[Well now that I have you on my bed, Ter, did I mention that my character is gay
"Ha, a pleasure friend, I am more than happy to assist." Javed laughed cheerily, sitting upon the Recluse's bed. "By the way, I neglected to ask earlier Theriot, are you perhaps one who possesses 'the gift'?"
Theriot's eyes widened and his lips seemed to be silently mouthing something, as though he was trying to remember something important. He looked away from Javed and then looked back, confused. "Earlier? Oh, ah, yes. You're the same young man from earlier, aren't you?" The old man smiled inwardly. He wondered just how nutty this man thought that he was by now. Deception turned out to be an activity that passed time quite quickly on the high seas.
"As for my possession of this...er, 'gift'." Theriot waved his hands about subtley, as if trying to conjure an idea out of thin air. "If by, uh, 'the gift', you mean wisdom, then yes. Knowledge is the greatest gift of all, as I'm sure you know. You appear to be quite the knowledgable man yourself, but if ever you find yourself in need of some more I have some fine reading material with me. Books help pass the time quite nicely. You uh, you can read, yes?"
"Oh, there I go rambling on again nonsensically," Theriot said, interrupting himself. "It's getting quite late, you know. My old bones are too tired to go above deck and see the sunset, but maybe you can watch it for me and describe it to me a bit later. I'm so dreadfully tired and I'll need my good sleep for tomorrow if I'm to be of any aid to anyone in the morning."
[The greatest gift of all is wisdom!]