The Deep - Chapter Six
Max set his alarm early the next morning and hurried towards the lake, the hems of his smart work trousers soaking up the dew.
“Eiya,” he called excitedly.
It took a few moments for the merman to appear, and he chirped out his usual ’hello’ before pointing at the sky in confusion.
“I know it’s early, and I have to go to work, I just -” The words got stuck in Max’s throat, and he had no idea what he was going to say. That he couldn’t stop thinking about their kiss? That he couldn’t wait until the evening to do it again? “I wanted to see you, just for a few minutes,” he finished lamely, his face flushing.
“Me?” The merman asked with a grin.