Hi jammers! It’s Marigold back with Chapter 5 of Border the Sun. Here are the links to chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4. Enjoy!
As we set off from the crumbling old dock on our crumbling old ship, The Great Heron, Cosmo started giving directions.
“Fiji steer the boat. Canberra, Adelaide help Fiji. Tasmania and Tanzania climb up to the crow’s nest. Sydney help them raise the mast. And you…” said Cosmo looking at me.
“Yes?” I asked cautiously.
“You. Help me map out what we see” said Cosmo kindly.
“Me? Don’t you want someone more experienced like Tasmania?” I asked.
“I’m sure your capable of doing it, Kenya” Cosmo said calmly.
I was glad that Cosmo believed in me and all, but I don’t think he realized that I had no knowledge of the real world because I had been stuck in an adoption center my whole life. I have learned to despise even the thought of the adoption center. I couldn’t bare to remember the old magenta curtains with it’s faded yellow tassels or the hanging dark purple lanterns. I knew how the adoption center could almost magically take anyone’s happiness away. It took every drop of Little Golden Boy’s (we met Little Golden Boy in Chapter 2) happiness and kindness. I couldn’t even think about Andy (also from Chapter 2) the enthusiastic cheetah and how he must know me listening to his YouTube videos and eating Andes Candies in a newfound misery.
“I guess I can help you Cosmo, but I’m not very good at landmarks or any geography stuff really at all” I responded quietly.
“Well, I’m sure I will be able to teach you. You seem like a very good scholar” smiled Cosmo.
“Alright then!” I said returning Cosmo’s smile.
“Come with me, we will start right now!” said Cosmo.
Thanks for reading Part 5! I will release Part 6, in about two week’s time hopefully. In the mean time though, I hope you will keep reading my post’s. See you in Jamaa!