The ship rocked violently against the ocean waves and rain pelted the wall behind you, but you were used to it by now. After all, it wasn’t like you’d never survived a storm at sea before.
From up on the ship’s deck, you heard men shouting and swords clashing. Every hard thud above you made you cringe.
You knew it wouldn’t do much, but you tugged at the chains binding your wrists to the wall. “If I could just… get up there…” You growled through clenched teeth, voice raspy from disuse. Tears of frustration stung your eyes. After such a long wait, this was your one chance to escape, and by the look of things, it couldn’t even happen. Just as despair began to wash over you, you heard it.
Clack. Clack. Clack.
You froze. If that was one of Captain Antonio’s crewmen walking briskly down the hallway, you didn’t want him to hear your chains clanging around.
No, it can’t be one of them, you thought, rememberi