A Friend in Need[Dirtywork] Dec 15, 2017 20:56:33 GMT
Post by Zander Carval on Dec 15, 2017 20:56:33 GMT
Zander didn't think the captain would give him a task that he couldn't complete. The Hollow Heart had docked in a small port of Myrglide, and he was supposed to fetch a shipment of some kind from the next town over. Problem was, the place he was supposed to collect the crate from was a day's walk from here, and the lad was supposed to be back before sundown, or be left behind. Or so he was always threatened. To make things worse, he had recently lost his shoes after forgetting them atop the deck. Much to everyone's amusement, some stormy weather swept the footwear away into the depths, never to be seen or worn again.
At least he still had his shirt and trousers on though, having the appearance of a typical sailor, though he didn't quite behave as one just yet.
Barefoot, and having no clue how to get to where he needs to be, let alone how to haul the crate back in time, Zander was lost. The young man chewed on his lip, looking over a piece of parchment where a rough map had been sketched, with a route to the nearby town. He wouldn't even have that much, if it wasn't for a few friendly dockworkers.
The naive merman moved along despite his predicament, nervously looking about every now and again as his feet carried him down a dirt road towards his goal. Perhaps if he ran all the way there, he might just make it, but there was still the crate to consider. Giving that a sigh, Zander pulled the red bandana off his head, revealing short, tousled dark hair to the glaring sun. He squinted up at the star for a moment, before peering at the bushes and trees around him. In his worry, he didn't notice when the buildings of the small town gave way to wilderness.
Zander gave a groan of frustration, shuffling his feet a little as he reluctantly prepared for an intense jog. One that he didn't get to start. A loud noise reached his ears, sudden enough that it made the merman jump with a yelp, whirling towards the source. The parchment-turned-map slipped out of his grasp, gliding for a short distance before it touched the ground.
((Hope the post works for you. The noise could be a lot of things – footsteps, a burr of a horse, or a shout etc. Could even be just normal voice, awfully close or something. <3 ))