????WRITTEN BY HOSSY RICH (HOSSANA)????
The king was sitting on his royal throne surrounded by his council.
Ma’am Mabelle the oldest and most experienced mermaid in Neptune City had called them for a meeting.
She was the only mer-being that is still living from the time of King Neptune X (King Neptune the 10th)
The present King Neptune was the 15th.
She has survived for five generations
Though legend has it that she uses special magic to sustain herself
The mermaid could no longer swim but is carried around by a special animal of hers.
Only her knows it’s name
She arrived at the palace very early which was a surprise to the council
King : you’re welcome old one
She nodded and all of the members of the council stood up.
She looked around, shook her head then sat on a special stool made for her
The council then sat down. Each member wore a worried face, ma’am Mabelle doesn’t come to the palace with good news.
The last time she came to the palace was when the kingdom was to be attacked by whalesharks.
That was a long time ago
King: what brings you here ma’am Mabelle?
Ma’am Mabelle : you don’t expect a dolphin to give birth to a shark. Neither can a shark give birth to a dolphin. You’ve rejected one of your own, and you’re loose one of your own
Then she stood up and her creature came to her and she got on top of it
Each member looked at each other, really confused
King: please explain to us more
Ma’am Mabelle : your life is at stake. You have to find a special mermaid to restore it
Then she swam away on her creature’s back.
The king was perplexed
Duchess : your Neptune, what does that mean?
Nobleman: she said your life is at stake
Nobleman 2 : who’s this special mermaid
Every member kept talking at the same time, throwing the king off balance.
Just then a messenger from one of the nobleman’s house came rushing in
Messenger: your Neptune
All eyes turned to him
Messenger : the grey ditch, it’s closed up
Messenger : Jace took me there, I don’t know why but it closed up
Nobleman 3: what Jace my son. What happened to him?
Messenger : he’s okay, he said he only wanted to talk to Rainbow. But as we came to that region, we noticed from afar that it was not there anymore
Just then, the place began to shake violently
Things began to break and fall.
The walls began to dissect. Everything was falling apart
The guards ran to the king and queen and helped them inside
A large piece of the palace wall fell from the top and hit Jace’s father.
Some guards ran there and removed it.
They all left the palace and went outside
Even that place wasn’t left out.
Everything in Neptune’s city was falling apart.
Mer-beings were dying and getting injured.
Everyone was fleeing
No one had time to look for anybody
In just few hours, no-one was left in the city
Everything crumbled down
The next day, it was cool.
So they went back to see what was remaining of their once vibrant city
Dead animals and beings were underneath rocks and sand
Cries of those who lost family members filled everywhere.
King Neptune tried to cheer them up but to no avail.
He then proclaimed that the next seven days was for mourning
And that the next seven days after the mourning will be for them to find out the cause of the disaster.
Jace who could Now swim didn’t really understand what was going on.
He suspected the grey ditch to be responsible.
Maybe it closed up to enlarge underground and it caused a seaquake.
He sat down on a broken wall and buried his face into his palms.
He closed his eyes and saw Rainbow’s face
Jace: Rain, are you responsible for this?
Her face disappeared
He opened his eyes and saw some messengers coming towards him
He stood up
Msg1: Jace, your father request to see you
Jace: that old man again
Msg2: he’s hurt
Jace: what? Take me to him
They took him to where his father was laying in between the rest of the council and the king surrounded by guards.
His mother ran up to him in tears
Ma’am Nalyn : Jace, your father. He’s dying. Please save him
He was confused
Jace: save father, how?
Ma’am Nalyn : there’s a special magic in his lineage that can heal only the person from that lineage and only by the person’s son
Jace: you mean, I have magic that can make father okay? But how?
Ma’am Nalyn : you’ll feel it Jace. Please save your father
She was begging him because she knew he now hates his father
He sighed and swam towards them
Nobleman : no, Jace. Don’t
Jace: father, I’m doing this because of mother
Nobleman : I’m not your father
His tone was serious
Jace : what
Ma’am Nalyn : ohh please, don’t start now please. You can start fighting again when he’s done please
Nobleman : he can’t do anything for me. We’re not related
King: explain more
Nobleman : Jace is your son. He’s a prince
Everybody : what!
Nobleman : I stole him from you cause you already have one son, and I had none.
So when I heard my wife gave birth already, I was the first to see the baby and it was a daughter.
I took her and placed her in your son’s position.
Unfortunately she died and you thought you lost a daughter
Queen : what? How dare you? How dare you do something so evil? You deserve to die
King: so because I placed you to be the overseer of birthrate, you have the guts to switch children?
Nobleman : I’m sorry, I regret it especially when Jace turned into a thorn in my flesh
Jace was lost in all of this, he turned round and swam away
His mother was crying, so did the queen.
Ma’am Nalyn loved Jace so much, she couldn’t believe he wasn’t hers and that hers was dead.
Shortly after he swam away, the nobleman died
I was on my way to see Blue, last night’s event still rolled in my eyes.
But I tried to kick it off, knowing it wasn’t real
I wanted to tell Blue how much i love her so I ordered a diamond studded necklace for her.
She’ll love it
I kept smiling to myself
I reached the beachhouse and parked.
Blue might have seen me coming in cause she ran to meet me when I stepped out of the car.
She hugged me and I must say, that hug was warm. It took me time to unlock
Blue : good morning
Me: my angel, how was your night?
Blue : so cool.
I smiled and kissed her cheek.
She was wearing a yellow shirt and black trousers.
Me: how’s the moving in going
Blue : we’re through
I held her hand as we walked inside.
We met her mother
Me: good morning ma’am
Nina : ohh, good morning my handsome prince. How are you
Me: I’m fine ma
Nina: come have breakfast with us.
Blue went behind me and began to push me to the dinning, playfully.
We sat down and her mom served us.
Cakes and milk
Different types of cakes
I tasted them and wow, they were so good
Blue : my mother is so good at baking
Me: yeah, she’s perfect. She could be a boss you know
She didn’t hear me
Her mother came to sit down and I proposed something to her
Me: ma’am, I’m thinking of opening a bakery here in Aberdeen and I’ll like you to help me see it through
Nina: huh, me?
Me: yes, I mean, you’re really good at it. I want you to be the director
Her jaw dropped
Blue : do you mean it
Me: yes I do
I took my glass of milk and gulped down half of it.
I could see Blue smiling and staring at me.
When I dropped my glass, she removed her face and looked at her mother’s face
Me: so what do you say
Nina : Blue and I will talk about it later.
I smiled as I saw Blue staring at me again.
Her mother went to the kitchen and I turned to her.
That’s when I saw the bracelet
Me: what? I thought you left this in my house yesterday.
She looked at her hand
Blue : no I didn’t. It’s been with me
Me: I thought I saw it glow then disappear
Blue : huh? Are you okay? Did you drink last night?
She used that hand to hold my nose
I laughed and removed her hand.
I held it and she smiled.
She looked at our hands and her gaze moved to the whole of my body
Her face turned dreamy
I removed my hand and continued to eat.
I could still sense her eyes all over me.
I smiled inwardly
And when the smile was about showing physically, I took up my cup and drank from it while smiling so she wouldn’t notice.
I know what I’m doing to her
I put a lot of effort into making myself look good today.
I now look like the boy of my age.
I know I look great today.
Let me just allow her to soak it in
Is this Adrian
He looks so different and young
He looks like a high school popstar.
His hair was well styled
And he was wearing a red with stripes long sleeve.
His trousers were black with chains around the pockets
He had a band around his wrist.
Gosh he’s looking like an idol
He’s so handsome
I can’t stop staring
If he dresses like this everyday, he’ll be every girl’s prayer point
I was still staring at him when he turned to me
Adrian : do you like what you see?
I was taken aback
I turned to my food
Adrian : do you like what you see?
Me: what? I didn’t see anything
Adrian : okay. But I love what I see
Me: the food right?
He laughed and looked at me
Adrian : I wanna take you somewhere
Adrian : somewhere around the beach
Mother came back all dressed up for work
Mother : I’ll be off now, take care dearies
She pecked me and I smiled.
She tapped Adrian’s shoulder and left
Immediately she left Adrian stood up
Me: are you going somewhere
Adrian : no, I just want to have a good view of your face.
I smiled and finished my last cake.
Me: just help me clear the dishes, your highness
Adrian : hahaha, your wish is my command my queen
My heart ♥ dropped to my feet and I stood motionless.
What’s happening to me?
Whenever he acts like this, I get this weird feeling
I saw him moving behind me.
I tried to turn but his hands brushed through my waist and he held me and kept his chin on my shoulder
I didn’t know what to do
Adrian : I want to tell you something really special today
He left me and took the plates
Adrian : later
We took the dishes to the kitchen and washed them
I was surprised at Adrian, he’s not a lazy prince at all.
After all that, I went to shower up then came out with the red dress he got me.
He came with those things I forgot and I decided to wear the dress.
My hair was let loose and it was covering my weird birthmark.
I wore my shoes and came downstairs
Adrian : wow, color match
I wore it because the shirt he wore was red
He came closer to me and pecked my forehead.
My mind went far
We might make a great couple
I laughed inwardly and he held my hand.
We went out of the house and went to the back yard.
Just a few walks from the house was the ocean.
The breeze was blowing my hair and his hair about.
It was really cool.
We talked and laughed as he led me to a place.
We soon got there, it was empty.
The forest was nearby and birds were singing.
The water there was so blue, it was different from the other beaches
Me: how did you find here
I began to run around, jumping and dancing in the water.
I was laughing and shouting
He put his hands in his pocket and smiled
I remembered that he said he was going to tell me something
I moved to him
Me: you said, you were going to tell me something
Adrian : yeah, first turn and look towards the water
I turned to look at where he pointed to.
Just then, his left hand encircled me and the right one was in front of me.
He opened the hand and revealed a sparkling necklace with tiny diamonds in it.
Adrian : do you like it?
Me: I love it, it’s beautiful
He smiled and used both hands to spread it.
It was really beautiful
He wore it for me and I smiled.
He turned me around to face him
Me: thank you so much Adrian
He didn’t reply me
He just kept looking at my face
He wasn’t smiling
Neither was he frowning
I wanted to ask what was wrong when I heard words that struck me like thunder
Adrian : I love you
My mouth opened
Did I hear well?
Adrian : Blue, I love you
My heart stopped beating and everything stopped working.
They was an awkward silence
His eyes moved from my eyes to my lips and back to my eyes
Adrian : I want you to love me too, can you?
I tried to speak but I was tongue tied
Is he asking me out?
He moved closer to me but I moved back.
He grabbed my hand and pulled me to himself.
I lost focus and mistakenly hit my leg against the other.
I fell and since he was holding me, he fell on me.
We didn’t talk.
We just kept staring.
His eyes were too strong for me so I closed my eyes.
I abruptly opened them when I felt something on my lips.
He’s kissing me
My eyes were still widened
His hands interlocked with mine and I didn’t know when I closed my eyes
And kissed him back