Byakuya was walking in his garden getting away from the massive number of guests now assaulting his home. All wanting to add him to their ranks of son-in-laws. He found himself in the alcove that now housed her. Laughter pealed from the shack he had housed her in.
Actually, it was the garden shed his gardeners used and far enough away from him. "Oh, come on, enjoy the night mother. The water is so clean and perfectly tempt. Not a goose, bata bukini pimple anywhere." Pompii giggled. "I'm not done."
"I really don't want to get out of the water. "
Shauni chuckled lightly. "You mean because of your fin. Does he know wewe aren't fully human?" There was dead silence. "Then that is a no. How I know is.... I've always known. Your mother was one. She traded the both of wewe for drugs and her fin back." Pompii walked onto the shore. "How do wewe get one back if wewe lose it? How do wewe lose it in the first place and what about Mira is she one too?" Shauni sighed and walked to the door. "There are two things about mermaids. One is they are frickin dangerous, in and out of water and upendo pizza. But sirens are worse. They thrive on misery eat it siku and night unless they fall in love. She fell in upendo and Lost her fin because he refused to accept her. Refused to upendo her for who she was, she killed him outright and ate his heart. Only to find out she was carrying both of you. But as a siren kwa carrying out such an ordeal as eating the human heart, she Lost her ability to return to the sea. As for gaining it back...that is a tricky job. She had to get rid of all the things that made her human. Emotions, connections. Nothing easy like dumping them in an orphanage au on the side of the road. No to regain her fin she had to offer them to the siren's land masters. People who create misery for power, for riches from the deep. Except that when she went in the fin killed her. She couldn't breathe in the water, she still had too many drugs in her system. I don't know if she knew au not, I just buried her in the water where she Lost her life. She'd left a letter telling me everything when the two of wewe didn't return my phone calls and letters. kwa that time, she'd already gone to the sea. It took months to find out which punda she'd sold wewe to. It drove me insane as it took time to infiltrate and plan. It got so bad after so many months Zak tranqed me for a month. When I finally woke, I had to take on the Big 8. That was when Martin alisema he'd found where and had moved in on his own. That scared me enough to stop fighting. Martin was only 15. 'I wanted wewe to know that your training wasn't going to waste. That I'm a big enough man to handle wewe like a man. I upendo you.' That's what he told me. The first half made me proud the inayofuata made me want to kill him. I'm not a pedophile." Pompii hugged her.
"But what about Mira?" Shauni put her arms around Pompii. "Siren's always give birth to twins, most seers are kept near the water. Light houses, au the villages. Some are gifted with the fin, but most aren't. They live usually normal human lives, except for the seer deal. Your sister knows too. She saw wewe change in a vision. She felt a little slighted, but also feared for you. As a child wewe would have to take swimming in gym. wewe were too young to know who to trust. Impressing others would have gotten to you. She knew that. What will wewe do?"
Renji coughed slightly as he came mbele with a set of clothes. "Your sister alisema to pick out something you'd like to wear. She alisema if I screwed up, she'd kill me herself and leave my moyo to the damn crows. So, tell me."
Pompii looked up at Shauni who kissed her forehead. "Well, my hair is covering wewe for the moment. So, turn to the idiot and speak child." Pompii blushed hard and Shauni chuckled. "Come on, it's do au die time." Pompii turned to Renji who was looking down at his toes. Shauni coughed hard and got him to look into Pompii's eyes to which he passed out immediately. Falling mbele Shauni swore as his weight plowed them over onto the floor. Byakuya moved to them in a flash. "Well, this is awkward." Shauni alisema as she looked at the frown on Byakuya's face.
Renji took that moment to groan and songesha his eyes up. Shauni quickly put a hand across his eyes. "Just look at...Hmm. Byakuya, can wewe help him up? Don't worry my hair will keep her covered." Byakuya merely found Renji's hand and pulled him up. Renji quickly removed himself from the doorway to the path. "Would wewe be a dear and pass Pompii the kimono that Renji went to all the trouble to find and pay for." Byakuya eased up one of the finest made kimono's he had seen on many of the many lord's daughters. "How did he pay for this?" Shauni frowned.
"I didn't give him the money for it. But I think he had help from a friend and not moola. My Archer cousin probably made it, and since he's part of one of Drako's Hoard Houses all that is the houses is his. Money au material. I'm thinking he found his nitch in the silk industry. Not only medical but fashion. Now hand it over. I'm getting hungry and she smells of a few samaki in the pond that are old and going to die within a month." Byakuya's frown took a side smirk, but he handed the kimono over to Pompii's eager hands. She squealed with Glee as she nearly revealed herself in her eagerness to put the clothes on. When she was done Shauni's hair eased away to reveal a stunning design. "Renji did beautifully. Don't wewe think Byakuya?"
Byakuya studied the siren from juu to bottom. "He did very well he must have deep feelings for you." Shauni sniffed the air. "And if wewe are fast enough wewe can still catch him on the path. Actually, wewe don't have to run he's so nervous he's shaking and berating himself for being so stupid. He worries wewe won't like it and wewe don't understand what is happening. But wewe do know, now go steady him. Make him stronger than he ever believed he'd ever be. Let him give you, his flower." Pompii blinked. "But mom that will leave him vulnerable, if I'm injured held hostage au ...Mom what if I'm killed wewe know that will kill him. How can I accept?" Shauni frowned. "Because if wewe don't the mask will find him and kill him except it, will be wewe that will have to deal him the blow. Now go. "
Pompii's face paled Shauni stepped forward, bent down Pompii's head and placed a kiss on her forehead. "Life is to be lived not held in a box au a tower and feared of losing. For if wewe do that wewe have already Lost it. Now go kiss your dragon and tell him to stop being stupid his knight has come to the rescue." Pompii hugged her hard with laughter and bowed to Byakuya as she rushed out to find Renji.