Today I met the most interesting woman from a rival family. I’d heard brilliant things about her from her crew leader, Elektra, but the woman I’d met was even more fantastic than she had described! Smart, witty, and abolutely mesmerizing in every way! I had wanted to tell her how honored I was to have made her acquaintance, and that I know that the recent alliance between our two crews would be long-lived and fruitful for both sides. But, sadly, I was so taken by her that the only words that came out of my stuttering mouth were “N-n-n-ice t-t-to m-m-m-meet you m-m-aam”. I was lucky to get those words out, as she picked that very moment to grace me with a smile and a wink. Does she even know the effect she can have on a romantic such as I? Is it possible that her charms are hidden even from herself?
But what I wouldn’t give to have, just for a moment, the casual ease of Don Juan around beautiful women! Instead, I have the manners of a drunken sailer on leave in a foreign land. Perhaps it’s just as well, diary…A woman such as her would never be able to see through this rough exterior to the man I believe I could be. I shall have to content myself with the knowledge that I can glance upon her from time to time, always admiring from a distance.