Arguing? No, that's wrong.
Loud, certainly. We'd had quite a lot to drink. My wife especially, I'm afraid. She's not normally a big drinker; anyone will tell you that. But being on the cruise—well, the whole experience is about excess, isn't it?
Yes, her idea. Wanting to go up on deck to 'experience the sea.' High heels on the wet deck, drink in hand. I should have recognized the danger.
I blame myself.
When she staggered towards the railing, I naturally reached for her. I can see how it must have looked, but I was trying to save her.