A Motley Sisterhood of Pirates! (Part Six: Blog Thirty-Seven)
By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris, co-authors of the Rita Walker series
“This one is injured,” says the tall, dark Horse Man with the bulging chest muscles that ripple as he speaks down towards the Captain. “She gnawed on wood leg’s left hand between sensual whispers. A girl, must be one of yours?” The last statement was definitely a question made plain by the Horse Man’s arched left eyebrow.
“We’ll take her,” the Captain says with a frown and after a pause, “and the others. In our boat we have a casket of liquid sunlight.” The Captain shakes her head, making it clear; she’s losing greatly in this deal.
The Horse Man raises his square shaped chin so his eyes are half lidded. His tail whips side to side. “Bring gift, and we will share a meal to seal deal.” The Horse Woman says something to him in their language with much vigour. With a voice torn between lust and regret he adds, “And take the pointed ear one with succulent canine back to your boat, now. She may not come back.” The Horse Man raises his hands before his face and independently moves them as if to make sure that all his fingers are still there.
“Master Jo Anne, you and Zala take our guest back to the pinnace with you,” the Captain tells her. “And ask Synthia and the ‘Ship Builder’ to return with our special gift.” She notices the Captain doesn’t give Synthia’s title.
The Horse Woman makes a nod behind her and a male Horse Teen trots up to the tree. Like the others he has shaggy hair. He carries an obsidian dagger that he uses to release everyone but the Cannibal girl. After a moment of hesitation the vines that encircle the tree around her and the gag in her mouth are cut, but not the vine that binds her wrists. Master Jo Anne notices the teen is very cautious around the Cannibal girl.
“I won’t hurt you,” the Cannibal girl says to her and Zala in such a sweet and honest voice that Master Jo Anne instantly believes her.
Dan Watt is the author of the epic dark fantasy fiction book BARD
Taylor Norris, RMT, as First Mate ‘One Eye’ Olanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kitchener-Waterloo)
With thanks to Joanne Gosling (Navigator ‘Storm Caller’ Master Jo Anne): Joanne is an Interior Decorator who specializes in closets: Jgosling@calclosets.com Calclosetsjoanne or Joannegosling22@gmail.com
Leah Weir (Helmswoman ‘Wheel Turner’ Synthia): model and cover editor;
Fire & Steel for the Medieval Rapier: http://fireandsteel.ca/
Alex Watt for background pictures
Daiana Duca for background pictures
Krissy Karmaschek for background pictures