I haven’t done one of these in a while!
Also I have TRIED writing a good scene using these characters BUT I CAN’T. I tried like, last year, and it just came out AWFUL. And I kind of not really know what I’m doing now! IT’S JUST DOOMED TO BE CLICHE
Jodi toed the line all day, doing everything -and more- the Queen asked, trying to get her in a pleasant mood. Finally, during evening tea, Jodi found her chance. She put down the scroll and coral-quill, (she was doodling anxiously) and asked politely, “ Your Majesty, would it- would it be fine if-if I used your personal library? For some research?” She felt every fiber in her body straining in tense agony. She had never asked to use the Queen’s personal things. The Queen turned the page in her book and replied “Why not,” without even batting an eye. Jodi felt her stomach leap with excitement.
WHAT IS THIS I’M SO CONFUSED AND IT’S SO BAD I WOULD DESTROY MY PAST SELF IF IT WOULDN’T AFFECT ME NOW
“Th-thank you!” Jodi wanted to run straight to the library and read as many books as she could, but she had to wait, “I’ll go right after I finish my paperwork. Thank you!” Jodi couldn’t believe how lucky she had been the past few days. Percy works at the castle, she has a mystery to solve, AND now she gets to use the Queen’s personal library! After tea, she skipped down the hall and pushed open the heavy doors to the library. Books towered above her, and Jodi craned her neck in awe. A large skylight cut through the light stone ceiling, showing the brilliant blue water above, fish flying by in colorful waves. Jodi just stood there in awe. This library was amazing. Jodi scanned the shelves carefully, looking for the section where she’d find this “Victor.” She settled on a nearby chair and read. And read. And read. She read until dinner.
“I hope you have been enjoying my library,” The Queen smiled but seemed irritated about something.
“Is anything wrong, Your Majesty?” Jodi said.
“No,” The Queen’s face changed from irritable but happy to cantankerous. Jodi dropped the question, “File my papers before you go to bed.”
Jodi carried a tall stack of papers as The Queen slammed the door, swishing her tail irritably.
Jodi staggered down the hall to her office, and plunked the papers on her desk. She hurriedly sorted them and stuffed them into different folders. A small scroll rolled off the desk and floated slowly to the floor. Jodi picked it up, unrolled it, and scanned it quickly. She did a double-take then reread it.
“What is this? Wait, is this the potion recipe that man gave her earlier!” Jodi flattened it out, took out a quill, and re-wrote it carefully. She wasn’t stupid. The Queen would likely be looking for it, but Jodi wanted to examine it. She rolled up the real copy and stuffed it in the bottom of the folder labeled “important.” Jodi stuffed her copy deep into her bag with her notebook and coral-quill.
“Jodi?!” Jodi wheeled around. Percy. Of course it was. He just can’t leave her alone. She didn’t really mind, but she wanted to finish her work as soon as possible so she could go to the library!
“Yes…” Jodi sighed. Percy stood there with his royal armor and steel trident, clutching a thick book with a barnacle encrusted cover.
OOH LOOK AT HIMIN HIS ARMOR OOH LA LA LA I WANT TO DIE
“I thought you’d like this book. I found it in a ship someone brought into the castle.” The Queen had ordered all sunken ships found to be delivered to the castle. Jodi pried a few barnacles off the cover to read the title. Modern Merpeople: Banned Subjects.
“Why was this in a ship? Humans know nothing of our kind.”
“The ship seemed to be a home for a merperson, but it seemed they moved and left their stuff behind. Probably was retired,” Percy shrugged.
“It says it was written by Thalassa Kae… Wait, didn’t she write the-”
“-The World Mirror,” Percy finished, “The most trusted source in Atlantis.”
“So do you think this is true?” Jodi asked, opening to the copyright page.
“I think so… Why don’t you ask her?”
“What do you mean?”
I WANT DEATH
“Well, you can always eel-mail her, y’know.”
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“I think I’ll do that. Thanks Percy!” Jodi gave him a slight hug, and swished away. She could see a bit of his red face as she left.