A pirate's tale
Date: 8/10/2018, Categories: Novels, Author: Michael_m57, Source: LushStories
The warm nighttime breezes moving across the dark waters of the South China Sea ruffle your hair a little as I come up behind you, and together we enjoy the smells and sounds of the island bay we are anchored in, while enjoying the closeness of each other even more. Just as I decide I should kiss you once for good luck I am surprised by the sounds of footsteps behind me on the deck, and the beauty of the scene turns to horror as I see a grinning young man brandishing an old carbine at me. My heart feels like it’s going to jump out of my chest and for a moment I think about how we might distract him and push him overboard, but it’s a short moment for another clambers onto the deck up at the bow. Very quickly there are four rather vicious men on our lovely vessel and I am appalled at how easily we have been taken. It’s heartbreaking to think about how my precautions, the hidden weapons, the powerful fire pump & hose, and all that horsepower in the engines are for nothing as our boat and ourselves become the property of a rag-tag bunch of Malaysian pirates. I literally gnash my teeth in anger at their rudeness and demeanor as they swagger about our boat, rudely throwing things around and occasionally hurling various insults and threats in our direction. After a few minutes they force me to start the engines, and soon we are out to sea. In a short while we meet up with their vessel which is already heading out to sea also. It’s an old wooden dhow driven by couple of outboard ...