The Merman, My Man by Black Velvet Chapter 64
I took a deep breath and gathered my courage before opening the cabin door.
The moment I opened the door, a thought surfaced in my mind—Dicken will come to my aid.
Although I was abhorrent to everything Dicken had done to me and how he had almost destroyed my career as a researcher, I believed that he wouldn’t leave me behind for some unknown reason.
“What a hot woman! Now raise both your arms and behave! “
A rough and muscular man was standing in front of me. He was wearing a worn -out hat. He looked at me with a deceitful and disgusting smirk.
He then aimed the opening of the gun barrel at my head.
Nobody would be calm at a time like this. So, unsurprisingly, the shirt on my back was already drenched in sweat. I obediently raised my arms to show that I had no intention of rebelling against them.
I carefully walked out of the cabin and composed myself as I said, “Calm down, I ‘m just a defense less woman.“
The pirates on deck who pretended to be survivors had now done away with their disguises. All of them were tanned and muscular . It looked like even the person who appeared like an elderly man was just another pirate in disguise.
The pirates had already subdued all of the sailors in our crew. They knelt on the floor as their hands and wrists were restrained with ropes.
However, there was a silver lining to the situation. Gary and the soldiers were not among those who were restrained, which meant that they must’ve been hiding somewhere and were preparing for a counterattack.
I was slightly relieved. I looked around the boat and hazarded a guess that they must’ve been hiding in the cabins above deck. That was a strategic position as they could fire the guns downward and take the pirates by surprise.
Just then, I felt the collar of my shirt tighten as the leader among the pirates tugged at it forcefully.
”Miss Linda! ” The few sailors who knew me exclaimed in fright.
Then, my stomach was punched fiercely, causing me to collapse onto the floorboards and curl up while I clutched the point of impact on my abdomen. How could a woman like me fight against such a muscular man bare-handed?
After that, a leg enclosed in heard leather boots stomped onto my body. The muscular man looming above me cackled in evil laughter as he said, ”To the guys up there, do you think you’ re good at hiding? Can’t you see that this woman is now in our hands? If you don’t lower your weapons, I will make this woman suffer.“
‘Oh, God! The pirates must have noticed Gary and the rest!
No! I’m still in their hands. If this goes on, we’ll be at a disadvantage!’
As I was thinking, the sounds of guns being loaded could be heard from the second floor. The soldiers were having a standoff with the group of pirates.
I remained hopeful. There weren’t that many pirates, and although they had guns, they were no match for those trained professionals. ‘Maybe I just need to stall a little longer…’
But the impact of the punch earlier was too strong. ‘ That darn pirate! He didn’t go lightly on me even though I ‘m a woman. I don’t know how much longer I can stand this.’
The pain in my abdomen was aggravating, and the boot was still holding my body down onto the floor.
I couldn’t believe that Dicken was the first person I wanted to see at this moment of desperation. It was also the first time I truly yearned for his presence. So, I tried to raise my head and searched for his figure on the surface of the sea.
The fog was thick, so I could barely make out the sea surface. Needless to say, I couldn’t spot Dicken at all.
I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. ‘Maybe Dicken had left. With how we had treated him so far, there was no way he would help us. He had the choice to return to his freedom in the deep sea. He has no reason to involve himself in this life or death situation.’