- Vol. 04
- Chapter 08
Of course he fell for her when he found her in his net; who wouldn’t fall for a half-naked, golden-haired girl, with sea green eyes and a sexy, iridescent tail?
He plied her with gifts and enchanting words, and she found herself lost in his deep brown eyes, gladly saying ‘yes’ when he asked her to marry him; not realising he was only there on holiday.
‘Home’ was inland; as far from the sea as it was possible to get, and the further they travelled from the preservative brine, the more it told on her.
Blue-green scales dulling to dirty bronze; her skin (and other assets) gradually shrivelling; her hair coarsening to the texture of old kelp.
Shrunken, she breathed her last as he carried her over the threshold.
He took her to his workroom; bottled her, carefully, in fresh water, and put her on the shelf
with the others…