"Well that's easy, you…" the ferret was quickly interupted as the red furred fox clamped his claws around his snout.
"Let me handle this." The fox then politely coughed to clear his throat. "I my fine fellow foxy friend am Crossclaw the dread pirate, this Pipsqueak. Say hello Pipsqueak."
"Hello Pipsqueak." The ferret replied.
"Right then, I have bad news for you pal. You have been captured by pirates! Squirrel pirates! That are rabid and canibal!" The fox flailed his arms about in the air, "they are slowly fattening us up to make us into fox and ferret stew!"
"Cross..." pips began begrudgingly. The fox slid over to him, wrapping his arm around the ferrets shoulder and poking his roughly in the side. "If you ask me this one doesn't have too much longer to live."
The ferret shoved the fox away, sending him falling against the floor. "Ignor my brother. He is just an idiot. We are all prisoners a pirate ship. Not exactly sure which one. Didn't have a chance to ask as they killed our crew mates."
"Oh sure! Just tell him the truth! How boring!" Cross shouted from where he sat. Pouting and crossing his arms as he did.
"Like I said...he is an idiot." He then gestured his thumb to a sullen looking figure in the corner. The rat from before was rocking back and forth, nervously rubbing his tail to the point he was leaving a sore on it. "And that is a crazy person they dragged in shortly before they dragged you in."
"Dead...I'm dead...dead...I'm so dead...." he mumbled over and over again.
Above deck Liam nodded his head fervently, "Rioght away capt'in." The portly pine marten turned to leave but hesitated. "Um...before I do captain. I was just going to say, we took some real casualties there didn' we? We might need to replace a few officers and such...um...have...have you given any thought to who you are going to replace them with?" He asked hopefully.