- Mar 19, 2013
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"Don't worry, I'm not crazy...at least, I don't think so." - James Sunderland (Silent Hill 2)
Three days and nights at sea, with no electronic devices – not even a cell phone. Well, there was the ancient battery-powered radio that had been left on the dresser by whoever had occupied this room in the past, but even that had long since ceased to work anymore. It was absolute torture.
Sure, he could have brought his PSP and cell phone with him. But as there were no power outlets for chargers available on the old boat, those devices probably would have died on him on the first day out at sea. Add to that, if the boat sunk, there was no way those devices would survive a dip in the water. So, Lilac had simply resolved to go without them.
But it was the second night at sea, and he felt like he was going to go mad from sheer unrelenting boredom. At present, the teenager was laying in the gently swaying hammock that was serving as his temporary bed, staring up at the cracked and flaking ceiling of the room while silently hoping that the hammock wouldn't tear and send him crashing onto the floor. He was also just a little grateful that he had never been prone to sea sickness.
Lilac glanced over at the clock that someone had hung up on the wall. He was not surprised to find that it too had stopped working, freezing time in its place, its hands stuck permanently on the twelve and the three. He sighed, realizing he had no idea what time it was. He was sure it was some time during the night, but that was about it.
What he did know for sure, however, was that he couldn't stand this anymore. He couldn't sleep, and couldn't bring himself to stare at the ceiling until dawn, so...he decided go and pester his new friend. He carefully climbed out of the hammock and left his room, quietly making his way down the corridor to the room where Anton was bunking. Or at least, he hoped he remembered correctly.
Only one way to find out.
“Psst, Anton, you still awake?” he called softly through the door, before gently knocking on its surface. He tried not to be too loud. While his goal might have been to wake Anton, he didn't want to wake up anyone else on board, especially Alex.
“Come on, I'm really bored,” he added, as if that were an acceptable reason to wake someone up during the middle of the night or whatever time it was. Lilac waited to hear if Anton was awake or not, and if he wasn't, then Lilac was not adversed to sneaking into the room and taking the place of an alarm clock.
[OOC: This takes place during the three-day time skip of the Black-cap Bay Incident, on night number two, and it is a special Halloween-type thread for Anton and Lilac. ]