Jaws Fanfiction: Jaws, The New Generation - 8. Chapter 8
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN JAWS ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM
“I’m sorry what?” asked Carline.
“Alan Brody was my grandfather!” said Thea, “That’s how I recognized your name! I saw your uncle’s name in some of the news clippings from when they took out the first shark!”
“I’m sorry but I think you’re mistaken,” said Carline, “The story was made by my uncle. There’s no way it was true.””But it is and I can prove it!” said Thea, “wait here I’ll be right back!” She bolted out of the door as fast as she could to her car and sped off.
“You don’t think she’s serious to you?” asked Carline as she and Nick watched her drive off.
“I told you she has some pretty interesting shark stories. Maybe some of them are true,” said Nick.
“Don’t tell me you believe her,” said Carline.
“Some of them may seem pretty convincing,” said Nick, “Let’s just see what happens when she gets back.”
“Hello Joe?” Thea shouted as she ran into her home. She got no answer, “Joe, Joe are you home?” She hurried into her kitchen and found a note on the fridge.
‘Hi Thea had to run to the office real fat so I took Chris to my mom’s. When I get done I’ll go pick him up or you can if you get a chance. Call me if you need me,
‘Oh great Chris is with her,’ Thea thought bitterly. She hurried towards her storage closet and opened it. She reached up and pulled down an old box with her grandmother’s name on it and threw off the lid. Hastily she dug through her grandmother’s old keepsakes until she found something she was looking for. It was a newspaper article from her family’s old home town that had her grandfather’s picture on the front. In addition it also had a picture of Matt Hooper and the fisherman that helped as well, Quint. She tucked in safely in her pocket before hurrying back to Nick’s office.
“Here,” she said pulling it out once she got back to the office and threw onto Nick’s desk, “Look is that your uncle or not?”
Carline looked over at the picture. Her eyes grew wide.
“That is him!” she said in shock as she snatched up the paper and read it over, “This is exactly like the story he told me about the giant shark, almost word for word! But-but-but it can’t be true! It just can’t be!”
“Here let me see,” said Nick as he took the paper from her. He glanced over it and suddenly his skin turned white.
“Son-of-a-bitch!” he said.
“What?” asked Thea.
“Why is there a picture of my grandfather here?!” asked Nick.
“Your grandfather?!” said Thea. Nick turned the picture around and pointed to the picture of Quint.
“That’s my grandfather! My mother’s father! I recognize him from the few pictures my mother sill had him of him!” he said. He walked over to his desk and opened one of the draws pulling out a picture frame. He handed it to Thea and Thea saw it was a picture of Quint with a little girl who looked a lot like Nick.
“That’s him with my mother,” said Nick, “It was right before he left.” Carline looked over Thea’s shoulder at the picture.
“No way,” she said, “No way it can’t be! There’s just no way this can be!”
“That’s makes sense then,” said Thea.
“What makes sense?” asked Nick.
“Why the shark went after you last night instead of simply finishing off Greg!” said Thea, “We’re the descendents of the three people that went after the first shark. The shark is after us!”
“Sharks don’t do that!” said Carline.
“Yeah they do, from what I’ve seen!” said Thea.
“All sharks care about is eating and breading okay? They don’t worry about things like revenge,” said Carline.
“You’re wrong, believe me your wrong,” said Thea.
“She may have a point,” said Nick, “I mean you didn’t think this was real did you?” He pointed to the newspaper again, “But yet even you have to admit you were wrong about this. That would explain how we both knew about the reference with sharks eyes.”
“How they’re like dolls eyes except then they roll over?” said Thea. Both Carline and Nick looked over at her shocked.
“You know that too?” asked Nick.
“Both my grandmother and father told me the same thing because my grandfather told it to them after he heard it from Quint,” said Thea.
“This is still unbelievable,” said Carline, “Sharks don’t do things like take revenge or hunt people down.”
“Yes they do!” said Carline, “at least ones that come to that size they do!”
“And it was pretty weird that the shark attacked the dock like it did last night with us on it,” said Nick, “We’ve never had kind of a problem before. Of course we’ve never had a shark that size before around here either.”
“Maybe it crashed into it by mistake,” said Carline, “And due to its size it caused that it to collapse like it did.”
“But it was hit repeatedly,” Nick pointed out, “I doubt it would have hit it over and over like it.”
“Nick, who’s side are you on?” asked Carline.
“Well given this,” said Nick pointing to the news article, “I’d say the chief’s. Maybe we’re dealing with some sort of different kind of shark or something.”
“Well we’ll never know unless we get a good look at it,” said Carline.
“What about that dead one?” asked Thea.
“I looked that one over and I didn’t see anything unusual about rather then its size,” said Carline thinking it over.
“Well could we try to go out and see if we can find the one that attacked us last night?” asked Nick.
“Let’s go right now,” said Carline.
“You coming Chief?” asked Nick.
“Mmm, I guess,” said Thea. She radioed her office to give them a heads up before the three headed off on Carline’s boat.
“Anything on the radar or anything?” Nick asked after they were a good few miles out into the ocean.
“Nothing yet,” said Carline.
“You know I can’t help but think us all being around here like this is kind of bad thing seeing as how the sharks are coming after us?” asked Nick.
“They’re not coming after us,” said Carline.
“We won’t know for sure until we find the shark,” said Thea. She looked over at Nick, “I can’t believe I never realized you were Quint’s grandson this whole time.”
“Yeah it’s kind of weird isn’t it?” said Nick, “So then do you know how he really died?”
“Yeah,” said Thea, “According to my grandmother, the shark got him. It rammed the boat and caused him to fall straight into the jaws of the shark itself.” Nick looked down sad.
“So that’s what really happened?” he said softly, “Well I’m sure my mother’s going to like having closure finally. She always had a soft spot for him even if he did leave her and her mother.”
“If it means anything, my uncle was killed by a shark as well,” said Thea, “Right before the whole scary incident back in the Bahamas. Of course he wasn’t the only victim. My grandfather, grandmother and father all seemed to go crazy over the notion of the shark once again coming after us that they too died.”
“Man that’s got to suck,” said Nick. Just then Thea noticed Carline looking a little soft and worried.
“Everything okay there Miss Hooper?” she called down to her.
“Yeah I’m fine,” said Carline, “Still checking the radar.”
“Your uncle wouldn’t happen to be able to know anything else about this incident at all would he?” asked Thea walking over to the woman.
“No I afraid he couldn’t. He’s dead,” said Carline.
“What, when?” asked Thea.
“A long time ago, He, um he got really caught up in his work,” said Carline, “My father said it got really worse after some sort of old friend died. He work so much that he sort of worked himself to death.”
“When was that?” asked Thea.
“I don’t know, sometime around the 1980s,” said Carline.
“That was kind of around the time my grandfather died,” said Thea softly. Carline groaned.
“Look I don’t know what exactly happened with your family when it came to sharks, but I’m sure it has nothing to do with me!”
“Hmm,” said Thea, “Think what you want.” Just then the radars started to go off.
“What have we got?” asked Nick.
“Off to the right, and I think it’s a big one,” said Carline. Thea ran towards the side of the boat.
“I don’t see anything,” she called out.
“Oh wait, wait there’s another one,” said Carline, “More towards the left I think and it looks kind of big too.”
“Another one?” asked Thea.
“Yeah and both are actually heading towards the boat,” said Carline, “Oh wait, wait!”
“Now what?” asked Thea.
“There’s a third, a third one and it’s coming towards us too,” said Carline.
“How big is it?” asked Nick.
“Fairly big,” said Carline, “This is so weird and oh my god!”
“Don’t tell me there’s another one!” said Nick.
“There is and it looks a lot bigger then other three, and its coming at us too!” said Carline.
“Do you think there’s something wrong with the boat that’s making them head towards us?” asked Nick looking over the side. Suddenly out of nowhere a shark jumped out of the water straight after her. Nick barley had time to move away from the side and onto the deck.
“Nick are you okay?!” said Carline running over to him right as the shark fell back into the water.
“Yeah,” said Nick, “I don’t recall ever seeing a shark do that before with out bait to lure them!”
“Uh guys,” Thea called out. Both Carline and Nick ran over to where she was on the other side of the boat.
“What are we going to need a bigger boat or something?” asked Nick.
“Oh we’re going to need a lot of bigger boats!” said Thea. As Nick and Carline came up next to her they saw what she was talking about the boat was being circled by all four huge sharks.