A Motley Sisterhood of Pirates! (Part two Blog nine)
By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris
The water in the channel to the sea has white caps now. She bites her lower lip in concentration. In the light of the two moons she can see boulders to the port and starboard. “Stay be forward ye cranky dawdler!” she shouts out.
“Keep ye straight ye long haired nilly!” she hears Umi shout out in her Japanese accented English and nearly chokes with laughter.
“I’m be straight ahead ye incompetent lassies!” she can just make out ‘Wheel Turner’ shout back.
She finds it hilarious hearing the girls argue in a variety of accents mostly in English. But often as not the girls will incorporate a few words of their native tongue. A boulder comes into sight right in line with the Nagua’s bow. “Turn ye port like a banshee!”
“Port ye Yōsei!” she hears Yumi scream out.
She stops breathing, clenches onto the scrying ball, and stares eyes wide as the boulder looms ever closer. Then the ship turns and she exhales. She closes her eyes and thanks the two moons that ‘Wheel Turner’ is so fit and strong. “Thank ye Eau-de-vie,” she says to the smaller cognac coloured moon, “And ye Cachaça,” to the larger whitish coloured moon.