Snarling you struggled against the net that was holding you on shore. It made you made, furious. Humans were so selfish and greedy. Destructive to everything around them. Letting out shrieks you thrashed wildly.
“Ah, now what do we have here?”
You looked up at the man. He was beautiful, wearing an almost feminine looking…kimono? Is that what it was?
“Who are you?” you hissed. “Let me free.”
Raising an eyebrow he said, “So you speak?”
“Of course I speak,” you snapped.
“I am Count D. How would you like to come to my pet shop?”
The thought was appalling to your human side. Become someone’s pet? Once again you appraised the man in front of you, you smiled an almost crocodile like smile. “Alright…but only if I’m your pet.”
He seemed surprised, but it didn’t show on a facial level. “Very well.” He released you from the net and carried you to your new home.
“I’m hungry,” you complained from your place in the pool.
“Here,” Leon said handing you a plate of shrimp.
You smiled, “Thanks. Where have you been, handsome?”
He shrugged, “Work. Home. Work. You?”
Glaring at him you said, “I’m a mermaid. I can’t exactly get very far with a tail.”
Count walked in holding another plate of food. “Here you are.”
“Thank you,” you said and strained to get out of the pool to get closer to him. But failed as he merely set the plate down and walked away. Pouting you dug into your food.
“What’s wrong, __________?” Leon asked sitting by the side of the pool.
Not answering you flipped water on him with your tail.
After you were done Leon left.
Count sat on a couch drinking tea. You smiled. No one was here. Using all of your strength you managed to haul your heavy lower half onto the ground. Painfully you dragged yourself across the ground to where he sat. Unable to pull yourself onto the couch you rested your head on your arms.
“Count…” you purred.
Count practically spat out his tea. “__________. How did you get out?”
You smiled, “I…flopped…over here.”
“You must get back to the water,” he said and tried to pick you up.
“But I want to stay with you!”
Count sighed, “You have to get back into the water.”
You almost wanted to cry. “No. I stay.”
He didn’t listen to you. He picked you up and put you back in the pool. “I’m doing this for you own good. My little pet.” He placed a small kiss on your forehead and left you in the pool.
“Fine,” you sighed and sunk into the water, cheeks slightly red.