"Clean up those tools, Rose. Watch those gauges, Rose." It was her best impression of Ani, which wasn't all that good. Unless of course Ali suddenly had a very high pitched whiney voice. "Unload those crates, Rose." Which was her current task.
She didn't get it, why was she unloading these crates? There were some dock workers sitting right there. Doing nothing if she may add! They were oogling her, something she normally wouldn't mind. But not right now, not when she was carrying a heavy crate filled with god-knows-what. Placing the crate on the ground, through the knees not the back, the men started to whistle. She let out a long sigh and closed her eyes, leaning on the crate she had placed on the ground, which only provoked more whistling. Didn't these men have anything better to do?
An idea slipped into her mind, a devious idea, a cunning idea. But it would require some acting. Slowly she lifted herself upwards again, pretending as if this little crate weighed a ton. Arching her back, making sure to stick out her chest as much as possible. She stretched with a loud moan, carefully keeping the group of dockworkers in the corner of her eye. One of the younger men, under the encouragement of his colleagues, stood up and started to move towards her 'Gotcha.'
"Well hello there pretty miss." The man wasn't all that bad looking. Dark brown hair, a rugged skin and he was fairly muscular. "A pretty lady like you shouldn't be carrying such weights around." He was a smooth talker, too bad he was up against an even bigger one. She put up her most innocent face "Oh, but I have to get all these crates unloaded within the hour or else my boss will get mad at me again." like that would happen, Az most likely didn't even know Ani put her up to this. "You know, me and the boys got some time to spare." the man was smiling broadly, nice white teeth "We could give you a hand with this." Rose clapped her hands together and made a little jump "Would you really do that for me?" Men were so easy.
It would've taken Rose around 45 minutes to unload the cargo hold, mostly small crates. The larger ones were obviously handles by crane. The dockworkers managed to do it in 20. She was sitting casually on top of one of the larger crates, enjoying the sun, when the younger dockworker approached her again. He was sweating and looked rather flushed, he had probably tried to impress her by doing the work as fast as possible. "We.... We're done unloading." He was trying to hide the fact that he was out of breath, it was kinda endearing really.
Nimbly Rose jumped off the crate, landing before the man. She brushed past him to see if they were really done, and they were. With a broad smile she turned back to the man, who genuinely seemed proud of himself. Ani never mentioned anything about work after this, so as far as Rose was concerned, she was free now. She liked to explore towns. Since every town was so isolated from the others, it made them pretty diverse yet similar. Sometimes you would stumble across little things that were so simple, yet so ingenious. Her toolkit was filled with all sorts of weird looking tools, some of which she didn't even remember what they did.
With another jump, this time a bit more energetic, she hugged the man and kissed his cheek. "Ooooooh thank you!" and with that she suddenly ran off, towards the town. Leaving a very bedazzled man in her wake. If there was going to be any trouble, it was Ani' problem now. Her job was done, now it was time for some fun!
Another dockworker, an older man this time, who had helped with unloading the crates moved next to the younger dockworker. The younger dockworker stood there frozen, hand on his cheek. The older dockworker scratched the back of his head "So... Eeuhm... Does this mean we're not getting paid?"