a step toward the future [open] Sept 15, 2019 1:07:07 GMT -5
Post by muze on Sept 15, 2019 1:07:07 GMT -5
“Why, thank you captain.” She said with coy smile, batting her eye lashes in a playful manner. Her voice was a tad too dramatic to be taken seriously, and the man knew that well enough. His hand had been extended for her to use as she got off the boat and solid land felt weird after so long on rocky waters.
“You’re mighty welcome dear.” He said, watching her as she took a couple of awkward steps away.
“Woah…” The ground felt like it was moving. “I promise I’m not drunk…” She said, holding up a hand as she paused to let her body get a feel of unmoving wood. “Well, I’ll have to get used to that quickly…” It’d be no good if she couldn’t find a job because people thought she was tipsy. She looked back, remembering that the sailor behind her had her things. “Oh thank you, Jish!” She called as he tossed her her leather satchel with her things. “Oh-!” but it was too late to get closer and to brace herself for the impact.
She was on the ground as soon as she caught it, laughing as she went down – but she heard the captain yelling at Jish about being feather brained. “Oh, it’s alright, I’m alright.” She giggled, standing up and brushing herself off. She hoisted her bag over her shoulder.
The cool salty breeze that whistled through the cave also pulled at her plain blouse that was in need of a cleaning. She pushed a tangled curl behind her ear. It was tempting to just make it on her own outside, camp under the stars nearby for a couple of days… but she wasn’t sure what the thread schedule was, and sleeping on something softer and wearing something cleaner sounded appealing at the moment. With that thought she sighed, also aware that she’d need to find a job or role to play at the weyr in order to feed herself properly.
Ceela shifted the bag over her shoulder and continued down the docks, smiling at people passing and saying hello to every other person.