“Conner! You won’t believe what I found!” Bart shouts as Conner opens the door to his and Bart’s apartment. Conner lets out a sigh, after a long day of school and work, the last thing he wants to deal with is his annoying roommate. “I’m in the bathroom! You’ve got to come see this.”
“I think I’m good, Bart.” Conner frowns trying not to think of all the things that Bart might want to show him in the bathroom.
“Trust me, you’ll want to see it!” Bart shouts again, whiner this time. Conner groans, he knows that Bart isn’t going to leave him alone, until he gives him what wants, so he opens the door to the bathroom. Bart is crouched next to the bathtub and inside the bathtub is a mermaid. Or merman actually. Of all the things he thought that Bart might show him in the bathroom, the last thing he would have guessed would have been a merman. The merman is small, a little smaller than Bart. He has a bright red tail with shiny scales. His face reminded Conner of Snow White, jet black hair, bright blue eyes, red lips and pale white skin. He is gorgeous.
“Conner, are you ok?” Bart asks and Conner realizes that he’s been standing in the doorway with his mouth staring. The merman’s face is becoming more flushed the longer Conner stares.
“What is this?” Conner finally gets words out.
“This is Tim, he’s a mermaid!” Bart says with a big grin on his face.
“A siren.” A small beautiful voice comes from the person in the tub.
“Right, siren. Not mermaid.” Bart nods, but Conner guess that he’ll probably forget in two seconds.
“Why did you bring a mer-siren into our apartment?”
“Well I found him beached on the shore on my way to work this morning. I couldn’t just leave him there! So I carried him here and said he can use the bathtub as long as he needed.” Bart says.
“What if we need to use the bathtub?” Conner wants to be mad, but the siren is so pretty, it’s distracting him.
“You don’t need to worry, I won’t be here very long.” Tim says, Conner can’t help, but think that Tim is a weird name for a siren, “I got into a fight with my younger brother, he doesn’t want to be a part of the pack. He thinks that I’m weak, so he attacked me. He won, so I guess he’s right,” He turns to stare down at the water with a pained expression on his face, “Anyway, I swam towards the shore, because he doesn’t like to go near humans. But I got too close to the shore and ended up getting myself stuck. I just want to give my brother some time to cool off before I go back.”
Conner frowns, he doesn’t like to see the siren look so sad. His family sounds awful, he’d give up his bathroom to keep the little siren safe. He reaches forward and grabs Tim’s hand. “You can stay here as long as you’d like.”
“Really?” Tim looks up at him, his blue eyes are wide.
“Really.” Conner nods.
“Thank you.” Tim gives Conner the sweetest smile, and Conner knew that it’d all be worth it as he give the siren a smile back, this won’t be so bad.