Merman Eridan X Reader
It was autumn, and your family decided to go on a fishing trip. You were excited as you've never been fishing before. You camped out in the forest near the beach in a cozy log cabin, nice and warm for a crisp autumn day. And you all got to eat at yummy seafood restaurants, and try some foods you never got to try where you lived. But unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and today you and your family were all going to take a long car ride back home later this afternoon. Not wanting to leave yet, you ask if you can take one last boat ride in the ocean.
"Okay fine." Mom says "But wear something warm, it's a bit more chilly today. And be back before 2 o clock. We leave at 3. And be careful!"
"Okay, thank you." you said as you waved good bye. You threw on your (f/c) jacket, and your lucky blue and black striped scarf, and went to the dock where the rented boat was at. In your hand you carried a small cooler which had water bottles, cans of (favorite flavor) Faygo, sandwiches, chips, and Little Debbie cakes. You hop on the boat with your cooler, and start sailing out in the ocean. After awhile you take in the scenery. You watch people swimming on the shore, although why anyone would wanna swim in the cold water today, you had no idea. You begin to relax and eat a Little Debbie cake, and then down a can of Faygo. As you finished the Faygo, the waves shook the can out of your hand and the can fell off the boat. Shoot! You didn't wanna litter. Bad stuff happens enough already to the ocean.
"Hey! Wwhat the hell wwas that for? That wwasn't vvery nice!" said a voice. The voice made you jump. It sounded like a teenage boy about your age, but he had a strange accent, he pronounced his v like w, and said his w sound twice, "what" sounded like "wuh-what".
"Where are you? Show yourself!" you demanded, a bit confused. What kind of person would swim this deep in the water?
"I'm dowwn here!" answered the voice. You look over the side of the boat. It's a boy about your age, swimming beside your boat. He had short black messy hair (with a bit of purple in the front), thick black glasses, and your can of Faygo on top of his head. Whoops!
"I'm sorry." You said a bit embarrassed. "I didn't mean to throw it at you. The waves shook and it fell out of my hands. I actually recycle those. Here, let me take it." You said as you reached out and he gave you the can. His look of disgust turns into a small smile.
"Wwell, evven though you're a land dwweller, at least you're not a bad land dwweller." said the boy smuggly. Land dweller? What is he talking about? "My name is Eridan Ampora. Wwhats yours?"
"My name is (name). But just what are you doing here?" you ask confused. "The water is like 50 or something degrees and you're swimming way to far out then a swimmer is supposed to swim. You could get in trouble." You notice that Eridan has grayish skin and hoped he wasn't sick or anything. But the strange boy just smiled.
"Funny you ask that." he answered. "I livve here."
"What?" you ask not believing him.
"Wwell actually, I livve farther out." He ducked under the water and that's when you saw he had a purple fishtale. Wait what? You couldn't be seeing this right. But you saw it. Eridan Ampora is a merman!
"Ohh now I understand!" as soon as you said that, he popped back up to the surface. "I'm sorry. I didn't know merpeople existed. I've only read about them in books and seen them in movies." You said truthfully. He nodded and seemed to understand.
"Wwe're actually not supposed to talk to humans. And to tell you the truth, I nevver really liked humans. They dump litter in the ocean and dirty up the wwater"
"Oh, I see." you answer sadly and a bit offended. You were about to steer away when Eridan spoke up.
"Wwait!" yelled the merman. "I do like you."
"You do?" you ask cheering up a bit.
"Yes. You seen different than other humans. You seem like you havve a lot of fun in the wwater, evven if it's just riding around in your, uh, floating thing?"
"You mean the boat?" you say pointing to the boat.
"Yeah that's it!" Eridan continues, "Wwell, you seem like you lovve the wwater. You look like you're havving fun out here. You don't seem as bad as wwe thought the humans wwere."
"Thank you." you answered. "You're the first merman I've ever met, so I'm happy to have seen you, although to tell you the truth, I never heard of a merman with glasses! I like you too."
You and Eridan both smiled, you feeling your cheeks burning crimson red and seeing his burning a royal purple. But then the little alarm goes off on your watch. It's already one o clock, and you had an hour to sail back to the dock and go back to the cabin. You wish you didn't have to leave.
"Oh crap!" you say in anger.
"Wwhats wwrong (name)?" ask Eridan.
"I got to go back home." You answer. "Mom and Dad will kill me if I come home late."
"Oh I'm sorry." said Eridan sadly. "Wwill I evver see you again?"
"I don't know." you answer honestly. "You see, I don't live around here. I just came here on vacation. I live far away from here. But maybe I might come here again next year. At least I hope so." you sad with a sad smile as you begin to row back. Eridan briefly stops you for a moment.
"Wwell in case you don't come back, here's something to remember me by. " He says as he picks off one of his scales from his tail and hands it to you. It was a pretty shade of royal purple, and it shimmered.
"It's beautiful!" you exclaim. You notice the blue and black striped scarf you are wearing. Even though it's your favorite scarf, you knew in your heart what you should do. You unwrap the scarf from your neck and wrap it around Eridan. "I know you probably don't need this, but it's my favorite scarf, and I want you to have it, so that you can have something special to remember me by."
Eridan smiled as he saw how the scarf looked on him. "Thank you (name). I wwill wwear it evverday."
"It looks even better on you." You say smiling. "I promise I'll meet you here next year, somehow." You say as you started rowing away. You waved goodbye to your merman friend. You see Eridan wave back at you.
"Goodbye (name)!" and you see him swim away with his tail shining in the sunlight.
You glance at the purple scale in your hand. You put it in your jeans pocket so you won't lose it. You eat your sanwiches and chips, careful not to accidentally throw something off the boat, as you sail back to the dock. You unload the cooler from the boat and head back to the cabin to help pack up. Soon your family starts driving back home to (hometown). Your parents were up front, your siblings were in the back, and you were in the middle. After about an hour of driving, you decide to ask.
"Hey mom, can we go back to fish here again next year?" you ask her.
"I suppose we can." she answers. "Hey (name), what happened to your scarf? I thought it was your favorite."
You smiled. "Let's just say I gave it to someone."
"Oh really." replied Mom. "Who'd you give it to?"
"Oh, a new friend of mine." You say as you look at the purple merman scale given to you by your new friend, Eridan Ampora.