I threw a towel to Ryan, so he could properly clean his face. I could still hear the celebration in the other room, it sounded like glasses clinking, laughter, and a harmonica tune. They seem to be too occupied to pay attention to the kids. I suddenly perked up, this gave me an idea, and began putting some of my things in my tan canvas bag. I had a plan.
later that night, the partying died down, and the ship was quite. The Stars began their magnificent waltz, and the ship swayed slightly to the waves. The kids lay in their hammocks, almost all of them asleep. The expedition team had departed, and the remaining crew lay passed out somewhere in the hull of the ship.
I waited until the celebratory sounds had long stopped, before rolling out of my hammock. the boards beneath me creaked a little. I quickly changed into my day clothes, pushing my cotton pajamas under my hammock. I checked all my supplies, and dropped my compass into the top pocket of my beige collared button up that was tucked into a pair of army green high waisted shorts. I quietly opened one of the starboard side portholes, and got half my body through it. When the boat originally stopped, the crew had dropped the anchor. Lucky for me, it was dropped right outside the porthole. The salty breeze rippled my dark hair, and I took in the view. Nearly slipping into the ocean made me snap out of it, though. The porthole and the side of the boat were slick with sea water. Carefully, I reached out for the anchor line. Nearly slipping again, I realized I couldn't reach. There were still a few feet between my fingers, and the line. I decided it was too late to back out now, plus, I had done anything wonderfully dangerous since I boarded. I leapt from the ship and cling to the line, sliding down a foot or two. I let out a little yelp, and began to climb.
I peered over the deck railing to check if anyone was on deck. Nope! I climbed on and ran to the front to the boat. I stood with my hands on my hips, and the ocean spray, lightly freckling my face. I felt strong, and ready. Ready for a wonderful adventure.
** when I type like this, it's third person, background, or meanwhile. It's to help give information and move the story along!