Thanks to everyone reading :) You're all so great! Please keep up the great (very helpful) comments! They make my day and improve my stories!! Anyways, I thought you'd all earned a little snippit of Quinn for helping this book reach #69 in the Adventures category for a brief period, I'm probably not going to make a habbit of writing in his P.O.V. as he has to have a few secrets, but you never know! Enjoy :)
I stared ahead intently, a little too intently as a matter of fact, but I was determined to keep my gaze off of Ever Glass and my first mate. Sadly enough, I failed miserably at that attempt almost immediately after setting my mind to it. In my defence, it was so damned hard not to look, her long red hair was like a flaming beacon that demanded everyone's attention.
As I watched her move around the ship in Riley's clothes, I felt an unwelcome pang of irritation. She could have borrowed my clothes after all. I shook my head, feeling like a complete and utter moron. His clothes were closer to her size, still far from it, but a better fit than mine would have been.
I had almost forced myself to look away from her, and instead watch the sky, when the sound of someones musical laughter found it's way to my ears. My gaze snapped back to Ever. Riley was leaning in saying something, and it seemed to have gotten quite a reaction, bringing a blush to her face. Now what the hell was so funny? I wondered, narrowing my eyes in frustration.
I leaned against the railing of the ship with Riley, staring off into the sunset. It was a truly beautiful sight to behold, the way that the reds and yellows and oranges lit up the sky was like magic. "It's so incredible." I breathed.
"So are you." Riley whispered, leaning forwards slightly.
I grinned, unable to stifle the laugh that escaped from my lips. "Way to be original Riley." I smirked, turning my eyes back to the ocean view.
"No, I'm serious Ever. Anyways, you don't have to say anything back."
"Because I know you're already head over heels for me, girly.." He gave me a devious little smile, causing me to shake my head in disbelief. "You're so full of yourself, you do know that right?"
He gave me a slightly pouty look. "So you don't care a drop about me, then?"
"Nope." I said firmly, refusing to be teased by him.
Riley suddenly stood up and hoped onto the railing, swinging his legs over the edge so that his back was to the rest of the ship. How he came to think that was a good idea was beyond me, and he let his legs dangle precariously over the water.
"Riley, maybe you should get down from there..." I said timidly, I was amazed that the rail was even supporting his weight quite frankly.
"So, you admit that you care at least a teeny-tiny bit about me then?" He grinned and I widened my eyes as I realized his rather evil plan. "No.." I replied, a little more uncertainly this time.
He seemed to catch on to my hesitant tone, and decided to take advantage of it. He scooted a little further out on the railing, now supporting most of his weight with his arms, as his feet found footholds in the side of the ship. "So, you won't care if I jump, will you?"
I gasped slightly. "You evil- you wouldn't!"
"Oh, I would... Unless of course you don't want me to." He raised an eyebrow.
Now, although I was somewhere around eighty five percent certain that he wouldn't jump, the other fifteen percent was convinced that he was just the right mixture of stubborn and stupid to actually go through with it, and it was a fairly long ways down into cold water. I sighed in defeat, "Alright, I don't want you to jump Riley, now please come down from there."
He gave me a look like he was thinking about it. "Now, I don't know... Maybe I've decided that I don't believe you." He hinted, his smile growing wider as an idea blossomed in his mind making his eyes brighten. I dreaded to hear what it was, as I undoubtedly would.
"What...?" I asked tentatively.
"Well, I was thinking maybe you should prove to me that you really do care so that I'll believe you."
I narrowed my eyes at him. "You know I'm about one word away from just telling you to go ahead and jump."