Yoosung was walking down the beach when he heard desperate
sobs coming out from the other side of a rock near the shore. He approached it,
worried, but clueless as to what could have happened or who the person who was
crying could be.
“Are you ok?” he asked, coming closer to the rock.
That’s when he saw him. A red-haired boy was tangled
in a fisher’s web. Wait. Could that be called a ‘boy’?
A long bright red tail stretched out where his legs
should be, and on his neck, gills could be seen. Yoosung held back a scream. A merman!
The blonde was terrified. He would have never guessed
he would find a creature like that on the beach. He thought those were all just
stories, fairytales made up by the sailors who tried to look for something to
distract themselves during the long journeys at the sea. He tried to leave
aside the fear and approached the trapped merman to help him breaking free from
the web, but when he got closer to him, the merman looked at him, fear painted
all over his beautiful features, and screamed louder.
“It’s ok,” Yoosung tried to soothe him. “I don’t want
to hurt you.”
He finally got to free him breaking the web with a
sharp stone he found and the merman swam away. Yoosung looked at the spot where
he had disappeared, confused, and thinking he might have seen visions. But deep
inside he knew it had been real.
That very thought was the one which drove him to go back
to the same spot where he had found the merman to see if he could find him
there the next day. Much to his surprise, he did.
He was hiding behind a rock, looking at him with caution,
but when he saw Yoosung’s bright grin, all his distrust melted away. He swam
closer to him, suspicious, and spoke up.
“Why did you save me?” the merman asked.
Yoosung startled. He had a beautiful soft melodious
“Because you seemed scared and… in danger, so I
decided I should help you.”
The merman was still looking at him in distrust.
“But you are a human.”
“A-and you’re a merman.”
“Humans do terrible things,” the merman frowned, swimming
further away from him. “They eat fish, throw dirt to the ocean, and if they see
a merman, they capture them to experiment with them.”
“We… mmm…” Yoosung tried to defend his race, but
the two first things the merman had pointed out were undeniable. “I would never
“Why should I trust you?”
“Well, I… I saved you, didn’t I? And you came back
here,” Yoosung smiled. “So deep inside, I know you must trust me.”
The merman startled.
“Well, I may trust you a little. You just don’t look that
“I’ll take that as a compliment…”
“What’s your name?” the merman asked.
“Yoosung. And yours?”
There was something that brought the two of them close
to each other. Yoosung felt fascination for Saeran. His pale bright beautiful
skin, the colour of his hair and his tail, the colour of his beautiful green
eyes, like the ocean, and his faint blush and small smile whenever he saw
Yoosung had come back. On his side, Saeran adored the blonde boy. His innocent
expression, his curious eyes, his open and light laugh, and his blush when he
saw Saeran. He felt so happy he could make him smile.
Once, Saeran asked him to come back on a boat. Yoosung
They started to get deeper into the ocean, and Yoosung
was about to ask Saeran why did they have to go so far away from the shore, afraid,
when Saeran started speaking.
“Mermen’s songs have a purpose. Sometimes, we use it
to ask for help, to find our group, to find a… mate,” he blushed. “We used to
eat fish, and when we did, we had a song to attract them. Today, I’ll use it
for something else,” he smiled. “Are you ready?”
Yoosung nodded, expectant, and then it happened. Saeran
started to sing, making Yoosung startle and widen his eyes in surprise and
fascination at his sweet voice. He was contemplating him, in ecstasies, when he
noticed some fishes started to surround them, swimming in circles around them,
so colourful and beautiful it was almost painful. Suddenly, a dolphin jumped his
boat, making him startle and laugh in surprise. Lots of them started to
surround the boat, staring at the human that merman was looking at while
All of a sudden, a big black shadow appeared under the water
and an enormous whale got out, blowing water from her spout hole. Yoosung
laughed, a bit afraid of the enormous being, but feeling safe with Saeran at
“It’s the first time I see one in real life!” he
exclaimed. He looked at the merman, who was smiling at him, stopping his song. “It’s
amazing!” he exclaimed.
The merman let out a small laugh, the beautiful sound
echoing in Yoosung’s ears, and suddenly he found himself leaning closer to the
water and caressing his lips with Saeran’s.
He widened his eyes, surprised at his own boldness and
moved back, afraid of having frightened Saeran or upset him. Saeran was looking
at him with a surprised expression, blushing like crazy, but wasn’t complaining
or going away. They looked at each other after some time, the fishes going away
eventually, until Saeran finally spoke up.
“So, did you like it?”
“I-it was amazing!” Yoosung exclaimed, blushing again.
“D-did you like it?”
Saeran let out a small chuckle, blushing.
“I… did like it,” he acknowledged, hiding his mouth
and nose under the water after speaking, looking up at Yoosung with shy eyes,
the tip of his ears, red.
They kept on meeting, sharing furtive kisses under the
water and on the spots of the shore which were more isolated, eventually
discovering a secluded cave between the rocks where they could meet without
calling the attention of the dangerous humans or the disapproving mermen.
“When I was a kid,” Saeran told Yoosung one day, “I
was exploring the surface with my brother. A sailor caught me and tried to take
me away in his boat, saying how much money he would make with me. I was
terrified,” he hid his face on Yoosung’s neck as he caressed his hair, fondly. “I
thought I would die, but fortunately my brother came back with help and they
got to wreck the ship and free me. I’ve been afraid of humans since.”
“What were you doing so close to the shore the day I
found you?” Yoosung asked.
“There was a turtle swimming towards that spot, and I
was afraid it would be captured. Then I saw it was trying to rescue a fellow
turtle that was trapped on the web. I freed it, but my tail got tangled and as
I tried to free myself it got even worse. Until you appeared,” Saeran smiled at
Yoosung, “and saved me,” Yoosung tightened his embrace. “I don’t know what
would have happened if someone else had found me.”
“What they tried to do to you was terrible,” Yoosung
said. “But not all humans are evil. I think most of us are good people,”
“Do you want me to go with you and live on the land?”
Saeran asked, worried.
Yoosung shook his head.
“I don’t want you to do something you don’t want to,
and I would feel guilty if you abandoned your people for me.”
“Just…” Saeran whispered. “Just promise you will
continue to come and see me. That you won’t leave forever.”
“I can do that,” Yoosung smiled. “I’ll never leave
you, Saeran, I promise.”
Hi, my name's Jason, AKA "Toro Rojo." I was your average high school boy getting into trouble, playing football, and getting into pranks, until one of them went wrong and I crashed into a forgotten Superfund site. Somehow, the toxic waste there didn't outright kill me, and my exposure to a bull earlier that night turned me into a super-strong cow/human hybrid. Now I fight crime for the government in exchange for them trying to turn me back to normal.
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Hey, My world is set in an alternate universe where America was never found and African Colonization became my world's American Colonization.1, What wouldn't exist if America was never found. 2, What could exist if America was never found.
Honestly, the answer to your question is: whatever fits your story.
Then you’ll need to figure out what your time period is. Because even if Europeans didn’t “discover” the Americas in the 1400s, as technology advanced and we traveled farther and faster, invented radar and satellites, etc…eventually the Americas would have been found. That’s a whole lot of land that people wouldn’t have been able to ignore for long. If you try to pretend that it’s the 1900s and over 16 million square miles of land (28.3% of the world’s landmass) haven’t been noticed, then you will likely shatter your readers’ suspension of disbelief pretty early on. There would need to be some kind of solid logic behind people’s inability to notice it.
Aside from that, there is little that entirely unique to the Americas. I mean, there would be species of dinosaurs that paleontologists wouldn’t have discovered because they only lived there (but even that would only be relevant to more recent history; if your story is set several hundred years ago, it’s irrelevant). We wouldn’t know about Mayan history or Native Americans…if they even existed in your world. Africa and Brazil traded during ancient times, so that wouldn’t have happened…maybe…if your world didn’t have people living in the Americas in the Bronze Age.
But if colonization and social evolution followed the same basic path, just on another continent, then the amount of difference in your world will simply be up to you. I can’t write your world for you.
Most of the things that make the Americas what they are (especially the US) are all rooted in ideas from other places. Inventions by American inventors could have totally be invented by someone else somewhere else. American art and literature is really the only things you would miss out on. And depending on the time period of your story, that might not matter anyway.
There will, of course, be nuances of difference, but even those are up to you and the kind of world you are creating. Anything could originate from anywhere in an alternate world. It just depends on where your timeline split from history and how far off course it veered.
I watched her for a few minutes from across the room. I’d gone for a wee while Caleb went to the bar to buy the next round. We’d been having a good time, the four of us, Caleb and Alice having hit it off right away. I had a feeling they would. Caleb was a good lad, always respectful to women and a little on the quiet side. I was glad to see him enjoying himself.
But at the moment, I only had eyes for Roni. She sat next to Alice at a table, a beer in her hand, her pinky sticking out like she was drinking a proper cup of tea. There had been moments throughout the evening where I felt at peace, like everything was okay between us. She’d laughed at one of my stupid jokes and even poked me in the ribs, her head falling on my shoulder. When our eyes connected, she smiled and bit her bottom lip. When I reached for her hand, however, she pulled away a bit, grabbing her beer.
I smiled as I leant against the wall, shoving my hands in my pockets. I enjoyed watching her, the way the corners of her mouth curled up just before breaking into laughter at something Alice had said. Jesus, I was in love with her. She was everything to me, and whether or not she believed it, I was determined to show her. We were meant to be together, I knew it. This was not just some fling to me, some passing relationship between co-workers that would fizzle out before the rest of the office found out about it. In fact, I wanted everyone to know. She was mine, and I was not about to let her go.
I’m sleeping over at my friend’s flat from university after study group and just got woken up in the middle of the night by their roommate, who is sitting in the kitchen, listening very loudly to the dirty dancing soundtrack and crying. Like wtf, I didn’t even know they had a roommate and normally I would yell at you but damn you are cute. You really need to stop tho dude, its 4am, some people in this house want to sleep AU
I am a barista and you are a customer who comes in every day and orders the same thing and today my friend brought you with them, I didn’t even know we had mutual friends and WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT IS NOT ACTUALLY YOUR NAME HAVE I REALLY BEEN WRITING A NAME THAT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO YOURS ON YOUR CUPS FOR OVER HALF A YEAR WHY HAVE YOU NEVER CORRECTED ME AU
The house party me and my friends threw kinda escalated and after throwing out everyone I found this half naked person passed out in my bed but I can’t be bothered to wake them up now so I’m just gonna go to sleep and deal with it in the morning, they are kind of cute anyway AU
(or alternatively) I just woke up in a stranger’s bed and I’m half naked, I cant remember anything about yesterday besides that the party was great and that I got absolutely wasted AND OH MY GOD THERE IS A HOT PERSON NEXT TO ME IN BED AND THEY ARE NOT WEARING MUCH WHAT DID WE DO YESTERDAY AU
You are my new coworker and I’m pretty sure I’ve never met you SO WHY ARE YOU LOOKING SO FAMILIAR FUCK I THINK YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE ANGSTY EMO KIDS I USED TO STALK BACK IN THE MYSPACE DAYS I CANT BELIEVE THIS AU
We work out at the same gym and you are my declared rival because we have the same workout routine and you are always better than me and on my way to the locker room I passed you in the shower where you were singing the opening of hannah montana and I can still hear you and you switched to the lion king now and even though I hate you I think I am kind of in love with you AU
I’m hiding in the bathroom of a restaurant from a spectacularly awful tinder date and you are in a similar situation because a guy at the bar just won’t stop hitting on you and now we are planning an epic escape together even though we only met ten minutes ago AU
Floras are the peacemakers of the mythical world. They have the ability to rejuvenate and control nature, and they can heal those who are in physical pain. They might be fragile beings, but when angered, their power can be destructive. The royal Flora family is protected by only the chosen mighty Faunas.
Faunas have anthropomorphic bodies, and they used to serve under the Flora kingdom as their guardians. Most of them have gone to live a free wandering life, but some chose to stay with the Floras. When they reach their absolute form, their strength increases tenfold.
In this AU, Viktor and Yuuri were raised in the world of the mortals. And one point in the story, they go back together to where they originally came from to resolve the conflicts of their kingdom.