Just when everything seems like it's getting along, it all goes wrong. That happens an awful lot, don't it, Jacky, girl? It happened when I was forced to dive for the treasure of the Santa Magdalena, it happened when my Letter of Marque was revoked, it happened when I saw Jaimy with his pretty cousin that day in London, long, long ago.
It happens now, with winds sweeping all around us on my little boat--just as we reach a conclusion on how to handle the very delicate business of What to Do with Jacky This Time. Lee Chi enters my cabin with a worried look on his face, oh, God, please, let my friends and I get through this one more scrape
I press myself up against Jaimy and hug his arms around my own chest, Joseph Jared's envious gaze be damned. Everything be damned.
No, Ravi, you silly thing, it's all going to be all right. Come here and sit with your Aunty Jacky and she'll tell you a story.