"Cordula, come her" my father shouted down the long coral hallway "quickly" he was so impatient. I swam slowly down the long hallway just to annoy him, "yes father?" I asked in the squeakiest, high pitched , girly voice known to merman. As I walked towards my fathers gold throne I noticed there were four mermen standing next to my father, "hello darling" he said "how was your trip to see your mother?" he was trying to be nice but I could see that he had no interest in my fantastic trip to see his ex-wife. "It was good" I tried not to make it sound like I had too much or little fun.
"I would like to discuss with you daughter..." he stumbled "the arr..the arrangement of..of your betrothal" anger started to bubble inside me. I turned around and started to walk back to my room "Cordula, come back here at once and hear me out" I stopped at my father plea
"Go on then" I still did not want to hear it
"The Aquatic law says you have to be married to rule the ocean" Father said "you have to marry my daughter, I know you desp-"
"NO! I will not marry a man I do not love, I will go through with this" I shouted at the top of my voice, my temper rising with every word, I did not care if it was not lady like.
"Cordula!" I could hear my fathers anger as he spoke "don't you dare raise your voice, you will marry one of these men and that is final!" I instantly turned away, and swam back to my room. How dare he try and marry me off to a snobby rich merman, I may not know them and I probably did not want to.
A few minutes later I heard a knock at my door "Cordula?" I did not answer, so they let themselves in. I looked up from crying into my pillow to see my old friend Henry standing in my doorway, a look of sympathy crossed his face as he saw my tear stained face. "You know you have to marry one of those snobby rich merman" Henry whispered as I nodded, he embraced me in a hug. "Cordula, if you don't then you won't be able to rule the sea and your throne will be handed over to you Uncle Arthur" I nodded again
"I can't bring myself to henry I just can't" I whimpered
"I will try to talk some sense into the council" Henry said, which brought a smile to my face.
"thank you Henry, your a really great friend" I managed to squeak out "I will go talk to my dad as well" He got up kissed me on the forehead and left.