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“Beyond the Wave and Foam”, Part 15

Part 15

 

Izzy was already up for twenty minutes when she heard splashing. She turned just in time to watch Calista expel the water from her lungs and throw back her wet, slightly mated hair. She walked over to the inner pool and handed her friend a mug of coffee. “Morning.”

“Good morning.” Calista took a sip and set the mug aside. “Did you sleep well?”

“I slept well enough.” Izzy gave a quick nod. “How about you?”

“I slept great.” Calista put her arms over her head as she stretched for about five seconds. “I couldn’t have ever imagined sleeping underwater would be so… relaxing.”

Izzy said nothing for a few seconds before giving a slight arching of her eyebrows. “Obviously you can get pretty relaxed sleeping that way in the nude.”

It took Calista a moment to realize that she was naked. “Oh, yeah—” She shrugged and went back to her coffee. “The way Harmony explained thing, being topless isn’t a thing once you’ve got a bungalow in Down Below Town. We’re also not expecting guests, are we?”

Izzy shook her head. “Nope.”

Calista tossed her head from side to side as she smiled at Izzy. “Also, it’s not as if you haven’t seen boobs before.”

“Yeah, but they’re almost always on me.” Izzy pulled up a chair from the dinning table and sat, crossing her legs and getting comfortable. “So how was your first night under the waves?”

“It was nice. There’s just a bit of sound coming from the lagoon—I heard something right before I drifted off that Harmony said was a whale—but everything from above the surface? You don’t hear anything. I mean—” She set her mug down and rubbed her chin with her right hand. “It’s quiet on the island, but last night it was quiet.”

Izzy leaned forward, prepared to hear more. “So Harmony stayed all night?”

“Yeah. She told me you’d gotten instructions to close the sea door so we wouldn’t get bothered.”

“When I picked up the bedding they told me she’d come around and stay with you.” Izzy gazed into the inner pool. “Where is she now?”

“I felt her leave about ten minutes before I came out of the water. I think she leapt over the sea wall.”

“So that was the splash I heard.” Izzy recrossed her legs. “I know this is gonna seem strange—”

Calista had a pretty good idea what her friend was gonna ask. “Go ahead.”

“Did you go to the bathroom?”

“No. I probably will after breakfast, though.” Calista’s face took on a somewhat distressed appearance. “You’ll have to help me out to use the one in the bungalow. It’ll be another couple of weeks before I change enough that I’ll relieve myself the mermaid way.”

Izzy decided she didn’t need to know how one went to the loo “the mermaid way”. “I’ll help you get set up, no worries. Um…”

“What?” It wasn’t difficult for Calista to tell something bothered her friend. “What’s the matter?”

Izzy took a good, long sip of her coffee before she set the mug on the ground. “You said you felt Harmony leave this morning.”

Calista nodded. “She was… sleeping with me.”

“So you felt the bed move?”

“No. I felt her go because—” She thought about how she wanted to explain what happened and decided just to say what happened. “She cuddled with me last night.”

Izzy rested her elbows on her thighs and leaned even further forward. “She did?”

“About twenty minutes before I went to sleep.” Calista signed. “Before that we lay next to each other, but when I rolled on my side and tried getting comfortable, she spooned me and started cuddling.” A tiny smile formed upon Calista’s face. “She said it would help me relax.”

“I’m sure it did.” Izzy scratched at her chin. “How did it feel having a mermaid tail up against you?”

Calista sat quietly for a few seconds. “I didn’t even think about it. I guess that means it felt… normal.”

Izzy nodded a couple of times before standing. “Makes sense. I mean, it won’t be long before you have one of your own, right?”

Calista looked up, nodding slowly. “Right.”

“So—” Izzy squatted down to retrieve her coffee. “What would you like for breakfast?”

“Oh, eggs and bacon would be wonderful.” She reached up. “Help me into my wheelchair?”

Izzy set her coffee down on the table behind her and moved the wheelchair into position before getting her arms around Calista’s shoulders. “Of course. I mean, what wouldn’t I help my best friend?”

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2 thoughts on ““Beyond the Wave and Foam”, Part 15

  1. I see Izzy might feel like maybe it was an order to help and not asking her to help? I know the feeling. Can’t wait to see where this is going!

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