A/N: Well, heres the rewrite of my old story with the same name. This is my first fanficthat I rewrite too, so go easy on me. And I kinda need OCs right now so please sent it asmuch as you like. The format will be at the end of this chapter. This chapter here is looselybased from the first chapter of Paul Galicos The Poseidon Adventure. I do not own thateither. Oh, and there might be some typos and grammatical errors here. My English is notthat good anyway.Disclaimer: I do not own Poseidon. Just some of my characters I Prelude to DisasterHomeward bound to Southampton, England, the 1,232 feet long MS Poseidon that set sailedfrom New York, America at 9 a.m this morning after a three week long Christmas cruisearound the Carribean, suddenly founds herself in a midst of disaster as a colossal, 170-footrouge wave crashes and rolled her from side to side. The all night New Year Gala held in theships Dining Hall, Night Clubs, Ballroom, and other places on the ship is instantly turned intoa catastrophic mess as passengers and crews are thrown to the starboard side of the ship asit capsizes, bumping into everything in their way. Emergency calls are cut off as watercrashes and flooded the bridge, communication area, and most weak parts of the luxuryliner, drowning everyone who are inside the decks, leaving everyone alive injured, shockedor worse. Then, the capsized Poseidon plunged into total darkness and chaos.But not for longThe MS Poseidon is a newly registered ocean liner built by the Grand Atlantic Lines. Thecompany is inspired to revive the long lost history of the ocean liners in the past, afterCunards R.M.S Queen Mary 2 is launched. Plans are brought by the companys most trustedarchitect one month after the launching of the Queen Mary 2. Constructing began shortly.The news spread quickly in England, and then, the world. Rumors spread around that theship built by the company is going to be the worlds largest ship, which is true, until theworlds largest cruise ship arrives: the MS Oasis of the Seas. But size is not a priority for thecompany now. They planned that the Poseidon will be fast and luxurious, capable forhousing 4,100 passengers with 1,536 crews and officers. Like any other new ships, thePoseidon does not have any rudders. Instead, four azimuth thrusters (new types ofpropellers that are way more efficient from the old ones. Azimuth thrusters can rotate 360degrees easily) are used. The ship is also equipped with tunnel thrusters in the bow and thestern (of which the latter is located just meters away from the azimuth thrusters).The Poseidon have five night clubs, two outdoor swimming pools, one gigantic theater, twocinemas, one huge dining hall, six restaurants, ten bars and cafes, and a beautiful ballroom.There are many beautifully furnished suites and cabins. The ones on the upper decks areequipped with verandas. Only a few cabins in the lower decks have verandas. There are atotal of six suites, each of them took two decks of the ship. The first floor consists of a livingroom, a kitchen, dining room, and a veranda. The second floor is mostly bedrooms with twobathrooms at each end. The suites are located on deck 14, overlooking the outdoor cafe(located on the stern of the ship) and the sea. Right now, only two of them are occupied.Inside Suite 1402, two young adults are sitting close to each other on a comfy recliner,facing each other."When?" one of them asked
"Tonight" the other one replied with a smile."Yeah, when tonight?" Christian asked again, wanting to get more detailed answer from hisfiancée.Jennifer Ramsey only replied simply. "Please. Ill tell him."The two lovers broke over from their sitting position when the door clicked open. An oldman entered the room, holding a curled up newspaper."Hey kids, howre we doing?" the man asked, placing the newspaper on top of a polishedmarble kitchen counter."Were fine sir." the blonde haired man answered."Christian." Robert Ramsey remarked. "Please dont call me sir cause I felt old." Christianshuggered. Robert looked at his daughter, catching the nervous look on her face, and beganspeculating."Jenny, what were both of—""Dad, were just sitting. People sit."Robert is going to say something again when Jenn cut him off."Dont you think that theres gazillions of places to do what youre thinking?""Jenn, Im simply saying—""Stop. Id enough of your patronizing tone. Very through with it." With a heavy sigh, theyoung woman ran towards the staircase that leads into the second floor of the suite. Asound of door slamming close is heard seconds later.Robert took a sip of wine. "Is she like this with you?" he asked Christian.The Grand Lobby is one of the most dazzling places in the ship. Located near the bow, it hasa large, gold embossed opening that stretched to the Roof Deck on top. A glass domecovered the well. Curved stairs connected every level of the opening. Aluminium-and-glassrailings prevented passengers from falling down to the floor below. Like any passengers inthe ship, Elena is simply awed by the beauty of the thickly carpeted floor, carved, woodencovered walls, and dazzling things on the ship. The Spanish woman is wearing a denim shirtover her black turtleneck and jeans. Her long dark brown hair is made into a bun. Elenasighed and starts walking to her cabin when her cell phone rang. She took the silverMotorola out and looked at the number on the screen, and answered."Hello?""Elena! How are things going?" asked a voice from the other side of the lineElena paused. She recognized the cheerie voice. "Maria? How did you get my new number?""Your brother." Maria replied. Maria Alonzo is Elenas cousin, and best friend. Both of themlived together in their childhood. Like Elena, Maria has big hazel eyes and dark, straightbrown hair."Oh. So… hows Ro—oof!""Oh. Sorry." Dylan Johns said. The man had bumped into the woman. Elena smiled weakly."Ill call you later." She said to Maria on the phone and she disconnected the call. "Noworries." Elena said to the man in front of her. Dylan is wearing a dark blue jersey andtraining pants. His upper body is sweating from the afternoon jog he did just now."Quite a lobby isnt it?" Dylan asked, looking around him."Yeah. It is very beautiful.""Sorry to bump you just now." Dylan remarked.Elena sighed and replied. "Well, accidents happen dont they?"
"Youve got a point there." Dylan chuckled and he looked around again. "Well, Id better getgoing. See you around?""Yeah. See you around." Elena said, talking out her cell phone again, dialing Mariasnumber., while Dylan ascends the huge staircase of the Grand Lobby.Two rooms after Jenns suite, Conor James is literally wrecking the expensively furnishedroom. The young boy threw everything out from the drawer, wardrobe, and he movedarmchairs, end tables, and every furniture aside. This action of course, drew the attention ofhis mother, Maggie James. The womans shocked expression changed into anger in amillisecond."Conor! What are you doing?" Maggie yelled."My PSP is gone!""Your PSP?" Maggie asked. The young boy nodded whilst throwing out all of his clothes outfrom his small suitcase.Maggie looked around and spied a metallic blue gadget below a king sized bed. Shecrouched down and took out the device. Smiling, she lifted it up to the air. "Did you mean,this thing?"Conor turned around quickly and his face brightened. The boy rushed to take his devicefrom his mothers hand. "Thanks mom! Where did you find it?""Its below the bed." the woman pointed at the gap between the extremely comfortablebed and the carpeted floor. "Next time, place your belongings carefully, okay dear" The 10year old boy grew red. He nodded anyway and he placed the PSP beside the flat screen TVand began helping his mother tiding things up.Then, theres a knock on the door."Yes?" Maggie called, walking to the sleek mahogany-carved door, opening it. A steward isstanding on the other side."Ms. James?""Yes. What is it?""This is a letter from your husband." The steward handed a thick envelope to Maggie."That would be ex-husband." The woman correcter."Oh. My apologies." The steward cleared his throat. "There will be a New Year party down inthe Grand Ballroom. An outdoor party will also be held on the Sports Deck. There will befireworks there. The Nightclub is also available, with the Main Dining Hall on Deck 5. And ifyou are interested, a Pool Party will be also held on Deck 10s indoor pool. All parties aregoing to be held on 9.30.""Thanks for the information…" Maggie trailed off, looking for the stewards name tag. Butshe found none."White. Chief Steward Trent White." the steward replied. He gave a nod and went to theother suite."Mom, I wanna see the fireworks show!" Conor exclaimed once his mother closed the door."I dont think so honey. Im a bit uncomfortable with winds." Conor grumbled. "Hey, I betthat the Ballroom party will be as much as fun. Its a pretty huge room you know." Conordidnt respond. Maggie sighed. "You can bring your PSP too." Hearing the words, the boy litup. Maggie chuckled slightly.The Boat Deck of Poseidon also serves as the open Promenade Deck. There are quite a fewpassengers enjoying the sun on the deck, including Lieutenant Mike Rogo. The 47 year old
man is simply leaning on the railing, enjoying the breeze when his cellphone rangcontinuously. At first he ignored it, hoping that the ringing will stop soon. But it kept ringingon and on. Grumbling a little, Rogo took the cellphone out from his jeans and answered."Mike Rogo speaking."Theres a pause."Oh. Linda!. How are you and the kids doing?" the mans face brightened. "Yes. Im on myway home. Im sure the kids missed me a lot." he added."Well yes, they are." Linda Rogo replied from her house. Her 14 year old son is busilywatering the plants. "You know, Ray had been interested in gardening lately." she said afterlooking at the boy.Mike chuckled. "Really? Well thats interesting." the man sighed. "How about Sally?"Linda chuckled. "Sally? She had learned how to run yesterday, and she is running around thegarden with her doll now.""She could run before she walked?" Mike laughed, amused by the news his wife gave."Perhaps she will become a runner.""Yes. I think she will."Rogo sighed and looked at the sparkling waves below. "Well, you know? You should be hereLinda, the ships amazing. Its a huge one. They even got a large spa here." the man move hislegs and started walking into the deck. "Well, I gotta go. Its getting cold. Love you.""Love you. Bye darling." Linda said before she disconnected the line and went off to she herlittle daughter who is playing with his brother.A/N: And theres chapter one for you. I know its a bit too short, The rest of the characterswill appear in future chapters. And I made some changes. It’s a rewrite, so I can changesome things, right?Okay, so that’s all from me. -Aero Out-