The Lonely Mermaid

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Lillian tells her story of how she was captured as young girl and why she warns against trusting humans

Submitted: May 01, 2017

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If there's one thing I know in this life, it's not to trust humans. Nothing good comes from involving ourselves with them. Too must gets lost and taken away. It all started when I was little, barely even ten years old. I floated in the cave pool where my family used to spend our days. I stopped when I heared whispers flowing from the water.

I dived down and followed the voices to a school of angel fish. I emerged out of the cave to see two humans exploring the water. As fast as lightening I hid behind a rock formation nearby. I poked my head out when a bright light blinded me. I swam back to the cave with my eyes still fuzzy. I pushed myself out of the water onto the cool floor.

Next thing I knew I heard a gasp. I turned to see a human male, one of the two from earlier. He had taken off his mask to reveal a sun kissed face with ashy color hair. His dark brown eyes kept me frozen in place. All I could do was watch as he emerged from the water and climbed on land. He didn't get too close and his voice was calm, "Hello."

Still frozen, he continued, "My name is Derek. Forgive me, but I have never seen an actual mermaid before. Your tail is lovely." My sapphire blue tail sparkled against the cool rock.

"I-I-I'm Lillian." I stutter out. Why don't know why I told him my name.

"Hi, Lillian. Are you alone here?

My family was out looking for a new hiding place. My mother had told me stories about our people allowing themselves to be seen, but none had be cornered like I was. I had no choice. I knew what I had to do.

"I have no family." I tried to keep my voice strong, but it cracked.

"I'm sorry to hear that." His body relaxed and I took my chance. I slid into the water and made my way towards the entrance of the cave when a loud clank sent ripples through the water. I stretched out my hands and touch bars. I had forgotten about the other human. It was too late for me.

I was alone.


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