"I've been stuck in this gods-forsaken cave for close to two weeks now... and I think I may be losing my mind.
Just off the edge of the rock bed I've been lying on to keep dry, a mermaid (for lack of a better term) is staring at me.
She seemingly appeared out of nowhere when I awoke today... alongside a curious patch of rock (have I been drifting on a loose rock this whole time?).
She seems friendly enough... casting me loving glances, beckoning me close for a kiss on those glistening lips.
Gods, how I miss a woman's touch.
Well, if I'm going to be here for a while, I might as well enjoy it.
Wait 'til the boys back home hear that I kissed a mermaid."
--Unknown Captain's last journal entry
First major piece for the year. Now back to the request list for a bit.
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