- Vol. 04
- Chapter 08
They fished him out of a ravine at midnight, washed in as far as he could go.
What's your name, they asked, but all he could do was gurgle softly. They gave him sea water and kelp, which pacified him briefly.
These days he's all the rage for school field trips. Elderly folks have their picture taken with him.
It's enough to drive him crazy, wanting to correct them on his real name, the origin of his species.
If he hears a child say one more time, I didn't know mermaids could be boys too, he's going to bust out of here.
But then, he thinks, what? More dry land?