So after a visit to the Cafe, the weather being lovely, I went on a walk. Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, and left into Oxford Street. The last shops were closing after a long and busy day and it was quiet walking here. Until I heard something weird. It sounded like – a voice of some sort?
I looked around but I didn’t see anyone, it sounded further away.
“Ahrr. Get me out o’ here ! I want me ship !”
And suddenly I saw him. Davy Jones, trapped in the Disney Store on Oxford Street. Well, well.
“Ahrrr ! Get me out o’ here now ! If you don’t, you owe me your soul, and I know 18 different ways t’ come and collect it !” he raised his crab claw hand to make it all more impressive.
“Hey man, I know who you are, you got my soul already, and if you want me to even consider helping you, you better behave a lot more nicely than this.” I said to him.
“Ahrrrr!” he pirated in protest.
“OK then, bye!” I walked away.
I slowly turned around and looked at him. “Yes?”
“Can you get me out?”
“Aren’t you forgetting something?” I said.
“Can you get me out o’ here – please?” he looked kind of desperate now, and I felt sorry for him.
“They took away my ship and my crew and they locked me up here together with this ridiculous Jack Sparrrrroww ! …”
“OK, calm down, take it easy now. The shop is closed and I can’t get you out right now, but I’ll be back for you tomorrow. If you behave that is !”
“Ahrrr, tomorrow. You keep your promise to Davy Jones?”
“Yes I come and get you tomorrow, be ready then. Now, be nice !”
Saturday I went back, and long before I reached the Disney Store I could hear him shouting at everybody coming close to him. Was this really a good idea ?
I walked towards him.
“You can come with me but stop shouting at everybody and put that sword away, you don’t need it here, we are not at sea. Behave and be nice to me, ’cause I am all you got here, got it? ”
He nodded and I think he understood, and he is here now.
It’s nice to have company and to have him around even though he is loud sometimes, and he does have a temper. But I’ll let him stay until I have found out what to do with him. I might even show him around in London a bit.
And the good thing is – he is an excellent story teller.
(Pirates of the Caribbean has premiere 10 days from now).