The Merman, My Man by Black Velvet Chapter 14
I thought he was showing me an act of kindness, so I thought of dealing with him in a peaceful manner. Turns out, I was too naive!
As I tried to pull my fingers away from his firm grip. He bared his teeth towards me with a threatening look.
I looked at my hand and was surprised to see that the wound on my hand was completely gone!
Turns out the merman really was showing me kindness by healing my wound! This was too incredible! If I wasn’t the one who experienced it, I wouldn’t have believed it either.
Merpeople must have some regenerative substances in their saliva that could accelerate cell reproduction! Even modern medicine hasn’t advanced to this degree!
I completely forgot about the fear I was feeling a second ago and excitedly touched his lips as I said to myself, “You really surprise me…“
The merman felt my gentle caress and opened his lips, producing the same set of syllables he had uttered to me countless times, “Di-ek-en“.
I hit myself in the head in realization. “Dicken! That’s your name, isn’t it? So you’ve been trying to tell me your name this entire time! “
The merman didn’t seem to understand me, but he seemed excited as his smile widened.
I wanted to take this chance to communicate further with him, but he suddenly pulled me into his arms. He stuck his nose down the base of my neck and inhaled deeply. It was like he was addicted to my scent.
I was too stunned to move. As Dicken held me, he whispered into my ear in a low voice, “Li-n-da.“
This time I could hear his words in their entirety, he really was calling my name.
It was unclear when the storm started again and I was still in shock. What kind of creatures were merpeople even?
Suddenly, I couldn’t feel the weight of my body on my legs. The merman had grabbed me by my waist and carried me with only one arm. He began sliding across the deck with the agility of a python.
He was rushing towards the railing. He must have wanted to bring me back into the sea, so I started to struggle. “Dicken, let go of me. I can’t follow you down into the sea! “
But my struggles had no effect. Just as he was about to jump into the water with me in his arms, a bullet embedded itself into the railing followed by several gunshot sounds, splashing the waters around us.
Dicken stopped abruptly and put me down. He looked in the direction the bullets were coming from and the surrounding air suddenly seemed to have
become colder by a few degrees.
I watched a bloody Gary aim a submachine gun at the merman’s head as he slowly walked towards us.
Gary looked like he wanted to kill the merman!
I was no longer surprised by Gary’s actions. How could he be so unprincipled as a biologist that he wanted to kill the merman?
Judging by the wounds on his body, it was obvious that he was attacked by the merman. I guess that gave him a motive.
No matter how powerful Dicken was, it was impossible to face off with a modern weapon like this. I ‘d rather Dicken escape into the sea and never meet any merpeople ever again than to allow him to be killed.
“Gary! Calm down. You can’t kill the merman! “ I exclaimed as I flailed my arms to get his attention.
But Gary didn’t budge. Instead, he advanced even faster towards the merman.