Chapter One

Almost every boat had gone, most of them only half full. Second Officer Charles Lightoller was in charge of one of the few left. He was helping a little girl into the boat with her mother and her sister. Their father, who couldn't get into it because only women and children were allowed, was saying goodbye to his family. In that moment Rose realized that those girls will probably never see their father again, and nor would she see Jack. She turned around to talk to the man who was with her.

"I'm not going anywhere"

"What?" he asked "Rose, you must get into that boat"

"No, not without you"

Jack kissed her in her forehead. He couldn't believe that she was willing to risk her life just to be a couple of hours more with him. He loved her so much; he couldn't let her do that. She must live, he thought. I have to make her get into that boat, but how?

"I'll get the next one" he said desperately watching as the lifeboat was getting crowed.

"Jack, there's no next one. There aren't enough boats. Half the people in this ship will die. You can't die, Jack. I would be lost without you."

"I'm a survivor, Rose. I'll be fine, I swear. I just need to know that you'll be ok. You get into that boat and I'll get into another. When a ship pick us up, we'll be together again and that ship won't sink, I promise. Rose, we'll be together for the rest of our lives."

"Are you sure?" she asked still not knowing if he was being honest or if he was just trying to save her

"Totally." He tried to sound as convincing as possible.

"Come on miss" second Officer Lightoller said. "We're almost full"

Jack kiss Rose on last time in the lips wondering if he would ever see her again. While the boat was being pulled down Jack stared at it. He wanted to believe what he had just told Rose, he really wanted. He wasn't a woman nor a rich man, so he had hardly any chance to get inside a boat. He also knew that once the Titanic sank and leaving him in water that cold he would only last a couple of minutes, so he would depend on the boats, and whether they come back or not.

After what seemed like hours Rose and the other women in the boat reached water and started going away as fast as possible. Suddenly, there was a loud noise and Jack realized of where he was.

"At least a have to try" he thought as he started running to the back of the ship.