Jaws Fanfiction: Jaws, The New Generation - 10. Chapter 10
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN JAWS ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM
“Oh My God!” Thea shouted as she watched the shark sink back into the water with her mother-in-law still in its mouth. She did her best to hold on to her the highchair with her son as she tried to pull herself up towards the door with Poor little Chris kept crying and crying.
“Shh, shh Chris calm down now,” said Thea as she kept trying and trying to pull herself and her son up.
She looked down and saw the shark was trying to come at her again through the front window of the boat.
“No-no-no!” Thea shouted, “You’re not going to get my son you son of a bitch!”
Thea looked around trying to find out where the gunshot was coming from as another one rang out hitting the shark.
“Chief?!” she heard Carline shouting appearing at the door, “Oh my god!” Thea pulled her son closer to her.
“Can you grab my son?!” she asked desperately.
“Oh yes,” said Miranda leaning in as far as she could managing to grab the highchair and pulling the baby out of the houseboat, “But what about you Chief?!”
“Get my son to safety first! Get him out onto dry land as fast as you can!” shouted Thea.
“Alright alright,” said Carline. She pulled Chris out of his highchair and started running down off the docks. She was halfway to the dry land when she felt the dock shake knocking her over. She screamed holding the baby close who started crying even louder.
“Calm down clam down,” said Carline as she stood up. There she could see a shark coming at them on the dock.
“Oh dear god!” she shouted running off as fast as she could. Suddenly another gunshot went off.
“It’s okay Carline,” she heard Nick shout from his boat, “I got him.” He fired near the gun again towards the shark making the creature move away from the docks. Carline raced over and off of the docks away from the sharks. Even from the solid ground she could see a shark swimming nearby in the water.
Thea managed to swing herself up and out of the boat just as another shot rang out hitting the shark again finally making it sink back into the water. Thea ran as fast as she could until she finally caught a glance of Nick on the Orca with his gun still aimed towards the water.
“Nick?” she shouted out at him.
“Run Chief I’ll cover you!” said Nick, “Where’s Miranda?”
“Dead!” shouted Thea, “One of the Damn Sharks Got Her!”
“Just keep going!” Nick shouted back, firing at another shark’s fin as it breached the water.
Thea nodded and ran off the dock as fast as she could.
“Chief what’s going on?” one of Miranda’s neighbors asked.
“Just get everyone on to dry land now!” Thea shouted shoving the neighbor towards the edge of the dock. She looked around and could see other neighbors looking around, “Everyone off of the docks now! This is not a hoax! Everyone get off now! If there’s anyone else in their houses get them out now! Hurry Hurry!”
People started running around as fast as they could.
“Chief what exactly is going on?” asked one of the residents.
“We have a shark problem!” said Thea ushering her off.
“But we never had a shark problem,” said another neighbor.
“Well there’s a first time for everything, now get going!” said Thea practically pushing him off of the dock.
Nick kept his gun aimed towards the water watching and waiting to see if another shark breached the surface again. He was so focused he was caught off guard when his boat was hit violently knocking him over.
“Jesus!” he shouted as he looked around, “Cleaver little bastard.”
“Nick, Nick everyone’s off the docks! You’re clear! Get the hell out of there!” Thea shouted out at him from the dry land.
“Alright Alright!” said Nick as he started up the boat only to be hit again. He got up and aimed his gun towards the water again. “You want to play games buddy boy?”
A shark jumped out of the water barley missing his fist. Nick barley had times to hit it in it’s stomach causing it to fall back into the water bleeding badly. Nick didn’t relent as he kept firing and firing at it until it finally went belly up dead.
“Nick Nick, are you okay out there?” Thea shouted out to him.
“Yeah Chief, I got one,” said Nick.
“You did?” said Carline and Thea.
“Yeah,” said Nick.
“Oh my god,” said Carline.
“Nick, don’t worry about it. Just get out of there fast,” said Thea, “There maybe another shark out there.”
“Right,” said Nick as he started up the boat and took off, Just give me a minute.” He managed to throw onto the shark and haul it off with him. As he did everyone could still see the shark being dragged.
“My god that thing’s huge!” someone shouted.
“Chief is it safe to go back to our homes?” asked another person.
“Not just yet,” said Thea, “I want to see the shark taken care of along with, with Miranda’s boat.”
“Chief where is Miranda?” asked another neighbor.
“She’s dead,” said Thea in the calmest voice she could mange, “The shark got her.”
“Chief?” said Carline walking up to her with Thea’s son still in her arms.
“Chris!” said Thea breathing a sigh of relief taking her son back. The boy baby was still crying, “Shh shh its okay its okay Mommy’s here, Mommy’s here.”
She looked back out at the wreckage that was once Miranda’s boat.
“How am I going to tell this to Joe?” she said out loud.
When Joe arrived at the houseboat dock the cleanup crew was starting to pull what was left of his mother’s boat away.
“Joe!” said Thea running over to him with Chris.
“Oh my god you weren’t kidding huh?” said Joe watching the boat be dragged away as if it was taking his mother away with it.
“Joe I’m sorry, I’m so sorry!” said Thea.
Joe didn’t say anything but instead sat down on the grass in despair.
“You’re certain my mother’s dead?” he asked finally.
“Pretty sure,” said Thea standing next to her. “She fell right into, right into the shark’s mouth and then it pulled her into the water.
“Oh god!” said Joe burying his face in his hands.
“I’m so sorry Joe!” said Thea.
“Chief,” said Carline, “I was wondering if I could look over this new shark again.”
“Knock yourself out,” said Thea.
“Is this your husband?” Carline asked when she saw Joe.
“Yes,” said Thea.
“I’m sorry about your mother Joe,” said Carline.
“Thank you,” said Joe softly. He turned and looked at his wife, “Are you going to do anything to keep this from happening again?”
“Yes I’ve already issued that every beach closed and all docks shut down unless it’s really needed. I’m also going to try to contact the coastguard and possibly offer up an award with any big game fishermen to help get the other sharks.”
“Other sharks?” said Joe, “How many more are we talking about?”
“As of now, three that we know of; Two at least the same size as the one we just killed and one more even bigger then that,” said Thea.
“Good god!” said Joe, “When did you find out about that?”
“Just before I came here to try and get Chris and possibly your mother out of here,” said Thea, “I warned her about taking Chris here after we had the first attack but she, you know how your mother is or was. God Joe I’m sorry!”
“It’s okay,” said Joe, “You’re right though. She was stubborn that was for sure.” He looked at his son, “Come here Chris come see Daddy.”
Carefully Thea handed Chris to Joe. Joe held him close and rubbed his fuzzy hair on the top of his head.
“You think you’re going to be able to get those other three?” Joe asked.
“I’m going to try really hard!” said Thea.
“Hmm,” said Carline as she walked off to her car. Just as she was getting in Nick pulled up in his own car.
“Hey what’s up?” he asked.
“I’m going to go see if I can’t be a part of the autopsy for the last shark you killed,” said Carline.
“You’re not mad at me about that are you?” Nick asked.
“I don’t know, I don’t know what to think anymore,” said Carline, “I’ll call you later when I find out anything about this shark.”
“Sure,” said Nick stepping aside and letting her drive off. Nick walked over to where Thea and Joe were still sitting watching the clean up.
“Hey Joe, sorry about your mom man,” he said.
“Thanks Nick,” said Joe.
“Wish I could have gotten here faster. I may have been able to save her too,” said Nick.
“Don’t Nick don’t,” said Thea, “You did what you could.”
“Yeah you still probably managed to help save my wife and son so thanks for what you did,” said Joe.
“Yeah no problem,” said Nick, “Oh Chief I made the call the coast guard and already got started on getting the different docks shut down. I don’t think a lot of people are going to be happy with all of that though.”
“No I don’t think so either. Nor are they going to be happy when I have to close down the beaches,” said Thea, “But it has to be done in order to protect the community until we find and kill the remaining sharks.”