The planks creaked and swayed gently. Upside-down, he analyzed the situation. Inside, his target pored over a map while she ate an apple with the manners of a young sow. His plan materialized.
With a backward flip and corkscrew twist he landed on the balcony, almost silently. Almost. It was like slow motion. Grabbing the platter of apples, she turned. Shielding herself, apples went flying through the air. His shuriken sliced through two of them, ricocheted off the platter, and sent her hat careening crossways. Instantly, she drew her pistol and fired.
“Missed again!” she growled, looking over the ship’s balcony. The ninja was gone. He would be back.
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