Friday, May 25, 2007

Midian City Tober's Diary #6

Tober's diary is composed in a small, hardbound book that she keeps with her.

Yesterday I was sleeping and I awakened to the most frightening sound I've ever heard: the ship ran into something. It was a huge, long groan; almost a scream like a giant animal being being touched with a hot poker. I immediately sat up onto my bed, bracing myself for anything, but there was only silence, followed by sound of the crew and passengers yelling and screaming. I couldn't just stay in my room anymore. I had to see what was going on. I made sure my canned food was hidden away, and unbarricaded my door. Nobody was in the hallway and I made my way topside where most people seemed to be. There was a lot of yelling and the captain was trying to talk to the crowd. Everyone finally quieted down and he announced that the ship had drifted and run into something, a sandbar most likely. He said the ship's hull was intact and the ship wasn't in danger of sinking at this time. But, he said the electricity is still out and the navigation and communications are obviously not working either. People started yelling again, mostly about food and when we would be rescued. Apparently we are running out of food, but we still have plenty of potable water. I assume because we have no electricity, there is no refrigeration, and thus no frozen or refrigerated foods, which the ship relies heavily on. I saw this as my cue to head back to the safety of my cabin.

When I got back to my cabin, my door was wide open and it was obvious someone had been inside. All my things were messed up, and most importantly, my food was gone. I dropped to my knees and just started crying. I think I just crawled to bed, curled up in a ball and eventually fell asleep.

Today I woke up hungry of course, and went to the kitchen to see what the food situation was. Everyone was lined up and we were being served cold, small portions of whatever good food we had. I had a cupful of kidney beans, which I poured into my mouth. We must be nearly out of food if this is what it's come down to. I left the kitchen and walked by the infirmary, curious as to what has been happening with the sick people. I saw several people in there, and I overhead the doctor mention something about moving a body. I ran back to my cabin and barricaded my door again.

I need to get off of this ship. We must be close to land if we hit a sandbar. We can't see a damn thing through this fog, so we have no idea how close to land we are or where we are. God I hope we get rescued soon. This is really, really bad.

6 comments:

Tiana Meriman said...

oh noes, now tobie is out of food too XD this going worst and worst. at least theres no zombies. fewww

i think tobie should make a break for it and try to reach shoer in one of the life boats...

October Hush said...

Nope, no zombies...but probably at least a couple of vampires! (Tober doesn't believe in vampires, though)

Katrina Mishow said...

... "At least there's no zombies" is just SCREAMING for zombies to come and eat some heads. <.<;;

October Hush said...

No, seriously...there's no zombies, I promise!

Atomica said...

Tobie, SUCH a cool series of blog entries on your Midian pre-history! By the way, if you want to get a SL sense of being on a HUGE cruise ship, check out GALAXY AFT (http://slurl.com/secondlife/galaxy%20aft/89/62/48/). The thing is a 3-sim build of a massive cruise ship. Unfortunately is was a bit dead when I visited, but...

October Hush said...

Thanks, Mica!

I'm hoping to write another installment of the diary this week. I will also begin writing about my experiences in Midian, once I finally leave the cruise ship.

I'll check out that slurl, thanks!