"Later that evening, Sinbad found Maeve standing at the bow of the Nomad, gazing out over the ocean.

"You okay?" he asked gently, coming to stand beside her.

She heaved a sigh before answering the only word she'd said since leaving 'Easter Island'. "Yeah" she said quietly as Sinbad sighed.

"Maeve" he said, forcing her to turn and face him. "This is me you're talking to. Really, how are you?" He said it so sincerely that Maeve couldn't help but look into his eyes and let a few tears escape.

"Oh Sinbad" she gasped. "I never thought it would hurt this much"

"I know" he said as he hugged her. "But I think that it would be worse if you didn't miss her at all" Maeve thought about it and agreed. "Besides" he continued. "It just goes to show what a wonderful mother you'll be when the time comes" Maeve stepped back as Sinbad smiled.

"You really think so?" she asked timidly, wiping away the numerous tears that had managed to escape.

"Yeah" he grinned. "Any child would be lucky to have you as a mother"

"I think you'll make a great father too" she smiled. They leant forward, getting closer and closer until…


Maeve and Sinbad jumped apart.

"Sorry" yelled Firouz as his blackened form appeared from below deck.

Sinbad grumbled as he walked away to check on damages.

"Firouz strikes again" he muttered before disappearing below deck.


Okay, I decided to add this small piece as I just had an idea that I want to carry throughout this series and as I didn't feel satisfied that this story was rounded off, it adds a nice finish to the story too! And I am working ontwo more in this series at the moment which one of them I am hoping to start posting before christmas. Nessiexxx