Javid Titanic AU - Part 2
Tw: suicide mention (only to the extent that there is in the Titanic movie)
It took Jack only a couple of days to fall in love with the night sky at sea. The stars were so clear, so beautiful and bright, that he could happily spend hours staring up at them when almost everyone else on the ship was inside in the warm. He didn’t have a coat but he was used to the cold so his jacket was enough.
And that’s when the person ran past him. Whoever it was clearly wasn’t a runner – they were gangly and awkward and had no finesse, but it was more than that. They were desperate, clearly crying, and they were heading for the stern of the ship. There was something about that that made Jack uneasy and he climbed unsteadily to his feet and followed the runner.
When Jack saw the guy – a boy really, maybe 17 or 18 – hanging over the back off the ship, on what was entirely the wrong side of the railings, his heart leapt into his mouth and he fought the urge to run forward and grab him to pull him back safely. From the look of his clothes he was a first-class passenger who probably wouldn’t take kindly to being manhandled. That’s when he realised it was the boy, the one from the first-class deck. He wanted to talk to him, but this wasn’t the time. Instead Jack cleared his throat.