INT. CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS. SANTA MARIA - DAY
In his quarters, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS furiously makes notes after studying compass readings and maps. His PILOT, Sancho, enters.
You are needed on deck, Capitain.
What is it?
A ship is on the horizon.
EXT. DECK. SANTA MARIA - DAY
Studying the ship's black hull and sails,
Here? Should we stand ready for battle?
No. We'll negotiate.
As the Santa Maria and the Black Pearl grow within hearing distance of each other,
What brings you to these parts, Sparrow?
The same as you, Columbus. Spices, silk,
a short cut to the Indies.
The ships are now parallel; Columbus and Sparrow face-to-face.
You'll never find it, Sparrow.
Columbus remains steadfast as Sparrow gestures to his pilot who disappears, then
reappears moments later with ISLAND NATIVES and a chest of booty.
Where did you find them?
That is for me to know and for you
to find out.
Ah, ah, ah, ah.
Sparrow jumps onto a mast, then down to the steering wheel, speeding ahead.
Remain on course.
When land is sighted, Columbus' CREW notices a fiery glow and billowing smoke; the Black Pearl uneasy in the water.
Get ready to dock.
EXT. ISLAND - NIGHT
The Santa Maria rests adjacent to the Black Pearl. As its crew climbs down, Sparrow and his men are eating fish on leaves, fraternizing with the Natives, and worse for drink.
Columbus steps up to Sparrow who salutes him.
Let's get back onboard, Sancho.
Sparrow fumbles to his feet, ordering his men.
Get up you bungling idiots!
The Black Pearl remains on Santa Maria's hull. When Columbus sights land, he jumps overboard, swims to shore, then collapses.
As Sparrow is about to do the same, DAVY JONES emerges from the water.
Not now, Davy.
We have lots to talk about, Sparrow.
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
A TEACHER stands before a classroom of engrossed ten-year olds.
So children, without Davy Jones' help, Columbus
may not have discovered the Caribbean Islands.
A GIRL raises her hand.
But what happened to Johnny Depp?
FADE TO BLACK
**written by petra michelle**