Started a short story about a sailor who makes a trip to a trading port, and on his ship there’s a sick boy that he makes friends with. The boy needs a name, and so does the sailor. The sailor is a hardworking guy, calm in the midst of trouble and very compassionate even though he’s not super showy of it on the outside. He’s a little bit on the older side, and has a son that’s all grown up and a wife waiting for him at the trading port.
The boy is a bit sad and lonely because his parents don’t care for him very much and only had him so that they could have an heir. But he is always optimistic about his situation and tries to make the best of it. He’s super curious about whatever’s around him, and will eagerly work to help with whatever he can - when asked. Otherwise he tries to just stay out of the way.