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A Mermaid Story

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Do you guys honestly think you can keep me away from the sea?" I said angrily from the bathtub.

"Pandora, you are staying in that bathtub until we find a spell to give you legs again," my mom said irritably.

"Bad news, Aunt Paige," said my cousin Chris. "The only way to turn her human is for her to find love."

"Ha!" I laughed from the tub. "That's the reason I became a mermaid in the first place. I'm cold-hearted now…and I'll never love again!"

"Let me see," Mom read the book silently. "We can turn her human for three weeks. If she doesn't find love then she'll turn back."

"Come on! Land for three whole weeks?" I exclaimed.

I was so annoyed the next day. I was at school, and on two legs again. The bell rang.

I got up from my seat and walked right into the guy in front of me. It was the same boy I was trying to avoid because I thought he was cute. He fell forward and dropped his books.

"Oh shoot!" I exclaimed. "I'm sorry."

I leaned over and picked up some of his books but he was already almost out the door. I ran over and grabbed his wrist. Immediately I got a premonition.

I saw him being pushed off a roof by Marco, my ex.

"N-No!" I yelled and threw the books against the wall.

"Are you okay?" the boy had turned when I grabbed his wrist, so he must have seen the look on my face when I saw the premonition.

"I'm fine," I said, gathering the books and handing them to him. "I'm new here. My name is Pandora."

"I'm Daisuke," he replied.

"Well, I'm sorry for my outburst," I said. "Oh and don't go on any rooftops."