New Mermaid Story from Mermaiden Brynn
Brynn’s Unexpected Visitor Part 1…
“Now darling, please don’t be nervous about this meeting at all, it is nothing to get worried over. Just think of it as a get together between old friends, yes? No urgency, just relaxed discussion. Are you comfortable, lass?”
“Yes,” I snapped. Does he EVER stop talking? This was the fourth day that Damon had been here and I had had just about enough of his flirtatious comments and too-silky voice. He had hounded me for every detail of my dealings with humans, but he especially had shown a great deal of interest in my power and how it worked.
I turned to say something to Finn and then remembered for the third time that he wasn’t there. My father had kept him busy from sunup to sundown this past week, making me irritable and a wee bit murderous. I groaned out loud.
Damon was “escorting” me outside in the stone courtyard behind the palace, which meant I had to put my hand inside the crook of his elbow and he held it tightly to his body to prevent me from escaping. I heaved another sigh as we started our fifth lap around the courtyard, and glared up at the windows of the palace where I knew my little brother was lingering to smirk at me.
Damon pulled me to a stop and swung to face me. He actually looked a little exasperated. At least that gave me some satisfaction. “My dear, are you listening? Again, I need to know what contact you have had so far with the human world. Tell me more about what you’ve done to help, other than the letters you write.”
I sighed. We’d gone over this so many times! “As you know, I guide lost ships safely through storms to the harbor, and—“
“Tell me more about these valiant rescues. How exactly do you manage it?”
“How indeed?” A voice that sounded like the owner was speaking through a mouthful of pearls came from behind Damon’s cloak. Startled, I quickly stepped away from him and stared, my mouth moving but nothing coming out. A look of annoyance passed over his face just for a second before it slipped away to reveal his comfortable half smile. “I apologize, Princess. Let me introduce to you my very old friend and the only cuttlefish you are likely to ever meet, Noodles.”
Damon swept aside his black cloak to reveal the strangest fish I had ever seen. I’m sure my eyes bulged out as I watched what I thought was an octopus being devoured by a very small puffer fish. Then I realized that the short, stubby tentacles were actually connected to the fish’s face, which didn’t add to my comfort.
The strange fish smiled (at least I think that’s what it did) and bowed. “My pleasure, Your Highness.”
Damon impatiently cleared his throat. “Now that we’re all properly introduced, can we continue our discussion?”
I tore my eyes away from watching one of Noodle’s tentacles slap at a tiny minnow that floated by and focused back on Damon. “Uh, yes. Well, in the evenings we usually have a guard that watches the sky to warn me when there’s a storm. If there is, I go out to watch for ships. When I find a ship that’s in need of a wee bit of help, I send my light into the sky and make sure the thick-headed sailors follow me. I guide them around rocks and other hazards, leading them safely into the harbor.”
Neither of them seemed satisfied. “Yes love, but how is your light produced?” Damon leaned forward slightly and I reached two fingers forward to push him back.
“I don’t know,” I told him, annoyed. “It’s my gift. It’s what I do.”
“But how? Is there a trick? Maybe a secret?”
I immediately thought of the green pearls, tucked away in my room. I had coiled one of them in a silver fish hook I’d found on the beach one day and made it into a ring. Anxiously, I slid my hands behind my back and twisted the pearl around my finger. I didn’t like the way this conversation was going.
“No. No secrets, no tricks.” I stared back into Damon’s penetrating black gaze, praying nothing in my eyes gave me away. Behind him, Noodles shook his tentacles in disagreement. I didn’t know why, but that cuttlefish set me on edge and I wanted to be far away from him. “If you’ll excuse me, I think I need to get back inside.”
To my surprise, Damon and his creepy cuttlefish didn’t follow me. I breathed out in relief and raced to find Finn.
I found him later, working outside of the palace on one of the towers. He was elbow deep in a stone wall. I watched him for a moment, studying the familiar lines of his face and arms and hands. He spotted me as I drew closer and I saw the concentration and exhaustion written in his blue eyes dissipate. His arms were shaking a little as he lowered his chisel, concerned at what I’m sure was a panicked look on my face. The little furrow of his eyebrows was too much for me to handle. I threw myself into his arms, not caring that he was dirty and that it wasn’t completely proper. Instantly, I felt calm. Thank the Seven Seas that I have Finn. His arms were strong and sturdy, no longer shaking. I didn’t need to admit to him that I was scared, he knows me too well to need words. I just clung to him like he was my lifeline and he held me close to reassure me I was safe.
“Don’t think that this means I’ve forgotten about that starfish,” he mumbled against my hair, his voice husky from emotion.
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Jul 1, 2020 at 10:57 pm
crystal and waverlee are my fav
May 22, 2020 at 6:30 am
I prefer crystal because I have her tail and she is my favorite
Jul 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm
Jun 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm
I’m making a fin fun book and you might be in it if you tell me your mermaid tail color and name it can’t be anything like Maui splash
Jul 19, 2017 at 9:15 am
my mermaid name is cora and my fin fun mermaid tail is brynns celtic green memaid tail i look just like ariel down to the tail, top, eyes and even the flowing red hair!
Feb 20, 2021 at 10:09 pm
Tail color: pink
Name: Ellie! (Or Ellianna, which ever one you prefer)
Jun 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm
My fin is Jia!!!!!!
Jun 20, 2017 at 11:42 am
ok ok shes not my sister it was just for fun though
Jun 19, 2017 at 7:09 am
Hay Blare want to be friends? Since we both like Brynn so much I wish she was my sister witch she is…………………………………………….. SHES NOT MY TWIN SISTER!!!!!
Jun 28, 2017 at 1:16 pm
Purple top green tail red hair brynn is Ariels twin sister
Feb 20, 2021 at 10:05 pm
Jun 11, 2017 at 9:04 am
Loves to explore
Jun 9, 2017 at 8:27 pm
I LOVE BRYNDOLYN MCFINNEGAN!!!!!!! SHE IS MERMAID VERSION OF ME!!!!! I also like Zoey
Jun 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm
i love all the mermaidens!!
Jun 7, 2017 at 4:24 pm
Hi brynn my name is audrey
Jun 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm
Jun 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm
I LOVE Brynn so much. she is amazing and is an awesome mermaidian.
Jun 4, 2017 at 9:28 am
YAY. Someone finely gets it Brynn is the best her tail is at least one of the most vibrant and pretty I think she makes the top as the most popular. Brynn would be so proud of me. LOL!
Jun 2, 2017 at 6:43 pm
I love Brynn’s personality and tail. She truly is a spirited mermaid. 🙂
Jun 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Same here, isn’t she just the best?!?!
Jun 2, 2017 at 4:32 am
I LOVE ❤️ Bryan’s tail.I have never started a chat.
I have Jia’s tail I LOVE😍
Jun 9, 2017 at 8:28 pm
Cool, I have crystal’s tail, it’s too small though so now I’m getting Brynn’s, that’s why I’m doing a lot of research on this website.
Jun 21, 2017 at 2:30 am
I have Jia’s tail I love it and Bryan is one of my favourite mermadens 🐬❤️️😍