Jericho: Complicated

"...Am I right in presuming that you three are interested in accompanying me?” I asked. I waited for an answer, and tried to figure out why I broke out my formal speech for Eddy, who was dressed more for a breakfast with the king of England than one in the lounge of a pirate ship. I could barely keep my eyes from wandering in that direction, curse her. Now I'd be distracted all day.

"I'll come." Eddy said, her voice was still hard, angry about something, I couldnt figure out what the entire conversation between Aster and her had been about, but I figured I'd find out sooner or later.

"As will I." Jacer agreed, that emotionless face of his finally mobile again.

"Me too." Aster said in a small voice, all her confidence from the flight around town completely evaporated. That would have to be remedied.

"Alright." I said, as the cook finally brought out food. "We'll go once we're done eating." I dug in with gusto, everyone else eating at their own pace. "By the way, I'm really sorry if the flight last night was hard on you, Eddy. I was just showing Aster the joy of flight, she's a real natural at it too."

"Oh really?" Eddy replied.

"If you want, you can fly the ship for a bit on our way to Luxor," I offered. "I'd gladly give you all flying lessons if you want. We've got a long flight before we get to your requested destination."

Eddy's face went through several different different emotions before settling on a neutral expression. "I think... no, I have to say no. I can't."

I raised my eyebrows, but it seemed like there was something a lot more complicated going on here than my giving Aster a simple flying lesson, and Eddy being motion sick. Shrugging, I turned back to my food.

Women think too much, but when they're done thinking, they'll let you know what they come up with. All I had to do was wait for  the conclusion.

The End

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