35. Chapter 28
Everything was going as planed, when suddenly I realized that they had captive mermaid on board. The whirlpool was strong enough to be on it own for five minutes but i told Sara to fly in circles around the whirlpool just in case. I flew up to the ship with caution and untied the mermaid. Once the cloth bag was off her head I immediately recognized who it was but I didn't believe it. "Taylor? Is that really you?" I asked. "Yes it is" She said then she hugged me. "But I though you were dead" I continue crying. "I saw you die." "What you saw that day was an illusion, a very sick and twisted illusion." She explained. "i was kidnapped by a northern nymph who was known for her illusions, then she sold me to Luke."
Hey!! Sorry for not explaining who Taylor is. In real life she is a really important person to me and she has always been there for me so I felt like I had to add her to this story and I didn't know how to at first but I just did so hopefully I didn't make this too confusing. If I did, then I apologize. Okay so in this story Taylor is the biological sister of Tessa. Tessa is younger than Taylor and has always looked up to her but one day Tessa saw a realistic illusion of Taylor committing suicide and believed she was dead for about seven years. now......... BACK TO THE STORY!!!!!!
"Luke is using me as leverage. You have to get everyone out of here." I said wiping away Tessa's tears. "No. I'm not letting you leave that easily." She said as she handed a small vile with a glowing liquid inside it to me. "Drink this. This liquid is the essence of air. It will trade your tail you for wings but only drink a little bit I want you to save as much as possible for a later emergency when you need a jock escape. As soon as you hit the water the wings will disappear and your tail will reappear. I will have a girl named Annabeth lead you to where you need to go" she said. "Okay. Be careful and remember have courage and be kind." I said as I started to smile for the first time in a long time.
I followed her instructions carefully and once I was in the water my tail was back like Tessa said. And I know what your thinking if Tessa is part fairy then you should be too well I'm not. We don't even know how that happened. But we had the same father which as you know is a merman and I'm actually kind of happy that I'm not part fairy I hate flying. But I had to do it. For Tessa. Anyway once I was in the water I saw a blond girl. "Are you Taylor?" She asked. "Yes. I am. You must be Annabeth" I answered. "Yes I am well let's get going." We swam for what felt like forever when we arrived at a coral arch. "Where are we?" I asked. "At your fathers kingdom" she answered. Tessa put a protection spell on it so that nobody could see it or enter it." "Then how do we get in?" I asked. "With these. Open it and read it aloud then you should see a city through the arch." She said then she handed me a small scroll. I did as instructed then I saw it. Oceanica. My home.