“So m’lady,” the Captain winked, “how’s about I take you back to my ship? She’s a real beaut’, but not as pretty as you. Or if you like, there’s a grassy knoll along the way. There’s a green gown with yer name on it.”
His breath tickling her ear was nothing short of thrilling. Even if she did not understand why he’d have gowns on a knoll. Maybe there was some sort of secret gown market there.
“Oh my,” Lady Daria giggled, “that sounds awful tempti-”
Before she could finish her sentence, the Captain picked her up and hoisted her over his shoulders. Goodness, this was so unbecoming!
“What are you doing?” the Lady yelped in surprise.
“Taking you back to my ship, of course!” he replied, “I don’t say a fine lady like you would want yer diddeys out here!”
“Do ladies not take ‘em out during a prigging?” he questioned, “I’d say my tallywag would get lost in all them skirts m’lady!”
It finally occurred to her what the pirate was implying. How dare he think she was some kind of common harlot!
“Put me down!” Lady Daria protested, “right now! You-you ruffian!”
@penelope-and-wonders, maybe not like the books, after all 😅…