‘Let’s not rush into this,’ Tina says.
‘You said it yourself, we make a good team.’
She did. They do. But she can’t make a decision on a matter as huge as this without giving it proper consideration.
‘Say yes, Tina. Please. You know we’d be perfect together.’
She takes a deep breath. The vessel’s in dire need of repairs, but between the two of them, they have the experience. Once it’s fixed, they’ll have a boat of their own. No more stupid orders to follow. It’s a no-brainer.
Ben’s grin widens.
There it is: their future.
As far as I’m concerned, Tina and Ben are free to sail into the sunset by themselves. But I thought I’d killed them off when I wrote the first instalment of the Salvage Series, so I’m not going to say they’ll never come back.
I will come back to Jacqui – but maybe not tomorrow. Thank you for bearing with me while I strayed from business as usual. It shall now resume.