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Mrs. Hawkins and I went shopping for some clothes suitable for the journey. I didn't want to wear all dresses, but Mrs. Hawkins thought I should have at least one nice thing to wear in case there was something formal on the ship, which I seriously doubted. So we bought a nice light blue dress with three-quarter sleeves and a moderately low V-neck. But the rest of my clothes consisted of white shirts, brown pants, and a pair of black boots. We also bought a light-blue satin nightgown with matching moccasin-like slippers. I thanked her again and again, and promised her I would pay it all back. She smiled and said that wasn’t necessary, but I planned on doing so anyway.
About a week later, we were heading towards the spaceport. I was wearing brown pants tucked into the black boots and a white shirt with slightly puffy sleeves and a V-neck. It reminded me of a pirate's shirt, though much better in quality and more flattering to my figure.
Jim and I hadn't spoken a word to e
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The wind whipped through my hair, sending it flying out behind me as we sped through the air. The skirt of my dress flapped angrily against my ankles, but I paid it no attention.
This was the most amazing thing I had ever felt! I felt so exhilarated and free! But apparently, that wasn't all I was feeling.
"Holding on tight enough back there?" Jim hollered above the wind.
I hadn't realized that I was gripping him so tightly. I smiled as I released the tension in my body and relaxed my grip.
"This is amazing! I've never felt so free!" I told him.
"You ready for something cool?" he asked, looking over his shoulder and giving me a mischievous grin.
I wasn't sure what to think of this. Before I could reply, he steered us up towards the clouds. Then he pressed the power button on the solar surfer and the sail disappeared back into the board.
"What are you doing?" I yelled frantically as the board stopped moving forward.
He didn't answer. He just spread his arms out as the board sta
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I was on the bed, sprawled out on my stomach, in the room Mrs. Hawkins had given me, staring at the pictures in my locket.
He's nothing like I thought he would be. I remember him as being caring and kind and brave. Now, he seems so…rugged and rebellious, but not in a good way. It doesn't help that I can't remember ANYTHING from the movie!
"This is so frustrating!" I growled to myself.
Then I heard the faint sound of something bouncing off the roof. I listened, and heard it again. I opened the window and saw small rocks falling to the ground. I figured Jim must be on the roof. I climbed out the window and up onto the steeply inclined rooftop. Jim was sitting against a window overlooking the restaurant. He was bouncing pebbles off the metal shingles. He looked up as I carefully made my way across to sit next to him, then resumed angrily staring out at nothing.
"I'm sorry you got into trouble," I said. Thunder rolled overhead.
"Why are you sorry?" he asked, his voic
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When I stepped out of the shower, I put on the dress that Mrs. Hawkins had left out for me. It was simple; a light blue and white dress similar to the one she had been wearing, but with no apron. It was loose-fitting on me, since I was a bit smaller and shorter than her, but not so big that I wouldn't be able to function in it.
After brushing my long, strawberry blonde hair out, I decided to look around. I had always wondered what the BenBow Inn would look like. Most of the guest rooms were locked, but I figured they were similar to the one I had been in. So I decided to head downstairs to where I assumed was the restaurant part of the Inn.
It was early in the morning, so the breakfast rush was just starting. Mrs. Hawkins seemed to have her hands full, so I decided to head into the kitchen and see if I could help. I saw a pile of dirty dishes and started to clean them. About 15 minutes later, I had finished washing the pile and they were drying. Mrs. Hawkins walked in and was
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After about 15 minutes of swabbing, Jim angrily slapped the mop against the deck.
"Yeah, I got your Mr. Mop," he muttered scornfully. “This is unbelievable. I find a treasure map, and then I’m put on mop duty.”
“I mean, what did you expect? Did you think you would just get to kick back and relax on our way there? This is a big ship, and everyone needs to do their part in order to keep it running,” I explained.
“Yeah, whatever,” Jim answered, realizing I was right.
A large crew member with four arms walked by, shoving Jim towards the side of the boat.
"Watch it, twerp," he threatened before walking away.
"You okay?" I asked.
"Yeah," he answered, seeming distracted.
I turned to see what he was looking at. He was staring at a few other crew members who were whispering to each other. Then one of them noticed we were staring at them and motioned for the others to be quiet.
"What are you looking at, weirdo?" the largest asked.
His head the
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Over the next few months, Silver worked Jim and me until we were ready to collapse. Every once in a while, we'd have to scrape barnacles off the hull of the ship. It was tough work. Using my arm that much aggravated the gash; it even reopened a couple of times, bleeding through the new bandage and preventing it from healing. But eventually it did, leaving absolutely no scar.
The first thing Silver tried to teach us was how to make a good, sturdy knot. Jim figured it out before Silver even finished showing us how. I wasn't so lucky. As Silver would repeatedly show me how to tie the knot, my focus would switch to Jim, who was wandering aimlessly around the deck of the ship. Eventually, Silver just told me to go and that we would try again another day.
I climbed down to the deck and walked next to Jim to see if he would notice me. He didn't acknowledge my presence, so I contented to walking beside him in silence.
Jim and I had to scrub the deck a lot. It was tiresome wo
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We didn't get finished until dark. Morph even helped us, turning into a miniature mop and swabbing the deck, as well as Jim's boot. He turned into a blob once again as we were finishing. Jim leaned against his mop and I leaned on the edge of the ship. Morph hiccupped, bubbles flying from his mouth, making me giggle.
"Well, this has been a fun day, huh? Making new friends, like that spider psycho," Jim joked, imitating a spider's legs with his fingers.
Morph turned into a miniature of Mr. Scroop.
"Spider psycho! Spider psycho," he repeated.
"A little uglier," Jim told him.
Morph made his impression look maniacal and I laughed.
“Pretty close," Jim chuckled.
I gave Jim a small smile, but he was looking at Morph, not me. I turned away and sighed softly. I found myself growing tired of this little pattern Jim and I seemed to be developing. Just as I was working up the courage to say so, we heard someone coming up the stairs. I tucked a loose strand of hair behind my ear and
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We were led down to the galley by Mr. Arrow. All the while, Delbert and Jim were railing against Captain Amelia. From what I could tell, Delbert was angry at the way she had spoken to him. I would be too, if I had a prestigious degree like he did and was treated like an idiot. Jim was just upset that he would have to do actual work.
"I'll not tolerate a cross word about our captain!" Mr. Arrow scolded, grabbing them both by the shoulder. "There's no finer officer in this, or any, galaxy."
I could hear whistling as we descended down the steps.
"Mr. Silver," Mr. Arrow called.
"Why, Mr. Arrow, sir! Bringin' such fine and distinguished gents to grace me humble galley! Had I known, I'd ‘ave tucked in me shirt!" the cook said heartily.
I glanced over the cook and saw the right side of his body was all mechanical parts. In an instant, I thought of what that old turtle alien had said.
"A cyborg," Jim whispered, most likely thinking the same thing I was.
I hid behind him and, fo