Never Let Go (Titanic AU 1/?)
Dick hummed as he looked at his cards. “Sorry to say guys but,” he laid down his cards, “Read ‘em and weep.” The other two guys groaned and he and Wally grabbed the tickets. “It’s been a real pleasure boys! But we got a boat to catch,” Wally said grinning. They ran to the ship with their bags laughing all the while.
Unbeknownst to either of them, they ran by someone that would change Dick’s life. The person, a woman named Willow stepped out and looked around. “See Willow? Grandest ship ever built.” Her green eyes trailed to her male companion. “Certainly the grandest I’ve seen Parker.”
"Naturally," a pause then Parker continued, "Let’s go aboard. It’ll be setting sail soon." Willow nodded and followed Parker aboard. "Your mother said she’d meet us in your cabin." "Of course she’d say that," Willow replied. She looked around. Well this is a very ornate ship, she thought as she walked to her room. She was pulled out of the way as Dick and Wally ran passed her. "Be careful."
As she and Parker walked into the room her mother was directing stewards. “No, put that next to the vanity.” Shelia looked at them. “Oh you’re here good.” The elder redhead motioned to the paintings stacked against the wall. “Why did you buy these monstrosities?” “Because mother,” Willow replied picking one up and admiring it, “looking at it is like looking in a dream.”
Parker scoffed. “What was the name of the poor sap who painted them anyway?” “Something Picasso,” was Willow’s response as she placed the paintings. “He won’t amount to much in the art world.” Willow chose to ignore that comment in favor of her current task. “Oh Parker, we need to speak about the wedding details.” “Of course.”