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Sea Keeper (Closed)

Postby BriBriBearx on Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:22 pm

Lily Morris

Streams of sweat were drizzling down Lily's face. There were no clouds on this day to protect her from the brutal midsummer sun. The mop she heaved and shoved on only seemed to grow heavier as the sun sucked the energy right from her body, but she continued to work. She hated being essentially the janitor of the "Imperial Star". The name was so unfitting for a group of people who didn't seem to know what they were doing. The boat wasn't even large enough nor nice enough to be labeled even "Somewhat Imperial". Of course, Lily kept her opinions to herself so as to not risk getting her paycheck cut in half... not that it was much to begin with.

Lily continued to push and pull the heavy mop until finally she had swabbed the entire deck... of this level, at least. Two staircases on either side of this deck led to two smaller, higher decks, where the captain steered the old fashioned ship from one side and the lazy members of the crew hung out and drank various beers on the other side. The crew reminded her of pirates with how they lived. Lily leaned against the rail of the boat, mop still in hand. She looked down at the water and longed for the cool liquid to surround her body. There was nothing she wanted more. It was almost sickening how the one thing she wanted most at this moment was right below her, and yet she couldn't go to it. Suddenly, a mass of rope net began to float by, and inside what she thought were the scales of a fish. Her eyebrows furrowed, trying to see into the water but she couldn't quite make out what it was.

The entire crew on board was thrown into a manic frenzy, and Lily had no idea what was happening. She heard shouting, phrases like, "She's getting away!" and "Grab the ropes, you bastards!" Her eyes were wide as she watched six men rush to the opposite side of the boat she was on. They began tugging on ropes, and Lily looked over her side of the ship to find the mass of net and the odd fish inside of it slowly begin to be pulled back under the ship to the other side. Curiosity was growing within her; she set the mop down carefully and quietly on the deck so she would not be heard. Lily tip-toed her way up the stairs to the upper level of the deck, then crept to the other side of the ship to peer over.

When she finally saw what all of the commotion was about, her jaw dropped. Her first thought was, Oh, my God. They've caught a human in the net! She was about to shout for them to start sawing a knife at the rope to set her free, but then she saw the fish scales she thought she had seen before. Lily squinted her eyes to try and get a better look, sweat still dripping from her forehead. It looked as if there were a monstrously large fish in the net with the girl, but then it dawned on her that the two were connected. Her blood ran cold despite the sweltering heat. Was she being eaten alive by this giant fish?! No... no, the two were connected. "What on earth..." she muttered under her breath, not believing what she was seeing.

***

Obsidian

The warm coastal waters were rough today. Something about the moon or the wind was making the currents strong and the waves on the surface choppy. Obsidian tried to stay within the calmer depths of the sea, but he kept hearing odd noises whenever he began to stray closer to the surface. It was beginning to annoy him because it was scaring off the few fish in the area. His grip tightened on the dagger he had sharpened from a rock, and he began to propel himself forward through the water. The scales on his tail caught the light of the sun and reflected as he got closer to the surface.

Taking in a deep breath of water, he filtered the oxygen out through gills on his neck and then exhaled. It was this damned ship. Obsidian had been following it around for the past week in hopes that he could steal some of the fish they caught before they reeled up the nets, but apparently they didn't need to fish for food often. His black hair, silky in the water, fell in front of his eyes once he fell still.

Yes, he'd become aware that the filthy pirates had captured a merfolk on the ship. He assumed female from the screams, otherwise a very girly man. Yes, it was true that he discovered from listening to chat on board that it was not a siren, but one of the no-good fish blooded mermaids. No point in saving and mating with that when his own kind was endangered. The very thought rather grossed him out.

So why was he still sticking around?

Obsidian shook his head, thinking that he was just an idiot for thinking too much. Merfolk weren't supposed to get close to the humans for this reason exactly. The fish-blood probably deserved it. He turned to face the opposite direction of the ship and made his body horizontal in preparation to swim, when suddenly a net fell into the water, weighed down by rocks on all four corners. With a flick of his dark tail he tried to bolt, but only got a face full of net. Somehow the knife he'd fashioned had been knocked out of his hand, and he screamed a curse into the sea. He had no time to think as he was dragged to the bottom of the ocean by the net, and then suddenly he was rising upwards again. He clawed at the net and instantly made his hands sore as he tried to pull it apart. Even his sharp teeth did nothing against it, and then before he knew it water was dripping from his body and the net and the unfamiliar feeling of an airy breeze was rushing over him. He threw punches and bit and struggled to get out of the net and back into his ocean, but to no avail.
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Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:23 pm

Sapphire's blue scales glittered in the bright sunlight almost like diamonds, matching blue hair accessorized with pearls, matching pearls draping along her chest where beautiful smooth shells covered her breast, but her hair was a mess around her face as she clawed at the net. She was gasping softly unuse to this sensation of being in the air, completely out of the water. She began to screech and wail at the top of her lungs, her voice loud enough to penetrate the waters itself. Her strong blue tail slapping at the hands that reached for the net. One man would soon learn to keep his mouth away from her face as she bit down hard and hissed when he let go of the net. She gripped at the rope net trying to seek a spot to escape as she wiggled and squirmed, she could already feel her body warming and drying in the sun. If they kept her up much longer she would lose her tail, she would get sick, she would die..She screamed again for all she was worth and desperately fought to be free. For a moment her wide sea blue eyes landed on the eyes of a woman, staring into them even as her body fought and screamed, before long she looked away as she wailed her distress as loudly as she could as she was dragged onto the deck of the ship..Her hands struggling to upright herself, even at this point if her tail turned to legs they would be useless. She began to wail loudly again making much of the crew grimace at the torment to their ears before moving in to subdue to upset mermaid.

http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&secti ... id#/drdnvj Sapphire

Within a large thick glass case, looking much like a giant human coffin filled with sea water, golden brown hair floated, her skin a golden tan hue and her tail was bright white with black and brown stripes running all through it and sharp spikes along the spinal ridge of her tail. She had gills much like the siren mermaids and her eyes were a wide chocolate brown. Alanna had been captured for a few days now and already wished she were dead. The pirates were smart enough to keep her within water, an odd water filled contraption on the ship that she could not escape, but she would die unless she was in it. She weakly thudded her tail with its spikes along the ridge against the thick solid material. They had just placed her back into it after leaving her to gasp and dry in the sunlight as punishment..During her capture she had killed a man with the poison filled spikes in her tail. She moved to the glass hands touching it as she heard commotion even through this..She could not much tell what was happening yet, but she could soon guess..another mermaid had been caught and so soon after her. She swished her tail to bump against the glass once more, but nothing would tip or break this thing, and she hadn't even been fed for a few days. She was tired and weak, but she strained to hear, to see what was happening and to know who they captured.

http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=Mermaid ... 2#/d1u8f5g Alanna
~Not even Spring herself, when she woke at dawn, would scarcely know. That we were gone~


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Postby BriBriBearx on Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:59 am

Lily continued to stare in awe at this... creature. She couldn't even bring herself to call it a mermaid within the security of her thoughts. Before she knew what was happening, her ears were ringing at a horrendous wailing scream, and she instinctively covered her ears. She couldn't block out the sound very well. However, Lily noticed that as she did so, so did most of the other crew. Many of the men dropped the ropes they'd been holding before scrambling to grab ahold of them again. Even the Captain himself had begun to leave the scene as time dragged on.

Minutes passed as they struggled to bring the legendary creature aboard the ship. One of the men peered up at her and shouted, "Ay, you! Get down here and help us out!" Lily wanted to run the other way, but followed orders and skipped down the stairs two at a time. She wanted to grab the farthest rope from the creature as she could, but the other men had already snagged those ends. The only free rope left was right in front of the beautifully menacing animal. Person? Animal? She didn't know what to define it as.

Lily grabbed hold of the rope and began to heave, quietly asking the creature, "Please, don't bite me."
"Shut up, Lily! She don't understand ya! Quit being a girl and put your back into it." Lily did nothing but glare at the filthy man they deemed their 'chef', and made an effort not to pull on the rope as hard as she could.

OOC: Hmm, I already forgot, but does a siren's call affect other females? Now that I'm thinking about it I thought we agreed it didn't, but I don't remember. If so I'll edit this post and have her wondering why the men are practically going deaf and she's alright lol, besides that this post will stay the same. :)

***

Thud. The heavy sound of Obsidian's weight being thrown over the rail and onto the deck should have been intimidating enough. He had stopped attempting to break free of the net, instead choosing to reach his arms through one of the large holes and throwing punches at the arms that were near him. Someone began to poke at him with a knife, and he immediately jerked back. He was beginning to realize that his powerful tail was a useless appendage once he was out of the water. His first trip above the sea wasn't turning out to be a good one. The pirate with the knife lunged forward again. Obsidian bared his sharp fangs and hissed, though it only caused a round of laughter.

It took three of these human men to drag him along the deck. Shards of wood embedded themselves in the sensitive skin beneath the scales of his tail--a painful sensation he'd never experienced. He gasped as his hands also received splinters when he'd reached out to push against the deck in a useless attempt to stop them from dragging him forward. They were passing through a door. Obsidian desperately reached for the frame, but missed it only by inches. He threw a fist into the floor in frustration, and was happy to see he'd leave a large dent.

As they entered the room he continued to grab at and swing his fists and thrash his tail, but it did nothing. Oh, how he wished he'd been born a female! He would deafen their very ears with his siren song! Make them curse the very gift of hearing! It wasn't until now that he was panting for breath that he realized he wasn't even breathing in water anymore, but the dry substance of air.

Obsidian's wild brown eyes searched the room and found that he was in the same room as the other mermaid he'd discovered they'd trapped. The fish-blood. "DO something!" He shouted angrily at her. His vision seemed to turn red around the edges as he was forcefully lifted upward and into a large vertical tank, the same model that the fish-blood was in. He landed in the small tank with a decent splash. The pirates were now trying to scrape the excess water from their shirts. Obsidian had already begun to batter the glass with his body in a blind desire to get out of this trap.
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Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:43 am

((I believe her voice only affects males, while the screaming would still cause any female ears to ring. It wouldn't hurt as badly for a woman ^^))

Sapphire slammed her tail upwards into a man who fumbled at his rope and shrieked when they began to pull the ropes tightly, Her poor sensitive tail feeling the burn of the rope as it dragged and tightened against her. She panted softly for air and paused for a split second eyeing the female who asked her not to bite her. Her eyes locking with the woman's noting she did not seem as hampered by her voice..nor did she act as aggressive as the men.

However, the moment passed and she took a deep inhale of air before releasing a sharp shrieking wail once more. She used her highest pitch and waited until the felt the ropes slacken enough for her to lung and twist at the same time, placing her on her stomach, using her arms to push herself up and try to get back to the edge of the ship, her hand just making it to the railing before she was yanked back and slammed against the deck. She wheezed and stayed down, her tail giving a few more thrashes, before she went still..She was tired..She could not stand this dry, hot sunlight. Her gaze longingly looking to the edge of the railing once more..aching to be back in her cool, safe ocean. She did not even scream again, laying on the deck catching her breath and saving her strength. Even if she made their ears bleed..They would not let her go.

((Obsidian is placed in a separate tank or the same tank as Alanna? Just want to be sure =3 ))


Alanna shifted in her tank bumping into the glass. The tank was large enough to fit her and keep her from escaping, but small enough that she could not twist about much or break it. She was weak, starving and tired as she watched the merman fight only to scowl when he screamed at her to do something. She waited until the pirates left the room "And just what do you expect me to do that I have not already tried for myself? You would never help me given the chance or choice..Do not expect the same favor from me" Her voice grumpy and tired, slightly muffled because of the glass but audible. She swished in her tank again moving to turn to her other side, being idle in one place was driving her body insane. Her muscles ached to move, but at least she was back in water. Every breath had been sheer agony when they had her out. She could survive for days outside of the water, but it was too much oxygen for her at once and it made her gills burn and lungs scream.

She turned her head slightly to watch a pirate re-enter the tank room to come to her tank. "Here girly. Can't have you skinny and dying now" He gave a half toothless grin which always made her shudder but she watched him drop freshly caught fish in the tank. At first she did nothing waiting until the pirate laughed at her and left. Her gaze moving to the fish often and her face looking stubborn. She had a temper and stubborn streak a mile long...but she'd been starved for a few days and couldn't handle it anymore. She finally moved to snatch up her meal and practically inhale the food feeling horrible while she did.
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Postby BriBriBearx on Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:10 pm

Another ear-ringing wail filled the air of the ship. Lily felt her grip slacken, though not as much as the men's. A few of the men had to let go of the rope, and looked as if they were checking their ears for blood. Lily looked back to the mermaid, and saw that she was just waiting for her chance to escape. Though a couple of the men still held on, Lily let go of her rope just in time for her to lunge for the rail of the deck.

Silently, she routed for her to escape, but met only disappointment when she was heaved back towards them. "Why did you let go?!" The same chef shouted, throwing himself into her face. When she failed to come up with an answer quickly enough, the man swung his hand into a painful slap across her face. Lily's jaw dropped and her hand snaked up to cradle the side of her face. She was too stunned to even know what to think, except for, "Just wait until nightfall... you'll never see this precious animal again."

The men tied the excess ropes on one side of the net to the rail of the deck. The knots were ridiculously thick. On the other side, the longer ropes were tied to the center mast of the ship. The ropes were so tight that the net wouldn't budge even an inch in any direction. Lily was surprised the net wasn't suspended in the air between the rail and mast.

As if to punish her, the chef demanded that she mop up the new mess of seaweed and seafoam from the deck... right within reaching distance of the mermaid. Lily reluctantly picked up the mop from where she'd set it down, and dragged the bucket of water across the deck. She inched closer, eyeing the legendary person. She couldn't be sure that she wouldn't lash out at Lily. As she mopped nearby, she made sure to use the length of the wood to reach the spots closer to her.

The men dispersed, traveling to the rooms below deck for "celebratory drinks". When the last one slammed the door behind him, she muttered, "bastards." Lily angrily pushed the mop back and forth, her thoughts void, until she had to return to the bucket. An idea hit her, and she looked back at the mermaid while leaning on the mop. "Um... do you want the water from the bucket?" she asked warily. Lily wasn't even sure if she could understand her words, so she pointed to the bucket and then at her tail. It certainly wasn't any costume. It had hundreds of sapphire scales that moved with every breath she took.

OOC: You've got my permission power-play my character a little bit in the next post with the bucket and such. :)

***

Obsidian was still seeing red. He had barely even acknowledged the fact that he was in a tank with the fish-blood. He was too preoccupied trying to slam his way through the glass. He quickly realized that was a bad idea when he was taking up a lot of room in the tank, and leaving little room for the mermaid with poisonous spikes. Sirens were immune to poisons of the fish, but it wouldn't be a pleasant feeling to be stabbed by one of the points.

Instead, he looked upward, at the metal cover they were now sliding over the top. Obsidian scrunched up his entire body at the bottom of the tank, and then pushed off and upward at an exceptional speed, arms covering the top of his head. It did nothing but instantaneously bruise his forearms, and tore two cuts into the black fins that grew along the bone of his arm.

He pushed and punched and thrashed his tail against the glass and the metal cover, but it was no use. Finally, he was just too exhausted to keep fighting against the glass. He let his body relax and sink towards the bottom of the tank. He let his tail stretch out only to find that even sitting upright against the wall, he was almost too long for the length of the tank. This was not going to be a comfortable residence.

Obsidian caught his breath, breathing tiny angry bubbles to float to the surface. He was beginning to calm down. He knew he had to to think rationally. He heard footsteps lead back into the room, and didn't even look at the pirate until he was in front of the tank, throwing some sort of small fish into the tank through a flap in the cover just large enough for their hands. He felt sick to his stomach at the sight of watching the other mermaid eat. He hadn't eaten in two days already from following this stupid ship around, and now they wouldn't even give him anything to eat. "Don't you want to share that?" He snapped.
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Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:27 pm

Sapphire found herself tied against the floor within the net. She could barely even sit up properly, but she could still lash out if anyone got close enough, just like the female was now. She watched her warily, almost as warily as the woman watched her. Her gaze shifted to the mop watching her push it back and forth against the floor noting she used the length when she pushed it closer to her. She was perplexed by this ritual..it seemed pointless. She looked up to the woman's face when she spoke to her, the tone irked her slightly "You think I am deaf? Or just stupid?" Her voice accented and rich sounding, when she was not screaming deadly horrid wails, she had a very melodious voice that was educated and the tone held the pride of a woman who knew she was important and beautiful. "It is dirty" She finally stated at the offer of the bucket water. It was murky, why was she dirtying perfectly good water? "Why do you do that?" She finally asked rolling her tail some to shift into a better position to look at her tail. She was becoming dry rapidly..She would change soon. "Clean water..I do not want dirty" She was a siren with standards.



Alanna gulped down a second fish watching the merman throw his fit and learn exactly what she had learned days ago. You couldn't escape these tanks, not without outside help. She blew bubbles and listened to him "No" She stated rather calm and simply as she worked on the third, also final, fish gulping it down quickly so he did not try to steal it from her. She was defensive, fully backed in her corner and her form half turned so her spikes faced his way, the spikes stiff, her body knowing danger and prepared for it. She blew bubbles at him again "You were not starved for days as I was. You were in the ocean, free and safe. If your foolishness that got you captured also left you hungry..then that is your own fault." She knew she was considered bold by her mix breed kind..Most mix breeds avoided sirens or paid respect to them. Her species, however, were loners in the first place and didn't take well to aggression. She leaned back against the glass and touched her stomach glaring at the door beyond their tank..She could have eaten so much more. She was sick of fish, what she would give for shrimp or those delicious little red crabs that skittered on the ocean floor..Terrible to catch, delicious when caught. "Anyways..they will feed you. They have to feed us..Half starved mermaids..mermen" She chuckled softly "Don't fetch a good price..or so I have heard them saying. " She wasn't entirely sure what a Price was and why they needed them to get one..She was vague on human society. She avoided as much as she could, only going near the surface or shallows for her food or to enjoy the nice, warm waters she loved.
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Postby BriBriBearx on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:18 pm

Lily's eyes widened when the mermaid replied. Her feelings were hurt slightly by her tone, but she understood why the woman was reacting the way she was. Lily probably would not have been a happy camper either, were she tied up on the deck of a ship she knew nothing about. When asked if she was accusing the woman of stupidity, Lily quickly shook her head. She tried to swallow, but her mouth felt like cotton in the heat of the sun. Dehydration had become a daily occurance lately.

Why does she mop? What an odd question. She had to remind herself though, not many mops made their way to the bottom of the ocean... The woman had probably never seen one. Though the mermaid held a proud confidence to herself, Lily couldn't help but compare her to a child. Perhaps she had compared her to be too much to a fish to suggest she take dirty water. "It cleans the deck. The deck lasts longer when it's taken care of."

Lily didn't want to take her eyes off of the woman for fear of her somehow getting loose and attacking her, but she knew it wasn't likely. She brought the bucket to the rail of the boat and dumped it over the side. She quickly tied a rope to the handle, and then lowered it to the ocean, bringing in fresh sea water. Heaving it back to the deck made the muscles in her arms cry out, but she had this feeling in her gut that the mermaid needed water, so she did her best to lift it quickly.

Lily returned to the mermaid. She was within about a foot of the mermaid and was going to pour the water over the creature herself, but then decided at the last minute it was probably best to let her do it herself. She kneeled down and pushed the bucket towards her hands. She was only now realizing just how cramped the net was. "I wish I could loosen the ropes for you." After examining the knots the other sailors had performed, she realized that wouldn't be possible. "I don't know these knots." Lily sighed, wishing she'd taken the time to learn them with her father before he'd passed away.

***

No? Obsidian simply glared at her. He couldn't catch her eye--her body was shifted so that the spikes that ran down her body were pointed at him. He'd never been so disrespected in his life. Sirens, especially men, were hard to come by. He was treated like a prince by all he ran into. And now this lionfish is treating him as though he's nothing more than a tuna in the sea.

"Perhaps I was not starved, but that does not mean I was fed. If foolishness was why I was caught, then it would appear you're no better than I." He kept quiet after that, listening to her go on about how they 'have' to feed them. The way he saw it, these men didn't have to do anything. However, she mentioned that they were seeking a good price, and knew immediately what the pirates intended for them. He'd come across this human word, "price," in an encounter with a coastal siren years ago. She was fluent in the English language, knowing endless slang words from above the surface. He'd picked up on a couple, but forgot most of what he'd learned from her.

"We're one-hundred and fifty miles from the coastline," he muttered. A full day and night's travel at the speed the ship was going. Obsidian hadn't seen them cast an anchor, so he assumed they traveled through the night as well. "If you are any good at appeasing these vile animals, maybe you'll go to a good home at a theme park." Obsidian had heard stories from the same coastal siren of locations where humans trap sea-creatures of all sorts within cages, and show them off to visitors. She called them theme parks and another word he couldn't quite remember that started with "aqua"... but would be a cold day in hell before Obsidian ever let that happen to him.
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Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:38 pm

Sapphire listened watching the woman and eyeing her warily. "Why do you only clean deck? If deck lasts longer when clean..why do you only care?" She stiffened for a moment when the woman got close to push the bucket and she shifted, squirming to get in a new position, giving a soft huff half twisting to look at the underside of her tail. She gave a small disgusted sound, her hand reaching out to touch the raw patch on her tail that she acquired from rope burn. Soon she turned to inspect the bucket "Why do you need to know the knots? Sharp things work in this situation yes?" She found clean, healthy sea water and pulled the bucket unable to shift much so she half laid down dumping the bucket on herself making sure to get her tail. She gave a happy, almost trilling sound as she felt relief on her wet scales. She would not turn so quickly now..Not as long as she kept wet. "Why are you the only one? All ships I have seen have only men..." Of course her..charms worked much better when there were only men. She had once learned quickly her songs did not entrance females in the slightest, a great disappointment to her.


Alanna huffed "More like bad luck..They caught me on the shoals.." She'd been hunting for crabs and the ship must have spotted her. The water had been too shallow for her to make a quick escape, she did poorly on land and they had driven her to the shallowest shoal where she struggled and they netted her. She looked Obsidian over and snorted "...I am not..very appeasing. They are afraid of me now..They stretched me in the sun because I taught them why my kind is left alone" She traced a fingertip along one of her spikes. She was able to flatten them against her form, to cause less damage..but in this situation, it was unlikely. She had only needed to worry if the pirates got too close..but now the fools had thrown a merman in with her. She would be on guard constantly. "How fortunate for them..to catch to solitary merfolk" Lion fish mermaids spent much of their life independent when they grew of age..Until a lionfish merman picked them as a mate in his small harem of females. Alanna had no wish for such a thing or any males. She twisted slamming her tail against the glass giving a soft frustrated sound. "Now it is even more cramped in here.." Eyeing Obsidian and glaring "They would pick a FAT merman to throw in with me..Must you be so large and you dare ask for my food.." She rolled her eyes and stayed in her corner, spikes carefully pointed in his direction still. Oh yes..Alanna had one hell of a temper and had no qualms in holding grudges.
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Postby BriBriBearx on Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:17 pm

Lily leaned against the beam of the mast, and shrugged. "I'm the only one cleaning because everyone else on ship is lazy," she gave an unamused choke of a laugh. She looked around and over her shoulders though, to make sure no one had risen up to the deck without her knowing. She was clear.
Sharp things work in this situation, yes? Oh. The mermaid must have thought she intended to free her. No, she couldn't do that... Lily might not agree with what these men are doing, but to risk her life to save someone else's? She was unsure about it, so for the moment she kept quiet. The woman continued on to ask why Lily was the only woman aboard. "It's a man's job, yes... but I come from a small beach town. Nobody else was hiring," she said honestly. She continued to eye her, though she was a bit more comfortable now that the ropes had proven to hold up well. Curiosity began to rock her mind, and she had so many questions. Lily started with one a bit more basic, and hoped it somehow wouldn't offend the foreign lady. "Are there many others like you?"

***

Obsidian watched her brag and flaunt with words of how she'd done them damage of some sort while aboard the ship. It only left him with a smirk on his face. He certainly wasn't afraid of her... though he did continue to watch where her spikes were. Why was this cage so small? Had they intended to catch two with a tank this size? He couldn't see how. However, he couldn't think of anyone who could be a worse tankmate than her.

His narrowed eyes followed hers when she had turned to glare at him, and had the nerve to call him overweight. Obsidian could already feel it; most of the time he did his best to respect women, but he was going to have to put this woman in her place at some point. "Fat?" He huffed a laugh. "All you see is muscle, dear. I suppose you would not know much about that, being a woman. And such a frail one at that," he pretended to ponder. Obsidian knew from then on he would strive to prove himself to her. A week could go by of days like today where she is fed and he is not, and wouldn't dare ask for even a nibble.

"And I wonder, how have you managed to harm one of these men and yet have not managed to escape yet?" He flicked the tips of his onyx fins against the bottom of the tank in irritation, still sitting with his back against the wall. Obsidian was entirely confident that he would be back into the sea by tomorrow at sundown. "I really don't want to carry a deadweight damsel-in-distress like yourself out of here when I break free."
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Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:22 pm

Sapphire turned and shifted, the deck easier to move on when wet managing to sit up a little better, as much as the ropes would allow. "Others like me? There are none" She gave a smug smile and chuckled, a soft musical sound. "But there are more merfolk of course...Many different kinds, but there is only one Sapphire" Again despite being held against her will, she was confident and had pride in herself. She found talking to the woman amusing, no human ever sat down and talked to her like this before. "My turn to ask. What do you call yourself? Human is not a very good name to go by yes?" Her form of speech was elegant amongst her own kind who did not often need to speak, and she seemed to be striving to show she was an intelligent being. Not an ignorant animal.

***

She rolled her eyes "You say muscle. I see fat." Was her sharp retort as pink tinted her cheeks feeling her rage rise as he mocked her "Oh? And what makes you think you can escape? I have tried everything you have tried just now. Breaking this won't work either" Her knuckle tapping on the glass "Its too thick and I cannot gain speed I need to break it" She swirled slightly her tail, with its deadly spikes swishing by him uncomfortably close as she resettled. "Damsel in distress? Were you talking about yourself then? You look far more the role a damsel than me. Even the men of your kind look so..feminine.." She smirked looking him over as if she thought him a very poor joke "Honestly..I hear all kinds of stories of mermen and how they are so rare..You must be very fragile if your kind cannot even EXIST where your females flourish. That says very poorly of you does it not? It does." She answered sharply turning to look out the tank, her back facing him, but that was where her spikes were along her tail. She did not worry of him trying to attack from behind. "It takes three of them to open the top and this would shatter if broken. When I escape, I want to do so alive and not so maimed..Ahh perhaps it is weakness and stupidity that your kind is so rare" She rubbed her chin as she murmured to herself looking in thought.
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Postby BriBriBearx on Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:05 pm

Lily allowed herself to zone out as she considered the siren's words. It appeared that her kind weren't just a myth, but an actuality. One that existed in numbers much larger than she had ever imagined possible. How had they stayed so under the radar for all of these years? They must make some sort of effort to avoid the humans. Then again, she thought with sadness, it's no wonder they hide when this is what happens when they surface.

After Sapphire had asked her for her name, one of the crew men had come back onto the upper level and Lily was brought back into focus again. Her eyes narrowed but she tried not to let it show as she acknowledged with a nod, "Captain." The man was significantly taller than Lily's five-foot-nothing. He was dressed fairly casually considering his status aboard his ship, excluding the displayed pistol that sat in the holster on his right hip. The captain was a surprisingly nice man, considering what he'd been planning for this boat all along. He gave Lily an earnest closed-mouth smile and said, "She's beautiful, isn't she?"

Knowing that Sapphire could hear and understand every word she said, Lily didn't like the idea of talking about her as if she weren't there. She watched Sapphire's eyes, noting their beauty, and answered honestly. "She is."
"Do you have any idea what a siren scale sells for, Lily?" The captain asked. She supposed that now Sapphire knew her name. She shook her head.
"No."
"Five hundred dollars per," he said, pronouncing each syllable carefully. His eyes carried a hunger with them as he watched the mermaid within the awkward confines of the net. "For every two scales plucked holds one grand." As if Lily couldn't do the math. The captain's voice lowered and he looked her sternly in the eye. "If you catch any of these men trying to pocket even one scale, you're to come straight to me. Else you face the consequences," he warned calmly, leaning away from her to stand up straight. Lily watched as he gave Sapphire a wink of his blue eye. She couldn't even imagine how furious the mermaid must be. Lily herself was growing angry. How could she ever live with herself if she sat back and watched Sapphire's scales be plucked from her body for money? No. No, she never could.

***

Obsidian shook his head and looked away from her, highly amused and highly on edge. "Fragile!" His backside slithered up the wall of the tank, and with a flick of his lower body he slammed the entire length of the wall. The batter was loud enough to bring a pirate down to check on the two, which he easily ignored. "My kind may flourish on our own because we need only our natural bodies to survive. I would like to see you fair within the sea without your poison. And if we're judging based on appearance, our feminine looks are far more beautiful than that of any fish's."

Obsidian could feel the faint hairs on his arms and the back of his neck standing up. If they continued this banter, he was going to end up attacking this arrogant woman. He already wanted to strangle her, but for now the idea of those needle-like points going into his body was enough to refrain. He took a deep breath, letting little bubbles float to the surface with the action. For the first time, he turned away from her and faced the frontward wall of the tank. He rested his forehead and palms on it. His frontal fins fanned out against the glass."Leave me alone," he grumbled. "I need to think."
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Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:19 pm

Sapphire watched the two speak and did not open her mouth...except once when the Captain watched her did she hiss showing sharp teeth and she gave an angry slap of her tail against the deck. Yes she had heard of humans valuing mermaid scales, for how pretty they were, even for medicinal purposes..It was strange, but then she adored all the things that glittered in the sea..perhaps it was the same, though she'd never go through this length. "Hmph.." She waited until the captain was out of sight "They value my scales and yet they let them be so poorly treated" Her blue eyes squinting up at the harsh sun. She could already feel herself starting to dry again already. "My scales take forever to grow back too" She eyed the raw patch underneath her tail in tired dismay. There was soft clicking her, the sound of her pearls rubbing against the shells that adorned and covered her chest. She ran her fingertips along them, the pearls she had collected herself. "And what shall you get out of my capture..Lily?" The mermaid staring at the woman.



***

Alanna huffed "I survived before my poison became effective and I rarely use it. You do your thinking..You make my head hurt anyways" She was mad, but not at him..it was just his attitude towards her that angered her..but she was scared and she wanted to be free..She would go mad within the small confines of this tank. "I am tired anyways.." She grumbled softly..Well there was one small bonus to him in her tank..She was not alone, the pirates wouldn't dare try to stick their hands in and do anything when one of them might be awake. She pressed in her corner curling up some. She seemed to be debating to herself for a moment before her sharp spikes flattened against her tail some, still there but not as much of an imminent threat to Obsidian. "And I am Alanna..not fish or mix breed" She said at last before closing her eyes to drift off.
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Postby BriBriBearx on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:48 am

Lily watched the captain walk away, looking pleased enough with himself. He grabbed two bottles of alcohol, Lily assumed rum, and then returned to the lower floors of the ship. It wouldn't be long before they were all drunk... Oh, she hated when they weren't sober... Lily listened to Sapphire while she went ahead and kicked the two anchors over the sides of the ship. There was no way that they would remember to later on. She was pretty sure she'd caused a solid dent on one side of the ship when the anchor caught the frame, but no one came up to scold her anyhow.

"Like fingernails," Lily noted as she made her way back to Sapphire. Knowing that she could get away with not doing any work, she sat down indian-style on the deck. Toying with the seam of her pantleg, she went into detail: "Fingernails take a long time to grow back, too." Lily had long ago stopped trying to grow her nails; heaving fish onto a ship wasn't a good way to keep them in shape.

And what shall you get out of my capture...Lily?
She smirked, then shook her head. "Apparently not even one scale," she said without thinking. Immediately she realized what a horrible response that was, and she blurted, "not that I would want even one." Lily grew exasperated and sighed quickly, growing frustrated with herself. "Your scales are... well, beautiful is an understatement. But they would never be worth your pain." Lily hoped that that had done her idiocy right with the mermaid and that she would not be angry with her. Sapphire was the only other woman on board, after all. She shrugged. "I don't get anything out of your capture. And I don't want to watch these men abuse you," she said honestly, thinking of all of the times the captain himself had demanded her in his bedroom on this very ship.

The sun was in its earliest stage of setting on the horizon. It casted orange hues and yellow tones across the entire sea, and reminded Lily of why working so hard on a boat was sometimes worth it. Looking at Sapphire, she noted that instead of dulling the brilliant blue on her body, the sun reflected off each scale and made her even more stunning. Not as glorious as before though... why was that? Lily wondered, then realized that her scales were likely drying again. "If you need more water, let me know and I will pull some up for you."

***

Obsidian closed his eyes as she went on about headaches and sleepiness. He just wanted her to finally be quiet! His body, especially his shoulderblades, were tense with stress he wasn't used to. He could almost feel the knots within the muscles forming. Those were going to be very painful working out. Finally she quieted. Obsidian slid back to his corner of the tank, trying to avoid letting even his tail touch any part of it--but it was hard in such a small tank. He leaned his head back, staring at the tiny ripples of the waves above him. There was one, perhaps two inches of air between the water and the cap of the tank. The familiar tick of the waves against the walls of the glass grew comforting after a moment, but he longed to see the stars and the moon.
When he thought silence had fallen for the afternoon, the woman spoke up again. But instead of giving him a comment that would make him grind his teeth, she gave him her name. He exhaled, knowing that anything he'd said about comparing her to a fish had been nasty comments. Obsidian nearly came to regret what he'd said to her during the time he'd been in the tank, but then remembered that she had fueled the fire of their argument as well. "Obsidian." His voice was hoarse, as if the stress had built up in his vocal chords as well. He wanted to sleep, but was too awake to even try. At least he had a little more fin room with her spikes flattened down a bit. He wasn't going to say thank you, but he appreciated it. Obsidian let the time pass by meditating his mind on the sea and on the way the saltwater around him felt on his skin.

OOC: Gahh, I keep pushing out long posts. I apologize. xD
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Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:26 am

Sapphire twisted her tail some listening to Lily..At first she looked upset..horrified that even this woman wanted her scales..But she seemed to relax and eye Lily warily when she corrected herself. She even grinned when Lily sounded silly and flustered "It is okay. I understand liking shiny things..beautiful things..I love those that sparkle the most. Like the rocks in these ships, but they are in the ocean at the bottom. Sharks like to make their home there..Shark bloods too. Irritating creatures.." She turned again uncomfortably feeling her tail sticky against the deck.

She listened to Lily offer to bring more water and watched her quietly for a moment. She had watched her pull up water earlier and it certainly did not seem easy. It was hard for herself to even push her body up on land..She could not imagine pulling up a heavy bucket. "I would like that..but perhaps if I dry out completely..they will not try to take my scales. It is uncomfortable to change..but maybe it is necessary.." Lily was expressing kindness towards her, a mermaid that her employers captured and someone she had never met before. Sapphire had never really met anyone who offered kindness just to be kind or because they wanted to..there was always a catch. She tilted her head at Lily and her hand moved, gripping at her neck for a moment before holding out a hand "Here" She stated, her hand held out through the net and her palm opened to show a thin necklace, one of the few loops around her throat. The pearls varied in size but each were a beautiful milky pink hue and held on a thin band of what seemed like hemp but it was a type of sea weed she had stretched and twisted to hold the pearls before painstakingly making a small hole in each pearl to thread them. "A kindness for a kindness yes..I got each of these myself. I have more, you can have these ones. I found them though I was scolded for each one..it is worth it. I made it all myself too" She smiled in a proud manner, like a child bragging about their good deed. She had two more longer loops around her neck and a few decorated pearls within her hair. She nudged her hand out closer to Lily "Come come..It is gift. Take" She smiled again. "I promise not to bite" She teased remembering how Lily had politely asked her before.


*****

Alanna smiled a little when she heard him reply with his own name and not an insult. Perhaps he was not as bad..for an arrogant bullheaded male...Obsidian matched him perfectly. She yawned, causing a few bubbles to blow out before she did drift to sleep. Her whole body relaxing as she stayed curled in her corner as if trying to burrow like she normally did when she slept in the reef.

She would sleep peacefully, dreaming of simple things..things that made her happy. A perfect sunny day, nice warm water with plenty of crabs and shrimp to chase. She loved to swim and to bask in the streaming sun light that came in the shallow waters. She loved to swim as fast as she could, sometimes even do leaps from the water when she knew it was safe. When nighttime came she enjoyed drifting close to the surface to float backwards under the water to watch the moon and stars. A perfect dream that was shattered when she woke to reality.

She was groggy at first before panic overtook her. It was too small..the water cold..there was no moonlight..no sunlight. There was no sand or reef, she twisted and slammed in the glass in a panicked, frenzied state. She was trapped and she could not stand it, she felt like she was going insane, slamming into the glass again forgetting Obsidian was within the tank as her deadly spikes were sharp and alert as she slammed the tank again, stirring up the water and no doubt making a hell of a lot of noise.

((I like long posts ^^ Makes me strive to match them and you write so well! <3))
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Postby BriBriBearx on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:41 pm

Lily listened to her state something about it being uncomfortable to change. Lily didn't understand what that meant, but didn't mention it for now. She watched as Sapphire took a necklace of pearls off of her neck, though it certainly wasn't the only one she had. Her hand stretched out to Lily. Lily's eyebrows furrowed in confusion. A gift? Of natural, legitimate pearls? Who would give a stranger a gift of pearls? Especially ones they found on the bottom of the ocean themselves? Lily questioned it but was almost in awe, imagining this woman finding these pearls and managing to figure out how to string them into a necklace.

Sapphire had promised not to bite, but the idea hadn't come to Lily's mind until just then. Could it be a trick? No... Lily didn't think so. Slowly, as if not to spook Sapphire, she held out her hand and allowed her to drop the pearls into her hand. Lily sat on her knees next to the mermaid, wonderstruck from examining the beautiful gems. "You made this..." It wasn't a question, it was only reminding herself. She smiled widely, knowing that no matter how little money she ever ended up with, she would never sell it. "Thank you." She pocketed the gems. "I wish I could wear them, but the other sailors would take it from me," she said in a hushed voice.

Lily scooted herself on her knees a few inches even closer to Sapphire. "Listen," she whispered, keeping her eye on the door to the cabins at all times. "When the whole sky is dark, they go up to the upper deck on bow-side to play games of poker. I'll have to ignore you and pretend to work for the first twenty minutes. Once they get into the game and start getting rowdy, I'll help set you free. But you have to work with me," she said sternly. The sun was still setting, the lower quarter of it already dipped below the horizon. Lily knew she was risking a lot of abuse by agreeing to this, but she knew it was the right thing to do. "If you say anything suspicious or get me into trouble, there isn't anything I can do for you."

***

Obsidian's meditation had done its job after about two hours of peace of mind. He was calmed and could think straight, though he wasn't coming up with much of a plan. He stopped trying after the first four ideas he'd thought of would have never worked. He'd barely moved from his spot, partially because he was still fairly comfortable and partially because he didn't want to accidentally hit Alanna and wake her up. He'd spent a little time watching her after she'd fallen asleep. Her face seemed to depict all of the emotions she felt within the dream she was having. Obsidian smirked. For once, she seemed pretty happy. After that, he mostly just memorized his surroundings. The room they were in was mostly made of wood walls and floors. It had barrels of fish he knew, he'd watched the pirates get Alanna's from one, and of other things as well. There was a lazy dog that he hadn't even noticed lay sleeping on the floor near the stairs that led up to the door. Even memorizing the room wasn't enough to keep him entertained. He was just dozing off against the side of the tank, when the tank fell into chaos.

Jolting to full alert, Obsidian slithered up the tank again. One of Alanna's spikes poked into him and he winced as she immediately ripped it out of him by moving. Blood snaked out of the wound and made fractal patterns in the water before Alanna's chaotic moves made it dissipate. Finally he was getting an idea of what was happening. Obsidian took a giant breath inward and with a flick of his tail flattened himself against the glass to avoid getting poked again. He waited for the right second, and then pounced forward.

Obsidian threw himself at her. He placed his hands on her shoulders, and even within the small tank he'd bounced forward with enough power to push her back against the wall. She continued to struggle, her eyes frenzied. He raised on arm to rest horizontally against her collarbones and the other arm across her flat stomach to hold her still. "Alanna!" He shouted, not understanding why she'd just gone insane after such peace. "What are you doing?" Obsidian winced when one of the spines along her tail was jabbed into his own tail. It pierced right through to muscle. The poison wouldn't kill him but it left an immediate burning sensation, like a seasnake bite. He didn't try to pull the spine out, instead focused on the matter at hand and again shouted. "Snap out of it!"

OOC: Thank you! You write very well also. :D Lovely twist by the way! I was expecting this peaceful wake up, maybe a snappy comment for Obsidian taking up too much room, and instead, BAM! HELL IN THE PIRATE TANK! Haha, loved it!
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Re: Sea Keeper (Closed)

Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:14 pm

Sapphire chuckled when Lily finally took the pearls. "A kindness for a kindness. It is what I was raised to do and I feel you are being very kind" She nodded in an almost sagely manner. She liked Lily and found her very sweet. She shifted uncomfortably, with the sunset at least her body was not uncomfortably hot anymore, but she was still drying quickly. She would change soon, she already knew it, though the water shower from lily had provided a nice moment of relief, it would be too difficult for Lily to constantly pull up water and keep her wet. "Then keep them hidden and wear them when you can. Pretty things are meant to be shown and flaunted, Especially the shiny ones or the pretty pearls" She smiled happily and tilted her head a little when Lily began to discuss freeing her from the ship.

She listened quietly and frowned softly "You will free me..but stay behind? Will you not get in trouble to? Get hurt?" The men did not treat Lily kind in the first place, she had seen the one man slap her hard..What would they do to Lily when they found her gone and Lily who had been in charge..empty handed? She did not like that one bit! Lily had been unconditionally kind towards her and Sapphire found herself liking the woman. "I will not leave you go alone against those males...Ugh.." She grimaced a little. She was not in any pain, but it was still odd and uncomfortable at first, the change.


She had changed a few times in her life, by will though..Her whole tail felt like it was tingling ans going numb, yet completely sensitive. She sucked in a slow breath as her form shifted, a line drifting down the center of her tail as her fins glittered in the fading light before they too faded away into creamy pale legs and feet. Even her vibrant blue hair shimmered shifting to a silvery blonde everything fish-like about her form had seemingly melted away and a human woman was now sitting on the deck beneath the trapped net. "Nhnn...Always so odd.." She stared down at her legs and slowly moved them and wiggled her toes.It always felt odd and amazing to see legs instead of her tail. But her legs were always so weak at first, it normally took her a whole day to be able to walk on them..when she had the free movement to practice walking of course.


****

Alanna panicked all the more at first when something attacked her..No..Someone..Obsidian "I can't breath..I can't!" She gave a shuddering sob, she could not withstand small spaces. "It is so stale in here..the water is stale..its small..I am unsafe in every direction..I cannot breathe..." Her whole body was trembling but she stopped thrashing about, her face completely pale and had they not been in water Obsidian would know tears were streaming down her face. Her body still shook as she took slow breathes still feeling as if she was not getting enough air.

"Y..you're hurt!" Belatedly realizing one of her spikes had gone through his tail "I'm sorry! I'm so sorry...move back" She was shaking but she pressed him away to try and dislodge her spike from his fin. Her poison wouldn't kill him, but if he stayed in constant contact with it, it could make him sick. "I'm so sorry.." She murmured again. She had forgotten he was trapped here with her and now she had acted foolishly and hurt him. What if she had killed him? She would have never been able to live with herself if she did. Bad enough it was hard to keep hold of her sanity in this cage..She was not meant for tiny spaces, she was not meant to be some kind of pet. She was meant to be in open water where she could swim as fast and far as she wanted..Her shaking slowly calming but not by much as she pulled away withdrawing her spike watching his blood cloud the water for a moment before plucking two of her scales. She moved to him pressing one scale over the hole in the front and the other scale over the hole in the back of his tail. She pressed them tightly biting her lower lip "It hurts..but..it will stop the bleeding.." Neither of them would be any happier in blood filled water, and her scales helped with the toxins of her spikes, whether eaten or applied it took the sting off and stopped the bleeding.
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Postby BriBriBearx on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:22 pm

"I'll only get in trouble if I'm caught... if I have to I'll blame somebody," Lily said, but she knew there was a small chance they would believe her. She would likely be abandoned on an island to die, if not thrown into the very sea. Lily began to say that she's been handling these men for the past few months just fine, but a shallow grunt from Sapphire stopped her. Nothing appeared to be hurting her, Lily noted. She tilted her head, waiting to determine the cause of the noise she'd made.

Lily could never honestly say she expected Sapphire to grow legs. It was a fast change, considering the woman just went from part fish to a naked woman. She blinked her eyes in amazement before quickly averting her gaze. A blush reddened her cheeks. She knew from the sight in her peripheral vision that it had really just happened, that she hadn't imagined it.

"I... wow. I didn't have any idea that you could do that," Lily gave a nervous laugh. "I should get you clothes. If the men saw this..." She shook her head. "It wouldn't be good." Lily left Sapphire on the deck for a moment to sneak into her cabin on the lower level of the ship. Her dresser creaked loudly, but it went unheard. She picked out a simple white tee shirt, and a pair of jean shorts. Both had holes in unfortunate places, but they were some of Lily's nicer clothes aboard ship. She tip-toed through the cabins and returned to the deck.

Lily placed the folded clothes within arms' reach of Sapphire. She knew she wouldn't be able to put either items on with the rope this tight, so Lily pulled out her pocket knife and began to cut a few of the squares up to give her some more wiggle room. Unfortunately, none of the holes could be made large enough that she could squeeze though. "I didn't bother with underwear... I figured you wouldn't want to wear mine," she reached her hand up to rest on the back of her head. Lily still avoided looking at her body too long. Sapphire didn't appear to be uncomfortable being naked in her presence, though. Lily turned around to allow her to get dressed. "Hurry... it won't be long before they rise up to ready the poker table. I don't want them harrassing you."

***

Obsidian huffed. "Yes, I'm hurt," he snapped. That was obvious enough. Alanna apologized though and he felt bad about his attitude. She began to push him away, and his body doubled over slightly, curling itself around the wound. Once it was out, the constant throb of poison stopped. He could still feel the wound with every pulse of his body, but the pain stopped increasing.

He eyed her incredulously as she plucked two of her own scales. Why would she do that? That hurts even mix-breeds, doesn't it? Obsidian would never--he gasped suddenly. She had her arms on either side of him, pressing the scales over both the entry and exit points of the stab. He could smell his blood in the water. He almost apologized for it, considered it contaminated the water they'd be in for the next nineteen hours. Then he remembered it was her fault, and kept his apologies to himself. She pressed the scales more tightly onto the openings. "Ah, alright!" Obsidian replaced her slender fingers with his own and pressed the scales to himself. "Thank you. I will tend to it from here."

Though her spines weren't nearly as erected as before, he still inched away from them a bit. "What happened?" He asked bluntly. "You seemed to be content while you dreamed."
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Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:10 pm

"There are no stories of my kind coming onto land to play with your kind? We cannot do that with our tails" She teased and looked at clothes interested as Lily cut some space for her. She struggled at first, her legs weak and difficult to move but she slowly got clothes on. She chuckled "I have not worn such items before" She removed her sea shell cover for her breast as she tugged on the white blouse. She leaned back to rest, lightly massaging her legs "It happens when I become too dry. I gain human legs and appearance..I cannot rightly say why, but it does not save me for too long..I cannot be without water even in this form..I would only last a few days..a week at most" She examined a lock of her hair now a silver blonde color "Hmn..It is odd to see yourself a different person so quickly." She ran her hand along Lily's worn clothes "Why would I need underwear? Humans wear too much items" She chuckled amused as she curled up her legs and settled back against the mast now that she had more moving room within her confines of the net.

******

Alanna withdrew her hands when she pressed too hard "I'm sorry" She apologized helplessly again. She moved away and into her corner so he did not have to fear her spikes. "I..was dreaming of freedom and woke to a cage..I am sorry I did not handle it well..I..I honestly forgot for a moment..where I was.." She had not truly slept since she'd been captured. Despite her panic, she did feel fully rested and a bit more like herself, despite the small confines and her actions. "I never could handle small spaces..Not even caverns..I like to sleep amongst the reef..where the sunlight and moonlight light it up the most. It is the warmest and most beautiful there..I woke up and saw..this" Looking around their tank miserably. Perhaps it was a look in her eyes..The sadness and hidden fury of a caged animal. Her spots where she took out her scales did hurt and had hurt when she took them out..but she was sure Obsidian felt more pain than her. "Well..I suppose you aren't THAT fragile.." She said after a while feeling awkward and uncertain how to treat him.

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Postby BriBriBearx on Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:57 pm

Lily promised herself to keep that time frame in mind. If the escape mission tonight failed, she would have to find a way to keep supplying her with water. Once Sapphire was dressed, Lily returned to where she had been sitting cross-legged. She laughed and agreed, "Humans do wear too much clothing... It isn't any wonder why I sweat like a dog out here." Lily was wearing a jean vest over a stained white shirt and shorts. The vest was always a useless attempt to prevent stains. She went ahead and took it off now, folding it and setting it beside her.

It was weird seeing Sapphire with exceptionally blonde hair. Lily had almost grown used to the blue color, and now it had changed. She was happy to see that she could move around in the net to sit down more comfortably, though. The door to the lower floor opened, and out came the loud noises of men on their way to being drunk. Loud laughter and shoving and yelling occured. Lily scrambled to her feet, desperate to find something to make her look busy. She ended up digging out her pocket knife, nearly tripping over her feet on her way to the rail, and scraping off bird droppings.

Most of the men were now on the upper deck, but the last two to leave the cabins were walking more slowly. "Hey, wait, now," one of them said. Lily turned to look. It was none other than the chef himself, and the other janitor on board who never did anything but drink. The two were making their way over to Sapphire. "What happened to her tail?" The janitor asked. The chef grunted and then proceeded to drive a boot into Sapphire's exposed leg. Lily winced for her. "It's gone! She's useless now!" He drew his leg back again, but Lily put a firm hand on his shoulder. "Relax, Cooper! If they get too dry, they get legs."
Cooper turned to look at her in amazement that she had interrupted. Lily's stomach dropped, but she held her ground. At least she did until he used the side of his arm to shove her, knocking her to her butt on the ground.

***

Obsidian wanted to be angry at Alanna, but he couldn't bring himself to be. He was mildly claustrophobic himself, and was growing more uncomfortable in this cage by the minute. After she talked about not handling small spaces well, he chuckled to himself. "It's too bad that me and my fatness take up so much room... spiney," he called teasingly. When she had those spikes displayed, she took up a lot of room in the tank.

He smirked when she admitted that he wasn't fragile. "I told you so." He decided that he should stop his teasing comments in fear of making her feel bad about what happened. He sighed. He could still smell his diluted blood in the tank, and wished he could have willed himself not to bleed. He had a feeling that the pirates were not going to clean the tank anymore than making sure the mild filter that was hooked up to it was working. "Look... we both want out of here. I will not take back anything I said yesterday. But we will need to be on the same page from now onward. We need to form some ground rules, if you will." He didn't wait for her to agree or disagree. "First and foremost rule... if one of us sees a potential way out, we take advantage of it." One of the scales slipped from his hand, but he caught it before it sank. He clenched his teeth as he reapplied it, then relaxed and looked back at her. "Do you have any that you would like to add before I continue?"
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Re: Sea Keeper (Closed)

Postby XKanojoOokamiX on Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:24 am

Sapphire flinched and bit her lower lip when he kicked her leg, still sensitive and aching. She cringed when his leg went to kick her again and Lily stopped him. She looked stunned and then worried..He would hurt Lily more now that she was down. Was he blaming Lily for her transformation? Her mind racing with many thoughts she had never had before in her life as she slowly licked her lips to moisten them thinking quickly and her lips parted

"My heart is pierced by Cupid..I disdain all glittering gold. There is nothing that can console me..but my Jolly Sailor Bold. " Her voice coming out sweet and soothing, but there was more to it. Even in this form, a sirens song was potent. But most didn't know they could control the tone, this song was evoking calmness, merriment, to have fun. Her voice washing over the entire ship like a gentle wave "Come all you pretty fair maidens, whoever you may be. Who love a jolly sailor bold that plows the raging sea" She smiled prettily to the chef as she sang "My heart is pierced by Cupid, I disdain all glittering gold..there is nothing that can console me. But my Jolly Sailor Bold" Her song softly ending, though Lily would find it had not affected her in the slightest. Sirens had no power over women after all. Sapphire smiled tilting her head to the chef "Shall I sing another song for you my lord?" Her voice delicate and sweet. She knew none of the crew had heard a mermaid speak or sing before..perhaps she could convince them she could entertain them and leave Lily be.

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Alanna stayed back and listened to him. Her cheeks tinting pink a little when he called her Spiney..She had never been called that before. She eye'd him quizzically, was he making fun of her or teasing her? She eye'd him warily, yet with a new curiosity "I agree..we should take any chance we get..We should..share meals perhaps as well..The pirates might try to feed one of us more than the other..We will make it balance" Her voice hesitant but wanting to make her own terms too, not wanting him to feel in charge of her.

She watched Obsidian quietly and turned in her corner, stretching muscles without bumping him or threatening him with her spikes that she did her best to keep as flattened as she could now. She pressed one of her hands against the glass staring out into the room, an empty room with a door that led right out into the sea. "I suppose if you got dry enough you could just walk right out of here..though that's unlikely" She had heard the siren females could obtain legs when on land if they dried themselves enough. She assumed the males could too..but no mix blood has ever been able to do that.
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