Meeting a New Friend
Ludwig sighed sadly as he swam through the shallow water.
His older brother, Gil had gone missing four days ago.
His twin brother, Roman died just yesterday.
His Father's adviser, Roderich said Gil had been kidnapped by Pirates and taken ashore.
Roderich was now granted a human form to locate Gil while other Merpeople stalked the water near land to search for the missing Prince.
Ludwig was suddenly snapped out of his thoughts as a sudden current yanked him under the water and dragged him along under the water.
Dragging him into a dark pocket of water.
Ludwig shook his head and glanced around, underwater.
He had been pulled into some kind of a cove.
Risking it, he resurfaced to find the cove was surrounded by a small forest.
He glanced around his new surroundings when he suddenly heard a gasp behind him.
He turned around, blue eyes widening upon seeing what was kneeling on the grass to stare over at him.
A human male was sitting on the bank behind him.
His brown hair was short, barely reaching his ears.
Soft brown eyes open wide to show how happy he was.
Ludwig's first reaction was to move as far away from the human as possible.
The human reached his hand out.
"Wait! Roman, what's wrong? Don'ta you recognize me?" he called.
Ludwig stopped, eyes open.
Did this human just refer to him by his...now deceased twin brother's name?
He cocked his head to the side, confused.
"Itsa me! Feliciano!" The human called, a smile on his face. "Come over here please."
Ludwig hesitantly approached the human, eyes on him the entire time.
"You...you don'ta remember me?" Feliciano asked, tearing up.
Ludwig was startled by the human's sudden tears. Not wanting to see this human crying, he reached his hand out and patted Feliciano's brown hair.
Feliciano immediately calmed down, smiling at Ludwig.
"Vee. You don'ta remember?" he repeated.
Ludwig shook his head.
"Aww...But I'm happy you're okay. You were starting to get really, really sick when I last saw you." Feliciano explained.
Roman started getting sick back when they were children and if Ludwig remembered correctly they had in fact found Roman wandering the ocean more than once.
Feliciano smiled and tapped Ludwig on the forehead.
Ludwig glanced up at him.
"I made a new friend since we last met. His name is Kiku." Feliciano said.
"We got'a saved by a Prince yesterday. He was'a so nice."
Ludwig glanced away.
Why did this human smile so much and talk to him as if he didn't kn-
"OH! I don'ta know if you remember this but I kept my promise. I never'a tolda anybody about what'a you are." Feliciano said.
Ludwig's eyes widened without realizing.
This Human knew for that long and never told a single person.
That was a first.