- A request my dongsaeng put in for Tao. When your a mermaid and Tao your best friend sees you using your power and you have to run before anyone sees you change.
The yard around you was peaceful and the sun wasn’t too hot for the first time in a while which felt nice to get a break from the heat for a while. You were sitting under the shade of a tree with your best friend, Tao was sitting next to you on the bench with his nose stuck in his homework as your legs fidgeted under the wooden bench.
“I’m gonna go to the bathroom” You finally gave up on staying out in the cool shade with your friend and stood up to walk back into the school building.
“Ok, don’t take too long” Tao answered, knowing that if you stayed hanging around for too long someone would approach you with the intention of making your day worse.
“I won’t” You answered and rushed off, thankfully it was cooler in the hallways so you could escape the slight burn from the sun for a little. You went to the bathroom and did your business, out of the stall and stopping as you came to the sink.
“Oh crap” You blinked.
“My hand sanitizer is in my bag” You muttered to yourself in irritation.
“I can’t wash my hands here, someone will see me transform” You continued to stress until you eventually sighed to calm yourself down.
“I’ll just go get the sanitizer from my bag” You reassured yourself and left the bathroom to go back to Tao.
“Hey freak” Your body stiffened and your feet automatically stopped moving as you looked at the ground.
“What are you doing without your bodyguard? Did he get sick of you finally? About time he realised how worthless you are” He was tall, mean and arrogant. You couldn’t stand Jung Minsoo but he seemed to live to make your days worse than they already were.
“Go away Minsoo” You snapped and tried to walk away.
“Don’t talk back freak!” Minsoo pushed you roughly, using his foot to trip you as you stumbled. You let out a scream and Tao looked up in time to see you falling face first.
“Y/N!” He stood up in panic but you didn’t hear him shouting as he ran to save you. Your hands shot out automatically and as you turned to fall on your back, water automatically protruded towards Minsoo and underneath you, breaking your fall and drenching Minsoo as he collapsed to the ground.
“What the hell? What sort of a freak are you?!” Minsoo shouted and your eyes opened to see both the boys looking at you in shock.
The voice in the back of your head screamed at you and you immediately stood up, you clothes dripping in protective drops of water, you only had about a minute before your tail would take over and you would have no legs to run away with.
“Y/N!” Tao shouted after you but you continued to run without looking back. You ran through the busy streets and your hair started to fall out of its ponytail as the wind pulled it back, the roots of your hair grew blond and you kicked your feet out of your shoes as you mad it onto the sand of the beach.
Thankfully no one was around at this time of day so with all the speed you could muster you stripped yourself of your uniform and ran towards the safety of the water.
“What the hell is she doing?” Tao panicked, kicking his own shoes off as he watched you dive into the water. Your hair reached the colour of a sandy blonde and you felt your legs change into your tail, your bra covering your chest became soaked and the colour grew darker.
The rocks will keep me safe from being seen.
You dove into the chilled water and made your way closer to your shelter from prying eyes.
“Y/N what are you doing? This is no time to be swimming in the ocean!” Tao shouted and you looked back with wide eyes. There was your best friend standing knee-deep in the cold water gawking at you swimming through water like it was some sort of pool party.
“Just go back to school Tao!” You shouted, did I forget to mention you had a big crush on your own best friend? Woops. Your heart raced as you managed to decipher Tao frowning at you from your distance in the water.
“I’ll be back soon Tao. Just go so you don’t get in trouble!” You yelled and turned away to hide on the rocks.
“Over my dead body” Tao grumbled to himself and began distancing yours and his school uniform from the waves crashing against the sand. Tao ran into the water and dived when he was at the appropriate level, he used his strong arms to swim towards you as you climbed onto the rocks and pushed your body further onto the warm rocks, trying to hide from being seen.
“Y/N?” Tao called out and you flinched moving your tail away from his sight.
“Go back to school Tao” You muttered and looked to your tail as Tai did his best to climb onto the rocks.
“Why did you run away Y/N”
“Tao just go back to school, I’ll tell you later” You insisted and Tao stood in front of you.
“I tought you were afraid of the water?- why the hell is there a tail next to you? Get it away Y/N!” Tao panicked, stumbling back thinking some sort of overgrown fish was next to you, making him look like he saw an oversized bug instead.
“Stop it, Tao, it’s meant to be there” You grumbled and Tao grabbed onto another rock to stop himself from falling back into the water.
“So you just naturally hang around oversized fishes? That’s just a bit weird Y/N” Tao muttered and you frowned at him.
“That’s not it Tao” You sighed and Tao stared at you.
“Then what is it Y/N?”
“I’m the oversized fish, if that’s what you want to think of it as. It’s my tail Tao” You answered, moving your tail so he could see it was in fact part of your body.
“I’m a mermaid, Tao, that’s why I ran away. Because I didn’t want anyone to know” You whispered and Tao stared at you silently as he blinked.
“I understand if you hate me for not telling you, you can leave now” You looked away and Tao sat down as you faced your back to him.
“No way would I leave you Y/N” He whispered putting his arm around your cold skin, you flinched and tried not to look at him as he whispered in your ear.
“This just makes me love you more” He spoke and your eyes widened as you blinked at him looking at your bare shoulder.
“I beg your pardon?” You wheezed and Tao looked at you.
“Don’t act like you couldn’t hear me” Tao grinned, pushing his face closer to yours until he was kissing you.
“Be my girlfriend?” He asked and your face turned a bright red.
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