Interesting… I just started with “Marci leaned out a window”, and this is what I came up with in five minutes. Isn’t it strange where your mind brings you?
Marci leaned out the window, scanning the ships as they pulled into their dock stations. The Queen Majesty, double masts stretching into the clouds, swept past the docking vessels and moved out into the bay. Along the shoreline children ran, gold and red scarves flying over their heads. Laughter drifted up from the docks as people celebrated the huge vessel’s departure. The city’s long occupation had ended.
She wiped a tear from her cheek and closed her eyes. Freedom was too high a price to pay, when the man you loved sailed for the Queen.