I sat in the back of the Shepherd's car next to him. He was holding my hand in my lap and looking out the window deeply. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd were in the front, trying to sneak a glimpse at the boat while the driver dodged the busy crowd of people. His sisters, Kathleen, Nancy, Laura and Elizabeth were already there, waiting for us.
"Would you look at that?" Derek exclaimed, excitedly. I smiled and cocked my head back so I could see the giant boat. The Titanic was one of the biggest boats I have ever laid eyes on.
Well, I've never actually seen a ship before. My father was once a rich man before he spent it all on alcohol or gambling. He died because he drank too much; I really don't know how, something about his liver… I don't know. My mother, who was a beautiful but very denoted, left me. When I was about 16 she packed up her things and left.
I still don't know where she is. So I met the Shepherd's, I was familiar with Elizabeth because of school, but I didn't know about Derek. I used to go over for dinner and sleepover at their house with Liz, but then I started getting closer to Derek.
He asked me out and took me to the ride around on his horse. We started to be inseparable; I would always be at his house. Then we started to get serious; we had our first kiss. We are riding bikes around his estate until we stopped for a brake. The weather was perfect when he gently pushed me against the tree and… kissed me.
I lived in my mother's house until Mrs. Shepherd, Carolyn, took me in. I shared a room with Liz and my life was perfect, is perfect.
"That is a very big ship, Derek." I gasped at the ship, still in awe about it.
"The Titanic is one of the world's largest ships." Mr. Shepherd smiled at Derek and me.
"It must be luxurious, am I right?" Mrs. Shepherd smiled warmly too.
"Only the best for my girl." Derek looked at me and squeezed my hand. Even though I'm 21 and have been dating him for 4 years, I still get tingly when he looks at me.
"Derek…" I smiled back as her gently kissed me on the cheek.
"We are here, Mr. Shepherd." The driver stopped the car.
"Well let's board this Titanic." Derek said and kissed my cheek again.
"Do you ever stop kissing her, Derek?" Mrs. Shepherd joked as the driver opened the door for us.
"I can't help myself." Derek shrugged. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd got out and then Derek. He reached for my hand and helped me out of the car.
"I'll go get my bags." I said.
"It's okay, John will get it." He kissed my hand.
"Well this looks excellent." I exclaimed as we walked into our room. We were finally on the Titanic along with the Shepherd family. Carolyn let Derek and I have our own suite, next to theirs.
I felt two arms wrap around my waist and a chin rest on my shoulder.
"I chose the "romance suite" just for us." Derek said as he began kissing my neck.
"The romance suite, huh?" I muttered and closed my eyes.
"Yeas, and by the time we get back from supper, all of our things will be set." He twisted me around so I could face him.
"Derek, you have taken me to this ship there is no need for you to take me out to eat." I protested as I snaked my arms around his neck.
"You deserve it my love." He smirked and kissed me lightly.
"This ship is amazing." I stated kissing him back.
"The unsinkable Titanic." He said.