It all started one dark evening back in 2006. At the time I worked with shipbuilders on the coast of England. I was enjoying a few pints after work with my three best friends, Eric Draven Rayne, John David and Maddox Cruise. We were feeling pleased with ourselves as we had just finished a new ship. We had created it from nothing. We had chopped the trees down together. We had sawn them up together. We had nailed it together into a ship. We were proud of our achievement. It was the best boat we had ever built. We were like brothers. We had a buyer for the ship and were looking forward to getting paid for it.
I had just gone to the bar to order a fresh round of drinks for me and the other shipbuilders. It is rare to see any female in that Inn, which usually just catered for shipbuilders and sailors. Then in she walked. She immediately grabbed my full attention by her physical presence. I forgot all about the shipbuilders and stared at her. Mere words cannot to justice to the vision which was before me. There is one order of beauty in the whole universe which seems made to turn heads. This beauty was before me now. It was as if something out of a dream had come into the Inn. I tried not to stare but I couldn’t help it. My eyes were simply glued on her. She was like a Goddess! My jaw dropped out. Everything about her was sheer perfection. She had this wonderful long dark hair, which matched her black clothes exactly, so it was hard to tell where the hair stopped and the clothes started. Her hair cascaded from her head all the way down her long curvy back. Soft wisps of that dark, flowing honey hair swept past an ear and caressed the skin of her neck, jaw, cheeks and around her rather beautiful, deep eyes. Her lovely face was perfect. Her lips were like two ripe cherries. Her cute little nose was entrancing. Above them were the most beautiful sea-green eyes I have even seen. They were so large! Every time I glanced into them they seemed to bore right into me, as if she was looking into my very soul. I had to blink to stop myself losing myself completely in those eyes. Around her eyes were lovely long dark eye lashes. Above them were beautifully manicured eye brows. Her delicate white, porcelain skin, on her cheeks, her chin, he forehead caught the light in a most attractive manner. What is more she was walking slowly towards me. As she walked her body gracefully flowed from side to side. She walked like an ocean ship, majestic, smoothly, confidently. She was a treat for shipbuilders’ sore eyes. Each and every part of her was just sheer perfection. She walked slowly towards me. Ever step she got closer and closer. With each and every step she seemed to get prettier and prettier. At last she arrived at the bar. I almost expected her to walk right on to me. Instead she walked to the side of me to the bar. The barman of course immediately noticed her and asked her what she wanted. She ordered. When she spoke, her voice was so soft and velvety. It was like a spring breeze on a warm day in April. Gentle, yet firm. I could listen to that sweet voice for hours.
“Allow me to get you that please?” I managed to say. It felt so good to offer this Goddess something. She turned to me and smiled and accepted. I thanked her. It felt so good to be able to give her anything – just something. It felt so good and right to buy her something. It was so pleasurable. She joined me and the other shipbuilders at the table.
She told us that she was wanting a boat and a crew. We told her that we were shipbuilders not sailors. She smiled.
“I’m sure I could turn you all from being shipbuilders and into sailors, if I put my mind to it.” She said. No one dared doubt her somehow. Even though I had never been to sea in my life, somehow I believed her. She was just so confident. So sure of herself. Somehow I just believed everything she said. I just felt I could trust in her. Trust in her completely.
“You see I am looking for Captain Blackbeard’s Treasure. I have a map which will help me find it. All I need now is a boat and crew.”
“Captain Blackbeard’s Treasure indeed”. I said. “What does it consist of?” I asked.
“Well”, she said, “Every kind of jewel you could think of. Rubies, sapphires, diamonds, topaz, you name it, he had it. He had slabs of gold and silver. Notes and coins from every country of the world. More than you every spend. When we find it-we will want for nothing else. You will never have to work as shipbuilders again!”
I wondered how she knew that we were going to help her at all.
“You see, I have just one item of his treasure. This pendant of mine was taken from him before he hid his treasure.”
She held up the pendant before her and started to swing it from side to side. She was sitting at the end of the table on a black chair and all of us shipbuilders were able to watch her clearly.
“Look at it. Pretty isn’t it? But you know what is the most remarkable thing about this? When you start to swing it, it becomes even more fascinating. Look how I am swinging it a little now. See how the colours reflect off it. See how the light catches the colour and reflects back into your eyes. Now if you watch it for a while you will see how this also has a deeply relaxing affect. You have to watch for a few minutes to get the full affect. You have to switch off your thoughts. Just allow this time for yourself. So that you can unwind completely. And as you begin to feel more and more relaxed. Letting go of any worries or problems. That may have been on your mind lately. And there is no need to fight any unwanted negative thoughts. As they will soon drift out of your mind again. Just as easily as they came. I would like you to take a couple of deep breaths. Slowly filling your lungs with fresh air. And as you exhale. You will relax more and more with every out-breath. And as you gently slow your breathing down. You begin to feel more and more relaxed. More and more comfortable. You will notice how relaxed your whole body has become. From the top of you head. To the tips of your toes. Your eyelids have become very heavy. And may even twitch at this moment. As you let go of any tension in your body. And all the muscles in your jaw have become limp and relaxed. As your jaw sinks down. And your tongue rest gently on the bottom of your mouth. And you are beginning to drift down deeper and deeper. Feeling more and more relaxed with every word I speak. And as this wave of relaxation spreads down your neck and shoulders. And all the way down your arms to your fingertips. You may feel a tingling sensation in your fingertips. As your arms grow as heavy as lead. And you soon become aware of a growing peaceful feeling inside. A feeling of calmness and contentment. As you feel every muscle in your chest and abdomen. Become limp and relaxed. And all the muscles in your back are relaxing. Almost like a mental massage. And all the way down your spine the muscles loosen and relax. And as you drift down deeper and deeper relaxed you let this wave of relaxation spread all the way down your legs. So that your legs become as heavy as lead. And every muscle in your legs becomes limp and relaxed. So that you are completely relaxed from the top of your head. To the tips of your toes. And as the outside world fades more into the background. You can forget about being shipbuilders. It doesn’t matter any more. You are going to be sailors for me, not shipbuilders any more, and you will enjoy it. Just focus in on the sound of my voice as you continue to watch the pendant swing back and forth.”
“As you begin your journey into your own inner world to that unique and special part of you that only you can go to. You continue to let go of any negative thoughts or feelings. And any sounds around you or in the distance will fade into the background. The only sound that will matter to you will be the sound of my voice. It will continue to take you deeper and deeper into a wonderful state of relaxation. And you may soon find that your mind begins to wander and it doesn’t matter where you drift. Where you go. My voice will travel with you at all times. So that you will continue to respond to me on an unconscious level. And in a few moments time you will hear me say the word Nowwww. And when you hear me say the word “Nowwww”, all the unnecessary nervous tension is going out of your body. And your body will continue to sink down. Becoming more and more limp. More and more relaxed and comfortable too. Just feel yourself sinking down. Becoming even more comfortable. Feeling completely at peace and calm and contented. As you continue to drift down. Really enjoying this wonderful feeling of complete relaxation. And there may be times when you will not be aware of your body. You wont be aware of your body at all. As you continue to go deeper and deeper relaxed. Deeper and deeper relaxed.”
“You are finding it so hard to keep you eyes open. It would be so easy for you to close them just close your eyes and sleep”
With the hand that was not holding the pendant, she clicked her fingers and we fell fast asleep. Although still sitting in front of her, I and the other shipbuilders were completely hypnotized, completely under her sweet spell.
She wanted a ship and crew. She soon got them. We gladly handed over our boat to her. Us shipbuilders became her crew. Over time I learned that whenever she wanted something she always got it! She seemed to have this ability!
We were no longer shipbuilders. We were sailors for Captain Haylee Lynn on the Good Ship Blissfulness. Heading out on the high seas, looking for the treasure.
Many thanks for reading “The Shipbuilders.”