The Serpent and The Mermaid EpilogueA lone mermaid sat in the hidden bushes of the of the palace.
She was looking above to the palace balcony to see a brunette man, staring out into the ocean.
Tears fell from the mermaid's eyes. It had been almost ten years since had made the final deal to save her brother from the wicked siren that she now called her husband.
She did everything she could to keep him happy, but there wasn't a day that went by that she didn't think about her family and life on land.
Her brother, grandfather, uncle, and of her friends that she had, they never would what would happen to her. They didn't even remember her name.
Bill had erased everyone's memory of the maiden; so one would look for her. Bill also claimed that it would be so that she would have no reason to want to leave him.
Even then she still went to palace every now and then to see what her brother was up to.
"Daddy!" A happy voice cried.
Mabel watched as a small little boy with brown hair running to the king.
Dipper smiled as he scooped t
The Serpent and The Mermaid Ch 15Dipper was in his respected room getting ready for the victory feast. At the celebration, Dipper and Pacifica's engagement would be announced; it would then only be a matter of time until they would not only be married, but they would be crowned the new king and queen.
The young hero smoothed out his new tunic made from nothing but the finest silks that royalty could buy. Now what mattered was what would be done for his family. The answer was more than obvious, he would move them all into the palace; letting them all share in his good fortune. He would just have to keep a close eye on Stan. Just so he didn't come up with new schemes with his new wealth; or he started overcharging people with tours of the palace. Then again his grandfather would keep things in check.
Dipper was to lost in his thoughts that he never felt arms wrap around his body... He never realized claws were digging into his shoulders... He never realized that he was no longer alone until it was far too late.
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The new day came faster than the twins would have liked. It was the day Dipper would have have to fight in the labyrinthine arena and defeat the minotaurs that were trapped in there.
The younger twin was being suited up in his armor. Thousands of people would be watching him slay the monsters. Either expecting heroic feats, or one hell of a bloodbath.
As Dipper was receiving his final preparations, Mabel came inside to greet him.
"Hello Mabel." He said, forcing a smile on his face.
Mabel ran to him, hugging him tightly.
"I wanted to speak with you; it may be the last time I can do so"
Dipper tried to hold back tears.
"This won't be the last time we speak, sister." He said. "I will come back; then you and I will be free."
"Do you promise?" She asked.
The two hugged each other tightly, neither one wanting to let go.
That was when a guard came.
"You must leave now." He ordered. "The battle is about to begin."
Mabel nodded as she finally let go of Dipper.
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Mabel sat a top of the horse as Dipper guided them to the magnificent city of Crete. There lived the city's king.
Once they made it to the palace, Dipper would be forced to complete a task that the king asked of him, no matter what it was. Should it be done, then Mabel would be freed from the wicked monster's pledge; and Dipper would win the hand of a beautiful princess.
Dipper smiled as saw the beautiful city in the distance.
"There's Crete!" He laughed. "We just have to take a boat..." He stopped when he his sister's sad face.
"Sister... What's the matter?" He asked, softly.
Mabel looked away.
"You don't have to do this you know." She whispered, quietly.
"But of course I have to do this..." He explained. "If I don't, you'll be forced to forsake your freedom on land! I can't let you do that!"
"But I had foolishly wandered into his grotto in the first place; and I had selfishly brought you into this mess; and the worst part is, as wicked as he may be... I lov
The Serpent and the mermaid ch12Chapter 12
Mabel sat on the Sandy beach that Bill had taken her to awhile back. She had loved the playing on the beach when she had met Mermando, and the two had played together; but she hadn't seen him since that day. It was the last day, well at least to her, that she truly felt like herself.
The young maiden felt so tired and weak from the now twice a week visits. Two times per week that she would have to satisfy her siren ' lust for blood. It was taking its toll on her. At the rate she was going, she would be dead before her nineteenth birthday.
Mabel sat there as the cold water soothed her feet. She wished she could turn into a mermaid and swim away into the vast sea of blue. Not having to deal with all her suffering.
This pledge was now very important; for if she broke it one last time, both her and Dipper would die. She couldn't let that happen to him. He couldn't die because her foolish behavior.
She rested her head against her knees.
She just want