When Wei Junlan’s legs touched the water, they had transformed in front of everyone. Her originally white legs slowly turned into the tail of a fish, dark blue, just like the color of the deep sea, so beautiful that it was difficult to look away. The six shark people who followed them into the sea also swayed their tails. Seeing this scene, they were as shocked as Dongfang Minghui.
The water barrier only shrouded her alone, Dongfang Minghui pulled Wei Junlan tightly with her hands, and the other party leaned down a little bit from her back when her legs got wet. She was worried that if she let go, the other party would disappear.
Wei Junlan’s body became much more comfortable after approaching the cold water. The long dark blue fish tail swayed constantly in the sea. Sea water splashed on the sea surface, and the scales on the occasionally raised fish tail were colorful. When the sun shone down, it looked very colourful just like a rainbow mirror in the sea water.
Dongfang Minghui was dumbfounded, and let the fish tail pull the water barrier and float into the distance.
Wei Junlan’s entire face was buried in the sea water and suddenly lifted up. The scales on her cheeks had actually disappeared! She flicked her fish tail with a little force, and the tail slammed into the sea. The few shark people got splashed drenching the unsuspecting ones.
After they tried to follow closely behind them amid the turbulent sea water, they could no longer find their trace, they looked at each other with horror on their faces.
“Wei Junlan, Wei Junlan!”
Dongfang Minghui was taken away all the way by her. As a result, the person who had been acting cool just now suddenly slumped down. Her fish tail disappeared and a leg was faintly exposed under the sea water. Wei Junlan was face down, like a dead corpse that had floated up from the bottom of the water, motionless.
Dongfang Minghui was so frightened that she even touched her pulse at her neck, she was relieved after confirming that the other party still had a strong pulse. She struggled her into the water barrier while trying to find a safe place to stay.
“Wei Junlan, why is your body so hot?”
Pulling the person up, before using her spiritual power to shake off the water from the clothes, she found that the other party had automatically dried her clothes because of her high body temperature.
“Little Colour, Wei Junlan’s situation… she won’t become a mermaid, right?”
That beautiful fish tail really grew out of her… Was she dreaming?
Little Colour’s vines sneaked into the space ring while Dongfang Minghui’s mind was all on Wei Junlan’s situation. A branch of the vines was trying to insert into the yellow-orange fruit, “Mother, mother, someone’s stealing something!”
Dongfang Minghui heard this tender cry, and thought that Toothless had woken up, but it turned out that it was the small bean sprout. Her foot slipped turning around and the entire water cover rolled 360 degrees on the sea. This damn feeling was always so rough…
“What are you calling me for?”
The small bean sprouts hugged itself aggrievedly, and the two buds pointed to the long-disappeared vines and said, “It wanted to steal the fruit.”
In order to change Dongfang Minghui’s view of them, the two flower buds wanted to make some achievements to show to her, and it was best to impress her by telling her there was a evidence of Little Colour trying to steal and being caught.
Little Colour rolled her eyes in the soul sea, when this bean sprout grows up someday it’ll give it something to look at.
Dongfang Minghui rubbed her chin when she saw Little Colour sitting upright in the soul sea. The more serious she was, the more it showed that Little Colour had a guilty conscience. Generally, people with a guilty conscience would strongly express their disdain. After she figured it out, she didn’t poke at Little Colour’s old bottom, she took out the Tianyin helmet again, “You said it was going to be eaten, is there any evidence?”
“No…” The two buds shook their heads more diligently than a rattle.
“In that case, you guys take good care of this fruit, if it disappears, I will ask you about it.”
“Okay, don’t worry, mother.”
Dongfang Minghui was a little embarrassed to hear this title, “You are not allowed to learn from Toothless.”
The two flower buds were instantly listless and sullen, with no vitality at all, even the trembling bean sprouts seemed to bend down, like a little daughter-in-law pretending to be pitiful.
For Dongfang Minghui, there were still many problems with these two flower buds, when she found Seventh sister she’d have to discuss with her on how to deal with the little bean sprouts.
“Wei Junlan, you’re awake?!”
Dongfang Minghui heard the painful moans from the person beside her, she put the bean sprouts back into her space ring and reached out to support Wei Junlan. She touched the other’s forehead, “You are still hot, and your body is also very hot.”
Wei Junlan felt pain all over her body, her muscles and bones seemed to be broken. Every movement was so painful that she didn’t know what to do except hum, she cheered up and found that they had already entered the sea, ” When did we enter the sea?”
“Y-you, don’t you remember?” Dongfang Minghui asked tentatively when she found that something was wrong with the other party.
“What don’t I remember?”
“Um… Do you remember that there were six shark people chasing us?” She asked rather vaguely, fearing that she would accidentally irritate the other party.
Wei Junlan shook her head. After she ate the fruit, she was groggy, and then the memory in her mind was tormented by a fire, she vaguely remembered enjoying herself in the water, and the water and fire kept switching. Her voice was still filled with sullenness remembering that feeling, “I feel a little uncomfortable, Dongfang Minghui, please treat me quickly.”
“I’ve already given you the medicine, otherwise you would be even more uncomfortable.” After finishing the story, Dongfang Minghui had a worried expression on her face. She was glad that the other party kept her eyes closed and didn’t see her expression. She felt a calm expression from the person in her arms. Hearing the sound of steady breathing, she sighed.
“I think it’s the fruit that caused the disaster. I hope you get better soon.”
In this sleepless night, she kept wiping the palms and soles of Wei Junlan’s hands and feet with alcohol. After two full days, the heat from Wei Junlan’s body disappeared.
“Thank you for your hard work.” Although she was drowsy, she could feel the slightest coolness coming from her palms and feet, plus the smell of alcohol under her nose, Wei Junlan sat up straight and felt weak, but her spirit felt much better than the previous days.
Dongfang Minghui stared at her for a while, she felt exhausted as soon as she had been tense for several days, before taking a rest, she pointed at Wei Junlan’s cheek, “Feel your face, the scales on it are gone.”
Wei Junlan had no idea about turning into a mermaid. She first touched her face, the bumps on her face disappeared. Those cold and disgusting scales really disappeared! Looking back at it, she couldn’t believe it.
She did not have high requirements for her appearance and was already very satisfied with her body but ever since the scales on her cheeks grew she no longer dared to look in the mirror or face the water at will. She was even afraid of seeing people because she didn’t want to see the look of fear on their face.
Fortunately, that nightmare was all over.
“Does the disappearance of the scales mean that the mermaid blood in my body has been digested by me?”
“I don’t know, I can’t answer you for the time being, I have to rest for a while.”
Dongfang Minghui was still thinking about something, when should she tell the story of the other party’s transformation into a mermaid? What if Wei Junlan can’t accept it?
Sitting cross-legged with this thought, she fell asleep almost the next second.
Wei Junlan sat opposite her and tried to let the water cover take them to a place with a place to stay. It lived up to expectations. After a boring journey of more than three hours, she saw an island, which was similar to the island she had encountered before. The big difference was that this island was very large and there was even a long pier.
There were some mermen on the dock, Wei Junlan woke up Dongfang Minghui, “There’re many mermen in this place, could it be the merpeople we have been looking for?”
“Have you burned your head stupid, the merpeople must have lived under water for a long time, what would they be doing in a place where humans live?”
Wei Junlan and Dongfang Minghui tried to let the water cover dive deeper into the bottom of the sea so the people on the pier wouldn’t find them.
“Could Sister Seventh be here?”
“That sounds likely.”
“Then we have to look for her, maybe we can find Seventh sister.” Dongfang Minghui was full of energy when she thought of finding Qian Wanyu in this place. They murmured for a while, circled around the island for a long time, and finally found a place that was less guarded, the two of them snuck up to the shore one after the other.
When Wei Junlan stepped on the ground for the first time and the pain made her jump up before gasping and falling to the ground.
“Hey, what’s the matter with you?”
“I don’t know, my leg hurts.”
Dongfang Minghui stared blankly at her legs and wondered if it was the leftover effects from transforming. No matter how much she thought about it, she couldn’t see how a human being who drank a cup of mermaid blood could actually evolve into having a fish tail… After thinking about it, she still felt that this moment was not a good place to talk about it.
“I’ll carry you.”
“With just your small body? Forget it.” Wei Junlan felt so painful that her forehead was sweaty, she rejected Dongfang Minghui’s hospitality with a smile, and joked, “In any case Qian Wanyu has priority on your back. If she knew you were carrying me on your back she’ll eat a big bucket of vinegar.”
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help laughing. She was still in the mood to joke. She poked the other person’s calf, “Does it hurt?”
“It doesn’t hurt.”
“What about here?”
“It doesn’t hurt either.”
Dongfang Minghui’s gaze continued to the soles of her feet from her thighs, “I’ll support you, try to stand up, don’t make a sound, your voice will definitely attract them to this place.”
The place where they were located was a hidden corner of the pier, nothing would happen if they stayed silent.
Wei Junlan grabbed her wrist and tried to walk a bit. As soon as she took a step out, she almost couldn’t stand it. The step was like walking on the tip of a knife, causing her unbearable pain.
Dongfang Minghui felt that her bones were about to be crushed by the other party, but the other party still bit her teeth and lip causing blood to drip out. Even so, she wanted to take the second step…
“Wei Junlan, do you really not remember what happened after you fell into a coma?”
“What happened after my coma?”
Dongfang Minghui lightly licked her lower lip, not knowing how to make up a story, but the other side’s leg had obviously become like this because she couldn’t adapt or her bones were undergoing changes that even she didn’t know about. If there was an X-ray or CT scan or some other medical equipment, she’d really be willing to carry Wei Junlan to the operating room to take some scans but unfortunately, there was nothing here except the sea. Now, they were at the point where it was difficult to get off the tiger.
“You have to promise me that when I say this, you’ll only listen quietly, you can’t make any noise, you can’t express any opinions, and you have to believe me.” She deliberately slowed down her voice as if trying to soothe a small child who was about to enter the operating room.
Wei Junlan blinked, her face that was still calm but because the other party was overly cautious and had the attitude of trying to deceive children, she restrained her emotions, making her face look like she was listening carefully, “Tell me.”
Dongfang Minghui was silent for a while. In fact, she tried to organize the language and judge which kind of rhetoric could make Wei Junlan accept that she might be about to become a mermaid from a human, she’d be a half human and half mermaid… a special variant…
This might be one of the most special cases she has encountered that has never happened before in history.
“Your face looks constipated.”
“Maybe after listening to it, you will know what caused me to become like this.” Before the opening remarks, the two did not forget to take a dig at each other, which made Dongfang Minghui breathe a lot easier, she took a deep breath, “Wei Junlan, congratulations you, you are about to become a mermaid.”
Mermaid Wei Junlan: “…”
“While you were in a coma, these two legs of yours became a fish tail.”
For a time, the two of them stared at each other with big eyes and small eyes, there were other merpeople’s voices in their ears and unknown shouts in the distance. Dongfang Minghui stared until she was tired and blinked twice.
“Are you talking about a book?”
“I also think I’m talking about a book. How could a proper human transform into a mermaid?” If the scales on the other’s face had not faded away at that time, she would have felt she was dreaming about the whole mermaid thing. Why did she change? What happened to her fish tail?
Wei Junlan looked irritable. For a moment, Dongfang Minghui was worried that she would start yelling but the other party just hammered her leg with her hand. The pain would probably make her accept something that would be unrealistic and unacceptable.
“Hey, I’ve heard this sentence twice now, and I don’t want to hear it a third time, or I can’t promise you that I won’t do anything to a sick patient.” Dongfang Minghui put her ands on her hips and suggested with a puffed up face.
“Well in fact, the way to verify the truth of what I said is very simple. If you jump from here now, your legs will automatically change into a fish tail when it meets water.”
Wei Junlan looked at the dark sea and jumped in without hesitation.
Woah Wei Junlan the mermaid haha!