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[BTS 95line] The Merboy and the Human 3/?
tiggerbang wrote in gukdae
Title: The Merboy and the Human
Pairing: 95line (Jimin and Taehyung)
Rating: PG
Summary: Jimin wonders about their future, and Taehyung is granted a wish during his coming of age ceremony.
A/N: And the adventure begins! I have came to love this fic the more and more i work on it, and the love for 95line is growing more and more too.

18

As they grow older, Jimin realises how different he is from his peers. He have friends other than Taehyung, but he usually meet them only in school, and rarely hang out with them. He uses his free time to be with Taehyung, talking with him for hours on end. There isn’t much of Taehyung’s kind left and even fewer when it comes to those around his age so the merboy isn’t that bothered to hang out with them. His brother Jin would appear to call him home, and Jimin comments on how good looking his brother is.
Am I normal?
Jimin thought to himself when he listen to his friends talking about girls and clothes, showing off their phones. He isn’t that keen about clothes, whatever is comfortable and looks decent he will put it on. As for girls he have a crush on one for the longest time. Taehyung urged him to ask her on a date but he is too shy to do so, contenting himself with watching her from afar.
Jimin knows that he is way past the age of believing in fairy tales, but how can he not when his friend is a merperson? Taehyung is as real as any other organism in the world, and he really wants to show him off to the world. It saddens him that he can’t tell anyone about him, but since it concerns the safety of his friend he understands.

Its not like anyone will believe me anyway.

Sometimes he wonders if they will stop meeting each other just like that.
Because im a human after all. And when we are all grown up we can’t hang out like this anymore.
The thought saddens him and he tries to ignore the pain in his heart, but he never tells Taehyung about it. The merboy always have a smile on his face, he doesn’t have the heart to make that smile disappear even for a second.

By the time they are nearly 18, Jimin decides that he should take a risk and explore Taehyung’s fascinating world. He is willing to do anything for his friend, and where Taehyung came from shouldn’t be as horrifying as I thought, right? It’s time to conquer my fear so I can know all about where he lives!


He works for Namjoon, a stationary shop owner and saves up every penny he gets. The long hours were tiring but thinking about how happy Taehyung would be makes it easier. Namjoon is a kind employer and treats him like his own brother, which makes it all the more enjoyable. He have his eyes set on the scuba diving gear that can take him to the depths of the sea, where Taehyung’s Magical underwater kingdom is. The work makes his meeting with Taehyung less frequent, and in order not to ruin the surprise he gave Taehyung vague answers when he asks.
“I have to go to work. See you!”
Jimin is rushing off yet again, reaching the village before Taehyung can even reply. He understands that work is what the human adults do so they have money to eat, is Jimin an adult now? Or does his family have difficulty with money?
Jimin is too busy for me now.
He can’t help thinking dejectedly. He talks to the fishes and water fairies instead, but it’s not the same as talking to Jimin. They don’t have exciting tales to tell him but only news about the kingdom, which is boring to him.
He wants to hear more stories about the sea!
He flips through his diary that is filled with all of Jimin’s stories of the land and sighs to himself wistfully. The pages are curled up at the edges, signs of it being frequently read. The binds are getting loose from the overwhelmingly amount of papers, threatening to burst out at any moment. Nearly every page was filled with words, but the ones recently are an exception, with the latest entry being the shortest:

I miss Jimin and I miss talking with him. It isn’t the same anymore, he’s always leaving halfway and forgetting where he left off the next day. Is he getting sick of me now?
One day, I will join Jimin on land to see whats hes so busy with and help him!

With that clear goal in mind, Taehyung set to work to prepare all that is needed to achieve that goal.

To thank the merpeople for their protection and kindness, the sea fairies offered to grant the wish of those that come of age. Taehyung whispers into the conch shell “I want to have a pair of legs.”
Nothing happened and he was beginning to doubt the magic. He have seen the wish come true so many times before, why wasn’t his granted? “The wish will only come true on the actual day. When you wake up whatever you have wished for will be there.” The elder tell him gently.
Taehyung dives into his blankets eagerly, excitement keeping him awake as he look at the fishes swimming past his window. “I’m going to have legs tomorrow!” he tells them as their mouth open and close, bubbles floating upwards.

The first thing Taehyung noticed when he wake up was that the lower half of his body felt…weird. He felt cold and this has never happened before. Where’s my tail? Panic rushes in until he remembers his wish the day before. Could it be…? He wriggles his body and pull the blankets off, staring in wonder. Gone are the tail and in its place are a pair of legs. He stands up, wobbling dangerously as he gripped onto the bedframe.

It takes a while to adjust and Taehyung knew he needs to practice walking, but who cares? He have legs now! He can go and walk on land with Jimin!
He grabs the long shirt that belongs to his brother, throwing it on before jumping into the pants. For the first time, it was difficult swimming with legs instead of a tail, but Taehyung have seen swimmers doing it and copies their movements.

“Jimin!” he shouts his name and waves excitedly when he sees the boy waiting for him at their usual meeting place. Jimin seems to be hiding something behind his back, getting the closest to the water than Taehyung have ever seen him being. Jimin is all ready to surprise the merboy with his scuba gear, only to see Taehyung stumbling out of the waves grinning like an idiot, wobbling on two unfairly long shapely legs. Taehyung leans against a rock grinning from ear to ear as Jimin approaches, stunned speechless.

"I always knew I’d be taller than you if I had legs" Taehyung taunts cheekily, taking a step forward and promptly tumbling to the ground, smile still plastered to his face as he suddenly finds himself looking up at jimins rapidly lightening expression.
"That’s more like it, beneath me where you belong," jimin grins before taehyung pulls his legs out from under him and he finds himself sprawled next to his newly bipedal friend.
“What’s that in your hands? Is it something you earned from work?” Taehyung asks, pointing to the scuba gear. Jimin scratches his neck, embarrassed at being found out as he explains the reason why he started working.
“It was supposed to be a surprise. You know the equipment that can help humans reach your kingdom? This is the Scuba gear.”
He hands it over to Taehyung, letting him examine it before taking it away from him.
“I can use it another time. Now, what do you want to do first? Anywhere you have in mind?”
Taehyung’s getting giddy with excitement, head spinning with all the places he wants to go. He deflates slightly when he remembers the note he received.
“This spell will only last for a day.” Jimin pats his back, telling him that it is more than enough and to trust him.

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