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At long last his dream had come true. There was a spring in the captain's step and a stupid ugly smile on his gray muzzle as he walked down the sandy beach, eyeing each member of his newly assembled crew.
They all stood tall and straight-backed before him in a line. Not a single beast blinked as their captain walked down that line, scrutinizing their appearances.
"Well, innit this the saddest bunch 'o sea dogs yer ever clapped eyes on?" Captain Zhyhin commented to no beast in particular. " Why just lookin’ at ‘em turns me insides out. I ain’t never seen a more fearsome brood ‘o wave scum! “ He stopped pacing the line and looked at them with a toothy grin. “Righto me buckoes! Ye know why yer is here ‘an all of youse signed me contract.” He removed a scroll of parchment that had been tucked away in his belt and unrolled it before them , turning the paper so all eyes could red the poorly scrawled gibberish on the paper in red ink that the silly so-called Captain had told them to pretend was their blood.
He pointed a filthy claw at each unreadable signature with his claw and eyed his moltely crew. “Accordin’ ter this yer worthless lives belong ter me now. Soez yers gots ter does what I sez. Savvy? “
“Aye capn’!” His crew shouted a little too enthusiastically. The voices of young . A crew of like-minded, dull-witted crazies that probably would have believed the sky was falling if their Captain had told them so.
The response caused the stoat to grin. “Now thas an answer I likes! There might be ‘opes for yer yet, mates. But yer gonna need plenty ‘o lessons from me ifn’ yer wants ter be real sea beasts. “
A tiny paw shot up in the air.” Capn’ I gots a questin. “ A young rat who was hardly out of her dibbun seasons said.
Zhyhin rolled up the contract and tucked it back into his belt. “Oi? Does yer now? Well, wot issit? “
“Well, me ‘an the crew is just wonderin’ if youse a real pirate ‘an all then how comes we sees no ship?”
Zhyhin frowned at the rat as the other recruits, five in all and mostly young rats with the odd mouse and otter were nodding their heads. “A ship ye sez? “
They nodded in unison.
“Ye wants to see me ship, eh? Well, I’m not so sure youse lot is ready t’ see it.” He turned his back on them and crossed his arms.
“Oh please , capn’! We’re ready!”
“Aye. We is! “
Zhyhin smiled. What an enthusiastic lot! He turned to face them and pointed down the beach. “Well, alright. I’ll show youse but first I gots to test yer and sees ifn’ youse ready like ye says ye are. “
The recruits hopped up and down with excitement. “Our first job as real sea scum!”
“Give us orders , capn’! “
“Aye! Who does we gots to knock off!”
“Wot do we steal?”
Chuckling, the sea stoat gestured down the shoreline. In the distance they could see a small fire and three shadows huddled around the fire. “ See that down there? I want youse lot to see wot they got. “ He explained.
“Wot? Is that it?”
“That sounds boring!”
There was a lot of moaning.
“Oi! No complainin’! I ne’er said bein’ a sea scum was gonna be fun ‘an games. Ye wanna see me ship , well youse gotta prove to me yer worth. Now! Git! “ He kicked some sand at them and chuckled as they scampered off down the beach.
Sadly, he fancied himself to be so clever. The fact that the only beasts he’d managed to assemble were a bunch of orphaned dibbuns hardly crossed his mind.
He wasn’t exactly a stoat renowned for his brilliance.
ooc: I'm not so good with intros in the morning. &}