Behind The Gate

A gate. A padlock. No key. No one knows what is behind the gate. Do they want to find out? Who knows. What will happen if they find out? Who knows. But one girl decided to see for herself. And then her life is turned around..

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9. The Mermaids

Fear paralyses me as I slip down the muddy bank.

“No!” I hear voices yell. After snapping back into reality, I throw myself at a branch and cling onto the bank for dear life.

“Queen Hyna, are you alright?” the blue haired mermaid says. My eyes widen in their sockets as more mermaids appear from the water.

“Oh my God” my voice trembles.

“Are you okay?”  she asks again. The branch snaps under my weight and I fall flat on my back on a rock underneath me. Mermaids gather around me, I back off to the bank. Different colours of mermaids surround me. Red, green, pink, orange… well every colour you can think of, right in front of me. The blue one comes to my right side. I look where her skin goes to her fin.

“How….. what….” I mumble. So many questions I have right now. My hand automatically moves towards her scaly skin.

“Hehe. That tickles” she smiles and twitches.

“You’re a mermaid”

“Yeah, and your our Queen” my bones turn rigid as I hear that word… Queen. 

“I am not…. Your Queen” I say through gritted teeth.

“Yes you are. We have many things to ask you, please, come inside, you look cold” confused, I look around. A cave sits just ahead of me, but no way for me to get there. 

“Errr….” Then, rocks appear one after another leading to the cave’s door. My jaw drops and I stare ahead gob smacked.

“Come on then” I slowly get to my feet, and start making my way across the rocks.

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