I glanced over back towards Fabrizio, as I mouthed the word, “Shit!”
We hurried with all the speed we could manage, to carry on and get everything we needed. Then, we ran across the room and out the door in complete frenzy, through the crowds of people, passing by obstacles, and even horses, to finally get to the entrance, panting under our breaths, we slid through the white bridge like racing soaps sliding on water, I did not even care about how many people tumbled upon me, and fell onto the floor.
I finally made it.
“Wait, wait, wait! We’re passengers!” I cried aloud as I reached out my hand towards a man inside the entrance of the ship, hair pulled back with gel, dressed with formal clothing.
The door was already closing, but we made it just before. I reached out my hands holding the tickets for the man to take.
The man reached out his hand, and took them, then his eyes drifted back to ours coldly.
“Have you been through the inspection crew?” He asked.
Come on, come on, there is no time! “Of course!” I shouted.
“Anyway, we don’t have any lice… we’re Americans, both of us!” I said.
I could feel the sweat trickling down my forehead from all the running, as my caramel hair fell over my face.
“Right, come aboard.” The man motioned us into the ship, Fabrizio and I jumped in like jumping into heaven– and that was what we were doing, jumping into heaven.
We ran across the room, all the rich and fancy people looking up at us, at the sudden movement.
Oh, I didn’t care… I didn’t care what they might’ve been thinking, all I cared about was that I was actually here! We raced across the narrow corridor, tumbling over people.
“We’re the luckiest sons of bitches in the world, you know that!”
I cried out with all the excitement in my voice could afford.
Before I knew it, we raced across the ship until reaching the deck, there were so many people, I made a narrow space between the crowd to pull my feet onto the rail white bars and with all my might, I yelled to the crowds of people below us,
No one was there, watching me, I wasn’t waving to anyone in particular, but heck, I was so god damn happy that, that wasn’t the point.
We looked like two complete idiots, but it was pure happiness.
The sun was setting, casting an orange lining to every single person here.
And there were so many! I just could not believe the joy I was experiencing.
I was scared that I might wake up to find myself in my bed as usual. No, but this was reality. It had to be.
And you know what, I was waving at Southampton, giving out my dear farewells to England and a hello to United States.
A great new start into a new life, there were so many ideas of what to do once I arrived.
I was so excited I couldn’t even think!
“You know somebody?” Yelled Fabrizio, but I could hardly hear him from all the noise.
“Course not, but that not the point!” I yelled in return, casting my eyes on him, until moving them back towards all the people below.
“Goodbye! I’ll miss you!” I screamed with all my might.
“I will never forget you!” Followed Fabrizio.
Our voices were just two more into the voices of 2,200 passengers aboard on the Titanic now.
Laughing followed, as I held on tight, swaying my body closer towards the rail to look down.
The rail worked well enough to help me avoid falling.