Where Anyone is Possible
Being the daughter of the general of Atlantis is never easy. What with the being bowed to, the
hand maidens, the constant praise! I'm just
kidding of course! It's insanely easy! Until you
realize you're being used, and brainwashed.
I was created by a fisherman, if you didn't know mermaids are born from the tears of sorrow.
We are made to resemble the
person who our creator is crying over. My
creator's name was Robert Michael Robenson the
Third, he had lost his wife, so that is whose image
I took on. The thing is, when people miss
someone they love they don't think of the
imperfections, they think of the beauty. Which is
why most mermaids look perfect.
Every year on my creation day I visited Robert, it always made his day to see me at the shore.
One year he didn't show up though, I searched
the town, asking around for him. Appearently he
had been sick for a long time and hadn't told me. I
could've helped, but he didn't want me to I
On that day I visited his grave. I didn't know that humans buried their dead in the ground, it
was slightly unsettling, knowing that as I stood
there worms were eating away at his flesh. I
stayed in town for a night, before returning to
Atlantis. He didn't understand why I was sad.
After being created most mers don't visit their
For my actions of leaving the city without permission the General hit me. It didn't hurt, it
never did, but it did leave marks. I got hit
whenever I disobeyed, whenever I left without
alerting someone, whenever I called him my father
instead of General, whenever I appeared dirty, and
whenever I tried to skip my lessons. It was just
part of life.