Rin made the mistake to befriend not just one merman, but two.
Pairing: Matsuoka Rin/Makoto Tachibana/Yamazaki Sousuke
- Merman AU
- Attempt at humor
- Sousuke merman is a jerk
- An infuratingly hot one
- Rin is a freetime fisherman with too much bad luck
The encounter with the unknown happened as he was walking along a coast wearing only but a pair of loose khaki pants. The jewelry bound around his ankle had jiggled with a few jingles for each step he took, and the air had smelled like the ocean.
Everything seemed to turn out as the average…
Rin, a free time angler, would do his deeds and aimed to get to his little vigorous valley in the forest close to his hometown, where the further away and to the outer skirts of the forest one reached, the more you would be able to get glimpses of exotic coasts untouched by other individuals.
However, when he had reached his favored secluded area where he earlier on had settled a fishing net, he was more than surprised to see how the net budged in the water and looked strained down the side of the big stones sunken in the sand close by the coast, right where it quickly turned steeper in the reef.
He had waded out there and climbed atop one of the stones, bunching up in his pants so that they did not get all wet. He looked over the edge and saw a dark figure or a clotted object lying on the bottom of the seafloor, although it was hard to see despite the water being almost crystal clear.
Somehow excited for the catch he had obtained, he had gathered the end of the fishing net and crawled down from the stone, taking stance to wade back to the coast. Nonetheless, he nearly lost his breath when he dug the heels of his feet into the sand and tried to go ahead, seeing as he was completely blocked by the weight of the fishing net that was scraping against his palms.
He had cursed aloud and swallowed thickly as he took a better hold. It took minutes – maybe even a half hour and lots of puffing and huffing just to get the end of the catch up from the reef, the step right where it went from reef to a coastal shelf.
He had not looked back when he made the final step and heard the catch scrape against the sand when he forced himself further up the beach, subsequently collapsing there as he breathed out and cursed some more.
With his breath still ragged, he had turned around – only to feel his hair stand on end when he saw a man lying just a few meters away from him, bundled up in the net. However, what made the air in his lungs promptly leave was the fact that the man did not seem to be an exacthuman being – being curled up in what seemed like a tail.
Rin had scrambled to his feet and run over to the form slumping there, circling around it maybe five times before he actually took a hold of the net, slowly lifting it. He had felt as if is heart was beating in his ears - slightly scared but curious as well.
Lifting the net, he became able to inspect the man – or fish, whatever it was, better.
The man’s hair was dark and wet, bangs beaded to his forehead – just barely shading his closed eyes. His face was angular and sharp cut, and his shoulders were inanely broad. His whole presence was in general just broad and muscular in width.
Rin’s breath was caught in his throat when his eyes drafted further ahead and to where the man looked less like a human – because he had no legs, and instead there was a long, filling tail. It turned even longer when Rin flung the front net away and the tail spread out, as long and big it was. Underneath each of the man’s hipbones, there were pelvic fins sticking out as long folds down. Just where his groin should have been, white color streaked, starting out big but turned smaller in width until the rest was of a dark blue color - speckled in white and gray dots here and there in an exotic, but beautiful pattern.
The man was partly lying on his back, but Rin could see the huge fin sticking out from the back just where the start of the split between the buttocks should have been, budging there against the sand. It coursed down the length of the tail until another smaller fin sprouted up like a small bump, and in the peak, there were two other fins shaping the final part and caudal fin – the upper part big and the bottom small.
Rin had glared for a long time, frozen.
However, nothing had prepared him for the moment where the man’s eyes opened in a whisk, and wild cyan eyes stared right back at him.
Rin had been so surprised that he stumbled over his own feet in the attempt to make a hasty retreat, falling onto his bum on the warm sand. Breath hitching and heart going mad in his chest, he had stared with wide eyes at the man who raised his broad torso, blinking his eyes slowly.
He had a broody tinge to him – a foreboding look in his eyes as his brows furrowed and his shoulders straightened out. If it had not been for his little handicap – being the tail, Rin would have thought he would have pounced him.
The merman glared at him, almost unblinking.
Rin was still in an alarmed state, chest heaving up and down rapidly. He swallowed thickly and grimaced, looking confused.
‘’The fuck you looking at?’’ he then shakily spat, and he internally cursed at this reflex of his, striking himself as dumb because why would he ever have wanted to ‘challenge’ an inhumane man who looked like he could eat Rin up in two bites.
The man did not respond, but continued his intense staring.
Rin slowly crabbed a bit backwards and further away, craning in his next as he closed his eyes briefly just to breathe out and let the whole situation sink in.
‘’Uh,’’ he said dumbly after a while, narrowing his eyes.
The man was still unmoving – with his razor sharp look and serious face expression.
‘’You…,’’ Rin drummed his fingers on the sand, wetting his lower lip as he thought of what to say.
‘’You’re a merman, right?’’ he asked, which probably sounded stupid – because what else had the man in front of him been? Part clown fish? Octopus?
At this, the man tilted his head slightly, leaning a bit forward.
Rin pointed at his tail rather awkwardly, making a small wiggle with his index finger – ‘’uh, a whale shark – as far as I can see,’’ he ended it curtly.
‘’Cool,’’ he added shortly after, nodding enthusiastically as he made a skeptical grimace, half-smiling.
He nearly jumped a feet in the air when the merman suddenly huddled closer, palms sinking into the sand as he dragged himself with an impressive speed closer to Rin. Rin did not get to react before the man was half-huddled between his legs, leaning in on him as Rin in contrast leaned backwards. Rin even had to spread his leg further to make space for the other, as big he was.
The redhead had thought his heart was about to pop out of his chest as he hitched a ‘’holy shit’’ when the merman drew a hand up in front of his face, hovering the sturdy palm just inches away from his cheek.
‘’Human,’’ a rusty voice spoke – and it took Rin a few seconds to realize it came from the merman, whose lips were slightly agape. The man had transparent-like skin between his fingers, and when he touched Rin, his hand felt soft but a bit sticky – dotted with sand.
For a moment, Rin really had thought he was going to be eaten or something alike, because it did not seem entirely impossible, given the fact that a mythical lore creature was huddled between his legs, inspecting him with cyan, curious eyes. The merman was still wet and made Rin’s pants wet as well, and small droplets from his hair sprang off and draped down Rin’s stomach.
‘’Human?’’ Rin squeaked, voice an octave higher than before.
‘’What are-‘’ the merman could seemingly speak, although his voice was a bit garbled and strange at first, slowly accommodating to the action, ‘’these?’’
He looked down at Rin’s legs and picked at the loose pants.
Rin hunched his head back so that he probably made a forced double chin, looking incredulous. ‘’You can speak?’’
He received a glum look. ‘’Yeah,’’ the man said and pulled at the fabric hanging from Rin’s thigh, as if wanting to tear it off, in the process nearly knocking the other over.
‘’Wait- what the- fucking stop that, will you?’’ the redhead grabbed his wrist and supported his own torso with one elbow placed in the sand, snarling.
Rin had thought that meeting a mythical creature that, hey – wait – was supposed to be nonexistent, was ought to be a magical and enlightening experience, but this guy was a jerk, and looked at Rin like he had grown a second head.
The merman had scoffed and rolled his eyes – and wow, rude.
‘’What’s- oh god,’’ Rin had not even known where to start.
‘Hey you’re supposed to, well, not exist, but apparently – you do – so please enlighten me in regards to what the fuck is going on?’ Rin had wanted to spew, but squinted his eyes and stared instead.
Other than looking like a massive party-killer, the man was admittedly handsome – majestic looking, as if pride was what he ate for breakfast.
He was distracted when the merman leaned forward and entered Rin’s private space at maximum, and the human froze when he could feel a warm gush fan over his throat as the merman pressed his face to the juncture of his shoulder, inhaling there.
Rin’s legs felt wobbly and he hunched up in his shoulders, squawking in surprise. When he tried to move away, he found that he was held in place as the merman leaned closer and kept his face there. Rin could feel his breath when he exhaled, warm and humid – and it made him tremble and draw his legs closer to himself, toes budging in the sand as his breath stuttered.
When the man withdrew, he only did with a few centimeters. He had to bow a bit down for them to be on the same eyelevel because of the size difference, yet still Rin had to look up at him. Rin’s lower lip wobbled because the man was close – very close – so close Rin could feel his breath simmer along his own mouth. The man glared into his eyes intently, unfaltering.
Shortly, Rin had thought the merman was going to kiss him, but they were interrupted when another voice joined in, sounding in the distance, echoing in the valley-shaped area.
The merman drew back immediately and his eyes widened in a searching look, glancing towards the coast.
Rin thought his jaw was going to drop – or just his whole head when he spotted another man at the shoreline. The other man had brown hair, emerald eyes and tanned skin, looking average for a moment, until he pulled closer and a tail appeared behind him in the shape of an Orca’s kind, raising itself to slap against the sand, making water splash around him.
Rin’s mind was in a flurry. He thought of the possibilities of getting gang eaten or drowned – or maybe eternally judged by two jerks in the vessels of fish.
The only noises that came from his mouth were smaller strained jolts and grunts, not being able to comprehend the circumstances properly.
‘’Sousuke,’’ the brunette called out, waving at them. His face showed relief, but as soon as his eyes landed on Rin, he instantly looked rather surprised – eyes nearly popping out of their sockets.
‘’Sousuke…,’’ he called again, and this time it was in a well-knowing whine, as if this Sousuke guy went out scaring the living crap out of people on average.
Sousuke’s gaze flickered from Rin and then to the brunette again, as he then yelled back with a ‘’Makoto – come closer. I found a human!’’
Rin suddenly felt offended.
‘’Dude, I haled your ass up this coast – don’t come here stating otherwise,’’ Rin snarled, but winced when Sousuke jerked his head towards him again with one of those glares that promised murder. Rin was about to say something else when another shadow loomed above him and blocked the sun out of his view from the side, and he was met by a wall of width - broad shoulders and muscles.
Makoto, as the other guy was called, was just as big as Sousuke – if not a teensy bit smaller, but nonetheless humongous compared to the average studs around town. He had, on the other hand, soft dopey looking eyes compared to this Sour guy – and was also leaning forward to inspect Rin closer.
He made an awed noise, and his voice was even lighter and bubblier than Sousuke’s, but deep nonetheless.
Sousuke straightened out, and then the both of the mermen were hovering above Rin as he leaned back in reflex and was lying on his back, breath frantically puffing out.
‘’Holy shit,’’ he repeated in a small voice, wishing himself gone as he thought of all sorts of goodbyes to the world, shutting his eyes forcibly, trying to control his breathing.
‘’Is he okay?’’ the brunette asked, looking worried, but Rin could not hear any of it, because his temples were throbbing and the light was flickering in front of his eyes.
‘’You okay?’’ Sousuke asked and tilted his head, deadpan – as neutral as ever.
‘What a fucking jerk,’ was the last thoughts in Rin’s mind before he passed out.