the name, "Ostwind." She looked up at the mast at the flag, and her heart dropped, "Borsca..." she muttered. Dominique staggered back a few steps, Barf looked at her, "Captain?" he said confused, "Set sail, fast as you can, I want this ship moving as fast as it can." she said trying to keep the panic out of her voice, she looked at Barf, "NOW!" she screamed and Barf jumped, "If we don't go, we will die" she snapped, "Now GET TO IT!" and Barf scuttled off, raising the alarm. Dominique looked again at Borsca's ship in the distance.
She turned around and held her wheel of her looking at her crew get to work, she grabbed a nearby rat and looked at him, "Take down the flag. NOW!" she said growling, "Fast as you can and hide it." she said and pushed him away and the rat scurried to the mast, climbing up it swiftly. Dominique felt her ship take off, fully unfurled, the wind at her back, the Eliza said forward in all her glory. She saw the flag get lowered down. Heart still pounding she guided it thorugh the water, Barf came up, "Where we sailing too?" he asked, "Puerto Santiago, and far away from the ship as possible." She looked at him in the eye, "Anyone who crosses the ship, doesn't survive." Barf nodded slowly, "I take it ya gotcha some history?" Dominique gave a nervous laugh, "How do you think I came to be in this position." she said darkly, "He only offers your two choices, Join or die." she turned back facing forward ending the matter.
Dawn was tipping over the horizon as the Eliza sailed into Puerto Santiago. After docking, Dominique addressed the crew, "You will get your wages paid today, we rest and stock up, next full moon we set sail." she said. Before going into her quarters and looking at her maps. She felt tears welling in her eyes, "What am I supposed to do..why is he even back.." she said.
She heard Barf enter, quickly she wiped her eyes, "Come in Barf, though you would be on your way already." she said, looking at him and taking a deep breath to calm her nerves. Barf shook his head, "No, I wanted to talk to you first." he said, "About what?" she said, but somehow she knew what he was thinking.
"Cap'an, in my time I have knew you, I have never seen you act or behave like you did this night." he looked down at his feet and back up, "what I saw in you was, not as a captain at the time, but a beast so terrified as when you first worked for DeSoto." he cleared his thoat, "I know ya didn't hit off er well on DeSoto, but, time ve been workin' on Eliza, grown to see ya become ah respectable leader." Dominique looked at him as he continued, "Buh, last night, you told me ya know that ship, who runs it?"
Dominque sighed, "Its a long go back, Captain Borsco Snaketooth, took me captavie on his ship after murdering my captain I worked for an half the crew who wouldn't join." she traced the faint scares on her arms, "It was join or die.." she whispered her voice trembling, "I worked for him for 3 seasons before I was sold off to a wildcat captain.." she clenched her paws, "guess you can say I was lucky to get out of his grasp and into the wildcats paws." giving a small laugh before conintuing, "somehow after a longer few season I was sold off to DeSoto and of course you know the rest."
She clenched her mouth and looked up, "Now Borsco is back, and I don't know why." Barf cleared his thoat, "I'll help ya figure it ya out, ask 'round town if anyone knows of ya Borsco." Dominique smiled, "Thank you." she said and Barf left. Dominique looked at her maps before grabbing her coat and hat from the peg. Putting it on, she looked at herself in the mirror, "Borsco, I think your after my families pearls. You will NOT get them." she growled and then strode out of her ship to the boardwalk, time to find out about Borsco, and why he was back.