I recently lost my entire family when a group of cultists attacked our.. I should say their.. island. I left the island 5 years ago to get out of the family business of fighting cultists and keeping ancient sea gods sealed away. Not only were my family killed but our home was robbed, I don't care about the items taken (really the thief has no eye for the value of things with what shes taken) except for my mother's amulet. It is needed for.. to be honest a prophesy (crazy I know) but it chooses its own wielder and it being around her neck shows that it has.
But this girl has no respect for the stories she sells as local legends. She changes them each time she tells them. As the last surviving guardian of these legends and the artifacts appearing in them this gets to me. She even refuses to believe them when I showed her one of the powers mentioned in them (ability to control storms) and frankly I think she wants to kill me and has already tried to throw me overboard in the middle of the ocean.
My question is this. What can I do to get through to her, if she likes or even knows it or not we're in this together and her brilliant scheme of fleeing to Africa will but her a week tops. But she hates me and and is likely to stab me in my sleep, promise or not.
Son Of A Sea God.
Dear Son of a Sea God,
Have you tried buying her a present? People love presents, and having it air delivered in the middle of the ocean would work well for proving the futility of her escape effort. Imagine her surprise when a box of chocolates parachutes to her lap! Oh! My editor is reminding me that not all men are wealthy philanthropists with hearts of gold and beds with satin sheets. Well, in that case, you might want to throw her overboard before she throws you overboard. Just be sure to grab the necklace. Then, boom, new prophecy chosen, yeah? You get to go seek out someone who doesn't want to drown you. And if she's really meant to wield the necklace, she'll miraculously survive and just have to swim to Africa.