Post by Jinn on Feb 17, 2018 12:07:12 GMT -5
the word conformity
The wooden planks of Nightjay vibrated beneath my feet, causing me to smile energetically. Oh, those blasted Englishmen didn’t know how amazing it was to be out in the middle of the ocean! I inhaled deeply, the taste of the salt on my lips rubbing them raw when I spoke.
“You have absolutely no sense of conformity, Archer!” someone’s voice rose over the steady lapping of the waves against my ship’s hull.
What was conformity again..? Complying with some stupid laws?
“Nope!” I called out cheerfully, looking below me. Being the troublesome pirate captain I was, I had somehow latched myself on the ropes and dangled upside down with my legs clinging to them like some kind of monkey.
Life was good.
Below me, one of my crew, Jack Fisher, was glaring up at me furiously. Ah. Well. Meddlesome brat. Only fifteen years old, he aspired to takeover my ship, Nightjay. Not to mention he was actually forced to become one of my crew. After awhile, he had taken to pirate life like a bat to darkness, and he was becoming quite skilled.
So far, he had barely managed to get a promotion. Reason why? He was an authority worshipping, law abiding jerk who was obsessed with getting me under the law and behaving like a ‘proper’ woman.
I didn’t want to abandon my beautiful ship!
I had glanced back up at the sky, scrambling up the ropes like a chimpanzee and vaulting myself into the Eagles’ nest. The wooden hide away was empty, which was a little unusual, but it provided me with a great view.
As I turned around, I spotted the great white hull of Lancelot, which was the blasted Englishmen’s ship that had been tracking us and attacking us for year.
Irritation swelled with me, and I glared down below me. “FISHER!” I yelled down, and I received a mocking ‘surprised’ look from wide jade green eyes. “BLAST YER CONFERTIMITY OFF THE STARBOARD SIDE AND LET FLY THE SHEETS!”
“AYE AYE, CAP’N!” he yelled back mockingly. Then, “IT’S CONFORMITY!”
Conformity be damned, he was going to get a lashing when this was all over.