It Only Takes One Touch ~A Mermaid Story~

It Only Takes One Touch ~A Mermaid Story~

-Brenna Allen has always watched the funny-looking land creatures from the safety of the water. But the older she got, the more curious she became.
Because of her curiosity, she accidentally is swept upon the sand. And before she knows it, she's human.
-Maia Arden has always loved being outdoors. She spends hours in the forests by the ocean.
While walking on the beach, she finds Brenna, laying unconscious.
One touch is all it takes to turn her world upside down.

Chapter 2

Swimming Away

"What? Why? Daddy, I'm only 17!" I protested, my blue eyes wide and furious.

But dad just sat there, his aging face emotionless.

"Mommy?" I pleaded, turning toward her for the first time since I entered the castle.

"Look on the bright side Brenna. You are growing up, you can have children with a husband and have many people admire you." Mom said, her green tail swishing slightly.

I peered into my moms eyes, trying to detect a lie. We are so much alike, it`s as if we are sisters.

I huffed, finding no lie. I don`t want kids!

"I'm 17 Momma! I want to be able to lay on the beach and soak up the sun and and.." I stuttered, tears filling my eyes.

"I want to be able to stay free." I whispered, a single tear falling down my tan cheek.

"Brenna, I'm sorry but your father and I have no other children. You are the only one and it's your duty to take over ours." Mom said, her clear voice calm as can be.

"I hate you!" I yelled over my shoulder as I swam as fast as I could away from the castle.

Past the large wooden doors, past the courtyard, the garden, the village, the schools. Past everything I called home.

Tears stung my eyes, but I kept swimming until my body ached.

Crying still, I ascended to the surface. I just wanted to get a breathe of the clear, clean air.

Upon arising, I realised that I wasn't that far from the shore.

Spinning around in a complete circle, I concluded that no ships or 'humans' were around. In other words, it was safe to go ashore.

My vision started to clear and I began to relax. I thought about how splendid it would be to just bask in the sun and not worry about anything.

At least for the time being.

I reached the shore in record time and I pulled myself up onto a large, flat rock where I settled into a comfortable position.

Closing my eyes, I let my hearing expand. I now hear voices from at least 2 miles away. My smell started to expand as well and I smelt wood burning.

My guess was that the land creatures were having a bonfire.

Grand-Daddy had told me about those and since then I have always wanted to be apart of one.

Relaxed, I breathed in slowly and let my defenses down.

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It was probably an hour or so later when something woke me up abruptly.

To Be Continued In Chapter 3.

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