She smiled when he said that she could work the crows nest. It was her favorite job, and she had expected him to tell her no. Quickly she climbed the rope ladder and sat crossed legged at the top. To be completely honest she had never learned exactly what to do while she was up there. She just liked the feeling of being high up, as well as the way the wind felt blowing through her long hair.
She ran her fingers through her hair and hummed to herself while she looked over the ocean. While the job was her favorite, it still wasn't very exciting. After half an hour she found herself fighting to stay awake. Ten more minutes passed and she decided to watch the other crewman work. They all seemed to be so busy, she sighed and went back to watching the water.
Time passed slowly to the point where she couldn't figure out how much had passed. She just kept looking out at the water. After a while she began to wonder if she would get a chance to go swimming. Sh doubted it, the water didn't look very safe, and quite frankly she didn't believe the captain would let her.
More time passed and eventually she heard someone call out to lower the anchor. Smiled she stood up and leaned over the side of the crows nest. Seeing most of the men had stopped working she started to climb down the ladder. When she got to the bottom she skipped over to the rest of the drew who were getting ready to go eat.
She didn't talk much during dinner. Most of the crew were far older then her and weren't interested in talking with her. Most of the time she didn't look up from her plate. Once she finished eating she quickly left the room and ran back to the deck. She didn't like people enough to stay any longer. Walking slowly across the deck she went over the the railing and leaned over the side of the ship. It wasn't long before she heard a voice behind her.
"You might want to be careful. If you fall in you aren't coming back out" She jumped back startled, she hadn't expected anyone to be up on deck, let alone talk to her. Turning she found a boy that couldn't be more then a few years older then her.
"I'm always careful, I won't fall."
He smiled and introduced himself as Cole. They talked for a while, which Cat was grateful for. She didn't like not knowing anyone on the ship. When it started to get dark, she said a quick good night a hurried off to bed. She had had a long day and didn't know what time she would be woken up in the morning. As soon as she got into bed she fell asleep, wondering what tomorrow would bring for her.