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Merlin, The Waters of Mer
I am a teenage mermaid in the city of Merlin in the ocean of Mer. I was born under the sign of the seal, shown by my last name, Sealdotter. My hair is flame red, and my skin the color of milk chocolate. My eyes are a bright, lively purple. I am servant to the merrish princess, Melisande. My best friends are Eladea and Edessa, her ladies in waiting. This is my diary. These are our adventures.


Second day of Shark, Month of Blood

I miss Jas horribly, and I can't help wondering if he hates me now.. How he will receive me in two weeks. With hate, or with joy. I am praying to the Sea Goddess of Love, Belen that he receives me with joy. And a  fish tail!

First Day of Coral, Month of Crustaceans

We arrived in Ceder early yesterday morning. Mel covered for me as I made a speedy exit alone towards Jas's port. When I reached it, he was awaiting me. "My ship is leaving this evening," he said, "So can I stay with you and your family?" He seemed so desperate to escape the ship. I asked him if we could go swimming, instead of answering the question. He told me he had no swimsuit., so we went wading, although he seemed stressed. I told him to remove his ring, and he would never go back to the ship again. To my infinite surprise he refused. I said, "Watch me, and believe what you see. Then take off your ring, for it does what mine does." I waded out a bit farther, then slipped off my ring, and returned to being mer. My purple tail is strong, and it held me up from the seabed.
 His eyes bulged. He stared at his ring, then the one already on its seaweed-coral chain around my neck. Slowly, ever slowly, he slid off the ring. He dropped into the sea, his tail a shimmering blue. He could not use it like I used mine. He stared at the beautiful tail emerging from his body, then jammed his ring back on, and sprinted away. I looked at the destination
chart in port before I left. Good. His next port coincided with my next town. I will see him again, whatever HE thinks!

Again, forgotten Day, Month of Crustaceans

We are on the road to Ceder, a relatively warm city, closest in temperature to Mer.  On Monday we arrive, and the day after I see Jas again. Life on the road is easier, we have few classes, and we four girls can swim free amongst the seaweed and coral, and we can play.


Fourth Day of Sea Lion, Second month of Mammals

Goodness! If only Jas's boat had not sailed today! It is horribly boring, all state affairs and classes and more teas with the royal servetes of the city. I may not write for a while, it is so  boring! It was more fun a a servant instead of a royal servete. We could swim and play, with no thought to royal decorum! None of my old friends are here in this class.
 I am sick and tired of the city circles already. Oh, how I long for a new port, and Jas. Mostly Jas. He was fun to talk to, and a real friend. Next port, we will be able to talk longer, for I shall get him into the water, and off with the ring. Perhaps he will stay forever!


Third day of Sea Lion, Second Month of Mammals

Oh, my goodness! I met the boy today! His name is Jasper. His ring is like ours! Dea went exploring the town while I chatted with him. He was so amazed to see me. I haven't told him about my mer blood, though.  He told me he was connected to the 'blogospere', like I am, though he knows not of this, either. He told me it was here. Really all we talked of was him, and little of me. He is amazingly handsome, with curly dark hair, and olive-y skin. His eyes are a dark blue, bordering on black. His mother died when he was born. She left him the ring and told his father to make sure he always wore it. His father is a twerp. He called Jas away before I had to leave. We have a plan to meet at his next port, which is also amazingly close to a Mer City.


Second Day of Sea Lion, Second Month of Mammals

Dea and I are going to swim to the port tomorrow. It only takes us half a morning, so we will return tomorrow, too. Mel will cover for us.


First Day of Sea Lion, Second Month of Mammals

Sorry about the pause. We have arrived in Frezzere. Today I saw a boat- And on it was the boy with the Ring! It was sailing toward a small port. I am devising a way to meet him in the port!
All is well in Frezzere, and the suromer has behaved well. More tomorrow!

Suromer- a surrogate ruler for mer cities