|The Alien from the Blue Lagoon
Author: Baku babe PM
The Tennysons go on a cruise. Unfortunately, a bad storm swipes Ben & Gwen away from the ship. When they wake up, they find themselves stranded alone on an island in the middle of nowhere. How will they survive? What will happen to them on the island?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Ben T. & Gwen T. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,447 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 10-08-12 - Published: 04-17-09 - id: 4999901
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Summary: Max's friend, Donovan, invites the Tennysons to a cruise aboard his new ship. Unfortunately, during the cruise a bad storm swipes Ben & Gwen away from the ship. When they wake up, they find themselves stranded alone on an island in the middle of nowhere. How will they survive? What will happen to them on the island?
Disclaimer: Please no! Don't make me say I don't own Ben 10! *Lawyers smirk* Oh man! I just did! *Squints eyes and glare at lawyers* I hate you! Oh yeah, and I don't own the 80's movie "The Blue Lagoon" either. *Sigh* a shame really...
There will be footnotes, so if you wanna know interesting things I suggest reading them.
I would like to thank my two dearest BGFA (Ben & Gwen Fanfiction Archive) friends bengwen014 and femmefatale2 for supporting me and pushing me to publish at least this first chapter, and for bg014 for beta-ing this chapter – thanks guys!
Oh, and another thing – I know you're expecting high level of fanfics in term of a plot because I read fanfics written by bg014 or femmefatale2, but it's my first BxG fanfic. I'll try to keep them as much IC as possible and hopefully the plot will be interesting enough for you.
"This is so cool! An entire week of some well deserved R&R in the sea, and on a brand new cruise ship at that! Can life get any better?" Gwen exclaimed in happiness from her seat near the table, as she held up to her face three tickets. She held on to them quite tightly, as if afraid this is all just a dream and as soon as she lets go of the tickets she'll wake up and find none of this to be real.
Grandpa Max, Ben and Gwen were riding the RV on their way to the port, looking forward to an entire, all-included (A/N: and paid for *grin*), week on a cruise to the Pacific ocean with nothing but relaxation, a gift from Max's old friend, Donovan Grand Smith.
This was their second summer vacation spent together and for them it has just started on the right foot.
"Yeah! And with so much water around I'll finally be able to train Ripjaws." Ben pointed out.
Max who was up front driving, looked in his rear-view mirror at Ben, "Ben, I hope I don't need to remind you the Omnitrix is to be used in emergencies only." he said in a serious tone while raising his eyebrow.
Gwen smirked as Ben slumped in his seat opposite her, "Yes, grandpa."
Taking that as a cue not to argue any further, Ben got up and opened the fridge to fix himself something to eat.
"You know, you should really start training yourself seriously, instead of lazing around. Don't think for a moment that that stupid watch of yours will always get you out of trouble." Gwen said glaring at him as she saw him nibbling on a piece of left-over pizza he dug up.
Ben crossed his arms and glared at her. "That's what I've been doing! Every time I go hero, I use my moves and strength as much as the alien's. Besides, there are times when the watch times out and I have to use my own strength and I always manage to pull through, don't I?" he retorted, puffing up his chest in pride.
Gwen gritted her teeth in anger, "Of-course you do! Because you have grandpa and me to back you up!" she answered back.
Ben glared at her, "geek!"
Gwen glared right back, "Dweeb!"
"Freak!" at that Gwen's eyes widened in surprise and then turned into slits. "I may have magic powers but that hardly makes me a freak, unlike you." She said in a low tone, and with that she turned around, marched towards her bunk bed, lied down and crossed her arms.
Ben looked after her speechless. "Gwen, I didn't..." he tried to explain, but Gwen wasn't having any of it. She simply turned her back on him.
Feeling defeated, Ben turned around and walked slowly towards the front, where his grandfather was driving the RV.
When he got there he slumped in the seat next to the driver and sighed heavily.
"You and Gwen fighting again, Ben?" asked Max as he glanced at Ben already knowing the answer.
"I didn't mean it, I swear!" he shouted, his eyes wide, then cast them down, "I dunno why she exploded at me for calling her names, she called me names too, we always do that and she never acted like that before."
"Girls are usually more sensitive than boys, but in this case it could be that something you have said had hurt her personally for some reason that she doesn't want to tell. In any case, you should go and apologize."
Getting no reply from his grandson, Max glanced at Ben and saw him staring silently at his hands. 'Probably pondering what to do' Max thought to himself and smiled once he saw Ben spring from his seat and run towards the back of the RV.
"Gwen?" Ben asked his voice hesitant, as he slowly entered the part of the RV where he and Gwen slept.
Gwen was lying on her bunk-bed, facing the wall and did not give any indication she heard him. He took a step closer and then heard silent hiccupping, 'no way! Is Gwen crying?!'
"Gwen?" he tried again, but louder. That did it. However, Gwen simply turned her head, glared at him and then returned her look to the wall. For that split second he could make out almost-dry tear stains on her face, which in turn caused Ben to feel as if he was the lowest thing on the face of the earth, lower than dirt.
'How can she make me feel like that when I know I didn't do anything?' he thought to himself. Out loud he said, in a gentle tone, "Gwen, look, I'm sorry I called you a freak, you're definitely not one, but what I don't get is why it bothers you so much I called you that?"
Gwen, who turned her attention on him as soon as he apologized, sat up on the bed and shifted her look to her lap. "Look Ben, I know you didn't mean it and that's why I forgive you," Gwen started. "it's not your fault 'cause you didn't know…" she hesitated.
"Didn't know what?" Ben pushed on.
"Didn't know that this is what people in school think of me…a freak. They all say that whenever I'm around something bad happens, like I'm some black cat or something that brings bad luck to all who surround her..." she said, her look solemn.
Ben stared at her, he never imagined that's what she's been going through this past year in school, now he felt even lower than before for bringing her back these memories and causing her all this unnecessary pain. "Gwen I…" he started.
"It's ok Ben, I told you already it's not your fault, you didn't know anything so I'm not holding it against you, but I hate it," and as she said this tears made their way down her face, "it hurts so much, I mean I know I'm different from everyone, but am I really a freak?" she asked quietly, her voice shaky from all the emotion that had built up during the conversation.
Ben took a step in hesitation, followed by another, then another until finally he found himself standing directly in front of Gwen. Next thing he knew he was embracing her. Gwen in turn gasped in surprise but slowly found herself relaxing in Ben's embrace until finally her tears stopped coming.
Ben, meanwhile, was having weird and conflicting thoughts running through his head causing him to fear for his sanity.
'What the hell am I doing? Hugging Gwen?! No way, if someone told me that I would be standing here hugging Gwen last year I would have laughed in his face so hard I would've surely burst something. And what's with this warm fuzzy feeling I'm getting? Feels like when I finally found the Sumo Slammer's Golden Super card, I was so happy that day. No way I'm getting the same feeling from hugging Gwen. No way! She's my dweeby cousin…I must be losing my mind, yeah that's it, Gwen hit me so many times on the head she probably dealt some serious damage, I knew she'd do that eventually, and that's another reason why I have no idea why I even considered the thought that hugging her is...wait a minute why the hell am I still hugging her?!'
With that last thought Ben sprang from the embrace, looked at Gwen like at an alien, (A/N: …na, too normal for him…"like at a monster"…but isn't an alien a monster? Oh well.) turned heel and fled towards the dining area of the RV. Gwen looked after him in confusion, but then simply smiled and returned to lie on her bed.
Two hours have passed and at last the RV came to a stop. "Kids?! We're here!" Grandpa Max yelled as he killed the engine. As soon as he did he heard the door to the RV burst open and turned his head around just in time to see both Ben and Gwen fighting each other over who gets to get out first.
Gwen's foot was pushing on Ben's chest while Ben's hands were pushing Gwen by her shoulders; it was quite a sight to behold (A/N: got that one from 'Camp Fear').
Max chuckled, 'glad these two settled their differences and are back to normal'
"Let go Dweeb!"
"You first geek",
*sigh* 'well maybe not all their differences'.
After Max taught Ben that you always let ladies go first (to which Gwen did not forget to smirk and stick her tongue out at him in victory ) and after Ben said that he 'knows but Gwen is not a lady' and after managing at last to separate them from the fight that ensued due to that comment (and their hands from each-other's throats), they all made their way towards the ship waiting to whisk them away to a week of some R&R. Little did they know that week was about to change their lives in ways they never imagined.
So? How is it so far? Of course it's just the beginning and the real story didn't even begin yet, but I'd like some reviews to tell me if you think I should change something in the style of writing, or if there are grammar/spelling mistakes you've come across.