Calder is a merman who lives in Atlantis, where the closes piece of land is Florida. Valerie is a human who has a summer house in Florida.
During the summer Calder and Valerie form the love in their hearts that cannot be forgotten.
But when Valerie moves away what will Calder do with Atlantis under attack and his soulmate gone for good?
A blonde girl came down the beach. Flowing in the wind, all around her thigh, was her skirt. She wore a thin shirt that slightly hugged her body. Her lips were bright red, naturally. She sat down next to Calder.
A huge grin spread across Calder's face, "Valerie, you made it."
Looking down at the sand with a slight smile, "You thought I wouldn't?" she said.
"No, it's just with the weather and all."
Valerie frowned at Calder. She loved him, but how could she tell Calder what was going to happen to them soon? She had to, but it would be difficult.
Calder sensed something was wrong. Something tragic was about to begin.
Valerie turned to Calder and frowned. Small, sad tears ran, "Calder I'm leaving."
He jumped up to his feet. How could she leave him? Something special ran between them. Not just love like most teen flicks claimed they have, but something deeper. Something more serious was between them, and they both knew it, "Why, Valerie?"
Full tears sprang out of Valerie's eyes, "Because, Father said so! This is our summer home. I'm sorry I didn't, couldn't, tell you, Calder."
Calder stopped. He could not scream at, or blame, her. Parents were always the cause to this kind of drama. Tears started to run down even his red cheeks.
He grabbed her into one of his hugs.
Valerie squeezed him and ran her fingers through his black hair. She hugged his tan skin. A person as beautiful as he was did not deserve this to happen to him. Valerie looked straight into his blue eyes. They held each others eyes. She looked into his sparkling, bright, blue eyes; he looked into her hazel eyes.
Valerie wiped away the lonely tear on Calder's cheek, "I love you, Calder. Do not forget that."
Calder wiped away the stray tear on Valerie's cheek, "I love you, too, Valerie. Don't you forget that. But, where are you going? When will I see you again?"
"That's the problem. You won't see me again. I'm going to Boston. Florida to Boston is a long way. I can't drive down here every weekend."
"But you said this is your summer home. I'll see you next summer! I'll love you still. No other girl will steal my heart. You hold it and you are the only girl who will ever hold it. You have captured me, Valerie. Don't go. You will kill me!"
Valerie started crying again, "W-we are selling our stupid house here in Florida! Oh, Calder!"
Calder let go of his hold on her, "What?"
She nodded. Her hands cupped her face. Her blonde hair whipped around her back.
Calder tensed up, "When will you be going?"
"At the end of the summer. In a month."
Calder kneeled down; he looked up at her. His hands rested on her shoulder. She looked down at him. They stared at each other again. Calder spoke, "Valerie, listen. I will find you again. I won't ever forget about you. I'll meet you tomorrow, same place, OK?"
Valerie nodded. They hugged and kissed goodbye. She walked off and looked back. Admiring his beauty she stared; his muscular, shirt-less body, his black spiky hair, his bright blue eyes and his tan skin. Calder admired her pale skin, light blonde, wavy hair, and her petite figure. They loved each other, that was for sure.
When Valerie disappeared from Calder looked out into the water. The Atlantic Ocean glimmered in the sun that barely shone through the clouds. Calder stepped towards the ocean. He broke into a jog. Soon he was sprinting towards the water. Splashes of water formed around his feet. It did not slow him down one bit. When a huge drop in the ocean's floor formed Calder took one small jump then leaped in the air. He dived straight into the water. Perfect form.
His eyes adjusted quickly and he swam for the ocean floor. He swam and swam and never had a second thought of coming back to the surface.
He no longer had feet like a human.
In place of the feet was a fin. A merman's fin. Dark green scales covered the fin. the scales were rough, but they glimmered in the sun under the ocean. Scales covered the whole fin but the end where it elegantly shaped into perfect shape. At the two tips the tail curled and waved slightly. The tail was alluring and stunning all together. It was beautifully crafted with no mistakes.
Calder caught a current, the strongest and fastest current on the face of the earth, and only mer-people knew of it. Soon the gates of Atlantis appeared, and Atlantis the underwater city itself.
Atlantis shone a bright blue. Atlantis lit up the ocean around it for miles and miles. The buildings and homes made of coral, as hard as diamonds, stood high.
The walls of the city were a bright green, and they stood tall. You could not swim to the top of the gate and enter the city yourself, thanks to the force-shield. That's something people usually do not think of mer-people having, slight powers of magic.
Calder swam to the gate of Atlantis. He entered.