In Time: Pride Goes Before a Fall

In Time: Pride Goes Before a Fall
December 5, 2013 1 Comment Writing Stephanie Ayers

This continues where Undefeated left off…

“It was never a choice, Jonas. I would have taken her one way or another. You lived to see another day. Wise decision.”

Viola’s eyes pleaded with Jonas, but he just shrugged his shoulders and remained standing in the same spot watching them as they flew away. Another ship, dark and forbidding looking, loomed into sight. It was docked not far from The Painted Mary. A cloud of dust surrounded this ship even as it remained still. Obediah landed smoothly on the deck and set Viola down.

“Don’t even think about, lassie,” he said. His telescopic eye slid out from his socket until it was full length. He looked out over the deck in the direction they had just come from. “What a fool. He still hasn’t moved. I expected more from Jonas.” The spyglass retracted as he turned back to Viola once more. “Well, that’s that, lass. We now must wait.” He picked her up roughly and pushed her forward, not caring that her legs were secured in rope. She fell to the deck and he laughed. “So clumsy! And you thought you could best me?”

Venom flung from Viola’s eyes. “Patience is a virtue,” she hissed.

“Oh, I agree!” He laughed heartily as he picked her up. “Patience landed me YOU! Now, let’s see that magnet.” The cold metal of his steel hand poked through the rope, groping her body parts in search of whatever he could find.

“I daresay Father Lee would approve,” she spat. She tried to wriggle out of his grasp.

“Ah, but Father Lee is not here now, is he? And that fool captain believed every word. Father Lee is not coming. He gambled with the wrong pirate and lost. You, and that magnet, are my payment. I intend to make full use of both.”

“You would be unwise to untie me.”

“No doubt. However, you must be warned that Captain Obediah Jeremiah always, always gets what he wants.” He touched his hand to his pelvis and grabbed his genitalia. “I may be filled with metal, but I assure you that this is all man, and well-endowed at that. You shall see for yourself soon enough.”

Viola spat again with as much force as she could muster. “You would be wise not to do that.”

“Haha! And what are you going to do about it? When I’m through with you, my crew won’t even want you!” He shook her gruffly.

“Underestimating me will be your folly.” She smiled wickedly, bearing the tiniest bit of fang. “You shall see for yourself soon enough.”

“It will take more than your feminine wiles and smart talk to defeat me, lass. Men mightier than you have tried and failed. What makes you think you are better than the king’s men and burly, old sea cronies?”

“Untie me and find out.” Viola challenged.

To be continued…


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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.

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