Setting SailI walked down the dark hallways of the ship, glancing at the shabby whitewashed walls and threadbare carpet. Some cruise ship this was. It wasn't like I remembered how I had got on this vessel, why my family weren't with me, and why I was aimlessly strolling around, exploring. I had a vague feeling my family was in this ship, or at least near the ship, which was a good thing, although I didn't really care for some reason. Little did I know I was actually dreaming, and in real life I was just in bed.
At one side of the hall, there was a beaten-up wooden door with a shiny metal handle. I turned it, opened the door, and who did I see but one of my friends, Autumn (fake name). She was sitting up in an iron bed with ragged covers. For a moment she looked like Little Orphan Annie in that play I watched, what with her curly red hair. Other than that, she seemed to be all right, looking as she always did, with a long, thick braid down her back. Her olive skin seemed almost ghostly, however, and there was something about her eyes and smile which just wasn't normal.
"Hi, Leaf(also fake name)!" Autumn's smile became a little sickly sweet when she spotted me, which made me uneasy.
"Hi, Autumn," I greeted her a little cautiously. I wasn't completely sure my friend was alright. "I didn't know you were on the cruise, too."
Autumn wriggled around under the sheets. "The same for you."
After some words had been exchanged, I found out that Autumn's family was in another room, and that she had just taken a shower and was resting before dinner. Although I was a little suspicious, I decided to accept what she told me.
"Well, I'm off exploring the ship. See you later sometime, Autumn."
We said goodbye, and I departed.