Author: IxAMxME PM
"Be careful what you wish for."Rated: Fiction K - English - Tragedy - Words: 529 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 06-15-12 - id: 3032607
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The wind blew in the air and the salty sea trickled on my face. I laid there on the border. Sea and shore.
How I wished I could go back. Letting the waves strum among my waist, the tiny fishes nibbling at my feet. How I wished every day that could be so. I was cursed; cursed for eternity in this mess. I watched an abandoned canoe, slowly drifting back and forth. I shut my eyes, remembering that everlasting evening.
I sat on a large boulder, secured deeply in the ocean's sand. I spoke with my newfound friend. I told her how I wished I could always swim in the sea with her, wished I could go deep down and see the colorful fishes. It was deep in the night; no one except us were there. Or so, I thought.
She told me about the many adventures she would get into, all the troubles she would be dragged in. Though, she still loved all that excitement. I spoke to her in her ancient language that I somehow picked up. She was delighted with me, and wished that she could be my sister.
The night passed and early morning was silently entering in a few hours. We bade one another goodbye and hoped to meet again. Not that many minutes passed when I encountered another sea creature. This one, she was the same kind, but there was something different about her. She told me she could help me. She promised me my wish.
I thought about it; I thought hard. How I wished I shouldn't have. How I wished I could turn back time. In the end, it would be too late.
In return for her help, she would take my human form. I thanked her, agreeing.
In an instant, I felt myself transform. My left connected together and formed scales; my body started forming more. I became shocked and hurt as the process continued. My body kept producing more scales until it reached all over my body and I grew fins.
I stared in regret at what I had just done. I saw the evil creature laughing, mocking me in my original body. She scoffed and turned her, now, head to leave. I bashed toward her new legs. Of course, it was useless. She gave a disgusted yet triumphant look. She picked me up by my hind, colorful tail, glaring at me with an evil grin.
"Be careful what you wish for."
I was thrown far into the sea.
I open my eyes again, staring at the horizon; the sun was setting. The event was five years ago. Five years later, I have never seen my mermaid friend since then. Nor have I seen that evil trickster. I had lived like any other fish deep in the ocean: swimming, eating, clawing for survival. Five years later, I am caught by a seagull. I see the sea and gull. Staring back at me with blank, hungry eyes, I give up and close my eyes one last time. My last thought is, "I wish…"
Then, I am gone.