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Chapter 1: Lost At Sea
Zack woke to a cold, empty bed. He looked around and didn't see Cody anywhere. Zack got up to shower and get dressed, and went out onto the sky deck in search for his boyfriend. Zack and Cody have been dating for a couple years now. Zack remembered how troubled he was then, denying his love for his little brother. He knew it was wrong, but when he learned of Cody's love, he went against the wrongness and gave Cody his love. Zack saw Cody talking to Zavier, Zack's best friend and his boyfriend, Jesse.
He grabbed Cody by the waist and whispered in his ear, "Hey, sexy." Cody giggled and turned his head a little to give Zack a slight kiss.
"Hey, Zack," Zack looked from his boyfriend to Zavier and Jesse, holding hands.
"Hey, guys. So what are we all talking about?" Zack asked.
"I suggested we all go bowling this Saturday night." Zavier said.
"Uh, as in like a double date? I dint know, I think I've got plans that night." Zack told him.
"What plans? You never told me." Cody says, turning around to look at him.
"I just got some plans." Zack said, casually.
"Doing what?" Cody had asked.
"Just some stuff."
"What kind of stuff?" Cody pried.
"Cody, just stuff, okay!" Zack said, annoyed.
"Whatever," Cody huffed.
"Zack, can I talk to you?" Zavier asked him.
"Sure." Zack and Zavier went over by the railing.
"Okay, Zack, tell me. What's going on?" Zavier asked.
"Nothing," Zack said, bringing his arms up, as if defending himself.
"Zack, you're my best friend. Jus tell me what's going on?"
"I just have a surprise for Cody. He can't know about it." Zack explained.
"Oh, what is it?"
"It's kind of hard to explain, but I think I need to apologize to Cody first."
"Yeah, probably." They made their way back to Jesse, but Cody wasn't with him. "Hey, babe, where's Cody?" Zavier asked Jesse.
"He went to his room. He seemed kind of upset."
Zack sighed, "I'll see you guys later." Zack went to his and Cody's room and found him lying on their bed, face down. Zack sighed again, and crawled on the bed next to him. "I love you," Zack says, quietly.
"Get off me." Cody grumbles.
"No," Zack chuckles, "What's wrong?" Cody turns around and looks at Zack. "If you want to go on a double date with them, then we can, just not this Saturday."
"Okay," Cody smiles. They hear bells go off all around the ship. Five bells.
"Zack?" Cody looks at him, worriedly.
"I'll get the bags. You go to the raft."
"I'm not leaving you." Cody says, as Zack gets off the bed.
"Yes Cody. Be safe." Cody nods. He went in the hall and saw Woody running and screaming. Cody hurried to the raft. London and Bailey were already there, looking calm.
"Where's Zack?" Bailey asked.
"He's coming. He's grabbing our emergency bags."
Zack grabbed the two bags from underneath the bed and was about to leave, but then he remembered something. He turned and grabbed the black little box from his dresser. The boat suddenly shook and Zack dropped the box. He watched as the box fell out the porthole. He failed to grab it, grabbed the bags, and ran out to see the box floating in the water.
Zack jumped over the railing and held onto the ship. His fingertips could barely reach it. He tipped it over with his fingertips and it started swimming towards him. Zack grabbed the box and buried it deep in his pocket. He hurriedly climbed up the ship when it shook again, the suitcases piling down on him. He let the water pull him as he held onto both his and Cody's suitcases.
"Cody," he whispered, breathlessly, against the wind.
"Cody, we must bring down the rafts. I'm sorry, but we can't wait for Zack any longer." Mr. Moseby apologized for inconvenience.
"Just wait. He'll be here." Cody says. "Zack, where are you?" he whispers. They waited, but Mr. Moseby insisted they leave before the ship sinks completely.
"Don't worry Cody. We'll find him." Zavier says, quietly. "If there's anything I know about him, it's that he's strong."
Zack was close. He felt the weariness coming along. Every time he felt himself slipping off the suitcases, he forced himself back up. He squinted and out his hand above his head, shielding himself from the sun. He could make out a tiny fragment of land.
As he got closer the more it got bigger, the more he realized it was a small island. As he reached land, he quickly planted himself down and kissed the sand.
"Oh, land! How I love you so!" Zack stood up, grabbed his suitcases, and traveled around the island, looking for a place to set up camp. Zack found a nice looking area and sat his bags down. He went out looking for twigs, sticks, anything that he could use for shelter.
As they floated more and more away from the ship, Cody started breaking into tears. He hoped he would see Zack again. Bailey sat with him and held onto him as he cried.
"Bailey, what if I never see him again? What if he's dead?" Cody sobs.
"Cody, don't talk like that. He'll find his way home."
"I hope so," he whispers.
"Come on. Let's go make a flag so we can find land," Bailey smiles.
Cody smiles back and says, "Okay.