I love my home, I always have. The beauty of the sea leaves me in awe every time I swim through a coral reef or follow along with a school of fish. However, life for me will change soon. I am going to be a slave to royalty, passing off my words of wisdom to the young heir.
My mother and father looked at the world with different eyes, drawing assessments beyond their years. As I grew older, it was evident I had inherited their keen sense of knowledge.
My freedom is coming to end, and before it does, I want to enjoy my time here. I am serene, in the sea, alone.
Propelling myself forward, I angle my body, dodging the rocks jutting out from the undersea mountain. Until they find me, I will swim where I please. Flapping my tail, I move quicker, diving deeper into my liquid abode. For a mer, the ocean depths is our world. To protect my home, I will be his advisor. One day the prince will be King, and I will help with his judgments. After today, my name will be Hass, and I will serve Assan, the future lord of the seas.
~ 200 words
This is part of my new Change of Tides series. And, if you didn’t notice, these are stories connected to Clash of Tides. Since I’ve brought the story back, I thought some readers might enjoy this.
All of these will be 200 words, flash fiction. Today’s character was Hass, Assan’s advisor. This gives a little bit of background on how he felt about being stuck with Assan. I hope you liked it!