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And I don't want your pity, I just need somebody near me

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Captain Puffy was a powerful leader, her hair was white, with rainbow streaks. She wore a pirate's shirt, fingerless gloves, a brown corset and velvet blank pants with rings, jewelry, and chains littering her hands, fingers, and attire. She ran a ship as a captain. She had lived on the ship with Niki and Sally. Sally had just joined, and to be frank, she was constantly getting off task. She’d fallen in love with a commoner boy, of course Puffy didn’t care that he was a commoner, she wasn’t like that, she cared that it put their trip on hold, or that she constantly got distracted by doves from the boy, carrying letters in their beaks or talons.
The young man was a romantic but God was he starting to become annoying. One day, she found a dove. She picked up the letter, she knew she shouldn’t read it but she had a gut feeling. But she’d ignore that for now. Niki was calling for her.
Niki was an absolute fucking bad ass she was also the kindest person in every room she went in, but knew how and when to stand her ground, her bleached hair was soft, falling just past her shoulders in a jagged cut she’d done in the middle of the night on a bumpy ship at sea. She wore a poet shirt with ruffles, black pants, and a low-cut crew neck sweater in teal pink and orange stripes. Niki was the one who’d taught Sally how to cook, Sally was fairly young, and naive. Although they’ve never met, something about the commoner striked Puffy as odd, only seeing him from a distance, she didn’t trust him. And she certainly didn’t trust him around Sally.
Sally was young, and stubborn, she never liked being told what to do or that she was wrong, something about it just irked her. Her hair was a vibrant red, as a mermaid hybrid’s hair often is vibrant. Sally looked like her mother, she used to pet sit for Puffy’s family. Sally wore a poet shirt, but she’d cut it in the middle, making it into a crop top curling at the edges, a long skirt to her knees with patches, although not a very practical outfit that’s ok. Puffy loved to see her friends happy in themselves. Sally was one of those older younger sisters, she felt like she’d be the older sister that you confide in, and would help you with a lot, but really, she was like the youngest, especially on the ship, she was everyone's favorite, puffy cared so much for her and was worried she’d get hurt with the commoner.
“Hello Niki, what do you need me for?” She asked, sitting down in the cabin’s chair.
“Hello, Puffy,” Niki started, “I found a treasure map, at least I think so.” Holding a map down on the table. “Right here,” she pointed to a river, “we can get there at least by midnight,” moving her finger to the red x “we’ll be more than halfway through the journey, we can take the small boat and be here by next morning at the latest.”
Puffy hummed in agowledgement, “where'd you find this?” She asked, standing up and besides Niki, examining the map in thought.
“Some weird auction thing south of town, People were bidding a lot on it, asked someone what it led to, they said it had treasure and whatnot, it's near a well populated area so it’s just most likely to be found sooner.” Niki explained getting up from her chair.
“Very well, I’ll go find Sally,” Puffy said, a hint of annoyance seeping through her voice. She loved Sally, truly, but it was getting slightly out of hand.
“She’s probably out with the commoner, what was his name,” Niki thought, snapping her fingers, “Wilbur, Wilbur, that's his name.”
“You listened to her ramblings,” puffy lightly teased Niki,
“It’s hard not too when you have nothing else to do,” She laughed, “you do get a bad vibe from him though, right?”
“Yeah, I won't keep her away from him though, I have no reason to. I hope we’re wrong,” Puffy says, grabbing the sword from the wall and putting the blade into her sheath and walking upstairs after saying her goodbyes.

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Puffy walked down the streets, greeting those she knew. Eventually she ran into a little boy, literally, she helped the boy up.
“Are you ok?” She asked, extending her hand to help the boy. He was blond with blue eyes, and had on a red and white t-shirt with cargo pants, pockets littering the sides of the pants.
“Yeah! I'm ok!” He responded, taking her hand and standing up, “Hi I'm tommy!” He introduced himself.
“Hi, I'm Captain Puffy,” Puffy took a step back, giving Tommy some space.
“Cool! Are you looking for anything? I saw you were kinda browsing around,”. Tommy offered his assistance, “I have lived here for my whole life!”
“Yeah, I was looking for one of my crew, Sally.” Puffy smiled at the boy, she’d always had a soft spot for kids.
“Oh! My brother is with her! It's Wilbur, I can take you there!” Tommy offered again. Tommy was definitely either a gremlin or angel no in between, Puffy had decided.
“If you could, I would be delighted,” Puffy laughed a bit, again soft spot.
“C’mon!” Tommy said, walking a little fast in the direction he was coming from. Puffy ran a bit to catch up.
“So, how’d ya meet Sally?” Tommy asked, uncomfortable with the silence after a few seconds.
“I was hiring people to come on the ship. Still am,” she mentioned at the end. “ She came in and we took the boat for a test run and she aced it, she’s our backup driver.”
“Woah, that's so cool! Are y’all pirates?” Tommy asked, he'd heard about them, but didn’t realize they were real, much less he didn’t know he knew 2 of them.
“Yeah, technically, it’s more of a pass time that gives you cool things.” Puffy explained as they finally got to the beach.
“WILL!!” Tommy yelled out, running towards the commoner. Sally and Wilbur turned around, laughing at Tommy as he ran over.
“Hey Tom’s!” Wilbur greeted him, neither of them realizing Puffy was nearby. Puffy smiled at Tommy's joy of seeing his brother.
“Someone named ‘captain puffy’ was looking for Sally, I accidently ran into her. Literally.” Tommy explained in one breath. Sally instinctively sighed.
“I’ll go find her, I’ll be back, Love.” Sally said, planting a small kiss on Wilbur's cheek, Tommy scrunched his face in disgust.
“Oh, no worries, Sally, I'm right here,” Puffy said, making her presence known. “Nice to meet you, wilbur was it?” Puffy reached out her hand, greeting the commoner.
“Yes, that's me! Nice to meet you too, captain puffy.” Wilbur said, shaking her hand. Sally stood next to Puffy, waiting for her next command, puffy leaned over to her, whispering, “You can relax right now, sal.” So she did, opting to go over to Tommy, “c’mon, where were we?” She asked Tommy who grew slightly pale before Wilbur picked him up.
“We were gonna toss him in the water,” Wilbur said. Puffy and Sally laughed a little at Tommy and wilbur. Puffy didn’t think Tommy was actually going to be thrown so she checked her inventory for the map, then she heard a scream and a splash.
“WILL!?” Tommy and Sally screamed at him, Tommy quickly swam to shore,coughing and laughing.
“F-fuck you!” He said as Sally helped him up.
“Will, go get your brother a towle, you dumb ass.” She playfully scolded, patting Tommy’s head and taking off her hoodie. Puffy was almost in awe of how nice she was being, is she happier here then on the ship? Wilbur obeyed, leaving to go to the house just a few houses away from the beach.
“You ok?” Sally asked, sitting on the beach, Tommy sitting down with her, wrapping the sweater around him.
“Yeah, thanks Sal, anyways, Puffy’s here!” He grinned. Sally turned towards the white haired captain.
“Oh yeah, what's up, Puffy?” Sally asked, leaning back on her hands.
“Niki found a treasure map and wanted to go there soon.” Puffy said, rolling the map up and tossing it to her. Tommy was intrigued by the map, leaning over to look at it.
Sally looked over at it, leaning a bit to let Tommy look at it as Puffy explained what Niki had to the two younger than her. Tommy’s hair was a bit wet so when he noticed the dripping water, he quickly moved. Puffy took note of this, she was wondering if he’d like to join the crew.
Wilbur soon came back with a fluffy towel. Puffy looked over to him and the house he just came out of had a man on the porch. He had big silver wings which shone in the light and came out in different hues. Puffy couldn’t help but look for a hot second before turning her head around.
“Here ya go gremlin,'' Wilbur said, lightly tossing the towel to his brother.
“Dadza's wings are pretty” Tommy mentioned, wrapping himself with the towle.
“Soon your wings will grow, don't worry,” Wilbur said, almost like he knew what Tommy was thinking. Tommy nodded, waving to his dad.
“HI DADZAA!!” The man waved back before heading inside.
“You have wings?” Sally asked, having never seen them before.
“YEAH!” He grinned, grabbing the backpack Wilbur brought that puffy hadn’t noticed. He put on one of the hoodies with two holes on the back, he somehow shimmied out of the shirt while still in the hoodie, his wings popping out from the two holes, they shimmer lightly, they’re gray and had red streaks in them.
“Phil let him dye his feathers, not all just a few. It was annoying cause he didn’t wanna sit still.” Wilbur complained a bit.
“No, I just wanted Techno to dye them because he WASN’T YANKING MY FEATHERS!” Tommy raised his voice near the end. Sally and Puffy kinda stared at him like how did you do that.
“I'm sorry??” Wilbur apologized, sarcastically. Tommy left his wings out.
“Hey, wilbur? Could I Talk to you?” Puffy asked, hoping to see if Tommy could come on the trip. Sally seemed to notice,
“YES! He can, yes.” She said, slightly excited, shoving Wilbur towards puffy, “now go. Go.”
Wilbur stumbled forward as Puffy stood up.
“Uh sure, wanna talk over on the porch?” Wilbur offered, puffy nodded. Puffy followed him on the porch and sat down.
“So, I was wondering. We have a mission coming up, we’re not sure how long,” she said, pulling out her map. Wilbur felt like he was gonna get invited and he definitely did not want to. But he didn’t interrupt. “From here, to here,” she pointed at the x.
“Alright?” Wilbur asked, warily.
“I saw that Tommy seems to like the idea of pirates, and was wondering if he could go on this mission we’re leaving as soon as we can.” Puffy offered. “It is a job so he would get paid from it and we usually pay with the treasure we find which we can trade to the pawn shop or we can keep them,”
“Hm, I’m sure Tommy would be delighted too, he is 15 so we should ask our dad, philza.” Wilbur responded, he thought this would be a cool first job for Tommy.
“Alright!” Puffy nodded.
“I’ll get him,” he smiled standing up and going inside
Some lady in a black sundress and a sunhat came out instead of their dad.
“Philza was busy, I'm very sorry,” the tall lady apologized, slightly bowing before sitting down.
“It’s quite alright,'' Puffy changed her speech to be slightly more professional before explaining to the women what she’d just told Wilbur.
“Well, I'm all good with it! Tommy really needs to get out more and specifically see what's off this island.” The woman Puffy had found out was called Kristen said. “I can pack his bag if you’d like?”

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Tommy and Sally were by the sea, they’d started to walk up and down the shore line, just in the water, when Kristen came out with a suitcase. Tommy abandoned Sally to run over to mumza.
“MUMZA!” He yelled, catching up with her. She pat her sons head,
“Hello, gold.” She said, as she stopped rolling the suitcase. “Captain Puffy and I talked about you, and she was wondering if you wanted to join a mission? I said it was all good with me, how do you fee-” before she could finish, Tommy interrupted.
‘OH REALLY! YES!!” He bounced up and down. Kristen giggled at the excitement of her youngest child.
“Alright, here’s your suitcase, wanna go say something to Dadza?” She smiled, continuing to push the suitcase before Tommy took it and rolled it to the gate of the beach.
“Yeah!”
Techno was sitting on the couch, reading a book while Phil had just gotten done with whatever he was busy with and was making dinner.
“DADZA, TECHNO!” Tommy shouted out to them as he entered the house.”I got a job!”
Techno looked up from his book, almost bewildered, “and will still doesn’t have one but you do?” He said in his monotone voice. Philza rolled his eyes at the pink haired man.
“Uh, yeah! I bet my job is better than yours!” He challenged.
“I'm literally in phil’s pawnshop, i see cool things all the time, what can one up that?” Techno said, dog earing the page and putting it to the side.
“Being the person who brings the items in! Imma be a pirate!” Tommy grinned.
“With Sally I assume?” Phil asked, walking into the room and sitting on the couch. Tommy nodded. Techno pat Tommy’s hair, with the closest to being proud face he had.
“Good job kid” he complemented, “how long are you gonna be long for?”
“I’m not sure, It depends, I guess.” Tommy shrugged.
“I’ll bribe him to let me send letters to his romantic pigeons,” techno promised, turning his body towards Tommy, who’d just sat down.
“You're leaving today, correct?” Phil asked, sitting down next to the two.
“I Think so,” Tommy nodded. Phil pulled Tommy in for a hug.
“I’ll miss you, kiddo,” he smiled, kissing the top of his son’s head as he let go from the hug.
“Be safe, you gremlin,” techno said, ruffling Tommy’s hair. “Let me grab something,”
Techno stood up, Tommy was smiling. Phil held Tommy’s hand.
Techno came back with a gold necklace, he sat back down, putting it on Tommy. Techno shows his love through gifts and actions, never one to say i love you or initiate hugs.
Tommy grinned even more looking at the necklace, he hugged Techno tightly.
“Thank you, I love you,”
“I love you too,” techno whispered back.
“Can you walk me to the ship?” Tommy whispered back. Techno didnt respond, instead picking him up,
“alright, get on my back,” techno rolled his eyes, teasingly. Tommy ment just walking with him, but who was he to deny the opportunity to not use his legs?
Tommy climbed over to Technos back, wrapping his arms around his brothers neck, legs on his hips, techno slightly smiled,
“Let’s go!” Tommy cheered, Phil laughed, following the two as techno walked out the door.