Hi Amber *waves*
Thanks for letting me crash your blog, I promise not to break anything!
*looks at spot I crashed in*
Uh, I promise not to break anything else?
*quickly distracts you with pretty cover*
The man ducked his head in what Calder guessed was embarrassment. “Forgive me, my name is Tamesis.”
“Nice to meet you, Tamesis, my name is Calder.” Calder would have held out his hand, but he didn’t want to move from his cocoon.
“Yes, I know,” Tamesis said as he smiled at him.
Calder frowned. “How do you know my name?”
Calder watched, fascinated as Tamesis blushed. Between the blush and Tamesis’s green hair, it reminded Calder of Christmas.
I need to figure out a way to get home.
“Uh, well you see, I’ve been watching you,” Tamesis admitted.
Calder raised an eyebrow at that. “Because that doesn’t sound creepy at all.”
“It doesn’t?” Tamesis looked relieved.
Okay…Looks like he doesn’t understand sarcasm.
“I’m sorry, it sounds very creepy actually. I was being sarcastic when I said it didn’t.”
Calder watched as Tamesis seemed to slump down in his position, all while still lying on his side next to Calder. A feeling of sadness flooded him and Calder realised that it was like all of the other times he’s felt emotions flood him when he’d looked out over Hudson Bay. Giving into his instincts, he snuggled a little closer to Tamesis, who tightened his arms around Calder. In that moment Calder realised that not only was Tamesis holding him, but they were both naked.
“Um, Tam? Why are we naked?” he asked, then looked up into Tamesis’s eyes.
“You were cold, I had to save you. The clothes would have hindered that,” Tamesis replied, but he looked confused for some reason.
“I see, and how did you save me? How were you able to survive without needing to be saved yourself?” Calder asked curiously. His curiosity grew when he saw Tamesis gulp and seem to gather his courage.
“The cold does not affect me—”
“Why not?” Calder interrupted.
“Because.” Tamesis paused and looked into Calder’s eyes, almost as if he was searching for something. He must have found it because he continued, and what he said shocked Calder right to his core.
“I’m a merman.”
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