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Port of Call / Re: ZARA
« Last post by Welsh Wench on February 04, 2023, 09:02:30 PM »
Will Harkness stood on the dock with Zara and Phillip.
“I guess this is it. You are sailing with first light so no more evening dinners together. I think it is practical that you spend the night on board. No tearful goodbyes. Just….nice and clean.”
Zara put her arms around Will and gave him a hug. She whispered through her tears, “I will miss you so much, Uncle Will. Thank you for putting up with me. I know I haven’t been the easiest house guest you have had.”
He stepped back and put her hands on her shoulders and feigned a stern expression.
“No, you haven’t. But you were a hell of a lot of fun, my sweetness. But there were moments when I wanted to send you to your room without any supper. Especially when you were the cause of a duel that could have ended badly.”
She smiled bravely, “But you were and Dilcey were the first to know we got married.”
“And how do you think that will go over with your parents? Both of yours.”
“We are working on it, Uncle Will. Lots of time to figure it out.”

Will turned to Phillip. “A word in private, if you please, Captain Briggs.”
The two men walked over the far end of the deck.
“Phillip, as much as I think of Zara as a granddaughter, I always regarded you as the son I wish I had. And now I feel I am in a position to give you some advice.”
Phillip leaned against the post. “I’m listening.”
“Be very careful on the voyage home. Stick to established trade routes. Clap on more sail if you have to but don’t stress the masts. I want to see that young lady reach home safely. I know you can do it. But don’t get yourself into another predicament and you know which one I mean. Watch your back and steer clear of Havana.”
“I understand. I am anxious to get back and settle matters between Lenore and myself.”
“I don’t envy you telling a fiancee you have wife.”
Phillip extended his hand. “Thank you for everything, Will. I won’t forget your hospitality.”
Will’s voice began to crack. “I think we are well beyond a handshake.”
The two men hugged and Will patted Phillip on the back.
“Go now. I won’t look back. Give my love to that gorgeous stepmother of yours.”
“Wait...what?”
But Will had already walked briskly off.

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Zara and Phillip stood on the deck that evening and looked to the shore of Virginia. El Lobo del Mar looked as proud as could be, outfitted with new sails and a figurehead of Poseidon with a trident held high.
Zara smiled, “No snarling wolf?”
Phillip laughed, “It is residing in the hold wrapped in flannel and protected with oil cloth. There is no way I was going to sail off with the old sea wolf advertising who we are. Not after the encounter with the Tranquillo Mendoza.”
Zara became quiet. “Are you going to tell Da the truth or are we going to make up a fanciful story on why a Greek god is in place where his beloved wolf used to be?”

Phillip sighed. “I am going to have to tell him. I have a feeling there may be some repercussions down the line with the death of Diego’s firstborn.”
She gazed out over the water lapping the shore.
Tentatively she said, “Phillip? I will ask you this one time and never again. Was my dagger the cause of his death or was that shot you fired? Tell me the truth now.”
Phillip took her hand. “I swear, Zara, that my shot killed him.”
She gave a sigh of relief. “Thank God. If you don’t mind, I want to unpack a few things in our cabin.” She smiled happily, “OUR cabin! That sounds so nice! Oh..hello, Davis!”
Davis tipped his hat. “Well, hello to you too, Miss Zara!”
As she scampered off, Davis said to Phillip, “Nice lie you told her.”
“As far as the three of us are concerned, Davis, my shot DID kill him. Her dagger missed every vital organ.”
“Oh. Especially the one where his heart was supposed to be?”
“Yeah. That one.”
“So. You officially moved her into your cabin that has now become ‘OUR’ cabin?”
“That’s the one.”
“Have ye not considered what Mad Jack will do when he finds out you took advantage of his young daughter?”
“He will understand when I tell him.”
“Are we talking about the same Mad Jack Wolfe?”
Phillip smiled, “He won’t kill me, Davis.”
“And what makes you so sure?”
“Because he would make his little girl a widow. See you on the quarterdeck in an hour!”
Davis dropped his pipe. “Well….I’ll be damned.”
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