Down With the Ship [OPEN] May 22, 2014 11:34:54 GMT -6
Post by Shinonome Morgan on May 22, 2014 11:34:54 GMT -6
loose lips sink ships
|Darkness and a headache greeted Shinonome Morgan, as they always did. Hangovers were such naughty little things, and they normally started with her face digging into a pillow. Though, other senses greeted her, that weren't normally there. First would be a strange adhesive paper that covered her mouth, the second would be rope very tightly wrapped around her wrists and ankles, and the third would be the cloth that was tied around her face to make it so dark. Maybe she got kind of kinky last night? However, probably the most dangerous sense that came by was the smell of foreign wood and gunpowder, and the voices of pirate slang.|
Damn it, she didn't get lucky. And she was so eager for a little morning fun, too...
So, she'd been kidnapped. By pirates, probably, and the fact that she wasn't dead or raped meant that they needed money due to low ammunition and normally, that required a hostage. After all, can't plunder a town without weapons, so just get one person, and a non-raped person normally meant more value. She took a sniff, being careful not to move from her position. Sea salt, rats, and alcohol. She's probably in the bottom hull, wasn't she? Now they just needed to get to the main city (she remembers having a night out in a place that wasn't Aster), and intimidate the Navy station with the unconscious body of one of their most powerful Captains.
Yeah, not going to happen. Quietly and calmly, she applied water pressure to the ropes using the sweat on her wrists and loosened them enough to slip out, and did the same with her ankles. A 'boom' echoed from the ceiling, and she paused in her movements. ...nobody came down. The captain resumed the attempt to get free, and ripped off the tape from her mouth as well as the blindfold.
Step two when kidnapped: find your personal belongings, by force or not. Personally, she liked this step, because it normally meant that she could have some fun. Sadly, this was not the case that day. The blonde found her hat next to her body, and Ave Maria in a locked chest under the stairs to the next floor, and rolled her eyes at the sheer incompetency of the outlaws. Putting on her headwear (which was robbed dry of it's hidden alcohol content, and brought a hidden tear to her golden eye), she blasted a hole in the chest lock, checked if anyone noticed, and opened the chest, retrieving her main weapon.
She froze as people upstairs spoke. "'Ey, are we near port?" "Ye. I'm checkin' on the bitch, makin' sure she ripe for paradin' in fronta dem fuckin' knights." Gripping her sword solidly, she waited for the man to come down the stairs. A scratchy man, lanky, and with more than a few fleas on him. Hu- MMPHPHPHMMH!" The hollowed blade of Ave Maria went into his spine and out his stomach, the captain's free hand muffling his noises. The sword then tipped upwards, and he was impaled further as the hilt held him midair, where his feet couldn't hit anything. He struggled for a bit futilely, air pressure impeding any wild flails, before falling unconscious with a very large puddle of blood under him. Trained hands set his body quietly on the ground before pulling the blade from out of his guts. As the pirate bled to death, the captain went off to blow a few holes in the ship, starting with the leftmost back of the boat.
Being in the hull had it's advantages. First, you could easily find the areas of weakness and exploit them without anyone noticing. Based on the bob it had, he ship seemed to focus it's balance on four points, with two points on each side. One near the front, one near the back. Additionally, the walls of the ship were REALLY thin, only enough to go around shore before breaking apart a bit. The cherry on top was that this was a fairly small pirate ship, and wasn't sturdy enough to do more than tire her out a bit. It was comparable to a commercial boat, really, and that was just sad. Before, she exhausted herself to all hell from blowing multiple holes in her first ship, which was experienced and powerful, without any intellect at all; this wouldn't be the case here. She readied herself; pirates were going to come rushing in from the blast she was about to make. With her blade facing the staircase, she rested her palm on the wood and pushed inwards, using water pressure to come in instead of air pressure to come out.
It had more efficiency than her days as a kid, and worked perfectly. As shouts of confusion and realization roared upstairs, the blonde rushed to the right side, and blew another hole. Sea water from the three holes were pouring in quickly, and was already up to her waist. Two pirates came bursting in, and tripped on the dead body of their friend. She sprinted towards them, quickly stabbed them where their hearts would be, and promptly blew her third hole in the ship in the upper right corner of the room. Footsteps ran up to her before, out of instinct, Shinonome parried a scimitar coming from above her. The pirate that attacked staggered, and she rushed forwards, put her blade to his throat and sliced. Blood splattered across her face and dirtied the sea water that was to chest as she laid her hand on the plank wall and blew the fourth hole in the hull.
Now she was swimming. Using water pressure, the pressure manipulator jetted out of the hole and towards the surface as the ship she was previously being held in began to sink. Like a speedboat, her head was above the water when the rest of her body torpedoed towards shore, still focusing on the fallen pirate vehicle that was half-submerged. It seemed that they did get to the docks, after all; a bunch of bystanders had their eyes widened at the screams of thieves, and some more experienced navy men just looked on calculatingly. Young recruits whispered amongst each other, "Was that a pirate ship?" "The Hydra is coming out of it!" "She must have sunk it, it's the Hydra!"
She was famous for a reason, was she not?
The Hydra of the Hyrst Navy slowed down her water pressure motorboating and swam safely to shore, where several seamen came upon her. They asked what happened, and who they were. "Apparently, a bunch of pirates wanted to hold me for ransom," She started before giving a smile. "but nobody can take Shinonome Morgan and get away with it."
MADE BY TOASTY OF GANGNAM STYLE!