Originally I had planned to make a Rapunzel and Eric crossover but that really wasn't working out for me so instead I've decided to do John Smith and Ariel. This is the rough copy, I'll probably do a bunch of editing later on. But for now enjoy :)
Land ho! The cry was taken up on board, and everyone rushed round the ship, getting ready to dock in the strange new land. To Captain John Smith, it was just another worthless land with nothing to offer, just trees and cliffs and not a living soul in sight.
His mind drifted slightly, to the land he had once visited, where he had met a beautiful native girl named Pocahontas. She had shown him that they were not "savages" and to appreciate nature for its beauty. They had managed to stop a war between the two worlds, his crew and her tribe, but in the process of saving the chief, John Smith had been shot by his own boss, Governor Ratcliffe. He had been forced to go back to Britain to get treatment, and Pocahontas would not leave her tribe. So he travelled back to Britain, where Ratcliffe had been tried, and then hung in the gallows something John Smith refused to be present for. No one could understand why he wouldn't want to see the death of the man who had caused him all his pain, but he knew Ratcliffe had never meant anything to happen. He would have shot the chief yes, but it had all been for his own greed. Shining glittering gold was all he could ever see, and that was what he choose, and so John Smith had forgiven and forgotten. The King had reassinged him as the new captain for exploring the other lands, still undiscovered as soon as he was well.
Unfortunately, he couldn't forget Pocahontas. John Smith had received a letter five months after leaving the New World, telling that Pocahontas had moved on and married a member of the tribe. Almost healed by that time, John Smith had just reread the letter until the words were burned into his memory. Then he had laid in bed for days, full of disbelief. Eventually though, he had forced himself to get out and went to the King for his first assignment. He worked till he was so exhausted that the only thing he could think about was going to sleep. Finally, the King had noticed how worn down he was, and sent him on his 4th assignment, something he said wouldn't take a lot of energy. For him to relax on. That hadn't been what John Smith wanted, but he had bowed his head and thanked the King taking the assignment given.
Now, after a week of sailing the new land was in sight, and the whole week he hadn't been able to get the memories of Pocahontas to stop replaying. Hopefully, chopping down trees and marching in yet another forest would take his mind off it. Going up onto the deck, he surveyed the scene. The day was foggy and gray and he could just barely make out the lump of land they were approaching. Nothing spectacular looking of course. A gentle wind began blowing, throwing his blonde hair around a bit, and reminding him of the day he had left the New World and Pocahontas- stop! He had to force the memories down. Striding purpously, he headed towards his first mate, Thomas.
Thomas had been with him as a new crew member on the trip to the New World, and was the only one on board who knew about him and the incident. "Not the best of days is it Thomas" John Smith commented, not really wanting a answer but knowing he would get one anyway. "No sir but maybe this time we'll find something interesting." "Maybe" John Smith nodded, but he didn't really mean it. Turning away, he went back down to his quarters and waited to dock.
A few minutes later, with a screech they came to a halt and the joyous cries of the men were heard, as they lowered the board to head downwards. "Coming Captain?" Thomas had appeared in his doorway with a respectable knock. "In a minute Thomas." Nodding he disappeared. Sighing to himself, John Smith ran a hand across his face and reluctantly went to see if this world would be any different from the rest.
John Smith and Thomas surveying the new land
I was going to extend this so I could introduce Ariel but that would make this wayyy too long so this is just kinda like John Smith's background story catching up on what happened since the movie XD. And I might change the title. I really don't like it, I just needed something lol