The storm was going to kill us all. I knew it, and unless I was the one to steer the ship, no one would get out alive.
Unfortunately, it seemed as if nobody else trusted me. Laughing, I opened the hatch, and ran onto the deck, hoping to get to the steering wheel in time.
I knew Jevin and Rerin were right behind me, but I was positive I could loose them amidst the chaos of the upper deck before meeting with the captain myself.
"Hey! You Lad!" A sailor, I think he was the first mate, yelled from a top the sails. He seemed desperate for help, and he was just the guy to get Jevin and Rerin off my back.
"Me?" Rerin yelled, trying to make himself heard over the crashing waves and mad thunder.
"Yes, you! Who else am I talkin' to? The look-out nest?" He threw Rerin a rope. "Help me tie these sails down! We ain't got much time!"
Rerin helplessly looked from me, to the sailor, unsure what to choose.
I grinned at him. "Help the poor guy out!"
Frowning, he grabbed the ropes and started to climb the mast.
One down, one to go.
I dashed about the deck, the whole time Jevin yelling up a storm himself. He would be a harder one to get rid of. It didn't seem as if any other sailor needed help. It was if I had no resort, but to push him overboard.
Grinning, I laughed a loud at my own inside joke, almost like a mad man. Instantaneously, lightning flashed, and the boat rocked, turning violently. For a second, I didn't think it would stay a float.
We heard a yelp, and then splash, as a group of sailors crowded around the opposite side of the deck we were on.
"Ey! You two! Help!" Another sailor, this one more rough-looking then the first, but just as desperate waved us over. He was on the other side of the ship, and his voice was hoarse from yelling. "Someone's gone overboard! Hurry! I don't think she can hold out much longer!"
Jevin gave no thought to me and ran over to help. I smirked wildly. Now was my chance.
It took me no longer than a couple of minutes until I found the captain's quarters. Stepping inside, I found an unconscious captain, and a berserk steering wheel, that seemed to have a mind of its own.
"So the captain hadn't made it through that last bump..." I stated out loud, to no one in particular. "Lucky I'm here to rescue us all!" I stepped over the captain and took over the wheel.
This was going to be one smooth ride.