breathed. Kitty, wewe have to go
He kissed her again, one last, fierce time and then
stepped back, catching her by the hand. We have to go,
he said again, and she nodded. We have to move.
They ran together for the stairs leading down to the
main deck, but
Claudio blinked at him. You heard that, hijo? he
whispered, looking pained.
Rafe nodded. And later that night, I heard Papa
weeping in Cristobals room. I know he blamed me, and
Claudio stepped toward Rafe, reaching for him. Oh,
Rafe stood at the stern end of the quarter deck, near
the taffrails overlooking the sea. The bottom edge of the
sun had just eased out above the horizon, leaving a
molton backwash of brilliant color stained against the
new morning sky. He held the smooth
familiar, shuffling set of footsteps.
No, he whimpered, shaking his head in stunned
disbelief as Cristobal walked into the room.
Noohoh, God, no! Cristobal was smiling; the
veritable cat that has just swallowed the hapless songbird.
year in full had passed since she had lost her sight to
fever, and she had long-since grown restless at her
veritable imprisonment in the house. Her bedroom had
been moved to the first floor, as John had not wanted her
trying to go up and down the stairs,
returned fire toward the port. Again, the ship rocked
beneath them, pummeled by the force, and when Kitty
tried to take advantage of the moment and scramble away
from Cristobal, he caught her fast and furious by the hair,
wrenching her backward and making
remembered how easily he had used the staff to catch her
on the beach at the Wight. No matter in which direction
she had cut and run, Rafe had swung the shaft about to
give her gentle, but firm pause. That does not make them
ineffectiveLucio and I car
of his tutelage with the stave; one blow from the bandits
staff had knocked the shaft from his hands, and another
to the side of his head had left him witless, crumpled
against the ground.
He had not fallen immediately unconscious,
however, and remembered
to her in La Coruna. All she had to do was keep you
occupied while he and his crew set sail with Kitty. Then
he dispatched La Venganza from Mallorca, probably the
same day we left. He meant to leave La Coruna on his
Not on his own, Rafe said quietly.
Rafes eyelids fluttered open. His mind was dazed,
still mostly submerged in unconsciousness, and he
struggled to remain awake. If I faint, I am dead. Please, God,
just let me keep awake.
Pain wrenched his gut, and he twisted feebly, too
weak to even
that blind, horse-faced bitch, Cristobal said, and when
Isabel finished striking him, he resumed his furious
kicking again in earnest, driving his boot repeatedly into
Rafes gut. Did you enjoy yourself, Rafe? Was she a
He leaned over,
ruthless pirates I have ever known. It takes a cold heart to
try and murder ones only brotherand Cristobal has
learned all that he knows from Abdul Aziz ben Malik.
Rafe did not face his friend. He stared into the
wardrobe for a long moment, the gravit
backward and began shambling about in wild, clumsy
circles. He struck at her with the pistol, clubbing her in
the head, and tried desperately with his free hand to push,
pull or pummel her from his back.
Get off of me, you bloody damn bitch! he
against the broken taffrail. Rafe did not grant him even a
fleeting moment for recovery. He planted the end of the
quarterstaff against the deck floor and used it as a fulcrum
as he launched himself at his brother. He swung his legs
up and out, punting Cr
breast, groping between her thighs, bunching the gown
up as he forked his fingers against her.
Do it, you rot, she hissed, closing her eyes,
trembling with bright terror. Go ahead. What are you
Cristobal chuckled, his breath and voice falling
Rafe had a perfectly symmetrical face, with arching
cheeks, a strong jawline and tapered chin, a high brow
and long, narrow nose. His lips were thin, and he smiled
as she touched them, his mouth unfurling beneath her
He was the mo
Rafe shook his head, the movement leaving him
suddenly dizzy. He stumbled to a halt, leaning against
Claudio, pressing his hand against his brow. Wewe
cannot, he said, his voice strained. Cristobal will not
Cristobal has probably tacked further
Ponca, that he was no longer the frightened boy listening
to his heartsick father weep. II will be better. I will be
goodpleaseplease do not make me go
Hush now, hijo, he heard Claudio say gently. He
felt Claudios hand drape against his brow, comforting
fathers ship, Cristobal said, uttering aloud the words
that Kitty had not yet dared to think. I think the Hawk
of the High Seas has found us at last.
The ship had already drifted deeply into a fog bank
by the time Cristobal hauled Kit
had been just behind Maria in the companionway
corridor, and now he helped to draw Rafe to his feet.
You should not be up yet, Rafe, Claudio said,
leading Rafe in staggering tow for the bed.
Whatwhat is she doing here? Rafe asked,
craning his head, trying
he jerked away, the section of railing upon which hed just
leaned broke loose of its moorings and fell into the sea.
Cristobal whirled toward Rafe, baring his fists.
Cristobal, stop Rafe began, but his brother
plowed at him yet again, nearly crazed with f
unsteady feet beneath him once more as they limped
together to the door.
Hehe took her, Rafe whispered. Cristobalhe
I know, Claudio said.
PleaseClaudio, please, II love her
I know, hijo, Claudio told him gently. We will get
scarecrow bitchover and over until she is broken
He could not bear to think of such things; they tore
at his heart like knifepoints. We will get her back, he
said, his brows furrowing, his hands folding into
Yes, hijo, we will, Claudio s
window, and she had ducked back inside, none the worse
for the adventure, and not missed in the slightest during
The experience had taught her a number of lessons.
First, she had never ventured off on her own again
without taking one of her f
himself, employing the only rescue he could think of. He
had forced himself to vomit and had hoped it would
prove enough to see him past the worst of the toxins
effects. It would seem to have worked, Rafe thought as he rose
slowly, unsteadily to his feet.
muster, Seora, he muttered, returning to Rafes side.
Abdul Aziz Rafe gasped, his eyes widening in
horror. He knew the name, had heard it beforeover and
over from Cristobal since their plot against John Ransom
had hatched, in fact. Abdul Aziz bin Malik
Quiet now, lad, Lucio had told him, and Rafe
knew that the gentle tone he seemed to recall must surely
be nothing more than delusion.
He heard Claudio walking across the deck toward
him, recognizing the boatswain by his gait even though
time, and frightened, it did not keep you from doing it
And again, Kitty remarked, thinking of the
countless childhood misadventures spent floundering
around the grounds of Rosneath. And again, and
again She shook her head, laughing quietly. I did
He never blamed you for Cristobals leg, Rafe,
Claudio said. He only ever blamed himselffor that, his
pirating, sending you away, everything. He hated himself
for it, Rafe. He never forgave himself. He smiled gently.
He was proud of you, hijo. Lucio wo
drawing the younger man into an embrace.
It is alright, he said quietly, as Rafe wept against his
shoulder. Hush, now, hijo. It is alright.
When his tears had waned, Rafe rose to his feet,
shrugging away from Claudio and struggling pridefully to
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