Ocean HopeThe blue crystal clear water was lashing onto the sides of the boat. I felt the windblown on my face. It’s beautiful! My hair was drifting across my face but I didn’t mind that at all. I went to grab my drink bottle when, suddenly, the boat just stopped. I had to grab onto the side of the boat or I would have fallen into the water, face first.
“What happened?” I asked my friend Sam who was driving the boat. “The engine broke down”, he replied. Everyone that was on the boat started chattering nervously but I stayed calm. “Listen everyone! Calm down and we’ll figure out a way to get back home,” I said firmly.
“How can we stay calm when there are....SHAAAAARKS!” screamed my friend Annie. I looked down to see six sharks circling our boat. I glanced back to face the others when I suddenly heard a CRUNCH on the side of the boat. I turned back around to see the sharks biting the sides of the boat. I could now feel the water beneath my feet. Everyone could! Annie then fainted, fell onto the floor and lay unconscious.
“What’s this?” my other friend Mina said. She read what was on the top of the box: First Aid Kit. She also found a manual and started to flip through the book looking for a way to help Annie until she came across this title page How to get AWAY from SHARKS when your boat breaks down. She read the first three or four words. USE THE SHARK REPELLANT!!! It is in the first aid kit.
Annie finally woke up. “Why is there so much water in the boat?” she asked us.
“Oh no! Mina? Is there anything in the first aid kit that we can use to block the holes?” Sam asked. “There are tissues!” she responded and saw the panic on the faces in front of her. “That’ll do,” Sam said. Hurriedly, we started picking up the tissues and filling the holes until, finally, the water stopped flowing in. “Sssshhh!” I said suddenly and so sternly that everyone stopped. “Can you hear that?” I shouted once again. A faint sound that started like BZZZZ became much clearer now. A definite WHACKA WHACKA WHACKA.
“Yes!” everyone exclaimed. I looked up and saw a helicopter soaring above us. It was a welcome sight, a comforting one.
They saw us and everyone were so thankful that, for the first time, sighs of relief were heard from every person on the boat. Much more so, when a rescuer started coming down to fetch us. First, they put a harness around Mina, then Sam, Annie and lastly, me. When we arrived back safely home, we told the whole story to our parents and MY GOSH! They were all so amaaaaaaazed.......