Life After the Great War~ Chapter 66Chapter 66~More Like This
THE START OF BEING DIFFICULT
Since William, the cabin boy, was a nice sort, I let him pet me, and it was true I enjoyed every minute of it. Although I wasn't one to like the majority of human kids, I will say for the most part, their hands were much more gentle than adults. They weren't nearly as strong, and therefor, I could tolerate the touch without too much need to worry. I figured if Olympic let him pet her, she knew he was a good kid. She wouldn't put up with being hurt or vexed, I knew that.
After stroking down the port side of my bow one last time, William turned to give my mate a small petting, then said "Well, I'm to have my lunch now, but I'll be back again. You're leaving when next, Olympic?"
"If things go as planned, roughly at weeks' end."
"So soon??" I asked.
"Tempestuous, I'm an ocean liner. My job is to transport the people from country to coun