Normal Girl By Day, Mermaid By NightThe title pretty much sums it all up. I am completely normal, and not normal at the same time. My days usually start with the usual morning routine, followed by college, work, homework (all while trying to avoid getting water on myself outside the house), and ending the day with a family dinner. But I sneak out at night through the window, and head straight to the beach. I have to be careful sometimes because there are times when people decide to take nightly strolls along the beach, or have bonfires. Anyway, I dive in and wait a few seconds for my tail to replace my legs; it's a really strange feeling, and I'd rather not dive into detail, excuse the pun.
I don't come back until early morning - before the family wakes up, - and catch a few Z's. I don't do it all the time, though, in fear that my parents will find out. When I do miss my swims, which I can't do during the day, it pains me so much. I get so anxious, and start to get the I-can't-take-it-anymore/ I-can't-wait-any-longer feelings. I become really cranky when that happens. But I persuaded my parents to have a large pool built in the backyard. They said "yes" just yesterday. I didn't tell them why I wanted a pool so badly. I just gave them the usual B.S. answer, and blamed it on my spoiled childhood. Lol! So now I don't have to go on my nightly swims as much; I can just swim around in the pool during the day when my parents aren't around.
I wasn't always so different, you know. There was a time when I was just a normal girl. I know what you're probably thinking, "Oh, she did a spell, and it turned her into a mermaid," or "Normal girl turned mermaid? Yeah right, she's just making this up." I got two things to say to that: 1) I don't do spells; they are evil traps, and 2) believe what you want, but that doesn't change what happened to me. I changed when I was 10 years old, about 11 years ago; I was in Puerto Rico, my island home, on vacation during summer when it happened. I'm stuck like this, so I might as well enjoy it while I can.