You Say It Best
by Keren

Author's Note: Song is 'You Say It Best' by BoyZone


Bryn let out a deep sigh as she sat tiredly on a crate near the back of the Nomad. Reaching up, she undid the tie that held back her hair and let it cascade down around her shoulders. A gentle sea breeze blew by and she lifted her face into it, letting it gently caress her face and ease the tension within her.

It had been an incredibly busy day for the crew. They had all spent the day running around the ship unloading or loading cargo, or running around the port getting supplies for their next long sea voyage. They had been so busy, in fact, that this was the first moment of peace where she could sit and catch her breath she had had all day. Come to think of it, she mused, she hadn't even had time to say two words to Doubar or the others.

She had barely seen Sinbad either. The few times she had, he had been busy haggling or arguing with a merchant. Their eyes had met for a moment on each of those times, and he would give her a small smile before turning back to the person, with renewed energy.

Hearing footsteps approaching, she turned and smiled, seeing him walk towards her. He looked tired but relieved to be back at sea.

"Hey there...." he whispered as he leaned down and gently kissed her.

"Hey..." she replied, returning his kiss. She closed her eyes and leaned back against him as his strong hands started to gently massage her shoulders. She scooted forward a bit on the crate and he sat down behind her, wrapping her into his embrace and resting his head on her shoulder.

"What a day...."

She chuckled as she reached behind her and ran her hand through his hair. "You have a way with understatement, Sinbad."


They sat in comfortable silence for a few moments, enjoying the peace and quiet of the night. Doubar's boisterous laughter could be heard coming up from below.

Bryn felt Sinbad's smile against her face and she half turned to kiss his cheek. "What?"

"Nothing. I was just thinking about today..." he sighed, shifting a bit on the crate so he could hold her closer.

"What about it? Other than the fact that it was incredibly busy and we didn't get to say two words to each other..."

"Oh, but you're wrong, Bryn. We did talk to each other.... in a way..." he softly chuckled.

She turned to look at him with a small frown. "I don't understand...."

Sinbad gave her a crooked grin.

"It's amazing how you,
Can speak right to my heart.
Without saying a word,
You can light up the dark.
Try as I may, I can never explain,
What I hear when you don't say a thing.

The smile on your face,
Let's me know that you need me.
There's a truth in your eyes,
Saying you'll never leave me,
The touch of your hand,
Says you'll catch me wherever I fall.
You say it best,
When you say nothing at all.

All day long I can hear,
People talking out loud,
But when you hold me near,
You drown out the crowd.
Try as they may, they can never define,
What's been said between your heart and mine.

The smile on your face, let's me know that you need me,
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me,
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me wherever I fall,
You say it best, when you say nothing at all.

His sea blue eyes danced at her as he rested his forehead against hers. "So you see, we may not have spoken out loud to each other, but our hearts did. All day, whenever I was frustrated with a merchant or the dock master, all I had to do was search for you and look into your eyes to give me strength and hear the words you would have spoken out loud to me." He gently kissed her. "Thank you..." he whispered.

She smiled and wrapped her arms around his neck. "Your very welcome..." she whispered back, brushing her lips softly against his.

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