by Selene (scooby_doo1986 at hotmail.com)
Half an hour later, Holmes walked out of the place where
Moodyís room was (Officerís Quarters) and onto the bridge. He was a
little bored and guessed that it wouldnít hurt to come out for a
while just as long as nobody spotted him. But he was wrong. As soon
as he walked a few steps from Officerís Quarters, another officer
spotted him. "Stop right there, sir!" he called. Holmes stopped. The
officer came to him. "Have I seen you somewhere, sir?" he asked.
"Err... well...." Holmes started.
"Which place are you in?" he asked.
Holmes was thinking for a suitable answer when he heard Moody
calling, "Mr. Hepburn!!!" He turned around and Moody walking towards
him as fast as he could. "Hallo, Mr. Murdoch." Moody greeted the
Murdoch looked at him. "Do you know this man, James?"
"Yes, Mr. Murdoch, he is the...err...new wireless operator!"
"New wireless operator?" Murdoch frowned. "How come I didnít
hear the Captain or Henry talking about it?"
"Because...err...you see...the Captain and Mr. Wilde, they
probably talked about it when you are not around," Moody said nervously.
"Oh. Well, I would expect to see this new wireless operator in
the wireless room instead of here. What is your name, sir?" he asked.
"Steven Hepburn, sir," Holmes lied.
"All right, Mr. Hepburn, you can get to your work now,"
"Thank you, sir," Holmes replied. "By the way, James, have
you seen Harold around?" Murdoch asked.
"No, I have not seen him since my last watch, sir," Moody said
"Thatís strange...he has been gone since around 4.30 am. Thank
"Youíre welcome, sir."
Then Murdoch walked away.
When Murdoch was gone, Moody wiped an imaginative sweat off
his forehead. "Phew, that was close." He turned to Holmes. "Why did
you come out of my room, Mr. Holmes?"
"I am sorry, Mr. Moody, but I was too bored. But thanks to
you, I have a new job. Could you please show me to the Wireless Room?"
"Yes, I'd be glad to. Come with me.... Do you know how to use
"Good for you. Here we are, the Wireless Room." Moody opened
the door near the bridge.
In the room, there was a young man with a baby face, wearing
earphones on his head and writing down something on the paper. "Hi,
Bride, is Jack in his bunk sleeping?" Moody asked cheerfully.
Harold Bride took off his earphones. "Yeah, he is sleeping
like a log." He grinned and noticed Holmes. "Who is he, Jimmy?"
"Well, he is your new working partner, Steven." Moody smiled.
"Oh, well, how do you do? I am Harold Bride. The other one
asleep is our senior, Jack Philips." Bride held his hand and Holmes
"Why donít you start working, Mr. Hepburn? You will sit over
there. And change your suit to one like what Bride is wearing." Moody
pointed at the seat beside Bride.
Holmes sat down and Bride gave him some messages with names
on them and two lists. "Help me to check where these peopleís cabins
are, please? Thank you. And write them and the message numbers down
on this yellow list."
"So, Bride, any ice warning message today?" Moody asked.
"All right, I must go off now before Mr. Wilde discovers that
I am missing from the bridge...."
"MR. MOODY!!! WHERE ARE YOU???!!!!" a voice yelled from the
"Oops, too late. Bye!" Moody ran out of the room.
After he changed his clothes, Holmes looked at one of the
paper and saw a name of the person that he had heard of. "John Jacob
Astor?" Holmes thought. From what he knows, Astor is one of the
richest men of the world. He took the passenger list and looked for
Astorís name. He raised his eyebrows in surprise. "He actually lives
in Cabin A-17, 19, and 20?" he asked.
"Who?" Bride looked at the list. "Oh, Astor. I think because
he brought along his wife, children, maids... hey, do you know how
old his wife is?" Bride didnít wait for Holmes to answer. "A few
years younger than I am! Amazing, isnít it? Astor is old enough to
be her grandfather... Err...we better get back to work." They went
back to their work.
As Holmes wrote down Astorís cabin numbers and the message
number, he began to feel glad that he could get use to this time
travel thing. Then, for some reason, he felt a little lonely.
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