A Forgotten Light 2
Light into Dark
Next stop the Scottish Highlands
3 days had passed since Rin said goodbye to her friends from the Barrix Honor. Now that she was abroad the Silver Knight she was getting used to her new soundings. The ship was a fast flying type with its more high tech engines and solar sails. Not only was this ship fast it was only about a year old. That is what she leaned from her new Captain, Captain Allen Walker. Norrick’s older brother. Allen was even kind enough to let Rin have a room to herself. It was a cozy little room. When Rin was first shown to it, She was amazed that she would be having her own space. She must have thanked Allen and Norrick both about a dozen times for the room.
Rin gave a little sigh as she began to look around new little place. It came with a little window for fresh air if she needed it. On the left side was a twin sized bed that fit up against the same wall of the window. The bedding was all blue. At the foot of the bed was a chest to put her things in. On the opposite side of the room was a writing desk with a chair. And above it was a shelf with some books Rin read one of the titles from where she sat on the bed. Charting the stars was the title. And the last thing was the night stand that had a lamp for reading light. This was all Rin really needed for now. She would ask for some hook hangers to be put on the wall close by the door for some of her clothes later on.
Of course she was wondering when they would reach the place they were going too. Norrick had told her she would find out when they got there because they wanted to keep it a surprise. As she was deep in thought as to what world they might be heading to. She did not hear the knock on the door. Not until her name was called out.
“Rin? Are you in there? It’s me Norrick.” He said behind the closed door.
A smile came upon her soft pink lips. And her eyes brightened when hearing Norrick’s voice. “I’m coming. Just give me a second.” She said. She hopped off the bed and walked over to the door opening it to see him. “Hi is something up?” She asked tilting her head to one side.
Norrick smiled and then said, “Well I just wanted to let you know dinners ready, the crew will be eating in a few minutes.”
“That’s good because I am hungry.” Said Rin but then she posed for a moment before coming out and fallowing Norrick. She was still getting used to the fact that her and Norrick were together and that she was on a different ship.
Once the two of them where in the galley sitting side by side. A bell dinged in the background noise from the chatting crew mates.
“Dinner is ready everyone!” Said the ships cook.
“I wonder what we are having tonight?” asked Rin feeling her stomach growling. She gave her stomach a light pat and got up from her seat.
Norrick was right behind her as they got in line behind some of the other ship mates. Norrick could see Rin trying to look over one of the men’s shoulders to see the food. She was so much smaller then everyone on board. Then again all the other ship mates where Terrain after all. Normally their race was taller than most human women. Of course Terrains themselves were very much like humans. Some would say they are a more highbred being from a normal human. But in some ways they were not human like at all. Norrick thought Rin was getting impatient and even heard her grouchy tone of voice. He gave a small chuckle thinking she could not hear him over all the talking of others.
But she turned around with hands on her hips and gave a look that said, I heard that.
“Sorry. I could not help it. And I don’t think the others can help being taller then you either.” Replied Norrick.
Rin just gave a little shrug but then spoke back. “And I cannot help being the shortest person on this ship.” Rin was good at comebacks form time to time. And this one remark seemed harmless enough. And true for that matter.
Once back at the table Rin had a nice big bowl of vegetable soup, a roll of rai bread and a good sized glass of water. She eat her fill within 5 minutes then got up to head for seconds.
“Hey Norrick.” Said one of the crew members named Wilson, “You’re girl sure loves food. She eats just like us sailors now huh.” He gave Norrick a little pat on the back.
“Well I think if she could go for 3rds she would grab a plate in a heartbeat.” The two young men chuckled a bit.
Norrick saw Rin was coming back with her second helping and wondered why she would always get seconds in the mornings and evenings only? Now he just had to ask. “Rin? Why do you always grab seconds for meals?
Rin looked up at him while taking a bite of her roll. She gulped down the food then answered. “Because I need the energy. Other wise…” Rin stopped in midsentence and for a good reason.
She realized she had not told Norrick much about herself. By that she was thinking of some of the strange things her body needed for the amount of energy she used with her powers and all. She did not want to speak of it with everyone here. She thought making up something would not help either. But before she knew it she was talking again. “Well otherwise I feel like ill have no energy for the day.”
“Ah yeah I get what you mean. All of us need a lot of food for energy, it also helps us run the ship better on full stomachs.” Said Norrick.
Just then the intercom came on with a beebing sound. “H-hello? Oh good it’s working. Everyone this is your Captain speaking. I would like to announce we have reached our destination. This new world we are visiting is not known to have any information about outside worlds. I will give the crews orders first thing in the morning about our mission. So for now everyone is to get a good night’s rest. And the first watch duty will start at 8:00 Pm sharp. That is all.”
With that the crew began to chatter like a storm again. Everyone seemed excited about the world they had come to explore. Rin was glad that they made it too. She turned to Norrick with a bright smile and asked? “Can I know the name of the world now Norrick? Please.”
Norrick gave a little nod. And then leaned over and whispered in her ear. “It’s called the Scottish Highlands.” He pulled away from her and saw her eyes brighten up even more.
“OH! I have read about the Scottish Highlands in an old book before. This is going to be fun.” Said Rin feeling very happy in the moment. She then stood up and said, “Well I am going to go and get a good night’s sleep. I’ll see you in the morning Norrick.” Just before she got out of her seat she gave Norrick a kiss on the cheek.
The young Terrain blushed by her sudden actions. But before he could say good night back to her. She was already up and putting her tray in the washing bin and running back to her room. She sure is something. Thought Norrick.
Name: Kendall |
Things that I enjoy in life: Spending time with the people who are important in my life. Like my family, boyfriend, and friends. And I see my friends and others I know like family. I love drawing and working on crocheting and a few other arts and crafts. I also enjoy my pets which are my cat nicknamed Squishy and not long ago my boyfriend has started calling her "The SquishyOne" named after The Spoony One aka Spoony. He is an on line reviewer and is pretty funny for what he does.
And my other pet is my dog Riley. Although I call him Riley Bear. Because he is such a big dog and has a lot of fur being part Newfuondland and all. But hes a big goof ball too. And a real sweet heart.