Raine

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Living in the sea is exactly what I expected it to be. It feels like I am home. It's been one whole year since I've been on land, living a somewhat normal human life. I don't want that anymore. After spending much time as a mermaid, this is how and where I belong.

It's easy to lose track of time, but I'd estimate what felt like a month in, I met god of the sea. AKA my boyfriend. His ship was wrecked during a terrible storm and he was about to drown when I saved him. I was swimming under the water with a school of fish when this large man was sinking. I swam with him to shore and nursed him back to health. We fell in love.

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I never thought I'd find my soulmate here, but it happened. His name is Wesley.

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The moon told me something was wrong with the family I left on land. It didn't feel right to ignore the situation, so I'll be showing up on one of their doorsteps later today. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous.

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I took a break from swimming and planted myself on some rocks.

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Wesley sailed over on his boat. "How about dinner tonight?" he asked. "I can't tonight. I'm going to meet up with some old friends," I told him, flicking my tail. "In here?" he asked, puzzled. I shook my head. "On land," I explained. He nodded. "Don't be gone for too long. I'll miss you," he said. I smiled at him. "I promise you'll see me again," I assured him. "Come on. I'll take you to shore," he said. I swam to his boat and hopped on with his help. He handed me a towel to dry off. When my fin dried, I grew my legs back. "Wow...that was fascinating," Wesley pointed out. "Never dated a mermaid before?" I asked, looking up at him. "Nope. You're the first and last," he smiled. I wrapped my arms around him. "Depending on how this goes, I'd like you to meet my friends," I told him. "I'd love that. And I'd also love to take you out to dinner. I know you're not fully human, but it'd be nice to spend quality time together out of the sea," he said. I nodded. "I'd love that, too," I replied. He kissed the top of my head and then we started sailing. I was getting super nervous. What if they hated me? What had happened?