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ENCOUNTER: Treatment (2) by CoffeeAddictedDragon ENCOUNTER: Treatment (2) by CoffeeAddictedDragon
Mahad stood near the operating table, mind abuzz with awe and worry. Before him laid a black mer with wild hair and alarming wounds. The had been the last thing he had been expecting when Mana had come up during her time outside the tank wildly yowling and barking for his attention. At first he had thought that she had been injured but it had soon become clear that it was something else, something she was trying to lead him to. Lucky for him there was always at least one scuba outfit on the boat at all times in case something unforseen happened. Once he had managed to get it on he had followed Mana down to the sandy ocean floor and had been shocked at what he had seen. A mer bleeding profusely out into the ocean, bruised, scratched and unconscious. It was still alive however, and Mahad wanted to keep it that way. With Mana's help, he had managed to get the heavy creature onto the back of the boat and speed back towards the aquarium with Mana following closely.

Now here he stood in a private room in the working area of the aquarium. The building was made with three levels, a basement, the aquarium proper where the guests and exhibits were, and the top level were staff could get into the water from the top.

Mahad grimaced as he looked and the wounds. How much they must have hurt in the salt water.
Two of his coworkers worked nearby. Harry observed the mer, most likely already making calculations in his head, and Ishizu, who worked to disinfect the gruesome claw marks.

"So, what do you think?" Mahad asked quietly, his gaze fixed in the mer. "I think this one got into a nasty fight..." Ishizu replied.
"Do you think it was a Leviathan?"
Ishizu shook her head. "No... A Leviathan wouldn't hunt so close to the shallows or leave prey alone... My guess is that it was another mer..." He shuddered. Many thought of mermaids and mermen as fairtail like creatures with magic and underwater kingdoms, but the reality was much more terrifying and wild.

"Oi, Ishizu." Harry called over from his computer. "I need a description on our patient. I want to get in him in our data base. try and say it as professional as possible eh?"

Ishizu glared momentarily at him before beginning to stitch of the now clear wounds. "Hmm... Okay... Subject is a black male mer, easily determined by the presence of elbow fins and the lack of maternity fins... Breed... Any Idea Mahad?..."

"Looks like he's an Ebony Royal."

"Agreed. Subject is an Ebony Royal... Good amounts of weight and fat, nice healthy scaled despite his injuries..."

Mahad observed as well, leaning a bit closer. "Either he's one successful loner, or he has a pod." Harry typed away loudly at his keyboard, mumbling what he had just heard, whilst Mahad moved to the front of the table to get a good look at the merman's head and face. "Odd coloration on the hair..."

"What's his age?" Ishizu asked, cutting and finishing with the stitches.

"Let me check." Every so carefully, Mahad reached forward and opened the unconscious mer's mouth. Inside were alarmingly sharp, pearly white. He gulped and silently prayed that this mer didn't wake up.

"Uhmm... His teeth and body size suggest he's just entering his prime... I'd say very early 20s... Fresh into adulthood."
Harry nodded and clacked away at the computer. "Okay, basic info is done..." He then spun around in his chair and crossed his arms.
"What now? Do we just let him go?" "Oh no no no..." Ishizu said, wiping her hands clean of the blood. "I just gave him stitches and water resistant medical glue. If we let him out into the wild the stress of simply swimming against the current will reopen his wounds and this time he will die of blood loss or infection without any help."

"Well, point made then..." Mahad stated. "What do you suggest then?"

"He's badly injured... He'll need to stay with us a few months to heal completely from his wounds. He can go in the medical tank for now..." She paused then continued. "Maybe with time we could put him in the main exhibit to restrengthen his muscles..."

Mahad stared at her in alarm. "You mean in with Mana? Is that safe?..."

"Calm down Mahad, I wouldn't suggest it if I thought there was a major threat. Mana Is a sweet mer, and Midians and Royals are known to coexist very well... The decision doesn't need to be made now, he still needs to be kept in the sterile tank for now..."

He nodded. "I'll see what our employer thinks..." Mahad then glanced back at the merman on the table, still impressed with the creature.

"This'll be interesting..."

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Sloppy, lazy text is sloppy and lazy...

YuGiOh/Characters (c) Kazuki Takahashi

Mers/Design (c) Me
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:iconyulia19millenni:
Yulia19Millenni Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
your art is legit!!
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Yulia19Millenni Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
your so welcome ^^
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bbb35 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017
Ironically, I just watched all three JAWS movies online. ^^ So, this is interesting, and I love it!! Gorgeous art.

And nice writing :)
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jaws certainly was an inspiration for some things in encounter. XD

And thank you very much!
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bbb35 Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
Welcome very much :D
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Atem925 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Great story! :)



I've been having trouble getting the pics to load on my phone when I click on the thumbnails in the descriptions, though... My phone's a piece of crap.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(Sorry to hear that. I usually suggest seeing it on a tablet or computer.)

Thanks! I worked hard on it!
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Atem925 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
(Unfortunately that won't work for me... I don't have regular access to computers, and my tablet is wifi only, and our wifi sucks. So I'm stuck with having to reload the page every time I go to the next part of the story... Although it does load when I click a link instead of a thumbnail.)

You're very welcome! :)
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
This is an amazing looking picture! I love how much detail you've put into this picture! I also like how well you've written the story. Its very well done! Good job Star! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
Your very welcome! And thank you for replying! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconbluediamondpikachu83:
so cute 
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
So interesting!
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Poor Yami...
Interesting that Mahad could tell Yami's age by his teeth/fangs.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. It's only a general guess, but if you notice, it can be done for humans too in crime scenes and dental records. Teeth apparently are very telling...
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kcrazycomics226 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student Artist
Nice drawing!

"THERE'S BLOOD EVEREHERE"
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

Lol, sounds like a line from Actual Cannibal Shia Lebouf.
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kcrazycomics226 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student Artist
XD probably
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animelover9036 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
I wont lie, it looks like a lyric attack
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clever girl.
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SacredAmethystFox Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice story I'm curious of how Atem would reaction once he notices that he's not in the ocean anymore.
I sure he'll be very distant from everyone and everything, until Mana gains his trust of course X3
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh he'll be mad as heck, he's gonna freak out. XD
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SacredAmethystFox Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine him thrashing around, but doing that might reopen his wound
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... There will be complications in the future.
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angelgirl24Kage Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
i hope they fix him soon bc look like he lost lot Blood 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh indeed.
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:iconangelgirl24kage:
angelgirl24Kage Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
yup i hope he will be ok 
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Yami72 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Good scene, hope they can fix him pretty quick.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. A mer needs to be healthy to live.
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GuiFFI Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
poor yami... great art, i love the color ;) :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly.
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JayJayAnimeLover2000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Oh boy, Yami really did get hurt bad
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... it was hard to tell in the last pic cause of the blood. 
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JayJayAnimeLover2000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, but he'll get better!
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moonheartmo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
HELP HIM!!!!! D:
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