this was absolutely absurd. kidnapping him was one thing entirely, especially since once he was found missing there would surely be hell to pay. however, doing it simply because roy hadn't believed the other was a pirate was idiocy. how impulsively reckless it was, not to at least research the man you were kidnapping before doing it. prominent in the community, roy had an excessively rich aunt, one that were willing to do anything and everything for him. she'd raised him when his parents were killed--subsequently by pirates on their way back home--and she was immensely wealthy. then again, a brothel owner very well should be, as desperate men will pay for just about anything. legal was her practice, the only legal brothel in the province, with special permission from the governor--something new they were trying out, and while 'brothel' wasn't the word they used, everyone knew that's what it was. regardless, she had pull, he had pull being high enough in class to be close to the governor and having grown up with his children no less, this was a suicide mission. honestly, roy wasn't even angry. he should have been, but he wasn't.
yawning loudly and ignoring the crying of gulls outside, he lounged back on the makeshift straw bed. definitely not the worst place he'd ever slept, that was for sure. throwing his jacket over himself, he draped his arms over his eyes; not that he needed to, the brig wasn't exactly lighted to perfection. if this so-feared pirate captain had just wanted money, roy could have provided that without all this hassle. then again, the blonde he'd met didn't look at all to be the type to be a pirate, which was generally why he'd laughed when told that he was. as far as he was concerned, it was some new kind of pick-up line that he was unfamiliar with. idly, he wondered how many rebellious maidens that had worked on in the past. the more the other insisted, the more roy gave that cat-like grin of his and responded with sarcasm. this so-called captain had gotten agitated, that much roy had seen, and had left in something of a huff. roy hadn't thought much of it until later that night where more than one man had accosted him on his way back home from the marina, and dragged him off to a secluded docking area where a ship had been settled. roy hadn't seen it before, but he had seen its captain; after laughing about the other telling the truth, he'd landed himself what he could only conclude was a time-out behind bars. frankly, the whole situation was just too amusing for him.
so, now down here, he was trying to do what he did best and that was ignore his problems. unfazed by it all, he'd started drifting off to sleep when a sound roused him. disinterested for the most part, roy didn't really move much, not until the footfalls drew louder and closer and he made a noise in the back of his throat. not bothering to look at who it was, he decided to run his mouth because, clearly, it'd only gotten him good things so far. "this is the worst hotel i've ever had the misfortune to stay in, your service is terrible. there shall be no gratuity from me," he quipped, lips turning up into a devious grin before he slid his arms from his eyes and tilted his head to peer at his visitor. he wondered if his fearless nature would be frowned upon or exalted. others would have probably crumbled in the face of being kidnapped, potentially tortured, held for ransom, and the finality of the idea of death. to be honest, and perhaps this was stupid of him, but he didn't quite feel like he was in any real danger here. something about this captain didn't quite scream 'dangerous' to him, which was certainly why he kept pushing his luck. with a wry chuckle, he stretched out completely, raising his arms above his head, yawning as he did so. finally he sat up, flicking straw from his shoulders and hair. "really now, there's no need for all of this. if you were so adamant about proving your livelihood to me you could have simply asked if i'd like to view your vessel," lips quirking again, this time to go with the suggestiveness in his tone. "i would have been far more impressed."