Jaws Fanfiction: Jaws, The New Generation - 3. Chapter 3
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN JAWS ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM
“So you think you got the master of the boat down all right?” Nick asked as he watched Carline in drive the boat.
“Yeah I got it. I had a lot of family that did some boating,” said Carline.
“You mean besides your uncle?” asked Nick.
“Yeah, my uncle’s stories inspired a lot of us to study the ocean and things like that,” said Carline.
“Well what made you want to study sharks then?” asked Nick.
“I don’t know, just something drew me to them,” said Carline.
“Well you should have no problem with them here,” said Nick.
“You ever see one, a great white?” asked Carline.
“Oh yeah,” said Nick, “I’ve seen them from time to time.”
“How big usually?” asked Carline.
“Typical size, nothing too special. It doesn’t mean they still don’t pack a punch,” said Nick.
“Yeah,” said Carline, “So I guess that means no twenty footers?”
“Oh no, none that size,” said Nick with a smirk, “Why you hoping to find one?” Carline shrugged her shoulders.
“I often wonder if there was such a thing, like from my uncle’s story,” she said, “Not that I ever think a shark would hunt down people like that.”
“I had a grandfather die from a shark attack. At least I think that’s what happened,” said Nick.
“What’s that?” asked Carline.
“My mom’s dad, she never really knew him. He left her and her mother when she was still really little and they never really saw him after that. He’d send them a check every now and then and that was the most they ever heard from him. At least until they got a letter in the mail saying he was killed by a shark in a boating accident. Even then they really didn’t know what really happen to him,” said Nick.
“He was killed by a shark?” asked Carline.
“Yeah, something like that. Apparently he was some sort of big game fisherman who hunted things like sharks. So it probably shouldn’t have been too big of a shock that that’s how he died,” said Nick.
“I’m sorry to hear that,” said Carline.
“Oh don’t worry about it. If you want to hear far fetch scary shark hunting stories, you should talk to the chief. Her whole family’s been dealing with sharks since before she was even born with her grandfather,” said Nick.
“Oh yeah, like what?” asked Carline.
“Why don’t you ask her yourself?” asked Nick pointing towards the police boat that was coming up next to them. “Hey Chief, any luck finding Hammer, whoa.”
“Oh my god what happened?” asked Carline when she saw the big hole in the boat.
“We’re thinking it was shark,” said Thea as Billy brought the boat to a stop next to Nick and Carline’s boat.
“A shark really?” asked Carline as she ran to the side of the boat to get a better look.
“Yeah we found this in the big whole there,” said Thea pulling out the big shark’s tooth.
“Oh my god, this has got to be one of the biggest shark teeth I’ve ever seen! And you said this came out of the hole in the boat?”
“Yep,” said Thea.
“Wow, where did you find the boat?” asked Carline.
“Over there, just around the cove,” said Thea.
“Thanks, I think I may go there and look around,” said Carline running back to the helm of the boat.
“Why is she doing that?” said Thea.
“She’s doing her research on sharks apparently,” said Nick.
“Seriously?” said Thea.
“Yeah, her whole family’s full of ocean nuts,” said Nick.
“I see, hey uh Nick, can you stay with her for a little bit. You know just in case?” asked Thea.
“Yeah no problem chief,” said Nick, “Hey chief, if this really was a shark, you don’t think you’ll have to shut everything down do you?”
“No Nick, this isn’t the first time we’ve ever had to worry about a shark attack,” said Thea, “We still have more investigation to do anyway.” Nick nodded.
“Good, just thought I asked,” said Nick right as the boat started up and he and Carline sailed away.
“Would you have to shut down the beaches or docks chief?” asked Billy as they started up their boat and headed back towards the docks.
“No, I don’t think it would come to that. Besides this town relays too heavily on things like the fishing or tourist money from people who come to the beaches. It’d be stupid to do something like that,” said Thea, “Did you get on the horn to get some divers to go look for Hammer’s body?”
“Yeah they said they should be out there soon,” said Billy.
“Good, it would be to see if we can find the body,” said Thea as she started to climb out of the boat.
“And that Christopher is the reason your mommy’s too busy to spend time with you. She’s looking for bodies,” she heard her mother-in-law Miranda say right as she got on to the docks. She looked over and saw her and Chris in his stroller waiting for her.
“Miranda what are you doing here?” asked Thea.
“I wanted to know what you were that was so important that my son needed me to watch Christopher,” said Miranda.
“There was an urgent matter for us to worry about. And now unfortunately I have a dead man to worry about,” said Thea.
“I thought Joe said you were just dealing with Hammer,” said Miranda.
“I was, and he’s dead,” said Thea.
“Oh dear, well I suppose it was only a matter of time really,” said Miranda.
“Good to see your sympathy,” said Thea.
“Oh please I’ve known Hammer a lot more then you and I knew it would only be a matter of time,” said Miranda.
“Whatever,” said Thea. She patted her son’s head before walking around the two of them.
“Well now that you know you’re all done don’t you want to take your son?” asked Miranda.
“I still have some work to do,” said Thea, “I have a lot of work to do as chief. I’m sorry if it’s a burden for you to watch your grandson.”
“Oh no, it’s not a burden. I mean the boy should know what it’s like to have a real mother’s love,” said Miranda following after her with Chris. Thea rolled her eyes. “I just thought I’d give you the chance to act like a real mother for once.”
“Miranda I will come and get Chris first chance I get. Just for right now I have to get this report done for Hammer,” she said.
“Hmm,” she heard Miranda mutter as she came towards her car, “There should be a law about women like her mothering a child.
“There aught to be a law against women like her harassing police like that!” said Thea as she climbed into her car and drove off. When she got to the station, she found another one of her deputies all ready there typing up the report.
“Did you get dive team out there?” asked Thea.
“Yeah Chief, they’re all ready heading out there,” he said.
“Good,” said Thea.
“You really think if might have been a shark?” asked the deputy.
“That’s what’s its looking like,” said Thea.
“Great, people are going to be freaking out when they hear about that,” said the deputy.
“It’s not like this is the first time something like that has happened. I’m sure it was an isolated incident,” said Thea.
“Well I’m getting nothing on radar,” said Carline looking at her equipment. “I wish we could get closer to where they actually found the boat.”
“Yeah well that’s not going to happen for a while until they’re done looking for poor Hammer’s body,” said Nick. He grabbed his binoculars and looked over at the area that had been blocked off for the search. He watched as three divers all dropped off the boat and into the water while a fourth member of the group remained on the boat.
“I wonder how much of a body they’ll actually find though.”
The three divers all swam around looking for any signs of a body. There didn’t see too much sign of any body though.
The three of them kept swimming around, each going their own separate ways to investigate more for the body.
One looked around near some rocks when he happened to find a harpoon. He was about to grab it when he suddenly felt a sharp pain in his leg. He tired to turn around in time to come face to face with a huge row of teeth.
The other two divers were also busy working trying to find any evidence of a body when they heard a commotion coming from nearby. Both swam as fast as they could until the sound came to an eerie silence. Both kept swimming until one felt something under her hand. She looked down and started to panic. The other diver looked over in time to see his team member’s arm in the mouth of a shark. Panicked and no weapons on him the diver immediately started to swim towards the surface.
“What the hell?” Nick said out loud as he watched through his binoculars of one of the divers coming to the surface in a panic, splashing around trying to get the attention of the man on the boat.
“Everything okay?” asked Carline.
“I don’t, maybe they found the body,” said Nick.
“Do you think we could get closer?” asked Carline.
“I don’t know,” said Nick, only to suddenly gasp when he saw the diver get pulled down under the water. “What hell!”
“What?” asked Carline.
“I think we should get closer. I think something’s wrong!” said Nick. Carline immediately started up the boat and steered it towards the divers’ boat.
“What happened?” asked Nick.
“I, I don’t know,” said the boatman, “He came up saying something about a shark attacking the other divers when suddenly he got pulled under again himself!”
“A shark was attacking them?” asked Carline, “Oh my god where are they?”
“I don’t know. I can’t see them anymore!” said boatman.
“Me either!” said Nick. The three stood there for a moment looking desperately for any sign of the divers. Instead all they saw was the blue water around them start to turn red.