Lex was grinning to himself as he continued to cut and chop the last of the vegetables, tonight was the night he was going to fulfil his dreams and set sail at last. "Hey Lex! You almost finished?" The boy's thoughts were interrupted by a gruff voice and a knock at the door. "Yeah I'm done!" He replied before picking up a sack of vegetables and opening the door. "Lex listen, some of the boys from the navy are coming round next week and I was wondering if-" Thrusting the sack into the man's stomach and winding him slightly, Lex smiply shook his head and walked out of the small tavern and towards the dock.
It was a warm spring night, the moon was directly over the the dockyard indicating that midnight had finally arrived. "I wonder how many are gonna turn up." Lex said excitedly to himself, standing with his arms folded looking out at the many boats that had docked in the small town. "Well nothing to do but wait I guess."