When Bree wins a cruise she invites two friends to join her on a dream cruise to remember. The only problem is that they will have to remember this cruise as more a nightmare. When the ship is taken through a portal type passage, things get strange and the friends have to stick together to survive.
The three left their cabins and headed upstairs and then out to the ship’s deck. When they stepped out, Bree pointed to the front of the ship. “There they are.”
The ladies walked past the crowd at the middle of the ship to the front where only two other couples had tables close to where Alex, Greg and Ty were seated. The three stood when the girls approached. Bree smiled when she noticed the three men had also opted for casual clothes. The women sat down followed by the men.
Alex smiled. “Hope you don’t mind sitting up here. It’s a lot less crowded.”
Bree smiled. “I like it better this way.”
Hannah and Megan both nodded their agreement. Hannah looked up at the night sky. “Has anyone seen anything yet?”
Greg shook his head. “Not really, but it should be starting fairly soon. I heard it’s supposed to be one of the biggest meteor showers to happen in quite some time.”
The couples all looked up in anticipation. A few minutes later Ty pointed to the sky. “There goes one.”
As the couples looked up, three more streaks of light flew across the darkened sky. Within ten minutes all of those at the table were pointing and exclaiming at the show in the night sky. Bree was pointing at a long burst of light when her watch band broke and her watch fell to the deck. She bent to pick it up and a light ahead of the ship caught her eye. Bree turned toward it and gasped. “What the hell is that?”
The others turned from the show in the sky to where Bree was now pointing. Alex stood up. “Jesus, what is that?”
Greg and Ty stood up next to Alex. Greg shook his head at his friends. “I’m not sure, but it doesn’t look good.”
The women stood up and each stepped closer to her date. They stared at the thing taking shape about a half mile straight ahead of the ship. At first the round shape appeared to be a shade or two lighter than the sky around it. Inside the shape lightning seemed to be flashing and flickering across the interior of the circle, which looked to be at least sixty feet high.
As the three couples watched, the circle slowly began to spin. As it did colors appeared inside until all the colors of the rainbow’s spectrum seemed to be represented.
Greg looked at the three women and then scanned the deck around them. In the middle toward the front of the ship, two flag poles three inches in diameter were standing about six inches apart. Greg took a hold of Hannah’s arm. “Listen I think the safest place for you three ladies is sitting down on the deck and hanging on to those poles.”
Hannah frowned at him. “Shouldn’t we get to the back of the ship, or even inside?”
Greg shook his head. “I don’t think so.”
Alex nodded and grabbed Bree’s arm. “I think Greg’s right. If we go through that thing anything might happen. I’m sure we’ll be better off going through first and safer out here than inside where things might fall or collapse.”
Bree turned to Hannah and Megan. “I think we better do as they say.”
Hannah and Megan sat down at one flag pole facing each other and wrapped their legs around it. Megan’s legs lay beneath Hannah’s.
Bree did the same at the other pole. She looked up at Alex. “What about you three, you’re going to be coming down here too aren’t you?”
Alex nodded. “We’ll be right behind you hanging on.”
He turned to check on the other two couples who had also been at the bow with them and was surprised to find them already gone. Alex shook his head and looked back to where the larger crowd had been gathered. They all had seen the phenomenon in the sky just above the ocean in front of the ship. About half were lying on the deck toward the back of the ship’s deck and the other half were running inside. Alex looked at Greg and Ty. “I think we better join the ladies.”