Judy Babblebrook as Eliza
Richard Babblebrook as Edward
“Mother, may Edward and I go for a stroll on the promenade deck?” Eliza asked her mother
“But it’s the middle of the night!” her mother replied.
“I know, but we would like a bit of fresh air. This cabin is awfully stuffy!”
“Oh, alright then. As long as you keep yourselves safe, dears.”
Eliza rushed into the bedroom to tell Edward.
“Mother said we can go for a walk.” She opened her wardrobe and grabbed her thick coat. She pulled it over her shoulders and glanced through the porthole in their cabin. It looked chilly tonight…
Once they were up on deck, they found that it was surprisingly busy. There were children rushing around playing games of tag, and elderly couples strolling along. Eliza was right, it was terribly cold outside but it was also very refresing.
“Well, she is such a magnificent ship, everyone will likely be making the most of every second aboard. It’s not every day that you are sailing on the largest and grandest ship in the world!” Edward told Eliza.
Suddenly, there was a huge thud, and the ship jerked. Edward and Eliza, along with everyone else on the deck was looking around for the cause of it. They were shocked when a huge iceberg came into view. Everybody was rooted to the spot.
“What was that? Why have the engines stpped?” Eliza asked clinging to Richard’s arm.
“Don’t fret. She’s unsinkable.” Edward said in a calm voice.
However, in the moments that followed, the captain and the ship’s designer rushed past looking rather distressed.
“Although, we should probably stay here for a little while to see what’s going on. Just in case.” Edward instructed gently.
Eliza stared out to sea. Neither of the siblings spoke for the next few minutes. They jumped when a door behind them burst open, and a crew member rushed out. He was carrying life jackets and there was a look of urgency on his face. He thrust a life jackets into Edward and Eliza’s arms.
“Put these on.”
He then ran over to the lifeboats and turned round to address the passengers that were near.
“The captain has given the order for everyone to abandon ship. Nothing to worry about, but I will only need women and children right now.”
Edward and Eliza exchanged worried looks
They knew that this was something to worry about.
“What about mother and the rest of them?” Eliza gabbled.
“Sssh. Don’t worry, you get into a boat and I’ll go and fetch them.” They hugged each other one last time. Then Edward ran away down the deck towards the first class stairs.
Eliza had no choice but to get into a lifeboat.
As the lifeboat was being lowered, it began to tilt dangerously….
Hope you liked it! Part 2 coming really soon…