The trip back to the Lucky Dragon took a bit longer than expected. You arrived on the skiffs as the sun was starting to set on the horizon, with that explosion of reds, oranges and yellows that looks dazzling on the desert.
Captain Yun graciously offered Ji Fang a seat at his table for dinner. Ji Fang accepted politely and you and Hong went to dress for the dinner while Ji Fang was given a tour of the ship.
Hong went in slightly ahead of you and now you are entering the captain's quarters. The place is decked out with fine cloths and silks, displays that must have been hidden away for entertaining rich nobles because you certainly haven't seen them. There is even fine porcelain plates and tea cups made from very delicate glass. Captain Yun has shaved, Hong is dressed simply in a clean kimono.
When the door opens, Ji Fang, who looks brilliant in a red and gold kimono trimmed with tiny spphires that catch the light and sparkling like a small cozy fire. He and the captain rise and await you. Hong hasn't chosen a seat, waiting by the door for you, as a servant does.
How do you look, Keela? How do you enter?