Sign Ups: http://www.iwakuroleplay.com/showthread.php?t=20427 The cruise was fantastic, people with gifts, people without...families, singles, couples, a celebration of acceptance of these people who were a bit different. it was fun, everyone was having a good time till that storm hit. the guests were asked to stay in their rooms till the storm passed. Unfortunately the ship was steered off course, and met with some rocks, tearing open the hull. life boats were deployed, however the hull filled fast enough for those on the bottom levels to fill with water before some of the passengers could escape. some people got away in the life boats, some of the gifted were able to use their abilities to escape, others were not so lucky. Now is the where we start, what will become of those carried by the waves to an abandoned island only 4 miles from the wreck? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Faith moaned, her teal sundress from the day before completely soaked with saltwater. the vines that were wrapped so tightly around her and her son started to reseed as her amber eyes fluttered open. she slowly sat up, her little 45 pound boy wrapped in her arms, trembling, but still asleep. she looked around, the sand of the empty beach shifting beneath her. her son whimpered, his eyes opening slowly. "Mama, what happened?" a few tears slipped from his eyes. Faith gave a quiet 'shhh' as she kissed him on the forehead. "its ok... mama is here, we will be ok i promise." she reached into her bag. the lollipop she had been saving for him was still sealed and clean despite how soaked her bag had become. she unwrapped it and looked at the little blonde boy in her arms. "say ahh Jonah" she smiled. Jonah smeared away his tears and opened his mouth. Faith set the sucker on his tongue and he closed his mouth, wrapping his tiny pale fingers around the stick. he didnt smile, but his sniffling stopped. Faith stood up, holding him in her arms as she looked around. Serenity had been wandering in the jungle shortly after she had awoken on the beach. as soon as she had figured out her situation, she had made her way straight off the beach to the dense foliage of the jungle to search for food. after some time she had found a tree with ripe mangoes and climbed up, sitting on a branch. she pulled the water-tight bag with her favorite sci-fi novel out of her soaked messenger bag. she had been walking on the deck of the cruise ship when some kids ran by with water squirters and soaked one of the other books she had packed right through the messenger bag, so every other book she brought with she put in a water tight freezer bag. at the time of the accident she had only been carrying one, which happened to be a 45 year old copy of War of the Worlds that she received from her grandmother on her 16th birthday. she sat up in the tree, taking a bite into a juicy mango and flipping open her book. most people would've thought her crazy not to go and search for survival supplies right away, but Serenity was smart. she was taking a few minutes to read so that she knew she was fully conscious and mentally aware before running around. it would ensure her prepared for whatever she met. Thane groaned as he awoke on some rocks. he was lying near the bottom of an island cliff, on a semi flat stretch of rocks that sloped down towards the beach. he felt pain creeping up through every part of his body. the red headed 15 year old slowly reached a scraped up hand and touched his throbbing head. when he removed his hand and saw it smeared red he realized he was in danger. he was panting slightly, realizing the ocean had not been merciful. he must've been carried by the waves and slammed against the rocks, causing him to hit his head. the rest of him, from what he could see from where he was laying, was covered in cuts and bruises, tinges of purple and blue, and smears of red. he felt himself grow dizzy and in a few moments he blacked out once again.