The Merman, My Man by Black Velvet Chapter 54
I stumbled across while running out from the laboratory. It was raining cats and dogs outside. The sky was gray, just like my mood.
I had no idea where I should have gone. I ran wildly in the rain and eventually returned to the seaside unconsciously.
I kneeled on the shore, pressing the ground with my shivering arms to support my upper body. The sea washed against my body. My eyes were staring at the dark sky far away, but I was not focusing on anything.
Who defined right and wrong in this world? Everything I believed was a lie!
I burst into laughter like a madwoman. But the laughter slowly turned into cries. Tears streamed down my face together with the rain. Was there a whole new world on the other side of the sea? Was I living in a dream?
Could I only get rid of this nightmare if I went to the other side of the sea?
I stood up and moved towards the sea. Step by step, closer to the deep sea. As if I was hypnotized.
The icy cold water soaked my clothes, and they slowly engulfed my waist. Suddenly a voice appeared in my mind, ‘Linda…Come back…Come back to me…’
The voice made me freeze as I stood stiff in the sea. I t was Dicken. But I did not believe he could control my mind. I desperately mustered up all the strength in me to resist it, and then I simply submerged myself into the icy cold sea. In an instant, the salty and cold seawater forced into my nostrils.
I smiled. This was probably a good way to die. Maybe it was a nightmare , and this would cause me to wake up from it…
But after a few seconds in the sea, I lifted my head out of the water instinctively. Deep down in me, I still desired to survive. I coughed uncontrollably.
I was a coward. I didn’t want to die at all; I couldn’t even commit suicide.
I started to mock myself. Right at that moment, I heard someone rapidly wading through the waters from behind. When I turned my head, I saw a man submerged in the water. He was swimming towards me. A mighty arm dragged me towards the shore before I could react.
I was thrown on the shore and started coughing violently from the choking. Gary’s loud yelling sounded over my head, ”Are you mad?! Are you trying to kill yourself?!”
I held my throat and took a few deep breaths. I shook my head hard and was all of a sudden held in Gary’s embrace. I pushed him away subconsciously and fell on the shore once again. In a hoarse voice, I shouted, ”No ! I didn’t mean to die ! I just don’t know how to escape from here.”
Gary stood there. He stared at me in silence for a long time.
I slowly realized that Gary knew what had happened to me in the laboratory during the last two days. I curled myself up and buried my face in my knees.
How I wish there were a hole in the floor so I could crawl in and hide. That way, no one could stare at me anymore, and I could pretend that nothing had happened.
But the truth was, I had nowhere to run. I did not even have the right to be alone here.
“I warned you before, Linda, ” Gary suppressed his voice and said regretfully, “If only you chose to listen to me that time, then maybe…”
“Does it matter?! ” His words were like a needle piercing through my heart. I jumped up to my feet and caught hold of his collar. I yelled angrily, “It’s too late! You’ve proven yourself! I am indeed stupid. I am foolish, and I trusted the wrong person. This is not even my graduation research, is it?”
“Was it all planned? That you chose me out of dozens of people. All of this was planned, wasn’t it? Why did you involve me in this conspiracy?”
“All of you are using me as bait for the merman. You disgusting b*stard. Academic scumbags !” I released all the hatred in my heart at once.