Sweet Trade of the Red Coral Part 9
Darius was dying. Sophie mopped his brow as Sawbones did his best to make him comfortable. After the doctor saw the bruising on the front of his stomach he shook his grey head. “He’s bleeding inside.” He turned his attention to Sophie as another crew member held her down. Luckily, the lead ball passed through muscle and missed the bone. To her credit, she didn’t scream, much, as he dug it out. Sawbones pocketed the lead ball and headed top side.
After sucking in air to calm herself, Sophie made her way to Darius’s side to provide what comfort she could. “I’m so sorry, Darius. It’s my fault.”
“Nay, lass, don’t be worrying. To go to the Fiddlers Green in a beautiful woman’s arms ain’t such a bad thing.” Sophie helped him drink. When he closed his eyes, she grabbed the dirk and headed to the main deck as well.