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Chapter 1: Gilligan's Broken Heart
Gilligan sighed as he sat at the lagoon. The day hadn't been going well for him. At breakfast he had tripped and knocked Mary Ann's breakfast to the ground. After that he had brought back a bucket of water that the Professor had asked for but had run into Mrs Howell spilling the water all over her. The Skipper had ordered him to catch some fish and on the way he had run into the clothesline.
All of that was just before lunch and everyone was mad at him.
The first mate looked up at the sky wishing with all his might that he could change who he was. Maybe then he wouldn't be such a pest. If only he could go to a place where there wasn't any trouble.
"Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby…" Gilligan sang sadly as tears sprang to his eyes. "Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true."
His voice choked as he remembered the harsh words. Clumsy...catastrophe...idiot…cowardly...
He shut his eyes as a tear fell. He sighed. "Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops. That's where you'll find me. Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow." He looked up as tears fell freely down his face. "Why then...oh why can't I…" He sighed. "If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow...why oh why can't I…"
Gilligan sighed as he looked out at the water. He flinched when he heard the Skipper calling him and turned to see the big man stalk over to him still obviously angry.
"Gilligan don't just sit there! Make yourself useful for a change!"
Gilligan winced as he stood up. "I'm sorry Skipper…"
Skipper frowned as his anger cooled down to a simmer. "We have to prepare for a storm Gilligan. The Professor found a better cave that can fit all of us and our supplies."
"You sure my help would be a good idea?" Gilligan asked warily.
"We need everybody Little Buddy."
Gilligan just nodded as he followed the Skipper back to camp where he was greeted with a cold shoulder from the others. He just sighed as he helped everyone move their things.
By the time most of the things were taken care of the storm had come and gotten worse.
"There's just one more thing to get. Gilligan will you go back and get the radio?" The Professor asked.
The first mate nodded as he eagerly escaped the looks he was getting.
The wind blew as he made his way to the camp and began his search for the radio. He found it in the Howell hut but the moment he did a large gust of wind flew in and knocked Mrs Howell's mirror off of the wall and made it fly hitting him in the head! Gilligan let out a yelp of pain before his world went black and he fell on the bed.
He didn't see the hurricane that came ashore and didn't feel the hut rise up off of the ground and get carried away…