March 12 2016
What is your name, he asked in a calm tone, not noticing the captain; who was frozen in his steps glaring at us, I winced, then smiled my name is, Ariel but, my mother named me “Lakira Calypso meaning “the lady,” Goddess of the sea” “well “the gentleman sighed, and stepped back from me and said, my lady, It has been a pleasure becoming acquainted with you my uhghhhh name iz ughh Marcello de Nero or but uhhgh my MaMa calls me Sebastian He blushed; then he looked up to notice a terrible sight of the Captain and grimaced at the look of him, he looked like a man from hell. “what in God’s name are you doing with that Mermaid!” “UHHHHGHHH” Marcello replied,wow you look like uhhhghhh hideous pazzo, that no looks, good on you, We both froze in place,He was tired and covered in blood,his hair was a mess and his eyes were blazing with adrenaline .”We just killed a bloody giant squid and, your busy flirting and, batting your God forsaken eyes at a mermaid, You only had Job, one f&*@%ing jub one Marcello, and you blew it!”
“What?!, what are you talking abou?, you smell like a brothel, and ,and you come uhhh yelling like a crazy girl on her monthly,” he, sassed back at the captain.Marcello seemed relaxed and not intimidated at all by him, I realized he seemed accustomed to all the male commotion, Which startled me a little bit but, it excited me. Marcello gave a me a quick wink, and he awkwardly left the room with a smile.The captain spat on the floor with a big huff and looked up at me with impatient eyes “are you hungry” ?he asked, with a stern grin resting his hands on my shoulders, “ummm, I could eat I assume. ” I said. “Well, you look swell in that robe madam mademoiselle but, we have to get things going My men need rest and so do you, we are suppose to be landing on the Adoniss portlandian islands, the most greatest home for trade booze and the fattest maidens a man could ask for, and damn can they sing!” I then, realized he was really a bit unorthodox and ,he had a strange lazy eye that scared me a little it actually caused me to twitch.He then guided me to the mess hall it was noisy and, unkempt there were three women, that noticed my presence and it seemed they knew I was not human, they gave me a ghastly stare, I could tell both women were absolutely vexed for even seeing me except one and from the looks of her, she seemed to be a bride, she was clean,pretty with a button nose and blue eyes she had dark hair and resembled Marcello,I assumed she was his daughter. The captain grasped my attention and, handed me a bowl of turkey soup on a platter with a small loaf of bread and implied that I should sit wherever I liked, So I sat where I believed was convenient only to notice two men sitting across from me and one happened to be Eric. Looking closely he seemed a bit rough and the man he was talking to was missing most of his teeth,he exclaimed ”I Hate Bloody Mermaids and children and those Goddamn kids always steal my money, and you know , they have those tiny fingurs they smell smell like a fish parlor!,” Eric, gave a very condescending and loud laugh “ oh boy, well that’s a laugh me boy oh I hate mermaids as well,I once married a mermaid and she divorced me and for the sickening old sea, but can you blame hur?, I’m married to the sea as well.” he acted as if he didn’t see me and sipped his beverage as I ate my supper in silence feeling unwelcome yet amused.When I finally finished my supper, Eric and his mate were both drunk they began to gamble at a game of spades, it seemed only a few men were left all the women were cleaning and socializing in the mess. I walked outside on to the deck: I could feel that the Rakkus was still alive somewhere with his Ursela she was still angry I could her bellowing cries from the Atlantic coast that she was coming with a wrath I have never felt before. looking up at the moon, I could tell tonight would be a long evening, “you seem troubled what’s on your mind?” he puts a soft blanket on my shoulders and leans besides me, along the rail of the ship.”The ol sea she cries in pain of a broken heart, whatz ur worries? I may have once loved Ursula but, I will always love you.,” he said after biting into an red apple, I stood there in silence still staring at mother luna only desiring peaceful thoughts. then Eric continued, “I always hated you Ariel, because, I could not stop thinking about you and that voice you have it sent me spinning in circles, so I became a sailor and left my father’s house, now I rape mermaids and kill men, I am a jolly sailor boy I’m really here looking for Ursula she took my son Renard and never returned.” I was still silent, Eric left me and wept, Marcello walked up to and tapped my shoulder You should get some rest the captain will be resting with his maidens in her bedroom, so you are welcome to sleep in his quarters tonight. There were two beds , one seemed large and the other was about half of that size, so I undressed myself and a the young bride walked in “oh good evening, you must be the mermaid my father told me about, Oh my you have very pretty scales, where are you from?” “ I’m from the Caribbean seas I grew up as a nomad.
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“Well it is a pleasure to meet you my name is, Jazzmin Simone Anlanka I’m from Italy and I am homesick, I came aboard the black maiden, with my husband Mark he is a fishermen for Sir Hensworth.” we sat in silence and before I could think of what to say she fell asleep. I laid in bed awake staring at the ceiling the linens smelled like old lavender perfume, It reminded me of Eric’s nonsensical mother and her obsessions with fragrances that once irritated my nose. I attempted to close my eyes but I could not stop thinking about Poseidon and my sisters, they were always going to remain in my thoughts, for once I actually felt comfortable I began to doze off into slumber.The next morning I woke up to boisterous noises from the deck I looked and discovered Jazzmen was still asleep and her husband was just getting up and putting on his trousers for work,
“Were approaching land “ yelled, a mate near by “ahoy we’ve hit land get outcha yer briches we’ve made it to the coast” I slipped my dress on and brushed my hair with my fingers and made my to the deck, men were unloading supplies, captain Hensworth patted my shoulder and said “good morning!” “you seem well kept, I’m going to sell cannabis on these islands I don’t plan on setting sail until tomorrow at dawn so why don’t you find yourself some mischief to conjure up while we’re here,” with a gaze of stupor he continues, oh lookie at that fatty over there she’s a beauty” he’s whistle’s at a chubby woman near the pier and skips away with glee.I noticed Marcello,was working his way towards me,with a bright smile he nodded, and said to me good morning, sinora you look beautiful today would you like to have breakfast with me on the island I know a great spot we can go to be alone. I felt giddy,and quickly replied I would be delighted to; he took me by the hand and gently kissed it and guided off the ship into the market,I could not keep myself from smiling because I began to feel as if he was all I wanted. the streets were bustling with people and music all speaking many languages the buildings were vibrant with color it was nice and bright outside .He begins to purchase some food and he then me leads to an isolated area near an oasis, after hiking for about a mile we stumbled upon an abandoned house it was blue with violet railings,Come on Sinora!, he said he kicked the door open and began to kiss me with passion, closing the door behind him,We mussled our way to the bedroom to find a worn down bed and I felt myself quiver when he sat me down and whispered in my ear “I adore you,” he looked me in the eyes and said, let’s be together will you marry me Calypso?” yes I replied, at this point I was naked,He took me and made love to me and it was like nothing I felt before. I woke up to the smell of smoked lamb I had a feeling that was blissful and lovely ,the way he made me feel I could not help but, to smile just thinking about him.He reentered the room and sat on the bed and kissed my shoulder, and muttered I finished breakfast you should come eat. I sat up and kissed him. We spent the the rest of the day together after breakfast. We left the house in the early middle of the day
we returned to the village but ,I felt a strange insecurity I began to hear Eric’s voice in my head he seemed angry, he was plotting to kill someone.
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