Hey guys. My name is Danielle. I'm gonna tell you about mermaids. Why? Well, I am one. We don't just stay mermaids forever. We can be human but under one condition. We can't be all the way wet. If we're wet below our waist, our tails start to grow back. We can do anything underwater just that we can't be with humans. We can only be with humans if we're human. I love the way humans live. They get to roam on the land. I have six siblings. My oldest sister is Stephanie. Then comes Savanna. After her comes Lillian. Next comes Katie. Eric comes next. Oscar is last. I am the youngest. Let me tell you a bit about them.
Stephanie is the “perfect” daughter. She does everything right. She's 23 years old.
Savanna is the sporty one. She loves to watch the fishball games. (made that up) She is 21 years old.
Lillian likes fashion. She is my stylist whenever I go out or have a ceremony. She is 19 years old.
Katie is the funny one. If you need to laugh go to her. She is Lillian's twin. She is 19 too.
Eric is the one who you can come to advice for. He is like a physiologist. He is 18 years old.
Oscar is smart. If you need to know something ask him for help. He's 18 years old. Eric and Oscar are twins.
I am the youngest. I like reading and writing. I've written a story about my life. I am 17 years old. Our parents want us to go to college on land. They say that land education is better than ocean education. Everyday we go to the land to go to “school” there. I have curly brown hair and blue eyes. (not like the cover photo but imagine it) I am currently in high school. Right now I am learning about “my kind”, mermaids. They are, supposedly, hideous creatures with tails for feet. The only part they got right was that we have tails.
“Umm...have you seen a real mermaid?” I ask Ms. Jackson.
“No,” she says.
“How do you know that they're hideous creatures then? Maybe they're beautiful people who have tails for legs,” I say.
“If you're so certain then share you're thought to the whole class,” she says.
“Umm...nevermind” I say. The class laughs at my expense. I return to reading about how the mermaid isn't even human. I know everything about mermaids and they know nothing. The bell rung, signaling end of the class. I quickly get my bag and scurry out of the room. I bump into somebody's hard chest. I fall on my butt. Ouch, that hurt.
“Sorry,” we both say.
“It's okay. It was my fault,” I say grabbing my things.
“Here,” he says handing me my books.
“Thanks,” I say before I go to my car. Yes I learned how to drive a car when I was 14 years old. I hear footsteps. I ignore it and look for my keys.
“Hey, I'm Harry,” says they guy I bumped into, Harry.
“Danielle,” I shake his hand looking at his beautiful green orbs.
“We should talk sometime,” he says, walking away. What the? Okay then. I buckle myself in. I stat the car. I get out of the parking lot driving to my mum'a friend's house. They know that we're mermaids. They let me leave my stuff there. I grab my bag and get into the big house. My mum'a friend, Sam, hugs me when she sees me. Her daughter, Lillian, is my BFF. We have been since I fist came up on land. I dropped my things in my room. I grab a glass of water and a piece of bread. That's all I eat each day. It really fills me up. All mermaids need is water. We need that to stay alive. I quickly do my homework.
“Sam, I'm going home,” I yell when I finish my homework.
“Already?” she asks. I grab my stuff.
“Yeah. I have this thing,” I say.
“What thing?” asks Sam.
“I'm gonna write more of my story,” I say.
“Oh. Well hurry along then,” she yells. I pack my things. I run downstairs. I kiss them goodbye. I run to the ocean side. I strip out of my skinny jeans and my shirt. I'm left in my knickers and bra.
“It's a little late for a swim don't you think?” I hear someone say.
“Well, then why are you here, Harry?” I ask the boy staring at me. He brought his friends so I had about 9 pairs of eyes on me. I feel uncomfortable but when you're a mermaid trying to fit in skinny jeans you get used to it.
“I came for a swim,” he shrugs.
“I thought it was a little late for a swim,” I say.
“It's only 6:00 pm,” he says.
“Exactly,” I say.
“Exactly what?” he asks.
“It's not that late,” he says.
“Can you guys stop staring at me? I feel awkward,” I say. They look away but they turn around at times to look at me. I grab my things and walk into the water. I hope they leave soon. I just stood there until I got tired. When I got tired I sat down. Since I wasn't that wet I wouldn't be turning into...well me. Harry sat by me.
“Harry, could you guys leave please,” I say. He shakes his head.
“I kinda came here for alone time to grief about my mum,” I lie. I've been told I'm an amazing actress.
“I'm sorry. We'll leave,” he says walking away. He kissed my cheek before walking to the boys. They all hug me. Once nobody is in sight I run into the ocean. I swim to my coral garden. I swim into my castle type house. I swim to my shell, bed, because I was sleepy. I closed my shell and fell into deep sleep.
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