Jaws Fanfiction: Jaws, The New Generation - 12. Chapter 12
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN JAWS IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM
Thea stood on the deck of a coat guard boat watching the different coast guards move around the water and in the air the looking for the sharks.
“You’re men are working great,” she praised Daniel.
“I should hope so,” said Daniel, “Though I have to be honest with you Thea so far we haven’t found anything.”
“Well its kind of like fishing Daniel. Sometimes you have to be patient,” said Nick walking up to the deck.
“Well my men can only be so patient before we have to call this off,” said Daniel.
“I understand,” said Thea, “Let’s just keep hoping we find them.”
The cost guard kept looking all day and late into the night before they were all called in with now sign of a shark.
“Sorry there was no luck,” said Thea.
“It’s okay, but just be forward, we only have four more days to actually find any sign of the shark before I’ll have to call the whole thing off,” said Daniel.
“That’s alright,” said Thea, “We’ll just have to make good use of those last five days I suppose.”
She got into her car and drove off back home.
When she got there she found Joe waiting for her on the couch. At least she thought that was what he was doing seeing as how he had fallen asleep.
“Joe?” she asked. Joe stirred and opened his eyes.
“Oh, hey,” he said getting up from the couch, “How did it go, any luck?”
“No luck,” said Thea, “And we only got four more days with the coast guard to help with the hunt.”
“How could three massive sharks just up and disappear like that?” asked Joe.
“Good question,” said Thea, “All I know is we’re going to have to try much harder tomorrow and the other few days we have left with the extra help. How was Chris today by the way?”
“He’s fine,” said Joe, “It was real easy to put him to bed and everything.”
“Good, good to hear,” said Thea, “Hey listen, I want to ask you something. How happy are you here?”
“What do you mean?” asked Joe.
“I was wondering if after this is all over, or worse we never find these sharks, would you be up to moving?” asked Thea.
“Where would we move to?” asked Joe.
“Nebraska might be nice,” said Thea.
“Nebraska, you mean like moving closer to your mother?” asked Joe.
“For now, and maybe find a place as far away from the ocean as possible,” said Thea.
“You mean, to move away from the ocean?” asked Joe.
“If that’s what it takes then yes,” said Thea, “That’s what my mother kept telling me I should do. So what do you say?”
“I don’t know,” said Joe, “If you find and kill these other reaming sharks will we have to consider moving?”
“I don’t know. That might be all it takes. My family’s killed off sharks before and somehow one always comes back!” said Thea, “I don’t want Chris to have to worry about that growing up! It’s bad enough he had to endure what happened to your mother!”
“Okay,” said Joe, “Well let’s worry about that after the next four days or so after the coast guard’s done.”
“Sure,” said Thea.
“Hey, when this is all over, I’m going to get the exclusive aren’t I?” asked Joe.
“Hell yeah,” said Thea.
“Hmm,” said Carline looking over some information on the attack her uncle was involved in. Every story told the same thing. As she kept scrawling, she happened to come across another article about a second shark attack in Amity some time later.
“Another attack?” she said reading through the information. “That’s interesting.” She scrolled through her computer some more before she found some reports of another shark attack. This time it appeared to have happened at Sea World and it involved Thea actual father.
“That’s three sharks, no wait, four,” she said when she saw an article that mentioned a baby shark dying in the park, “Four sharks all together and that was before that other attack the chief mentioned happened to her as a child. I wonder.” She dug a little deeper and somehow managed to find some article relating to her not only her uncle’s death and the attack in the Bahamas the chief mentioned.
“Five sharks, five dead sharks,” said Carline, “And how many have we had problems with? There’s two dead plus the three we’re still going up against. That’s five all together, it couldn’t be could it?”
“Carline, here you are,” said Nick suddenly appearing next to her computer, “You’re working late, didn’t see you on the boat today.”
“I was doing some research,” said Carline, “How did it go by the way? Any luck?”
“No not today. We still have four days to find them with the coast guards help,” said Nick, “you going to come out and help us tomorrow?”
“Possibly,” said Carline.
“What were you researching anyway?” asked Nick walking around and looking over her shoulder.
“Those other shark attacks the chief is always talking about. She wasn’t kidding. Do you know her family has been at the hand of at least five shark’s death?” asked Carline.
“Five sharks?” asked Nick.
“The one from when our relatives where helping her grandfather, then there was the one her grandfather had to take on by himself. After that there were at least two that got killed at Sea World that her father was more or less involved with, one a baby and the other its mother. Then after there was the one she herself was involved in,” said Thea.
“Wow, I didn’t know about the ones from Sea World,” said Nick.
“Well I’ve read some things about Sea World paying off a lot of people to keep it quite, but that’s not the point. Don’t you get it? That’s a total of five sharks,” said Carline, “And how many sharks have we’ve been dealing with?”
“Well let’s see,” said Nick, “there’s two that are dead, and we’re still fighting those three and…,” He paused for a moment. “Five sharks all together!”
“Exactly,” said Carline rubbing her forehead.
“I thought you didn’t believe the chief claim in all that sort of nonsense about the sharks purposely trying to attack us and get revenge for the other sharks,” said Nick.
“I don’t, but this is kind of a weird coincidence,” said Carline. “I wonder if I can get in contact with the marine biologist from Sea World. She was engaged to Thea’s father for a bit.”
“Oh really, I wonder if the chief knows about that,” said Nick.
“Shut-up,” said Carline.
“What was her name anyways?” asked Nick.
“Kay Morgan,” said Carline, “Oh good, she is alive and she’s living nearby. Maybe instead of going out with you guys tomorrow I should go and talk to her, see if she has any insight towards these sharks.”
“What good could she do?” asked Nick.
“I don’t know, but we should hopefully go and find out,” said Carline. Just then Carline’s phone went off, “Hello?”
“Carline, it’s me Thea,” said the chief.
“Hi what’s up?” asked Carline.
“Are you going to be on the boat tomorrow with us?” asked Thea.
“Afraid I can’t Chief, I have some work to do,” said Carline.
“Like what?” asked Thea.
“I’m going to go talk with the marine biologist that was working at Sea World during the third attack with the mother shark and her baby, Kay Morgan,” said Carline.
“Kay Morgan, that name sounds familiar,” said Thea.
“Well uh she was engaged to your dad for a brief time,” said Carline.
“Oh, that must be that women from Sea World,” said Thea, “I’ll go with you then. I’d be curious to see if she has any information for us.”
“Are you sure Chief?” asked Carline.
“Yes very much so,” said Thea.
“Alright then,” said Carline as she hung up. She looked over at Nick, “are you going to be okay out tomorrow on your own?”
“Why?” asked Nick.
“Chief says she wants to come with me tomorrow,” said Carline.
“Well let’s hope there’s nothing awkward between her and Dr. Morgan,” said Nick.
“Well knowing the Chief it will be,” said Carline.
The next day when Thea came out of her home, she was surprised to see a huge crowd of local fishermen standing around looking annoyed.
“Let me guess, you’re all here to possibly see to if I’m going to reopen the docks?” she asked.
“Chief, we’re really worried about this,” said one of the fishermen with light gray hair and cacke hat with a green spot. Thea knew him. His name was Royace Green and he hunted bit game like sharks. “A lot of us need the docks and things to be reopened.”
“I realize that but until those sharks are caught it’s safe to keep them all closed,” said Thea.
“Then just let us do it!” insisted Royace.
“No, I’m going to let that happen. These sharks aren’t the normal kinds you’re use to. Please leave this to coast guard for now alright? I don’t want to lose anyone else. Come back to me in three days time and we’ll see what happens then? Now then if you excuse me.” She walked past the crowd and got into her car.
“What do you think Royace?” asked one of the other fishermen.
“I think the Chief is underestimating this whole thing,” said Royace in annoyance. “I think we should try our luck while with the shark ourselves and show her how things are around here.”
Author’s Note: The OC Royace Green comes from Author Redneck 141