Cresinda saw the way Luke looked at her, and it made her feel very uneasy. She never did like the man. He was very rude and had a very short temper. She tried to listen in tothe coversation that Luke was having with Will.
" If we get captured, we will all end up going to prison for kidnapping and murder. What good will that do Cresinda ? Give me my share of the money and the money meant for Cresinda and let me take her down south where she will be safe ," says Luke.
" I don't have the money," snaps Will," And if I did, what makes you think I would give it to you. Since when have you cared about Cresinda? You are always ordering her around.You have always been out for yourself and no one else. How do i know you won't take Cresinda's share of the money and dump her somewhere . "
" I said I want my money," demands Luke.
" And I'm teling you I don't have it," shouts Will back.
While the two men are arguing Cresinda takes the oppurtunity to walk over to Lucinda and talk to her. She hands her a mug of water to drink.
" I thought you might be thirsty," says Cresinda.
" Thankyou," replies Lucinda, appecting the mug of water.
" I can't talk long," whispers Cresinda," but if we wait for the others to fall asleep, I am willing to help you escape, but you must take me with you.
" What are you telling them?" shouts Luke, walking up behind Cresinda and grabbing her arm so hard that she cries out in pain.
" You are hurting me," cries Cresinda.
" What were you telling them ?" shouts Luke at her.
" Nothing," replies Cresinda," I was just offering them something to drink ."
" Are you lieing to me ?" shouts Luke
" No Luke," says Cresinda nervously
" I'll teach you to disrepect me," shouts Luke slapping her across the face. Cresinda drops to the floor sobbing. Luke goes to grab her, but Lucinda manges to stick out her rope tied legs and trips him.
" Why you !" shouts Luke, pulling himself on his feet," I'll teach you a lesson in manners too girl ."
Will had entered back into the cabin, and spotting Luke, he grabs him from behind, and slams him against the wall. He pulls out a dagger and points it at Luke's throat and says to him,
" You no good scum. Give me one reason why I don't kill you right now. If you ever lay a hand on Cresinda again I'll rip your throat out ."
He calls to a couple of the other men in the party and says," If it were up to me, I would make this snake leave our party, but i don't trust him. He would probaly turn us all in. Take him outside and tie him up to a tree out there."
" But I'll freeze out there," protests Luke.
" You should have thought of that before you threaten the ladies here ," replies Will.
Will bends down next to Cresinda who is sitting on the floor shaking.
" It's alright Cresinda, I won't let him harm you again ."
" I wish Miles was here," cries Cresinda.
" I do too," says Will holding the sobbing Cresinda in his arms . He turns towards Lucinda and Faith and asks them if they are alright.
" No, we are not alright," remarks Lucinda," We are tied up, and hungry, and being held hostage by a bunch of savages."
" Savage am I ?" laughs Will," That is kind of harsh words for the man, who just saved your life."
" Fine," replies Lucinda," If you want to prove you are not a svage, then let me and my maid go ."
" I am afraid I can't do that," replies Will.
" Then you are no better then that other man" says Lucinda
" Will, why don't you let thm go," begs Cresinda.
" You Know we can't do that," remarks Will," You know we need the money. How are we suppose to get you well gain ?"
" If it is money you need I can talk to my uncle ," says Lucinda.
" No," replies Will," We will stick to our plans."