my own little creatures

Bestiary Vol. I

                                                     MERPEOPLE

Classification: Beast (by choice)

Rating XXXX

“ Merpeople, notably corrected from Mermaids in 1927 by the publication ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them’, are sentient beasts that live underwater. ”

“ They are creatures resembling half-human, half-fish hybrids. Though they are not, in actuality, half-breeds ” 

“ The oldest recordings of this creature date back to ancient Greece. And it is in these warmer waters that we find the beautiful mermaids more frequently depicted in Muggle literature and painting. Now defined as the sub-species of Sirens. ”

“ Playful and confident when interacting with humans, they can often be found sunbathing on rocks jutting from the Oceans edge. ”

“ Their voices can carry through the waves and they communicate via their own language, it is said a Sirens song is as beautiful above water as it is under. In Muggle folklore it is said they use their song to lure humans into traps. “

“ Once a naive human gets within arm’s reach of these beautiful creatures, their fair faces suddenly turn to fang-filled, fish-like maws, and lovely tails promising unknown delights become sharp, death dealing talons. ”

“ By the modern era, however, merpeople have spread worldwide and have adapted to all kinds of environments leading to new sub-species. Such as the Selkies of Scotland and the Merrows of Ireland. ”

“ Selkies are curious collectors of human artefacts, though good natured enough to return the property to its original owner if asked. ”

“ Unlike Sirens their song turns shrill above water, though their communication skills both among their own kind and with humans is unparalleled. ”

“ Selkies are skilled in the art of camouflage. Their darker scales allow them to blend in with the murkier waters they dwell in. ”

“ It should be noted all Merpeople hold an above average intelligence and have created their own societies, customs and history. ” 

“ They been given a high rating, not because they are all overly dangerous, but because they should be treated with the utmost respect. ”

Preference #4: Hiding Places

Calum: 

You had found the room hidden inside your room. It was cool, calm, and perfect. It was a place where you could just disconnect from the outside world. You had called Calum over one day, just to relax, and get away from everything. Once you let him into the secret room, he was in utter awe at what you had done to it. “You never fail to amaze me,” he muttered, kissing the top of your head. You giggled at his comment, and grabbed the laptop to play movies. Both of you stayed in the room the whole day, and eventually fell asleep in the room.

Ashton: 

“There you are,” Ashton sighed in relief. You had gotten into an argument with him, resulting in you walking out; he didn’t like that one bit. It had been an hour, and you still didn’t come back to his house, which made him worry. Ashton looked in various places for you. He knew you wouldn’t go home, since that was clearly the first place he’d look. After much thought, je knew you’d be in your favorite place. With that, he found you, and soon he was apologizing. 

Michael: 

The both of you were at the beach one day just exploring. You had stumbled upon this undiscovered part, and it immediately became yours, and Michael’s favorite place. “Just ours,” he mumbled into your hair. You were both laying under the umbrella you had set up, watching the sun start to set. It was a serene peacefulness filled with bliss. You snuggled more into him wishing the two of you could stay there forever. 

Luke: 

You found peace in the woods. Especially this place, it was beautiful in every way. It was nature, and it held every element of purity. Luke didn’t like it, not the woods. Just the fact that you’d go off on your own into the woods. “My little Woodland Creature,” he whispered, kissing your cheek. You were both laying on a blanket on top of some of the flowers. You smiled at the nickname he had given you. Closing your eyes, and sighing in content. Everything about this moment was perfect.