Thu. Feb 8th, 2024

Story Written By Hossana HOSSY RICHY

(fïvë ÿëäřš ĺäťëŕ)

Blue: 5…6…7…8…9……10! Ready or not, here I come!

Blue began to swim round the sea rocks, dashing through sea weeds and looking at places a mermaid could possibly be hiding.

Blue: Rainbow, where are you?

Right then she heard a squeak behind her at the back of some tall water plants.

She slowly swam towards them and peeped through. She saw a sparkling tail fin with rainbow colors.

She quickly and swiftly pulled the plants apart and yelled

Blue: gotcha!!

Rainbow : ahhhhh! You scared me

Blue : did you think I wouldn’t find you? The squeaking toy mother gave you is in your hand and it squeaked, so I found you

Rainbow : ohh why didn’t I drop it at home

Blue: hahaha, my turn. Close your eyes

Rainbow closed her eyes and began to count and Blue tried to hide but just then, Kyl began to call Rainbow.

Ma’am Kyl: Rainbow, it’s time for your lessons. Come out here now

Rainbow : oh no! Mother’s calling me already, I have to go now Blue. We’ll play later.

Then she began to swim away

Blue: wait for me, let’s go home together

Then she began to swim faster, trying to catch up with Rainbow

Blue and Rainbow were born on the same day, but Blue was born first. Rainbow also got her name from the color of her tail.

Right from when they were toddlers, they were best friends just like their mothers were. Always playing and working together. They both got the characteristis of their mothers, lively, hardworking, stubborn and cheerful.

Rainbow is somehow stupid, in fact really silly in a funny way.

She always brings silly ideas, played way too much and was most at times too cheerful.

Blue on the other hand was bold, witty and cheerful too.

When it comes to bringing of ideas, she always did it but when it comes to playing silly pranks on other mer-beings, Rainbow took the lead.

Together they were a great team

(ÿëäřś ĺäťëŕ)

Blue and Rainbow are now teenagers and had grown into beautiful mer-maids. They were still very hardworking and cheerful as they were when they were kids.

Nothing really changed about their characters.

(Ñëpťüñë’š čäśťĺë)

All the mer-teens are gathered at the King’s castle. He had summoned all of them for a special orientation. King Neptune didn’t arrive immediately and so there was noise all over the ballroom. Suddenly three red octopuses showcased and began to beat a talking drum signifying the need for decorum. King Neptune came riding in a magical carriage controlled by magical sea horses.

Right hand man : attention y’all! Youths of Neptune City, behold your king!

Then all the youths gave a slight bow while the king cleared his throat.

Neptune : welcome the future of the sea. Today I have called on you all for your orientation. You will be given special lessons after which you’ll be officially inaugurated as middle class members of the city of Neptune.

Then he paused slightly, leaving an awkward silence round the ballroom because it was only his voice that was echoing through the silent room.

Neptune : now! There comes a time when every youth in this kingdom will be trained up to be a respectful and responsible citizen of Neptune. You all will be divided into classes and would be trained in these classes for complete 2 months.

Rainbow : (in dim whispers) I’m tired…..

Blue : (whispers too) shussh…….. Listen to the king.

Rainbow : but he’s taking too much time talking

Blue : rainbow shush or you’re gonna put us in trouble

A merman observes them talking and slowing swims over to them.

Jace : (whispering) what are you girls talking about? You’re distracted already. Now listen….

Rainbow : W..w..wo..ww…

Rainbow had lost herself at the sight of Jace. She couldn’t believe they were standing together and he actually spoke to her.

Jace was her crush. She really liked him but only Blue knew about it. He was cute and well built with orange tail which matched his fair skin. His hair was slightly long, it reached his ears and it was dark. His muscles were really firm and he had the coolest voice.

Rainbow kept staring at these features and getting lost in her imagination until Blue snapped her out of it.

Blue: Rainbow concentrate

Then she stood erect and focused on the king, she didn’t want to create a wrong first impression with Jace. To her depression, he turned and swam back to his initial position.

Neptune : the royal servants are going to hand over to you a bar. The color of your bar signifies your class.

Then the servants began to distribute the bars of blue, pink, green, purple and yellow.

Rainbow sighted Jace with the blue bar while she was with yellow. Her eyes saddened and Blue noticed it and traced her gaze to Jace’s hand.

Blue: take mine. The servant purposely gave me blue cos of my eyes and tail.

Rainbow : really… Thanks Blue but I want us to be in the same class as well

Blue: wait right here

Then she collected her yellow bar and swam to a group of friends.

Blue: hey girls

Girls: hey

Blue : (turns to Mania) please Mania let’s exchange bars, the blue bar matches my eyes and tail.

Livia : yeah it does. And I’m the only one with yellow here. Mania exchange it with her, let’s be in the same class

Mania: oh okay! Here you go Blue

Blue: awwn.. Thanks a lot. Bye bye

Girls: bye

Blue: I got my blue bar

Rainbow : yay!

Blue : now let’s get going

A royal servant swims by and they ask him where the blue bar students are to stay and he pointed to one of the rooms.

They thanked him and he left.

Rainbow : last mermaid there is a rotten fish

Blue: what! You know you’re faster than I when it comes to swimming. Let’s not swim that…..

Before she could complete her sentence, Rainbow was already halfway there.

Blue: oh geez! Why is she that fast?

Jace: I might be faster than her

She turns back to see Jace holding his blue bar.

Blue: I don’t think so. She’s the fastest mermaid I’ve seen so far

Jace: why don’t I know about her

Blue: it’s cos we’re the low life mer-beings. And you guys are the noble ones, our lives are different. So you hardly hear about us, but we know much about you guys.

Jace: oh I see. Well let’s get going to class. Last one there is a….

Blue: no no no no no…. Let’s not do that please

Jace: hahaha, OK

They both swim on to the classroom and Jace goes to meet someone.

Rainbow grabs Blue’s arm and pulls her to a corner

Blue: ouch. Your fingers

Rainbow : forget about the fingers. What were u and Jace talking about?

Blue: nothing serious. We were just talking about fast mer-beings.

Rainbow : yess…

Blue: and I said it was you

Rainbow : then?

Blue: then he said he might be faster than you but I told him you were the fastest

Rainbow : is that all?

Blue : yes

Just then Blue heard her name at the counter and she slipped out of Rainbow’s grip to answer it. But Rainbow was still there

Jace: hey

She turned back to see who it was. Her heart began to skip beats. She didn’t know what to do, she began really stupid at that point.

Rainbow : uhmm, hi Jace

She managed to say after 30 secs of being stupid.

Jace: you know my name?

Rainbow : yeah! Who doesn’t?

Jace: wow! Never knew a pretty mermaid knew my name and I don’t know hers. Will she tell me?

Rainbow blushed and bowed her head to hide her red cheeks. Her hair fell over her face and she shoved it to the back of her ear and looked up

Jace: wait, let me guess. Your name is Rainbow

Rainbow : wow, how did you know

Jace: well I overheard someone calling your friend Blue and I think it’s because of her tail and yours is rainbow-like, so you should be Rainbow

Rainbow : hahaha. Yeah

Jace: let’s see each other more often than in class. I could use a friend in the average villa. Never been there before and I heard its really beautiful with nature and lots of other sea creatures and rocks.

Rainbow : yes it’s really beautiful. Especially in the fish forest, Blue and I go there all the time

Jace: wow. So we’re friends?

Rainbow : yes

Rainbow was so happy, she felt like that day was the happiest day in her life. It was a dream coming true…

To Be Continued

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