Skinny Dipping With a Mermaid | Original
[ Cover credit to the wonderful @VictoriaRobinson64]
The story has been told countless times of the little mermaid, the daughter of the Sea King that fell in love with a prince that lived on dry land. She sacrificed her tail and voice in order to have two legs that would hopefully allow the prince to fall in love with her. She gave up her family and previous life, only to watch the love of her life slip through her fingers and fall in love with another. However, even the original fairytales did not touch on the brutality that really took place beneath the waves.
With the anticipation of turning seventeen years old, young mermaid Serena, finds herself locked into an arranged marriage to the next in line Sea King. Like all the Seak Kings before him, including her own father, Serena's mate, Abrecan is brutal and nothing short of a sea monster. To avoid the marriage and a life of misery, Serena seeks sanctuary at the surface where she comes upon a boy willing to help her, although it takes an unexpected turn for him.
But this little mermaid soon learns that one cannot outswim their problems forever, let alone outrun them, even if she does have legs now.