My head was throbbing which is very
strange, as I swam out of bed. This was strange, because,
merpeople normally don't hurt or suffer pain. Well, I guess I am
not a normal merman then. I have been like this for five thousand
years. Yes, I know it's a very long time, but can I help that?
No. Sometimes life becomes pointless for me and I swim around,
not knowing where I'm going or when I'll get back home. I think
life gets worse everyday; my brain is slowly, very slightly. Also
I am not able to repel other creatures away from me as well as I
used to. Especially humans, it is merpeople law, that we keep our
existence a secret, as do all other Night Spell creatures.
Night Spell is a very
secret society of merpeople, vampires, werewolves, witches and
many other beasts, that humans haven't even made myths about,
yet. But at the moment they aren't my worry. I am on the run from
Larnos, a merman that is, my father. It is from him that I got
the immortal gene. For that, is why I hate him. All I have ever
longed for is that, I could have a life, as close to human normal
as mermanly possible. That when I was younger proved to be a big
problem, as I am the son of King Larnos, and he is King of
In my childhood, I grew
and grew not knowing that my father planned to use my as. When I
was thirteen, I overheard him talking to my mother, whom I loved
dearly. He was telling her that, she would soon die, but that he
would live on forever, as would I.
When she discover this news, it broke
her heart and that my father knew would cause problem, as when a
mermaid screams, she can control other sea creature and make them
attack others. But this is a gift that sometimes, is
uncontrollable. When she regained her feelings and control, half
the city of Arascarna had been killed, but not by animals like
dolphins or sharks. They had been killed by an unknown monster, a
creature that today is known as Manglesa or 'demon of the sea' in
our merpeople's language.
After this catastrophe, my mother
tried to take my away, but my father caught up with her, and it
was to late for her. Her dying wish was that I would live a free
and happy life and as the night drew closed, I thought that
maybe, her wish may come true. But hers and my dreams were
shattered, as my father awoke me, saying that I would soon be
King of Arascarna, after him. After that I under went endless
training and it soon became clear he was not only trying to make
me worthy of being a King. He was hoping that I could overthrow
the leader of the Night Spell world, Karnof.
And with that, I woke; apparently I
had once again drifted to sleep. My head was continuing to throb,
as I swam through the coral archway. I reached the edge of the
cliff that separated the coral reefs from the open ocean and made
my way deeper down into the sea. I could sense a human nearby,
probably just scuba-diving. Sometimes I wish I could come out of
the water and experience things I have never experienced before,
I even wish that I could be a human, and they were considered
My mind buzzed as I thought about all
the things I could do under the water. But my thoughts ended at
the sound of a human coming deeper and deeper. They never have
come this deep before. I glanced up to see a women or young adult
girl, swimming down towards me. At first I worried that she had
spotted my, but she turned away and started photographing a group
of dolphins. She looked relaxed and confident. I made the mistake
of swimming closer, as she turned the camera on me.
I stared ahead of me, what
was it? It was surely nothing I'd ever seen before. I swam
forward slowly, but it was moving back into the shadows. Then
suddenly, it moved into the light, I lifted my camera and snapped
many shots simultaneously. The creature seemed scared and dazed,
but I moved away.
I looked over and over the
pictures and only one word sprang to mind. Merman. I was shocked,
they were mythical. Weren't they? What was even more surprising
was when it zoomed over towards me, in superhuman speed. It froze
in front of me for a second, and then grabbed my shoulders and
shook, violently. Surly in would not harm me, I thought as my
panicked thoughts echoed in my head. It stopped shaking me and
looked my in the eyes.
I then stopped struggling
and pushed my way towards him in the water. His eyes were crystal
blue. They were clear, open and honest. He looked at me longer
and I could feel the time passing. He opened his mouthed and shut
it, unsure, probably, that I wouldn't freak and swim away. I
decided to speak. I opened my mouth but then realised I couldn't
speak underwater. But he cut in and added something, but I didn't
hear it where I expected to; I heard it in my head. A clear voice
and a beautiful one.
"Don't be afraid of me
please" He begged sounding sad. "Yes, I can talk with you using
my mind. But I'm not completely sure how."
"Can I talk back" I
wonder, but realised I could. "Where have you come from" I asked,
trying to discover whether this was a dream or not.
"It's not a dream" He said
I became agitated. He
could apparently read my thoughts.
"Yes, I can and that too
is not normal"
I pushed the thought aside
and struck back. "You didn't answer my question" I said
"Well technically, I live
here, so my questions to you is now, why are you so far down here
and my question to myself is why haven't I killed this nosey
human yet?" he smiled slightly and I my mind terror pricked. He
could and might still kill me.
"You wouldn't h-hurt
me…would you?" my voice was panicky.
"Of course not, well I
might, but I seem…unable to" he sighed "I do wonder why?"
"I think I may know" I
replied slowly. "I love you"
I leaned forward and
hugged him as tightly as I could. But he flung me back, and then
in that second, I was sure he was going to kill me.
"Please" I whisper, but it
was suddenly dark.