I have included Mermaid Queen Part 1 and 2 for those who have not read them or want to reread them, and part 3 is at the end. Enjoy!
"Hello my fellow citizens of this beloved affair. Thank you for attending my special gathering. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be your queen. I am not a fairy, so there will be no wish granting here. I can however show you a good time. The drinks are to my left, and the delicacies are by the veranda in the upper court. I shall hope you find your time satisfying.
Auckland, cue the music please."
His name is Auckland. The one suited in red I mean. He was the first appointed to the royal court and protects it with his life. Even more importantly, he protects the queen. No one outside her family shall see her without going through him first. Except for the one suited in silver of course.
Mermaid Queen Part 2
We talk about him often, but none of us know his name—he gives out a different one each time he introduces himself. Though this ‘silly’ manner dissatisfies those around him, it keeps the air clean of any solid rumors. There are only three things certain about the one suited in silver: He showed up in the Queen’s life on the rainiest day of the year, he is talented, much like the Mermaid Queen, and he cares about her more than anything.
She wears a purple bracelet on her left wrist when he is in town, and she wears a gold and black bracelet on her right when he isn’t around. She displays the brightest smile when he surprises her on Fridays. They walk through the neighborhood as she plays her guitar while displaying her dressy and girly looks fit for the warm weather. From time to time she’s captured wearing sporty/workout looks despite the fact that she is not an athlete. Where in the world did she get that soft gray nail polish from?! Don’t get me started on those new earbuds. With one bud in her ear, the other in his, and their in-step skipping down the street, they seem to share a secret that resonates solely from the sound of the music.
The one suited in silver (whatever his mysterious name may be) and the Mermaid Queen have a relationship that no one could understand even if they tried. By the time you think you are getting to know them, they are out of your grasp once again. We all want a way into their lives, but no one gets in who isn’t true. It’s nice to want things, isn’t it?
Have a beautiful week,
The Mermaid Queen