#63: Zoey Rescues Mariana’s New FinFriend

Mermaid Story from Mermaiden Zoey

My sisters and I quickly exited the MerCouncil’s chambers with tails full of exhilaration.

“Mariana, I am soooo excited that you’re finally going to be a real Mermaiden princess,” exclaimed Serena. “Do you want some help getting ready for tonight? I can always add a little color to whatever you’re planning on wearing.”

Brynn quickly interrupted. “Serena, that’s a lovely offer, but I have some pressin’ matters to discuss with our bonny teal princess.” Mariana gave me a sideways glance. I think we all saw the flirty exchange between Amani and Mariana and I guessed that Brynn was the only one gutsy enough to ask nosey questions.

Simultaneously, Brynn and I grabbed Mariana by the arm and began leading Mariana out of the fortress.  “Where in the deep blue sea do you think you’re taking me, Zoey and Brynn?” Mariana spoke with concern.

“Oh, just some girl talk. Relax princess,” I retorted. We all laughed. I locked eyes with Brynn and we both knew the information that we were after. Mariana was still very cautious with each of us as she navigated her new life. We understood. We’ve all been princesses our entire lives with our families intact. Mariana had just been given a new life.

We swam happily a short distance outside the kingdom. I was seeking the perfect spot for us to talk to Mariana amongst the radiant coral and glittering starfish, when I could sense a ripple in the water. Something was nearby. Or maybe someone.

“Mariana and Brynn, do you feel something?” Although I didn’t know what Mariana’s special power was, any mermaid worth her tail should be able to feel what I felt. From the corner of my eye, I saw a little movement in a small sand hill. “Girls. Don’t move too quickly, there is something hiding over in that mound of sand,” I whispered.

Stealthily, we swam toward the unknown mass. Brynn quickly created a ball of light to shine on the sand. I could sense that this was a creature of some sort in hiding. As I watched the tip of a blue fin emerge from its sandy coverage, I recognized that it was a baby stingray! We moved closer and the stingray came out of hiding. But something wasn’t right. The baby’s tail was unusually high and its left fin wasn’t in line with the right. Obviously, Mariana could also sense that something wasn’t right and hurried over to the distressed fish. I gently placed both of my hands on his textured head and tried to communicate with him.

“This little fellow got caught on a floating piece of metal,” I repeated.

Lovingly but with caution, Mariana began looking for a wound.

“Found it. Poor guy. I think the metal hit his spine, which is probably why he’s having trouble swimming,” said Mariana sympathetically. She scooped him up in her arms in flash. I hadn’t seen her treat someone or something this well since Cal.

“Hey little stingray. Our friend Jia can help heal your wounds if you’ll come back to our resting place. She can make you feel better,” I softly whispered. The stingray communicated his compliance and at once, we were traveling at high speeds to find Jia.

Thankfully we weren’t far away. “Jia! Please save him!” Mariana cried in panic. In a flash, Jia grabbed a soft pouch of colorful powders and shiny liquids. I showed her the place where the metal pierced his delicate flesh. Jia rubbed a beautiful cerulean potion on the wound and within seconds, I could see the skin beginning to heal.

Mariana held the curvy creature during his treatment and looked as if she would never let go. The warmth and compassion I knew existed in her came to life when she looked in his piercing turquoise eyes.

I approached her and gently place a hand on his right fin. “Hiya fellow, I’m Zoey. What’s your name?”

“Ricardo. Please thank your friend for saving me. I have been wandering alone for many weeks now, separated from my family. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it.” I passed along his sentiments to a beaming Jia whose grace and generosity had no end.

Soon, our new animal friend was asleep in Mariana’s arms, looking perfectly content.

“He’s a bit sleepy from the medicine. He should be good as new in a few hours,” offered Jia. “I’m going to finish getting ready for the party tonight, unless there’s anything else you need.”

“The party! Yes, I had almost forgotten,” I teased. We still needed to talk to Mariana about Amani.

As Jia swam away, Brynn and I floated in tandem closer to Mariana while she continued to comfort Ricardo.

“So, Mariana. I’ve gotta ask, bonny. Did I sense some flirtin’ between you and Amani at the MerCouncil meeting?” Brynn went right for the info.

Mariana turned as red as her old tail. “I couldn’t care less about some fancy-tailed hunk.”

Just then, Destiny came dashing toward us. “Mariana! What…or should I say WHO are you holding?”

“His name is Ricardo. We found him hurt among the coral just outside of the entrance. Jia healed his wounds,” Mariana explained.

“He’s a cutie. And so is Amani. He’s been looking for you. You better put that fish down and get ready for your big night,” Destiny exclaimed excitedly.

“Ricardo isn’t going anywhere. I’m never going to let him get hurt again,” Mariana said protectively. “Rico, that’s a better name for you.” She stared maternally at the beautiful blue fish. “I was once lost at sea with nowhere to call home. I relied on Cal to be my family. Rico doesn’t deserve to feel the pain I felt on my own. This is my chance to pay back what Cal did for me.”

We all stared reverently as Mariana transformed once again.

After a few moments of silent support, I softly said “Mariana…did you hear what Destiny just said? Amani is looking for you. He’s so cute!! Come on – aren’t you interested? Looks like he’s very interested in you…” my words trailed off.

And before she could answer, her mouth told the story. The curves of her lips rose and her eyelashes began to flutter. This should be an interesting night after all!


mermaid princess zoey

Meet Mermaiden Zoey

Zoey lives in the Coral Sea, near Australia in the South Atlantic Ocean. There she and her best finfriend, a sea turtle named Cooper have fun riding currents and playing games with sea animals. Zoey has the royal Mermaiden power to command other sea creatures, which she uses to protect her fellow merfolk and others.

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  1. Jul 24, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    Ava says:

    I love fin fun

  2. Jul 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm
    Ava says:

    I love mermaids

  3. Jul 23, 2018 at 9:52 pm
    Zz says:

    Hi i loooooooove mermaids so much

    1. Jul 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm
      Ava says:

      I love mermaids sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much too

  4. Jul 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm
    Gigi says:

    You guys are the best and I love mermaids so much

  5. Jul 17, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    I love Mariana!!!! AKA Alanna says:

    #1 Fan


  6. Jun 29, 2018 at 10:53 pm
    Mermaiden April says:

    My fave Mermaidens are: Serena, and Scarlet (aka Mariana)

  7. Jun 27, 2018 at 8:57 pm
    Anabelle says:

    I actually like scarlet better than meriana.

  8. Jun 27, 2018 at 2:28 pm
    mermaiden Ellie says:

    I looooooooooooooooooooooooooove you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Apr 25, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    Alanna says:

    I love this story and Zoe I noticed that she has the same tail as me

  10. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    Stella says:

    I love her!😻

  11. Nov 5, 2017 at 7:54 am
    Paxton says:

    OMG I need more money! You are soooooooo lucky!

  12. Aug 7, 2017 at 4:16 am
    haykay444 says:

    my mermaid is coming on Friday
    maui splash is the name💙💖

  13. Aug 7, 2017 at 4:12 am
    haykay444 says:

    OMG i LOVE this serise

  14. Aug 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm
    Waverlee101 says:

    Well I love Waverlee!!!!

  15. Aug 3, 2017 at 6:56 pm
    jia says:

    I have a purple mermaid tail I LOVE IT

  16. Aug 2, 2017 at 9:40 pm
    Chloe says:

    Hi I am new nice to see this app

  17. Jul 31, 2017 at 10:33 pm


    1. Nov 5, 2017 at 7:55 am
      Paxton says:


  18. Jul 30, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    barta says:

    i love you

  19. Jul 29, 2017 at 1:03 pm
    princess Luna rarity😎 says:

    I absolutely love mermaids. I have a very own tidal teal mermaid tail too.

  20. Jul 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm
    Zoey says:

    i love mermaids and i have a green tale.

    1. Jul 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm
      barta says:

      we ar having fun we love your idyaz thake you

  21. Jul 21, 2017 at 8:55 am
    Kar says:

    And Crystal. 😉

  22. Jul 21, 2017 at 8:53 am
    Kar says:

    🙂 I.LOVE.ZOEY. SHE.IS.MY.FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  23. Jul 14, 2017 at 5:34 pm
    Bear says:

    I love Zoe oh by the way my names Sara

  24. Jul 12, 2017 at 8:28 am
    No Common Raven says:

    😀 Love the stories! Keep writing!
    Zoey is really cool. Crystal is awesome! Could you continue the romance between Prince Obsidian and Princess Waverlee? Thanks!

  25. Jul 9, 2017 at 3:56 pm
    Mermaid Lizzie says:

    Oh my seashells, I love these stories! My favorite mermaidens is Mariana and Zoey

    1. Jul 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm
      pearl says:

      Well my fav mermaid is waveerle

    2. Jul 18, 2017 at 11:03 am
      me says:

      My favorite is Zoey

      1. Jul 28, 2017 at 12:39 pm
        Mermaid Emma says:

        My favorite mermaid is Zoey too

        1. Aug 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm
          Waverlee101 says:

          well i love waverlee!!!

        2. Aug 7, 2017 at 8:28 am
          LolaCat124 says:

          My favorite mermaid is destiny

          1. May 27, 2020 at 3:25 pm
            Lena says:

            I liked the Scarlet before she transformed into Mariana. Scarlet had more of a temper, a direct voice, and a glare that couldn’t be mistaken.

      2. Jun 20, 2018 at 6:14 pm
        Marina May says:

        Mine is scarlet and mariana

    3. Apr 25, 2018 at 5:11 pm
      Alanna says:

      I like Zoe the best