"You look wonderful." I take you by the arm and we ascend to the deck. There seems to be no one around. I think this may be the moment. I slide my hand into my pocket and put the ring around my finger to hold it.
"Ahhh, there they are. How is the new couple this evening." The captain is on the deck above us and coming down. I drop the ring, it bounces across the deck. I go to chase it, and you look to see what I am doing. Luckily not seeing the diamond flashing across the deck. The captain comes up to you, and introduces himself. "I am Captain Flynt. We should have smooth seas ahead of us, and plenty to eat and drink. You can drink can't you. You look a bit young, and skinny. I like my women with a little, well a lot more meat on them." He laughs hardily.
"Hello Captain thanks for having us. I just ummm, dropped a coin and had to chase it halfway around the world." I look at you. You give me an odd look.
"Join me for dinner. I have a feast and only 7 lonely sailors to eat it." He starts to lead us to the opposite side of the ship, to the sailors and mess quarters. I stop him, wanting to be alone with you, and not make a scene when we are not very hungry for their food.
"The misses and I are tired, and I think we will just get a bit of fresh air and then head to our quarters for a while. I thank you for the hospitality, and I am sure we will have a meal together soon." The captains understands, and gives me an evil grin and heads down for some food. Only one man is on deck, and he is across the ship working in the shadows.
"Finally we are alone, I just want to look at the stars for a while. Would you like to join me on the upper deck over there? Do you need anything dear? You look slightly confused."