Where the Soil Meets the River

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic


Seki, a soldier of the Stone Kingdom, encounters a mermaid from a small River town. As their relationship blooms, Seki begins to suspect that danger is on the horizon. In this mix of love and war,
she struggles to decide if her past will determine who she is and the choices she will make.

Table of Contents

1 Errands

Submitted: December 04, 2017


Seki is given a capable, well-trained animal by the gracious mayor, but in exchange, she does her a favour that will completely turn her life around...
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2 Kismet

Submitted: December 04, 2017


The beautiful, lonely Yura seeks a greater purpose in her life. Today she meets someone who offers her a glimpse into her desires.
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3 Revitalise

Submitted: December 04, 2017


Between two creatures of vastly contrasting origins, a bond begins to form. One that will prove to be stronger than all their differences.
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4 Back To Work

Submitted: December 04, 2017


Another four hours of guard duty seems unbearable, but little does Seki know, it will be her last.
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5 Poison

Submitted: December 06, 2017


Seki rushes to warn her kingdom about the approaching danger, but death itself threatens to stand in her way.
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6 Law

Submitted: December 06, 2017

Chapter 6: Law Cool water dripped onto my body, a shadow sheltering my face from the blinding sun. The sunlight shone around her face... Read Chapter

7 Disgrace

Submitted: December 06, 2017


At rock bottom, Seki's past comes back to drag her down even further. Despite the shame, she must find and rescue her partner before it is too late.
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8 Home Soil

Submitted: December 06, 2017


Hunted by the mercenaries, Seki struggles alone to save the one who will believe her. Together, they must return to protect their kingdom before danger strikes.
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9 Breath of Air

Submitted: December 11, 2017

Chapter 9: Breath of Air The currents were like a gentle breeze against my suit. In the shade of the overhang of the cliff, a distanc... Read Chapter

10 A Gold Sun

Submitted: January 24, 2018


Back with another fellow soldier, Seki is filled with hopeful determination. But sometimes, when we least expect it, the clouds will choose to hide the sun's brightness from the world, and we are
enveloped in darkness.
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11 Rise Again

Submitted: January 26, 2018


In the midst of her mourning, Seki discovers the light of hope in the brave new generation - a group of young orphaned children in the camp.
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12 Conquerer

Submitted: April 13, 2018

Chapter 12: Conqueror The new king stood looking out the window at his town below. The sun shone down on the children skipping along ... Read Chapter

13 Hand in Hand

Submitted: April 13, 2018


To save the world, Seki turns to the one she cares for the most.
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14 Drowning

Submitted: April 13, 2018


Seki finally meets the man behind the war.
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15 Aftermath

Submitted: April 13, 2018


She's always the only one on her mind.
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16 In Peace We Cry

Submitted: April 13, 2018


The war is over, but Seki must now confront the conflict within herself.
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17 An Eternity

Submitted: April 13, 2018


An unwilling bride-to-be, Seki escapes to find solace in Yura, who opens up about her past.
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18 Lover

Submitted: April 13, 2018


“Do I call you that? My lover.”
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19 In Memory Of

Submitted: April 13, 2018


Seki finally confronts her past, seeking to redeem her dishonoured brother.
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20 Goodbye and Goodbye

Submitted: April 13, 2018

Chapter 20: Goodbye and Goodbye A/N: This chapter was the hardest for me to write. I had a dream. Yura was a mermaid, and so was ... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: April 13, 2018

Epilogue 1 Pull out the weeds, clear the old flowers. This time, I wiped down my brother’s gravestone too, which my mother had arra... Read Chapter